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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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Resources Mentioned

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Expert Authority Checklist

Books Mentioned

Closed Sundays | Nicole Gebhardt

30 Days | Russel Brunson

Power of Habit | Charles Duhigg

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What You Will Learn In This Episode

[0:45] – We thank our sponsor, Wirecast Pro

[1:17] – Nicole’s inspiration to start her own company

  • Having kids after failed pregnancies
  • While taking care of her family she wanted to add value to herself

[2:55] – How Nicole helps her clients

  • She looks at where you are now
  • She looks at where do you want to be in three years
  • How can she create a marketing strategy to get you where you want to go
  • She looks at where the client enjoy using their time
  • She wants to know what your strengths, what are your skills, and here you want to spend more time

[5:56] – What Nicole’s book, Closed Sundays, is about

  • “How the best of the best share their faith through their actions, through their works. Not through a fish on their business card. Not through, you know, bible scriptures on social media”

[9:19] – Nicole’s vision for book publishing

  • Dan Ritchie’s goal for Functional Aging Institute

[11:47] – “Create a book for where you’re headed so that you don’t outgrow it.”

[13:52] – Advantage of working from home 

[20:12] What Nicole learned from Russell Brunson

  • “Find what you’re comfortable with and know that and then just adopt it.”

[23:41] – Time out to thank sponsor, Wirecast Pro 

[24:11] – Imperfect Action Round

  • The biggest problem is starting without help
  • Most of Nicole’s clients write the wrong book
  • Figure out what you’re really good at and go get that one client and just keep pushing them through
  • Be aware of the temptation to try to pull in other ideas
  • Start scattering your resources, your time, your attention, and having to learn new things all the time
  • Maximize the value of clients
  • Link with other people to go on with your goal

[31:45] – Expert Authority Checklist

[33:00] – SPONSOR Wirecast Pro

[33:17] – Expert Authority World

Episode Transcript

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Intro [0:01]

EA Interviews Episode 28. 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]

Welcome Expert Authority World. I’m excited for today’s episode. I have a question for you. Have you ever had a message? Have you ever wanted to get it out there? Have you ever thought about putting it into a book? Do you want to leave a legacy? Do you want to attract more clients? Do you want to get more speaking gigs? A lot of people strive for all of these but very few achieve it. And that’s why I’m excited to bring to you today Nicole Gebhardt from Niche Pressworks. She’s going to dive into detail right after we thank our sponsor. 

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Mario Fachini [1:07]

And we’re back. Nicole, how are you doing this afternoon? 

Nicole Gebhardt [1:07]

Awesome. Hi, Mario. Good to see you. 

Mario Fachini [1:09]

Good to see you. So tell me what inspired you to start your company? Why do you want to get into book publishing. 

Nicole Gebhardt [1:17]

All right. So let’s start back at the beginning. I’m actually a recovering corporate girl. So I used to work at Caterpillar. I manage and employ communications and PR. I loved that path. I was quite happy climbing the corporate ladder. And I had a great career lined out with Caterpillar. And after a long story, we basically went through several loss pregnancies and miscarriages. I discovered that what it was working so hard to create at corporate was actually destroying my family goals. So it’s kind of a stress related thing that we identified. And so when my babies were finally born, I have two girls now. They are two years apart. When they were finally born, I left that career and came home. I just fought too hard to have them. So that’s the short version of a very long story. But I left to be home with my kids. And I was bored. And so I started looking around and seeing where I could add value. And I brought my corporate communications strategy experience to the small business owner. And that’s where I started. So I started working with marketing at the beginning. And eventually, we moved into book publishing as our number one marketing strategy that we have to work with business owners. So that’s the short version of how I got here. 

Mario Fachini [2:26]

Well, I’m so glad you’re doing it because you’re one of the people and it’s why I want to do on the show that actually has heart and actually is making a difference. I know what you’re doing with your authors. And I’m so excited to see it over the years. And how do you identify, let’s say, working with them? You know, who’s your ideal prospect that – everyone wants to write a book but how do you decide, you know, what you qualify for the program or not? Because I know just like my program, you don’t work with everyone. 

Nicole Gebhardt [2:55]

Yeah. I think, so my ideal client really appreciates the idea of working on a strategy for the book. So you know, we have a lot of people who come to me, they’ve already written the book. And for me, that kind of sucks the fun out of the whole project. Because I really like to look at where are you now. Where do you want to be in three years? And then how can I create a marketing strategy to get you where you want to go? And the number one asset that we’re going to create is a book. But we also need to look at your business model. We need to look at your ideal client. So we identify the strategy about where you want to be in three years. And then from that perspective, we create the book. And the way we’re going to implement it and create a whole formula and a sales funnel. And that’s my ideal client that appreciate somebody that’s going to go to that depth with them and help them figure out all those steps. 

Mario Fachini [3:39]

So what is the process you take them through? I know you touched on something that made me smile, the sales funnel. Because a lot of people, they do their book and they have their message but they don’t really think about the marketing aspect. And I know you have a background in marketing, communications, PR. How do you incorporate that into your book strategy? 

Nicole Gebhardt [3:58]

That’s a deep question. So it really is looking at where does the client enjoy using their time? So that’s one of the biggest things. Like, I’m not going to create a strategy around your book that involves heavy social media and blogging and email marketing, right? That’s all stuff that we are trying to avoid for you, right? Because that’s a time suck. So what I do is I look at what are your strengths, what are your skills, where do you want to spend more time. And we work with a lot of people that just all they need and all they want is a strategy where they just go out and hand out their books as fast as they can. And they let the books work for them. And we also work with people who are professional speakers and they’re trying to get speaking engagements and get paid to speak. And so a completely different strategy. So it really is the gamut for each client is for me to look at and say, “What are your strengths? What do you want to focus on doing? And then what’s the book and the strategy around it that’ll get you there the fastest?” 

Mario Fachini [4:51]

Sounds like fun to me. 

Nicole Gebhardt [4:53]

You’re talking – we’re singing to the choir here, right? Both of us love this stuff. So yeah. 

Mario Fachini [4:57]

But the people listening and watching, they might think it’s this big giant mountain that they have to jump over. And, you know, I’ve done live events. I’ve done my book signings. And I’m going to talk about what you’ve accomplished, which is awesome. And I’m sincerely super excited for you. And I remember it was just a few years ago when you launched. Tell everyone about Closed Sundays. Because one of the things I admire about you and I practice this as well is actually taking downtime from business. Because so many people, I think, have “I hate this. I absolutely hate it. I abhor it. Whatever.” I know that’s a strong word. But so many people have this like, you know, “I just got to work nonstop and that’s not the key.” One of my favorite things I share is stop the glorification of busy. And what’s the book you came out with a few years ago when we met at an event? It drew me to you. Tell them about that. What’s the name of it? And why’d you write it? 

Nicole Gebhardt [5:56]

Yeah. So you and I met back in 2015. And I just finished writing a book called Closed Sundays. And it was actually a response to, I’ve had a bunch of people that were saying, “I feel like God is leading me to come out about my faith and my business.” And they wanted to know how to do it. And I was like, “You know, I really don’t know. I’d seen good examples. And I’d seen bad examples.” And so the book that I wrote was a study of what I felt like the best of the best we’re doing. And it was a research project that I had written. And I kind of followed different people and came to a conclusion as I wrote the book at the end of it, which really was how the best of the best share their faith through their actions, through their works. Not through a fish on their business card. Not through, you know, bible scriptures on social media. But really, as you got to know them and their authenticity, you get to appreciate the value system that they had. And then that’s where you discovered their faith. So that’s what the book was about. And that’s really was a pivot point for me. There were a couple things I did in the strategy of that book, which now represent about 50 to 60{d1d47f886dfada3fbec120c845cf21cbf2de07a46032aee93c7c36510b4a5e81} of my business. So that was another whole cool story. 

Mario Fachini [7:00]

Do you want to dive into that? I’d love to hear it. 

Nicole Gebhardt [7:02]

Yeah. So there was a business leader who was actually in my community that I wanted to get to know better. And so I strategically interviewed him for the book because I wanted to see if there was some partnership opportunities for me or for us and that’s what happened. So I interviewed him for the book. We got interested in each other’s work through that. I shared it. It was all part of the strategy. He knows that now, which is kind of fun. But it was my opportunity to leverage the book to build a relationship that I wanted. And through that now, we have a business partnership. And I’m the official publisher for his company. And so they work with trainers around the world – personal trainers. And we publish books for all their personal trainers now throughout the world, through that relationship from that interview in the book. 

Mario Fachini [7:49]

So thank you for sharing that. I want to dive into the transformations that you’re having. Because I’ve been following you. And I love what you’re doing sincerely. And even the training that you came out with that I invested in, you have phenomenal work. There’s a lot of people who do book publishing but there’s very few who do it your way to your level. And I know no one does it exactly like you. And didn’t you just break the milestone of 100 published books in the last few years? 

Nicole Gebhardt [8:17]

We did. So yeah, we published our 100th book in November. And I think we’re already up to 120 here, just you know, three months later. So our growth has been exponential which has led some major transformation. So now, you know, I’ve got a team of four employees. And I went from being terrified of hiring my first I remember the struggles for my first book that I had to hire a cover designer just to contract a designer and editor. It’s really a scary thing when your business owner to start outsourcing and trusting your clients to somebody else’s work. And then to start saying “I need my own employee” is another major step. So it’s just baby steps every step of the way. But yeah, we’ve grown and it’s been a fun journey. I’m thrilled. I don’t know, you know, what’s next. Our goal next is 1000 books. 

Mario Fachini [09:02]

Well, you’re on your way for that. Congratulations again on your success. And I look forward to seeing the 200 mark, the 500 mark, and I have no doubt you’ll be able to reach 1000. So out of all the authors you’ve had come through your program, who would you say is the biggest success story transformation that you were able to provide for them? 

Nicole Gebhardt [9:19]

I was trying to think of my favorite. Again, I think really it’s the guy I just talked about. So Dan Ritchie is the founder of the Functional Aging Institute. He’s the person I was talking about that I interviewed. Through him – when I met him, he had a personal training studio in our community where they were training people who work with the 55 and over market. So that was their specialty. It’s that niche market of boomer fitness. And at the time they had said, “You know, our goal originally was to train 1000 people in our community and change the lives of 1000 boomers.” And then he and his business partner saw that, “Wait a minute. If we trained 1000 trainers to do what we do. And each one of them impacted 1000 lives, we could change a million lives around the world.” So that was their vision. So that story is in the book, Closed Sundays. And that’s the vision I wanted to get behind. And now what I love is, I think for them, 60 of the 120 books that we’ve done have been for them. And we’re a major part of that vision of changing 1 million lives. And so that’s kind of the coolest success story. I mean, every one of our authors has huge pivot point moments from their book. But for me, to know that that one relationship from that one strategy has helped 60 trainers train. If they reach 1000 people with their book, that’s 60,000 lives that we can start to affect. That’s kind of cool. 

Mario Fachini [10:39]

That is very cool. That’s a huge impact that you’re making. Because so many people, again, if you have a skill set, if you have a business, that’s fantastic. I would always encourage someone to build a business instead of work for someone else. But at the same time, are you making a transformation? Are you making an impact in the world? Because you can do a lot of things and it’s kind of like you’re just kind of there, which is good. Start your business if that’s what you want. But I see business as an opportunity to do and be so much more. And I just love seeing people like yourself that are really pushing the envelope and making an impact and succeeding and they have the business, kind of like the whole trifecta. So congratulations on that. So I kind of my – I’ll change the question here for you because this might seem really loaded. And you saw the questions before we started. And I ask everyone this, how has your book helped your business? But I’m going to add one in there. But if you want to touch on that real quick, I mean, this is – I didn’t set this up. You just happen to publish books. But how would you say book has helped your business? And how would you recommend it to someone else? 

Nicole Gebhardt [11:47]

You know, what’s ironic is I have ghost written four books in the last couple of years. But I haven’t had a chance to update mine. So the last book that I’ve got publicly posted is the Closed Sundays book from 2015. I just did a light update to it just recently. So I keep craving the time to rewrite my book. The nice thing is I’ve been able and fortunate to really just build a business based on referrals from that first book that we did. So the book I did previous to Close Sundays was a book about how do you leverage a book to build your business. And that was huge for me. So for any business owners, the same process, right? The moment you become a published author, your brand automatically goes to the next level. I think what is unique again about what we do and when we look at strategic is, I have to help you as an author not only understand where you’re going to be the moment your book comes out because it’ll already be two or three rungs higher than where you were when you started your book. But my goal is to help you create a book that’s going to last you for three years. So we got to create a book for where you’re headed so that you don’t outgrow it. And that was actually less than what happened to me. I outgrew my first book quickly because it took me to the next level. So Closed Sundays is a book that was strategically designed to help me for three years,. We’re at that three year point and now it’s time for me to get another one out. 

Mario Fachini [13:05]

You know what? Thank you for sharing that. Because I never have verbalized that in eight years of helping people publish their books. Because I have video marketing for business owners just off screen here. And I did mine strategically so I wouldn’t have to redo it in three, four, or five years. But I’ve never said it. I don’t think I know I didn’t write it with the intention of going this is on a three year game plan. I’m like, I want to do this one time and never have to change it. I have. But you were a lot more intentional about that. So thank you for my own benefit right there. I’m going to add in how speaking helped your business because I know you do speaking and training and you’ve also done your own live events. 

Nicole Gebhardt [13:52]

You know, it’s funny. I just started doing some more speaking. So we’ve actually been really fortunate that I haven’t done a lot marketing. I’ve been hyper focused on the growth on the backside and we’ve been blessed that our businesses come as referrals. So I’m actually working on the business coach now and saying, “You need to get out there.” I don’t know that I necessarily need to get out there for the growth of my business as much as for the impact that I want to make to help other people understand the power. Anytime you’re out there telling your story and inspiring others, I think it’s really important and really valuable. I am kind of a homebody. I love working from home. I created a co-working space. I’ve had the corporate office with the window. And my dog and my cat and I we all prefer the opportunity now to work from home. And my team – I have four employees – they all work from home too. So I’m a homebody. So I don’t do a lot of speaking but you will see me this year do a lot more Facebook Live and coming out and probably some podcasting. Really just storytelling and getting more involved in our client’s story and helping them expand their network through the stories that we can share about them. 

Mario Fachini [14:56]

I think it’s also because your a homebody. Because so many people – straight up, when I started my company and I went full time in 2008 and I haven’t looked back since, the first thing I did was like, “Okay. I got my five clients. I’m now a millionaire.” They were like $500 or 1,000 a piece. But I was working at GNC at the time. So like compared to seven an hour, I was a millionaire. I was like, “What do I need? I need thee corporate Cadillacs to drive around to appointments for me and my team.” But I didn’t even have yet but I shoot in the head. Then I was like, “I need an office.” So I got an office. And I was doing this – like I was trying to build this whole corporate thing. And I am so not corporate either. And I wanted to stress this point. If you think you need to be – clearly Nicole is successful. She just admitted she’s a homebody. I don’t know if you see a giant window behind me but I’m not in the corporate office either. There is a lot you can do anywhere in the world. I’ve even conducted some of my trainings next to a pool on my birthday when I was in Florida a few years ago. And if you have a laptop, if you have a webcam, if you have a microphone – here’s the thing, you just need the idea, you need the desire, and you need to go for it. Would you agree? 

Nicole Gebhardt [16:10]

Yeah. You know, what’s funny is I was really hung up on this too. Like I said, I started a co- working space with a conference room. And we built it all out, blood, sweat, equity. We’re having a great time. It was a co-working space with myself, a web guy, a video guy, a photographer, and then a fine artist. And we had our own studio and conference room and everything. And for ten months, I was loving it. And then ten to 11 months, I was like, “Something is amiss.” And by the end of the 11th month, I realized, “I hate this. Like, I hate driving 20 minutes to get there.” I’m killing all kinds of time. I had a bunch of friends. But it just wasn’t working out. And I realized I have created a business I didn’t want. And so it was funny, because there were five of us in the office. And two of us, we had the same aha moment. And then a third one that we all were like, “Yeah. We really don’t want to renew.” So I bailed on that and came home. And this is the business I really want to make. This is the one you know – like I said, I fought hard to have our girls. My girls are 16 and 18. And I’ve been fortunate to be here for every day of it. And what’s so cool is, Mario, I find that there are a lot of people just like you and just like me. Most of my clients work from home. So you know, if a listener is struggling with feeling like they need to have an office to be credible, start looking around, you’d be shocked. How many awesome people are working from home now? 

Mario Fachini [17:23]

I’m really close to queuing up the song Work from Home. We could play that too. But absolutely. So much has changed. And I’m thinking back to the office I had and I had a call team. Let’s kick it back into the 2000s. What do successful companies do? I was modeling after all the companies 100 years ago. I’m like, “I got my 12 clients now. I need to get more clients. So what am I going to do? I need to call people.” And then I was like, “Well, I can go faster. It’s time to scale.” I’ve been in business about six weeks. So I was like, “I need a call team.” And I got five people that make phone calls. We had auto dialers and different things. And I’ll never forget, I have the office, I have all these things going on. I was like, “Okay. Here’s my password.” And I thought I was tough. You know, I thought I was cool or whatever because I’m giving them access to my office and all of this. Only to find out it was like, “The weather is bad we can’t make it in Can I do these in a few days?”  And I’m sitting here going, “Well, this defeats the whole purpose of the office.” And then I had this brain idea of I’m having someone drive 45 minutes away from their home to come into my office because it’s cool through crap weather to make phone calls that you can do from a phone from your home. So I bought five magicJacks at the time just to get all numbers, to get the area codes matched up and everything. Now there’s Google Voice, RingCentral and all these other things. But it was just like, “Yeah. I’m going to be you know, Microsoft and Dell.” It’s like it’s a different business model. But you don’t need that to be successful. You said podcasting, Welcome to the show, folks.” You can do this with the microphone from anywhere. I want to touch on the live casting. Because I’ve seen you on video. And I think you’re great on video. I love watching you in the training program I got from you. But tell me about your video strategy and why you think live streaming is important. What the video done for your business? 

Nicole Gebhardt [19:29]

You know, for me, it’s practice. So I’m doing Russell Brunson’s 30-Day Challenge, which is really great. If you’re a web geek at all – like I’m a marketing geek. And you got to know about me like, I study marketing three to five hours a week. And invest a lot of money in continuing to study it. So I do that in the hopes that my clients don’t have to. That’s really what I’m doing. But Russell, in his training, talks about publishing constantly. In the 30-Day Challenge, about halfway through it, they start telling you, you need to get in the habit of publishing daily. And so then you find your medium. And ironically for me, the worst medium for me is short social media posts. Like 140 characters for me is the worst. 

Mario Fachini [20:12]

Why is that? 

Nicole Gebhardt [20:12]

I have no idea. But it is so liberating to finally know that. Like, that’s why I don’t do social media. That’s why I hired now a millennial, Katie, she’s going to be in charge of the short run social media. My thing is long run content. Like, I’m really great at writing books. But I’m not great at writing 140 characters. But the other thing that I really have always liked is, video, and particularly this, video interviewing. And it comes from my Caterpillar days. You never know what God’s going to enforce you to do when you’re young in order to be prepared when you’re old. But when I was in Caterpillar, one of the things we had to do was creating monthly video. And I had to go to Caterpillar installments and interview people. And I was being groomed for the corporate PR channel at the time. Caterpillar had their own employee news channel. And so that was one of the things we’re looking at as a career opportunity for me. So I painfully did it when it was hard. And so now it’s a lot more fun and a lot less scary. And so that’s what I found as my favorite medium is to do a Facebook Live. And then I will probably convert those and have it audio ripped into an audio podcast. So I’m not painfully involved in that process. That will be what Katie does. And from there then, you know, you can create transcribed audio. So there’s all kinds of cool things you can do from that. But yeah, I think the secret – my takeaway from Russell Brunson was find what you’re comfortable with and know that and then just adopt it. 

Mario Fachini [21:30]

I like that. Because there’s so many people – everyone knows me for video. That’s what I wrote the book on. That’s why I’m doing this on video and I love it. Because you get to – having the phone calls, having the emails going back and forth just to set something up, and then not be able to see the person. I mean, there’s recordings I’ve done where I’m just sitting here going, “Well, that’s a nice mic flag. And it’s like I’m just staring at the wall talking at nothing.” If you’re going to take the time and energy and do it, I’ve always encouraged people to do it on video. Some people have an aversion to it. But isn’t it a lot more fun to see the reactions and everything? 

Nicole Gebhardt [22:08]

Well, I think the interesting thing is, for me, it’s more fun. So you and I love this. We do work from home. It does require you actually get dressed. And that was one of the fun things that Russell said, “You know, if you don’t want to get dressed then go audio or go write. Do blogging on media, whatever. Find your thing that’s not scary that you’re going to be comfortable and do it.” But yeah, for you and I, it’s video. I think the other interesting thing for business owner to consider is where will your listeners be? So the reason I’m going to do videos because I’ve got a lot of listeners that are on Facebook, right? And then I can copy that over and post it on YouTube. But I, personally, am in love with podcasts. I love listening to audio podcasts while I walk the dog. So that’s why I’ll probably rip it into an audio version and share it there. So from a strategy of marketing perspective, like starting with video is the easiest for us. And it makes a lot of sense because we can do this then we can turn it audio and you can then have it transcribed and turn it into print. It’s really hard to turn anything from print into video, right? So start at the top and work backwards. Yeah. 

Mario Fachini [23:08]

Nicole, thank you for telling me about the podcast. Because I’ve been asking a lot of people where they’re listening to them since I launched mine. And I’m glad to know you listen to it when you’re walking the dog. And when this airs, it’s going to be funny because when this episode airs I’m just going to be picturing you –  there’s a click to tweet, you know the episode is live and everything, and I have a feeling your assistant is going to be doing that. But I appreciate what you’re sharing. We’re going to thank the sponsor and then come back for the Imperfect Action Round. You ready for that? 

Nicole Gebhardt [23:39]

Yes, sir. 

Mario Fachini [23:40]

All right.  

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Mario Fachini [24:11]

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

Nicole Gebhardt [24:19]

Every day, sir. Every day.

Mario Fachini [24:22]

All right. First question, what is the biggest problem you see your prospects making? And what’s the fastest way they can fix it? 

Nicole Gebhardt [24:31]

Oh, the biggest thing is they start without help. So you got to have a coach. You got to have somebody who’s looking at you. My client’s biggest mistake is they write the wrong book. They usually write the book they’ve been dreaming about for three years. And by the time it comes out, that idea is already four years old. And it’s not at all where you’re headed in the next three years. So it is about eight out of ten times when a client comes to me with a book that’s half written or fully written. We start over. And that they understand why. Like they realize once they come to me that, “Oh, this won’t get them where they want to go.” And so usually we try to reuse some of that content. But a lot of times we just start from scratch. 

Mario Fachini [25:12]

I really like that. Jessica, you getting a note of that? Okay. Good. Like I said earlier, I literally just I’m ambitiously lazy. I didn’t want to rewrite the book every single year. So I was like, how can I design it where it doesn’t have to be rewritten every year? But I was never that intentional. A huge value add for me right there. So you got me thinking about some other stuff. So the next question would be, what is the fastest path to the cash? We’re talking about business, how can people that want to start out get the money the fastest? Or someone that’s already in motion, how can they get it more quickly? 

Nicole Gebhardt [25:52]

One of our competitors in this industry is a woman named Dr. Angela. And she talks about the We portal. And just really niching down to what’s the one thing you can do really well over and over and over again? And define one product for one type of person and just recruit the heck out of it. So a lot of business owners are trying to be a jack of all trades. Like, “I could make money here and I could make money there.” And they start diluting what they do. And that’s the fastest way to build a business you don’t want. Figure out what you’re really good at and go get that one client and just keep pushing them through. You won’t have to keep creating new proposals and customizing pricing and everything. So that’s my solution really, the fastest path to results is to niche down to something that you are particularly very good at and just keep driving it. And be aware of the temptation to try to pull in other ideas and start scattering your resources, your time, your attention, and having to learn new things all the time. 

Mario Fachini [26:48]

I love that. I agree 100{d1d47f886dfada3fbec120c845cf21cbf2de07a46032aee93c7c36510b4a5e81}. I tell my clients all the time, “Go an inch wide and a mile deep.” Too many people spread out and you nailed it. So the last question of the Imperfect Action Round is, how do you maximize customer lifetime value? So we’re talking to entrepreneurs and business owners, you get your prospects. I liked your one strategy of interviewing people. Apparently, that’s a good thing to do. But how do you maximize that once they come on board how do you turn it into more than just, “Okay. We did the book and we’re done.” 

Nicole Gebhardt [27:22]

You know, I started to do that and you can go deeper and deeper. And what I realized is, for me, there’s actually an ending point that I prefer to end it. So I could keep going deeper with the client but I start diluting my own skills. And so what I decided to do is to maximize the value of the people that we’ve worked with is to really focus on getting a great case study what we’ve done for them and turning that into a story. And then helping them leverage the network. But for me, there is an actual ending point. And we could go deeper. I could keep working with him for a year or two. And I would love to. I mean, we become close friends with all of our clients. But I’m going to be the opposite on that. And say, “We found our niche by saying this is where we’re done. We’re about 90 days into your book. And then we’re probably – you’re ready for something more. You’re ready to go into podcasting. You’re ready to work with somebody on video. You’re ready to work with somebody who’s a specialist on refining your stage presentation. There are other things that we just want to be a jack of all trades in all areas. 

Mario Fachini [28:23]

I like that. And I don’t think you’re doing the opposite. You know your power medium and you’re sticking with it. Because the second you go into video, into podcasting, into this, especially live events, I think a lot of people go the natural progression is, “I have a book. I want to speak. I want to do video podcasting.” That’s more of a personal preference if you ask me. Some people do both. And then it’s, “I want to do my own live events. Every single one of those that I’ve done is completely different even though they’re very similar.” And there are a ton of work to do them the right way. Because so many people don’t. But you’re absolutely right, there are different skill sets. I can’t even imagine you taking all your authors and the frequency you’re doing books and kick off live events for each of those also. You need a whole other division. 

Nicole Gebhardt [29:17]

Yeah. What’s funny is I understand it. And so I do in the strategy to direct them, “This is where you need to go.” I try to link them up to the right people to get them to go on. But we have looked at our business and said, “This is our natural stopping point. And when you’re ready to do another book, we’ll be right here ready for you.” Other than that, like, “You need to run with some pros in other areas that can help you next.” 

Mario Fachini [29:37]

Excellent. Well, I appreciate your answer. Because all I’m asking for is honesty. I’m not looking for anyone to come up with the right answer. Because you’re right answer is different than someone else’s. And that’s why I love doing this because, you know, we can let the audience decide what they want to do. All right. Nicole, what book would you recommend? What’s the best book you could recommend that’s made the biggest impact for you? 

Nicole Gebhardt [30:01]

You know what? I’m a bookaholic, right? So at any given time that’s free. I’ll tell you the book I’m reading right now that I really like is the Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Really, really great book. Read that with a highlighter, a pen, and a piece of paper. I’m always working on myself and so kind of a lab of my own. But really cool much better book than I ever thought it would be. I’m not real big fan of the cover design. So it’s kind of funny. But really read the book. 

Mario Fachini [30:31]

Like a story book? 

Nicole Gebhardt [30:31]

Yes. It’s one of those that I’ve been reading for months because it’s so good that I absorb it. And then I put it down and I ponder and work on that for a little while and pick it back up. So it may take me three months to read that one but it’s really good. 

Mario Fachini [30:47]

Well, I’ll have to check that out. We’ll make sure that’s in the show notes. And I appreciate you for saying use a highlighter. I love reading with a highlighter. So Nicole, where can people find you? 

Nicole Gebhardt [31:00]

The website is NichePressworks.com. Some people say niche. Some people say niche. It’s kind of fun. The way I describe it is, if you drink your tea with your pinky out, you can call us Niche Pressworks. And if you drink beer, you want to call us Niche Pressworks. So funny that I picked a name that people don’t agree on how to pronounce it, which is, you know, oh, well, the domain work. So anyway, that’s where you can find us and learn more about what we do. 

Mario Fachini [31:27]

Very good. Well, Nicole, it’s been an absolute pleasure. And I wish we had a lot more time but this was a lot of fun. And I am glad you got to come on. 

Nicole Gebhardt [31:36]

Thank you. I appreciate it. Thanks everybody for joining us. 

Mario Fachini [31:39]

All right, We’ll see you next time. Have a great day. And God bless.

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