Replication, Rebellion & Revenue Leaks with Clair Kim

Replication, Rebellion & Revenue Leaks with Clair Kim

Replication, Rebellion & Revenue Leaks with Clair Kim

Clair Kim is a business architect, millennial expert, and social media influencer. She has consulted with over 250+ companies of all stages (from ideation to exit, from no revenue to 10 figures) internationally.In today’s episode, Clair and Monique are talking about her personal brand as a musician ranked amongst the top 5% of online influencers via Klout in 2015. As well, her frameworks helped companies to increase their revenue by up to 1000% while decreasing their workload by 60%. And in the process, she’s been featured on The Today Show, Forbes, Huffington Post, Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, and more. When Clair is not geeking out on business-related things, you can find her living her stage life as a musician, or surfing through YouTube for puppy videos - and that's exactly what Monique and Clair will do in today's episode

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Clair Kim.

 

[03:08] – Tell everyone what you’re doing who you are, where you from.

  • I am based in Canada.
  • I’m a principal consultant at Clairly Designed and what we do at Clairly Designed is conscious companies come to us when they’re ready to maximize their growth potential. 

 

[04:15] – Clair explains what talent and revenue leaks are all about.

 

[24:42] – How did you find your first clients and how did you make things work?

  • Just go online.
  • Pretty much all those places online where I knew people will be hiring for these part-time or freelancers. 

 

[33:50] – You mentioned you have Asian parents. Tell me a little bit about where they’re from originally.

  • They are South Koreans.

 

[34:42] – Clair talks about her family and their business.

 

[38:29] – Tell me a little bit about your music career.

  • When it comes to establishing a musician, brand per se, It didn’t really happen until I was about 20 years old.

 

[43:43] – So what would you say is your music genre, more pop, or anything specific?

  • It’s going to be pop acoustic sort of a thing.

 

[45:39] – How are you managing your business, consulting, music, puppies, and unicorns as well as food all at once?

  • Food is non-negotiable. 
  • My golden rule, I don’t want to starve. 
  • Based on how I work I found that at once I sit down I don’t like getting up.
  • I like to schedule things on my productivity and my priorities and stuff like that.

 

[52:43] – What is one question that you wish corporations or business owners would ask you more?

  • “How can we recruit the right people in the first place that is not going to fly off six months after they get the job.”

 

[57:35] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Things are done in the most optimized and minimum distraction kind of way.

 

[58:29] –  If you had to start over again with the knowledge that you have today, which three things would you do over and over again to get back up to success again?

  • Business structuring activities.
  • Working on that lead generation aspect.
  • Tuning and optimizing the results creation and client services fulfillment.

IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

Only hire people that you know are going to be extremely dedicated to your organization.

Clair Kim

Whatever you’re doing side projects and so on, or even if they seem to be in a complete different industry find a way to tie it back together.

Clair Kim

Efficiency means things are getting done in the most optimized way and with minimum distraction.

Clair Kim

Remote-Work, Recruiting & Resilience with Anna Shcherbyna

Remote-Work, Recruiting & Resilience with Anna Shcherbyna

Remote-Work, Recruiting & Resilience with Anna Shcherbyna

For the past 8 years, Anna has been working in Operations and Recruitment for both major companies and remote businesses. She currently, runs a remote-focused recruitment agency that helps companies hire top remote talent via a done-for-you service. She is originally from Ukraine but is currently location independent. In today’s episode, Anna and Monique are talking about big goals, both personally and professionally to bring value to the remote working community.

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[02:07] – Monique introduces her guest, Anna Shcherbyna.

 

[04:13] – Tell everyone first, what are you doing? Where are you from? And who are you?

  • My name is Anna.
  • I am originally from Ukraine.
  • I run a remote agency, It is specifically helping online businesses hire remote teams all over the world.

 

[05:20] – How do you go about finding remote teams?

  • It’s such a unique process, in my personal opinion.
  • So what we do is we fully try to understand and, what we’ve done is we’ve figured out which job boards in which locations we can actually go to to find those specific people.

 

[12:00] – How can you evaluate the values of the people who are applying? And do they actually apply themselves? Or do you headhunt? Most of the people into the funnel? How does it work?

  • In terms of how we find them, the actual job boards or locations where we’re finding candidates are also the same locations where we can invite candidates.
  • In terms of values, I’d actually even pull that back a little bit and say, personality, culture fit.

 

[30:29] – How did you experience growing up? Did you grow up in Ukraine at all?

  • I was born there.
  • it was a really hard time. I actually had a year where like a gap year when I was I think 16 or 15.

 

[54:50] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • The team creates efficiency.
  • I’m extremely passionate about a team because I truly believe that the reason that I got to be efficient in my business is with a team.
  • Surround yourself with people who are better than you at what you need them to be.

 

[1:02:09] – If you would have to start all over again which of the three things that you’ve done has been so successful that you would be doing them over and over again to get where you are now?

  • Learning that team can support me has been a revelation.
  • I’ve been able to grow my own skills and learn because of the people in my life.
  • People are the key to success. 
  • If you want to go fast, go alone if you want to go far go together.

 

AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

IN THIS EPISODE

 

IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

Sometimes we learn from our own mistakes. Sometimes we learn from other people’s mistakes.

Anna Shcherbyna

Take care of the team, the team takes care of the business.

Anna Shcherbyna

If you want to go fast, go alone if you want to go far go together.

Anna Shcherbyna

Failing, Foundations & Frameworks with Miha Matlievski

Failing, Foundations & Frameworks with Miha Matlievski

Failing, Foundations & Frameworks with Miha Matlievski

In 2009, Miha had four companies go bankrupt overnight: landing him $5 million in debt. Contemplating suicide to escape the pain as he looked over the balcony, he had a life-saving AH-HA moment. He realized that failure was a normal part of life: admitting to himself that he failed and to recognize he needed to stop blaming others and circumstances. This was the turning point when he made a choice to learn from his failures so he could do things differently in the future and to help others.In today’s episode, Miha and Monique are talking about how to create a business and scaling it to 8 figures in less than a year and Miha's life mission to help entrepreneurs develop a healthy relationship with failure

HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

[01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Miha Matlievski.

 

[02:29] – Tell us who you are, where you from and what you’re doing?

  • I’m originally from Slovenia.
  • I’m the fail coach. So far, I think I’m still the only fail coach in the world.
  • I mostly help entrepreneurs because we entrepreneurs with our crazy big dreams and goals, we have to be out of the comfort zone a lot and that’s where failure happens.

 

[04:10] – Miha talks about an entrepreneur’s journey and failures.

 

[05:36] – Miha explains how important foundations are.

 

[17:06] – Miha gives advice to those who might be thinking about starting an entrepreneurial journey.

 

[19:02] – Miha talks about how he was doing at school by the age of 17.

 

[24:04] – Miha explains how greediness ruined his entire career.

 

[33:36] – Miha talks about how he loves being surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs.

 

[35:27] – Talk me a little bit through the identity crisis that you must have experienced?! 
So when I started working, one of the first things that I did was I had to figure out: 

  • Who am I?
  • What do I stand for?
  • What are my values?
  • My beliefs, my priorities, my goals.

 

[47:00] – When you actually tried to re-discover yourself: What type of questions would you ask yourself?

  • Do I really believe this? 
  • How does this reflect?
  • Why am I then not doing this?
  • Why I’m doing the opposite?

 

[56:59] – What does efficiency mean to you?

  • Efficiency is when you do something, do that properly.
  • Efficiency is just being mindful of your resources.
  • The constant finding of that balance between quality and quantity.

 

[1:02:13] – What would be the three things that you would keep doing over and over to get to success again?

  • Morning Routine is so important because it puts you in your driver’s seat from the start of the day.
  • Practicing mindfulness.
  • Practicing emotional intelligence.

    IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

    No entrepreneurial journey goes without any failures.

    Miha Matlievski

    Failing, get you to success but second of all foundations is what makes failing less painful

    Monique Lindner

    Building a business is the same thing as building your house.

    Miha Matlievski

    Suicide, Strength & Self Care with Alexandra Ramirez

    Suicide, Strength & Self Care with Alexandra Ramirez

    Suicide, Strength & Self Care with Alexandra Ramirez

    As a mother of 2 children and a wife to a medically retired husband suffering from blood clotting conditions, as well as a little brother who committed suicide: freedom has been the driving force of her entire business. Alexandra Ramirez bases her business decisions on what she wants in life, and she surely does not apologize for it.Alexandra is a Facebook Ads Coach teaching online entrepreneurs how to automate their businesses through ads and get clients on demand.

    HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

    [01:35] – Monique introduces her guest, Alexandra Ramirez.

     

    [02:08] – Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you and what are you doing?

    • I help online entrepreneurs really create more freedom for their business.

     

    [02:54] – How did you start that business?

    • The main reason why I started my business was that I wanted something for myself. I needed to be able to provide for my family. And also just wanted to be able to like do things however, I want it and be able to make money doing that.

     

    [05:25] – Tell me a little bit about the blood clot issue your husband is suffering from.

    • He does have lupus and I think two other blood disorders.
    • He needs to produce more white blood cells.

     

    [09:45] – What was your experience over that time, especially because once your husband was out, it didn’t just end right there for him, right?

    • I think it’s been very good to get the type of insurance that we have is good because we are actually able to do it out of the military.

     

    [11:36] – If you take it now and look at your journeys, how did that impact you?

    • I think the mentality that I have in my business in my life, no matter what happens, things are gonna happen in your life, you have to be able to push them through it.

     

    [16:15] – Do you think you’re gonna just keep being busy? And just keep on going like this.

    • I don’t know if I call it busy. I believe that it’s more of just putting my mind into an area where I feel comfortable.

     

    [19:22] – Was it a surprise to you that your little brother committed suicide and how did you kind of hear about it?

    •  It wasn’t a huge surprise because he did try it before.

     

    [26:10] – How did you react when your first clients told you they are not going to work with you anymore? And what was your reaction?

    • “I lost these five people, maybe I need to change my entire business.”

     

    [33:08] – What are your plans now for the upcoming future?

    • I’m just really pushing the coaching aspect.

     

    [37:47] – How do your kids deal with your brother killing himself & with your husband having these health issues?

    • They’re not too much into figuring out this kind of stuff yet. But if they ask about certain situations, we’ll definitely talk about those things. 

     

    [44:20] – If you had a wish for yourself or for your family, what would be the one thing that you would want to change?

    • Health for my husband, mental health and physical health.
    • My kids actually getting A’s in school.

     

    [49:10] – What does efficiency mean to you?

    • Doing things correctly.

     

    [49:43] – What would be the three things that you would keep doing in order to get where you are?

    • Focusing on creating a business around my life and not the other way around.

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Things are gonna happen in your life, you have to be able to push through it.

      Alexandra Ramirez

      Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

      Alexandra Ramirez

      Life Lessons, Language & Leveling Up with Ross Johnson

      Life Lessons, Language & Leveling Up with Ross Johnson

      Life Lessons, Language & Leveling Up with Ross Johnson

      Ross Johnson is a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur dedicated to teaching coaches and consultants on how to grow their online businesses.His trajectory was anything but typical. He went from being a broke personal trainer to building two million-dollar businesses in just four years, one of which he exited successfully.In today’s episode, Ross and Monique are talking about how Ross helped hundreds of people grow their online business through his mentorship programs, earning him mentions in various esteemed publications, including Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [01:49] – Monique introduces her guest, Ross Johnson.

       

      [02:03] – You recently started traveling. Tell me about it.

      • I haven’t really been out in the world that much.
      • I went to Dubai, Egypt, and I just went to Paris. 

       

      [10:50] – I’ve seen one of your latest posts, which I thought was pretty interesting. Tell me a little bit about the post.

      • I think it’s not even about that topic.
      • It’s more about the lack of responsibility of people and their use of language in general.
      • Language and the things that you say to people is way more important than what people think it is.

       

      [19:46] –  I feel like sometimes it’s super interesting to also see if you use these patterns with someone that doesn’t know them. So what’s your experience with that when you start using them?

      • It’s challenging to watch your own language all the time. Because you’re always talking.

       

      [22:50] – You started your first businesses when you were in a relationship, right? 

      • I started a lot of businesses. None of them were successful. So the first ones that were successful I started with her.

       

      [23:15] – Have you already been aware of these communication patterns by then?

      • I think we weren’t understanding each other the same way. And that was really challenging for the business.

       

      [29:55] – So what do you think is the number one thing you learned about yourself that was so unexpected to you in this whole business journey so far?

      • I think I didn’t have emotions for a long time.
      • I thought that’s what I needed to do. Money was a huge focus for me as a kid because I grew up super poor and everything in my house was like money was never there. 

       

      [38:15] – Who’s Ross Johnson now?

      • Who I am is a fluid concept I think I’m always someone different.

       

      [45:30] – Tell me what does efficiency mean to you?

      •  Setting yourself up for like a low drag lifestyle.

       

      [46:54] – What are the three things that you would do over and over again to get where you are now?

      • Focus is super important.
      • Solving a real problem is really important.
      • Asking for help earlier would be great.

       

      AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

      IN THIS EPISODE

       

      #Book – Nonviolent Communication by  Marshall B. Rosenberg

      https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/71730.Nonviolent_Communication

      #Book – Mindhacking by John Hargrave
      https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23972780-mind-hacking

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Language and the things that you say to people is way more important than what people think it is.

      Ross Johnson

      Success is inevitable if you just never stop trying.

      Ross Johnson

      People get in arguments because people actually are never saying what they think they’re saying.

      Ross Johnson

      Webtraffic, Win – Win & Wealth-Building with Immy Tariq

      Webtraffic, Win – Win & Wealth-Building with Immy Tariq

      Webtraffic, Win - Win & Wealth-Building with Immy Tariq

      Imran Tariq more commonly known as Immy Tariq is a multiple #1 best selling author as well as being named as one of the top 20 entrepreneurs by Forbes and a world-renowned SEO for Fox News. Imran has been a sought after guest expert on CNN, CNBC, Bravo, A&E, and many other media outlets and is a contributor to Business Insider Entrepreneur, The Today Show. In today's episode Monique & Immy will talk about how to acquire a company & scale it fast, why SEO is key to fast growth and what entrepreneurs completely miss out on these days.

      HOT TOPICS OF THE EPISODE

      [01:41] – Monique introduces her guest, Immy Tariq.

       

      [02:26] – Tell us a little about what you’re actually doing and who you are?

      • I call myself a connector and networker.

       

      [02:49] – How many businesses do you have right now?

        • I got six online companies. 

       

      [03:05] – Where are you exactly right now?

          • In Florida.

      [03:15] – Tell me a little bit about London.

          • It’s cold. It’s miserable and has high taxes.

          [03:41] – When did you leave London and why?

          • I left London in 2015.

          [04:12] – Tell us a little bit about how you are connecting people.

        • I try to stay in the shadows. I like to be in the background.

        [05:39] – How you got started to figuring out your way up to where you are right now?

        • When my dad died. I had to figure out a way to get make money.

        [08:53] – What did you do as a 12-year-old in London then?

      • I became a wizard.

      [11:06] – How was the time for you when you left the UK and move to the US?

    • I moved to Indiana first, they’ve been very racist.
    •  

      [14:53] –  How do you look at what type of company to buy, where to buy them from & how to make the deal?

      • What I like to do when I’m buying companies is to look for recession-proof companies.

       

      [16:50] – What would you say are entrepreneurs doing wrong in their journey to success or what are they not doing?

      • Your environment is what determines your success.
      •  

        [17:58] – Why do you think there is such a big lack of clarity?

      • The first thing I will say is, it comes from a place of a lack of self-love.
      •  

        [21:36] – What do you think is something else that these days entrepreneurs are not doing?

      • They are not focused.
      •  

        [32:41] – What does efficiency mean to you?

      • So efficiency is about getting lots of good stuff for me.
      •  

        [33:05] – Which would be the three things that you would keep repeating in order to get to success again?

      • Sales
      • Good publicity
      • Focused on clarity

       

      AWESOME RESOURCES WE TALKED ABOUT

      IN THIS EPISODE

       

      IMPACTFUL QUOTES OF THIS EPISODE

      Your environment is what determines your success

      Immy Tariq

      You have no choice but to be accountable to yourself.

      Immy Tariq