Apr

13

Fitness Tip

What do you do to take care of you? Fitness is a big part of reaching our potential in everything else we do. This week’s tip focuses on how a rest week in your fitness routine can be the catalyst to improve your daily fitness routines.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

7

TEE 070: Mentors are the Edge – Brian Halley

Brian Halley

Have you ever struggled and didn’t not where to turn? Mentors are the edge in order to move forward. In episode 70 of the Executive Edge podcast Brian Halley shares how mentors provided the way to build a six-figure business.

Brian Halley is the founder of Right Think, a company dedicated to helping small businesses access the secrets of branding that have traditionally been only available to big brands with big marketing budgets. In order for small businesses to gain ground and grow in today’s overcrowded marketplace, it is imperative that business owners receive a sound branding education and apply branding principles to their businesses.

With 20 years of design experience, working with brands like Reebok, Nordic Track, Harry Potter, Jelly Belly and the NBA, and building his own brand from scratch, Brian brings extraordinary value to small businesses by helping them understand that a brand is much more than a logo, and how creating a brand strategy based on his 4 Pillars of Branding, will advance a brand visually, drive effective, targeted marketing plans and guide important business decisions throughout the life of a brand.

Highlights from this episode:
- Inspirational moment from an historical event
- Power of mentors
- Learning to “relearn”
- How experiences from others can be a roadmap to success
- How ignorance can be a stumbling block
- How to enhance a brand that has already been created
- The path from a corporate job to entrepreneurship
- Mindset is the first step to making your dreams come true
- Not giving up on your idea
- Pros and cons of entrepreneurship
- Keeping priorities in line with your values
- Living to the purpose of your life
- How to work with your spouse and make it work
- Discovering untapped strengths
- How hiring a coach can take your further faster

Tips:
1. Desire with all of your heart
2. Commitment to go all the way
3. Believe your dreams and goals can come true

To connect with Brian, go to www.Right-Think.com.

Whether you are thinking about starting a business, struggling with the business you have or are wanting to accomplish a new goal or dream, mentors are the edge for you to utilize in order to make it happen. Mentors and coaches have perspective and that perspective will save you time and money.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

6

Open Body Language

Do you ever get nervous when networking, speaking or meeting someone new? Linda Yates, The Image Energizer shares how your body language can calm you down and make you feel more confident.

Your body language is always broadcasting to others and even more importantly to yourself. Watch this tip on the power of open body language and implement it today in all you do.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

31

TEE 069: Hungry for Happiness with Dave Snyder

Dave Snyder

Are you hungry for happiness? What stirs your passion? In episode 69 of The Executive Edge podcast Dave Snyder, Owner and Executive Chef shares how being hungry for happiness is the key to success.
For Dave Snyder, the past three decades have been filled with culinary pursuits from New England to his beloved South. Born and raised in Michigan, his unabashed passion for cooking began in high school and college at the University of Georgia when he quickly discovered a preference for the kitchen over the classroom.

Following graduation from the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, he moved to New York City, gaining experience and sharpening his skills at The Essex House, Zoe, Union Square Café, and The Mark while serving under top chefs who prided themselves on training the next generation of chefs. Heading south, Dave became executive chef at Azalea in Atlanta before moving to St Simons Island, Georgia as chef at J Mac’s. In 2000, he opened Halyardstr on St. Simons and, in 2006, opened Tramici. These two sister operations, along with Halyards Catering, comprise Halyard Restaurant Group.

His two restaurants, perennially ranked the Island’s and region’s most popular, enable Dave to share his love of hospitality, food, and how the two intertwine to create memorable culinary experiences, including his monthly cooking classes focusing on how great food enhances life. Drawing on his relationships with local fishermen and farmers, Dave demonstrates to eager guests how the best ingredients make a tremendous difference in the quality of the food, the sustainability of the environment and the financial strength of the local economy. He serves on the Advisory Panel for Snapper/Grouper Species for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and has worked with the South Atlantic Fishermen’s Association to improve the sustainability and health of the South Atlantic, the availability of local fish and the financial future and heritage of the fishing industry.

The Georgia Restaurant Association named Dave a finalist for Restaurateur of the Year in 2012 and selected him as one of four chefs to represent the GRA’s Georgia Grown program in 2013. In 2014, Dave was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Restaurant Association.

Halyards and Tramici were named 2014 Businesses of the Year by the Brunswick and Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.

Dave self-published a cookbook and produces and sells a housemade Marinara sauce from the recipe he created for Tramici. His other projects include plans to grow olives for producing extra virgin olive oil to serve at his restaurants.

Deeply devoted to community service, Dave serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and Hospice of the Golden Isles. Dave is a founding board member of the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival, benefitting Hospice of the Golden Isles. He also serves on the Culinary Board for College of Coastal Georgia and is an active supporter of local numerous area organizations including The St. Simons Land Trust, Cystic Fibrosis and The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. He is also involved in events and fundraisers at local schools where he hopes to inspire the next generation of chefs and restaurant leaders.

Dave’s most recent venture, Hook & Knife Charters, combines his skills and passion for fishing with those of preparing and serving catches to delighted charter guests at his restaurants. To learn more about these unique experiences, visit HookandKnifeCharters.com. Dave also loves to venture to Islamorada in the Florida Keys–his home away from home.

Highlights from this episode:
- Happiness in places you wouldn’t expect
- Being hungry leads to fulfillment and success
- Finding balance
- Letting go and letting others step in to support
- Getting one more thing out of each day
- Lessons taught by parents
- How to create happiness for oneself and others
- How to find your passion
- Asking questions leads to growth
- Define specific goals
- What’s the next goal
- Your “why” can evolve
- Impact from building a business
- Your number one asset as a CEO
- How to treat a variety of personalities
- Lessons learned from mistakes
- How mentors help you grow

Tips:
1. Take time to listen to others
2. Make balance a priority
3. Keep reading

To connect with and follow Dave on Instagram: ChefDaveSnyder or www.Halyardrestaurantgroup.com Or www.HookandKnifeCharters.com.

Striving for happiness is not just a trait for entrepreneurs. Happiness is possible. Your outlook is the first step to being happy. Staying hungry, being curious are the next steps to making your dreams a reality.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

30

Set a Timer

If your day is like mine then you may feel like there are not enough hours in the day to do all that you want to do. One of the most effective time management tips that I have implemented is to set a timer. By setting a timer I am more disciplined and strategic in what I accomplish. Set a timer whenever you go online to assist you in keeping focused rather than getting distracted and wasting time.

We have so many technology tools at our fingertips but sometimes let events take over and manage our lives rather than ourselves managing our events. Set a timer for each activity throughout the day and you will see your profitability increase.

You can always add to the time after the timer goes off if you need it. You always have choices that are yours to make. Time management is just a bell away!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

24

TEE 068: Entrepreneur Mindset with Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

What is an entrepreneur mindset? What makes an entrepreneur tick? Episode 68 does a deep dive with Kevin Johnson, author and long-time entrepreneur.

Kevin D. Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Media Inc., has over 16 years of experience leading his award-winning marketing and communications company that serves many FORTUNE 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Before founding his company in 2000, he engineered web applications and produced computer software for leading companies such as IBM, CNN, and Arthur Andersen Worldwide. Hailing from Boston, Kevin attended Morehouse College in Atlanta where he studied computer science as a NASA scholar and Spanish, graduating with honors. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys working with nonprofits, listening to salsa and jazz, playing piano in his Latin band, reading, golfing, traveling, and running marathons. Kevin published the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind, which has been #1 on Amazon since its launch in 2013.

What we learned from this episode:
- How persistence pays off
- An average of 11 years to make a million dollars
- What it takes to reach big revenue goals
- How to keep being persistent
- Fear of going back to a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. position
- How to find the right people
- Changing challenges into necessities
- The amount of an entrepreneur struggles the greater your success
- How success can be leveraged to help others
- What problems Kevin and his team solve
- Thinking as an entrepreneur
- How your “why” can change
- Inspiration to change your life
- How important creating a tight-knit team
- Finding common ground

Tips:
1. Make sure you solve a problem
2. You don’t have to launch a perfect product
3. Surround yourself with innovative and inspiring people

To connect with Kevin, go to twitter: @bizwizkevin or www.johnsonmedia.com

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to have the entrepreneur mindset. If you apply the persistence and the other tips we covered today you will be successful in whatever venture you pursue.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

23

Clothes That Fit

Wearing clothes that fit will go a long way in improving your personal image and brand. Fit is key to building a polished and put together look. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on clothes to create an impactful professional look. The secret is in the fit of each clothing item. Do not wear clothes that are too tight, that show bulges, and also avoid wearing clothes that are too loose.

Sometimes it is easy to get sidetracked into thinking that the size is the important factor. When you purchase the appropriate size for your body, and then go the extra mile if needed to invest in having your clothes tailored, you will create the most pleasing look possible. By having your clothes tailored, you will look like you have lost weight and are in better shape.

When your image is polished and put together you will have more confidence and your words become more impactful.

Go through your closet today and purge those clothes that don’t fit! Happy shopping tomorrow!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

17

TEE 067: Trusting Others with Debby Montgomery Johnson

Debby Montgomery Johnson

Do you have a trusting disposition? Or does it take you a long time to develop trust. In episode 67 of the Executive Edge podcast, Debby Montgomery Johnson shares how her trusting nature led to fraud and deception. Her real-world experience on what to do and what not to do will help protect you in your personal and work life.

Debby hails from Vermont and a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Debby is like many entrepreneurs and her background is diverse. From working as a paralegal and bank branch manager to being a U.S. Air Force officer, serving as an Intelligence Officer at the Pentagon, the Defense Intelligence Agency and in Wiesbaden, Germany, Debby’s working experiences prepared her for being an entrepreneur, however, she took over as President of Benfotiamine.Net, Inc. when her husband and the founder of the company passed away in 2010. Benfotiamine is a vitamin supplement that provides an alternative solution for the pain of neuropathy, a nerve disorder.

Highlights from this episode include:
- Jumping in and doing something new
- Do the best you can
- Working with purpose
- Have a support team
- Accountability partners
- Being comfortable being uncomfortable
- The reason for an Exit Strategy
- Realizing when you need help
- How to recognize your individual passion
- Your company is not your ATM machine
- Value of having a life outside of the company
- An online dating experience that what bad
- How to protect yourself from scams
- You can do hard things
- Do your due diligence
- You don’t always have to be fine
- Positive things can come out of tragedy

Tips:
1. Listen to what others are telling you
2. Get out of your comfort zone
3. Always ask for a second opinion
4. Do the very best you can

Debby is the author of “The Woman Behind the Smile,-Triumph Over the Ultimate Online Dating Betrayal, and is an international speaker and is ready to serve!

You can connect with Debby at info@benfotiamine.net or 888-493-8014. Her website is:
www.BenfoComplete.com and www.TheWomanBehindtheSmile.com

Your image is impacted by how others trust you. Whether it is business in or in your personal life. When you are trustworthy, opportunities will come and success will be yours.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

16

Conquer Fear

What frightens you? Do you get nervous before meeting with your boss? How about giving a presentation? Linda Yates, The Image Energizer shares how you can conquer fear. One sentence that will make all of the difference.

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

10

TEE 066: Big Mindset with Donald Kelly

Donald Kelly

Have you ever had a dream you thought was impossible? What mindset do you need to make that dream a reality? Donald Kelly, The Sales Evangelist shares how having a vision is one of the steps to do big things on episode 66 of the Executive Edge podcast.

Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast, “The Sales Evangelist”. He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He’s a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

Some of the highlights from this episode:
- Being personable and approachable
- Positive mindset
- Effective processes = positive results
- How a little idea turned into a business
- How to keep going when you are tired
- How not to quit
- Where to market your business
- Keep a big focus
- Master the details
- Focus on the most important now
- Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur while working for someone else
- Laying out a detail plan

Tips:
1. Know your “why”
2. Know your ideal customer
3. Have a vision

You can connect with and follow Donald Kelly @ www.TheSalesEvangelist.com.

Little things determine the big outcomes. Your mindset is the key to unlock the door of possibility. You get what you focus on. What are you focusing on now that is serving you? What are you focusing on now that’s holding you back? Your mindset is the first step to accomplishing your dreams.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!