eWS Mini Ep 002: How To Conquer Analysis Paralysis AKA Dream Killer | Chris Tain

June 30, 2016
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Welcome back to the eWorkSuccess show. I'm Chris Tain your host and this is another Mini Episode. If this is your first time listening then welcome and thanks for joining me! I do these mini episodes to help you get inspired, stay motivated and keep moving forward. Kind of like a little boost to get you going in the right direction. This is a quick episode about “How To Conquer Analysis Paralysis, AKA The Dream Killer! Ready, Set, Let's do this!


Have you ever had a great product or service idea, researched it like crazy and never follow through? Maybe you were uncertain or the timing wasn't right for your idea. Well, you are not alone. I've worked with hundreds of small business owners and over-thinking business ideas is a common problem. The good news is, if you have the right mindset you can stop over-analyzing, start doing and finally put your ideas in motion. I have some quick tips to help you move forward and I'll share a low cost way to validate your business idea without breaking the bank.

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eWS 008: From Cancer to Successful Business | Loren Brill Shares Her Personal Journey

June 9, 2016
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Welcome to this weeks eWorkSuccess episode! I was honored to have Loren Brill from Sweet Loren's join me on the show.

Loren was diagnosed with cancer the summer after graduating from college at the age of 22. She channeled her energy into learning more about healthy food and nutrition. One problem, she's always had a sweet tooth and finding healthy dessert options was very difficult. She solved that problem by starting her own company right from her kitchen. Loren is the founder and CEO of Sweet Loren's, an all natural award winning cookie dough that is super easy to bake and tastes great! Loren shares her personal journey and how she managed to become successful in the cookie biz. Don't miss this episode!

In This Episode

  • Loren shares how she started the Sweet Loren's cookie dough company. She talks about her struggles and how her terrible illness sparked the idea for her business.
  • We discuss Loren's humble beginnings and what makes her cookies different.
  • Learn about healthy dessert options and why the market is demanding more.
  • I asked Loren how long it takes to start making money with homemade baked goods.
  • Loren shares a funny story about her first TV appearance and how it was almost a disaster!
  • Learn about building business relationships and how surrounding yourself with like-minded people can really make a difference.
  • We discuss how Loren scaled her business and what it takes to be successful in the food industry.
  • Loren shares some of her most important tips for business and life.
  • Learn about Loren's personal experience with trusted advisers and how you can benefit from mentors.
  • Loren shares her latest healthy dessert option coming to a store near you! 

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eWS Mini Ep: How To Celebrate Your Small Wins and Keep Your Momentum | Chris Tain

May 26, 2016
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Welcome back to the eWorkSuccess show! We are changing it up this week. This is our first mini episode to help you get inspired, stay motivated and keep moving forward. Ready, set, let's do this!

Have you ever felt like you've spent weeks or months trying to achieve your goals but life seems to get in the way? I'm referring to the times when you feel like your just spinning your wheels. When you look around you see successful people doing great things, what makes them so different? On this episode I dive into How To Celebrate Your Small Wins And Keep Your Momentum!

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eWS 007: Pat Bergeson’s Journey as a Musician and Entrepreneur

May 12, 2016
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Welcome back! Pat Bergeson joins eWorkSuccess from Nashville for a session about his personal journey as a musician and entrepreneur. Do what you love and the money will come!

Hey everyone, welcome back to the eWorkSuccess show! Many of you know how difficult it can be to make a living as a musician and my guest on this episode is no different. I invited my long time friend Pat Bergeson to join me on the show. Pat shares his journey from almost giving up on his music career to landing a Nashville TV gig with Chet Atkins. I admire Pat for never giving up on his dream of becoming a professional musician and entrepreneur. He's always had a "do what you love and the money will come" mindset. He's an awesome musician and entrepreneur that really worked hard to become a staple in Nashville.

Pat is a guitarist and harmonica player, that covers jazz, blues, rock and finger style. He has been in the studio with Lyle Lovett, Alison Krauss, Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Peter Frampton, Michael McDonald,Tommy Emmanuel, Toby Keith, Wynonna Judd and the list goes on. He has been a teacher and producer, played on many Grammy Award-winning records, and has appeared on many movie soundtracks. I'm honored to have him join me on the show.

InThis Episode

  • Pat shares how he started as a drummer and crossed over to playing the guitar.

  • We chat about his early days as a musician and some of the classic records that had an influence on him.

  • Pat talks about his first guitar purchase and how he passed up the opportunity to buy a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top worth over $20,000 today.

  • I ask Pat about his touring years with Chet Atkins and he shares a funny story.

  • Pat shares his personal journey from almost giving up his music career in New York to landing a TV music gig in Nashville.

  • Learn about Pat's preparation for music sessions, live shows and how he stays fresh.

  • Pat shares tips for up and coming musicians and what not to do if you make a mistake on stage.

  • We chat about Pat's #1 tip and his advice for all musicians.

  • Learn how Pat makes money as a musician, teacher and entrepreneur.

  • Don't miss the audio clips of Pat playing the guitar and harmonica at the end of this podcast! He is joined by guitar wizards Richard Smith and Guthrie Trapp. These guys are all fantastic! 

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eWS 006: Millennial Product Idea to 412K on Kickstarter with Marc Rosenberg

May 5, 2016
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Welcome to our second eWS GrassRoots episode! Marc Rosenberg  joins eWorkSuccess for a candid conversation about his crowdfunding experience and product challenges. Marc shares his inside perspective, thoughts about new product ideas and what inventors should not do!

I was browsing the Kickstarter website and I stumbled on The Edge Desk and thought it looked like a great product. I reached out to Marc Rosenberg and here we are! He's from Chicago and has led marketing for some of the most notable consumer products made. He’s best known for having launched the toy Furby in 1998 with Tiger Electronics. I had no idea 41 million toy Furby's sold in a year and a half and they are still selling today! Marc went on to head marketing for Hasbro and for the past decade has focused on inventing and marketing products for Millennials and others. His newest product, The Edge Desk is an acknowledgement that we’ve changed how we live and work globally. The days of being chained to a giant uncomfortable desk are a thing of the past and he’s ready to shake things up and help everyone, you guessed it, live on the edge! This is a great opportunity to learn from a product marketing expert.

The Edge Desk team includes Marc Rosenberg, Steve and Jeff Rehkemper and Jeff Jones. Rehkemper ID is one of the most respected inventing and development groups in the nation. With more than 100 patents to their credit, the brothers have invented numerous acclaimed health, electronics and toy items. Jeff Jones led product development for products like the original Furby at Tiger. Jeff has brought hundreds of best selling toys to kids worldwide!

In This Episode

  • Marc shares how the idea for a desk alternative evolved and what sparked the invention.

  • Learn about a breakthrough moment in one of those goofy massage chairs.

  • We talk about the importance of identifying your product audience or users before investing time and money in your ideas.

  • Learn about Marc's reasons for keeping The Edge Desk private without help from outside investors.

  • Marc shares his inside experience with prototypes and product challenges.

  • Learn about Jeff Rehkemper's aha moment with Marc and how he accidentally improved The Edge Desk functionality.

  • Marc shares his insight about United States patents, the process and what to expect.
  • Marc shares some product developer value bombs, tips and what inventors should not do! 

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eWS 005: Military Man to Online Solopreneur with Matt Martinez

April 28, 2016
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Welcome to the first eWorkSuccess Grassroots Episode! 

The grassroots episodes are about how everyday people are following their passion, taking action and building their niche business. You will get to hear first-hand how my guests get started and why they decided to dive into a particular business niche. We included a little patch of grass on the artwork for each Grassroots Episode so look for that when you visit eWorkSuccess.com. Let's get started!


I'm super excited to have Matt Martinez join me on the show! First, I want to shout out a big "Thank You" to Matt. He served 12 years in the military and still serves as a reservist in the Air Force. I believe in recognizing our men and women in uniform and I encourage everyone to do the same. Matt is currently a solopreneur that spends his time developing online courses for various niches. He developed the first Network Marketing MBA, a business course for the network marketing and direct selling industry. He has a second course in development, How To Create a Course in 30 Days! where he shows you how to turn your knowledge and passion into an online, profitable course that sells! 

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eWS 004: Corporate Grind to Best-Selling Author with Joanna Penn

April 21, 2016
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Are you ready to rock your success? Joanna Penn joins eWorkSuccess for a chat from the UK. She shares her journey from corporate grind to best-selling author.

Joanna is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling thriller author, and non-fiction author. She helps indie authors go from full-time job to full-time entrepreneur. Voted as one of The Guardian UK Top 100 creative professionals and founder of The Creative Penn podcast and blog. Joanna shares her journey from crying at her job to a freedom lifestyle. We had a good chat and she shares some great tips for indie authors!

In This Episode

  • Learn about her struggles and how she finally achieved her dream of having a freedom lifestyle.

  • We talk about the importance of joining a group of like-minded authors or entrepreneurs for support after making the leap from your job.

  • Joanna shares her insight about fiction and non-fiction author websites, social media and why these are important considerations.

  • We discuss the importance of exercise and good health for authors.

  • How the economy influenced Joanna's marketing decisions and her worldwide approach to book sales.

  • Learn how Joanna helps indie authors go from full-time job to full-time entrepreneur with The Creative Penn platform. She shares tips, tools and resources that are great for authors.

  • Learn about Joanna's Author 2.0 Blueprint and how this free ebook helps indie authors.

  • Joanna shares her thoughts about the ACX audio narration service compared to recording her own voice for audio books.

  • Find out where Joanna gets her inspiration after writing 18 books!

  • Joanna shares a student success story and how her online courses can help indie authors.

  • I make a prediction about Joanna's work and she hints about a screenplay! 

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eWS 003: Part Time Hustle to National Success with Nick Loper

April 14, 2016
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Welcome back to the eWorkSuccess podcast! Nick Loper joined me for a candid side hustle conversation.

Nick is the founder and host of the Side Hustle Nation show. He's an author, entrepreneur, and life-long student in the game of business. Nick shares his part-time side hustle beginnings, why Google shut him down and how he finally managed to leave his day job. At the time of this recording Nick and his wife just brought their new baby home a couple weeks prior. He had every excuse to cancel our meeting so I give him major props. Congratulations!, I wish you all the best with your new family member.

In This Episode

  • Nick shares how he started his first part-time side hustle. He talks about a time when he really struggled and how he managed to get through a Google nightmare.
  • Learn about what it takes to start and maintain a side hustle while holding down a job.
  • Learn about diversifying your income so you are not dependent a single source.
  • Learn about Nick's transition from side hustles to podcasting and national success.
  • We discuss risk vs. reward and what it means to be successful.
  • Nick shares some of his tools and tips for side hustlers. Learn about his favorite tool for boosting Pinterest followers.
  • Learn about my Twitter engagement test and what I discovered.
  • Learn how to get your audio book produced by a professional without spending a dime! 

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eWS 002: 40k in 90 days with Scott Voelker | Amazon FBA

April 7, 2016
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Welcome back to the eWorkSuccess podcast! I'm super excited to have Scott Voelker join me on the show.

Scott is the founder and host of The Amazing Seller podcast, a TOP Ranked Business show where he helps regular, everyday people start selling products that MAKE MONEY on Amazon.com. Scott started his own Amazon business and generated over $300k in his first 12 months. He has now taught and inspired thousands of new Entrepreneurs, through his “Take Action” approach!

In This Episode

I did a question and answer style interview with Scott. He rocked the interview with tons of information and tips for our listeners. I've been listening to his podcasts for a couple of months. He is crushing it with Amazon FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) private label products and his workshops are excellent!

Scott answers my "Am I on the right track with this product?" question, shares some of his best strategies and the 5 step process every seller should know before offering private label products. We get into the How To, Why and Expectations when starting an Amazon FBA business.

Questions I Asked In This Episode

Q1. What is FBA?

Q2. How did you go from $0 to $40,000 in 90 days?

Q3. Can anyone do this or do you need to be an Amazon guru?

Q4. Why are Private Label products the best way to go?

Q5. I ask Scott for feedback about one of my product ideas. He gives me his expert feedback and guidance.

Q6. How do you find products to sell? Do you use any software tools to help?

Q7. How do you promote your products so they stand out from the masses?

Q8. What do you consider a good flow of sales and profits each day?

Q9. Can you share the basic steps a new seller goes through when they launch their first product?

Q10. How long does it take to start making money?

Q11. What are two or three of the most important tips you can share with our listeners to increase product sales?

Q12. What do you cover in your free workshop?

Q13. Can you share a success story from one of your students that started with say $500 of inventory? 

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eWS 001: Aaron Walker Shares His Personal Journey | Overcoming Challenges in Life and Business

March 31, 2016
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Welcome to the eWorkSuccess podcast! I was honored to have Aaron Walker join me to kickoff the show.

Aaron started his first business at 18, and sold it to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later, demonstrating his passion for success. Unwilling to rest on past success alone, Aaron started, bought, and sold 8 successful companies over the past 37+ years. He offers a lifetime of wisdom and how to thrive as a business owner. Aaron shares an incredible personal journey you won't want to miss!

In This Episode

  • Aaron shares how he started his first business. He talks about a time when he really struggled and how he managed to get through a horrible tragedy.
  • Learn about the negative impact of using the word "can't"
  • Learn about building business relationships and how surrounding yourself with like-minded people can really make a difference.
  • We discuss risk vs. reward and what it means to be successful.
  • Aaron shares some of his most important tips for business and life.
  • Learn about Aaron's personal experience with trusted advisers and how you can benefit from mastermind groups.
  • Aaron shares his transition into a business and life coach as the founder of View From The Top. He offers a free gift to our listeners.

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Are you letting fear and doubts keep you from a freedom lifestyle? Many business owners become complacent and fail without the help of trusted advisers. Learn how to live a successful life with significance at View From The Top. Head over to the VFTT website and download your free gifts.

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Can't couldn't do it and Could did it all!

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