Barbells, Beers, & Benjamins

Mike & Madison Allen

Barbells, Beers, and Benjamins is an entrepreneurial lifestyle podcast hosted by Mike and Madison Allen and published every Wednesday. Mike is a serial entrepreneur, business coach, and marketing subject matter expert. Madison is a small business owner with a deep background in human behavior and psychology. Together, the married pair address the biggest challenges and sticking points that come with entrepreneurship and give practical tips for loving your life outside of your business. So grab a beer, get comfy, and tune into this laidback business podcast. Visit Our Website: https://barbellsbeersandbenjamins.com/ read less
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Waleed Cope - Overcoming Uncertainty: How To Handle Black Swan Events
23-03-2022
Waleed Cope - Overcoming Uncertainty: How To Handle Black Swan Events
In today's uncertain world, it's more important than ever to be prepared for the unexpected. For entrepreneurs, this could mean anything from a natural disaster to a major market crash. No one can predict exactly when or how these events will happen, but by preparing for them you can minimize the impact they have on your business. Waleed Cope is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and small business advisor.In this episode, he shares his insights on how to stay resilient during times of chaos and uncertainty. BEERS FROM THIS EPISODEMike: Left Hand IPAMadison: The Duck Rabit Amber Ale TODAY ON BARBELLS, BEERS, & BENJAMINS:We unpack…What is considered a Black Swan event and why it mattersWaleed’s tips for mitigating risk and being preparedWhy mindset is so important for long-term successAnd much, MUCH more!TOPICS2:34 - Beer Time!5:52 - Black Swan Events Defined7:00 - Waleed’s Experience With Chaos & Uncertainty 16:08 - Tips For Dealing With Black Swan Events20:00 - Considering Current Events23:39 - How These Events Have Shifted Waleed’s Mindset31:17 - Mindset Advice For New Entrepreneurs 35:40 - Waleed Gives Mike Free Business Advice 39:15 - Where To Learn More About WaleedWORDS OF WISDOM“There this thing called Nascar where everybody drives a stock car. And the word stock means they’re all the same. But someone still wins, and someone still loses. And they all have the same tools, the same materials, the same regulations, but somehow someone always wins. And they all have the same playing field. It’s because someone has a different skillset, and someone has a different mindset to use those same materials to be better than their competition.” - Waleed CopeRESOURCE LISTWaleed’s WebsiteWaleed’s LinkedinWaleed on InstagramCommerce & Chill (Waleed’s Podcast)The Soap Box (Waleed’s Business)It’s Not How Good You Are It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul ArdenThe Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas TalebAntifragile by Nassim Nicholas TalebSupport the show
💸 Profit First: Does Your Business Need A Money Management System?
16-02-2022
💸 Profit First: Does Your Business Need A Money Management System?
➔ Are you one of those entrepreneurs who feels like you're swimming in a constant state of financial uncertainty? Do you feel like you could be doing more with your money if only you had a better system for managing it? Are you tired of feeling like your business is at the mercy of your finances? If so, then do we have the episode for you! In today's episode, we discuss the benefits & considerations of implementing the popular money management system Profit Frist into your business. Tune in to learn how to take control of your finances and start making more money!BEERS FROM THIS EPISODEMike: Ale Asylum Demento IPAMadison: Lazy Magnolia Cream Stout TODAY ON BARBELLS, BEERS, & BENJAMINS:We unpack…What Profit First is and what it’s notOur experiences with using it in the past (find out if we still do)Tips for getting started if you determine Profit Frist is a good fit for your businessTOPICS1:42 - Beer Talk 5:10 - What Is Profit First?13:48 - Consensus 15:59 - What Dave Ramsey Thinks…25:31 - What We Think27:13 - What’s Coming Next Week. . . WORDS OF WISDOM“It sounds gimmicky to me. There’s no amount of moving money around through bank accounts that makes money grow. And by the way, I don’t think you should put profit first. You need to put your customer first wisely, thereby creating profit.” - Dave Ramsey "What it teaches you is really the value ultimately." - Madison AllenRESOURCE LISTProfit First by Mike MichalowiczMike Michalowicz’s Profit Frist Ted TalkDave Ramsey’s TakeScammer PaybackLIKE WHAT YOU HEARD?Help us keep bringing you weekly content by… Following us on your favorite podcast platform. Leaving us a review.Telling a friend! CONNECT WITH US!Wander Over to Our WebsiteInteract With Us on InstagramFind Us on FacebookLink Up With Us on LinkedInSee you next week, cheers! - Mike & Madison AllenSupport the show
Why You're Afraid To Start Your Business - And How To Get Over It
09-02-2022
Why You're Afraid To Start Your Business - And How To Get Over It
➔ Are you an entrepreneur with a side-hustle? A brilliant idea for a business, but you're afraid to take the plunge? You're not alone. We all have fears. Heights, spiders, public speaking - the list goes on. But some fears are more common than others, and one of the most common fears is fear of failure. Particularly when it comes to starting your own business. So why are we so scared to take the leap? And more importantly, how can we get over it? In this episode, we'll explore those questions and give you some tips on how to overcome that fear once and for all. Stay tuned!BEERS FROM THIS EPISODEMike: Ellicottville BockMadison: 3 Sheeps OktoberfestTODAY ON BARBELLS, BEERS, & BENJAMINS:We unpack…What’s driving your fear of starting a businessOur tips for dealing with self-doubt and failure as entrepreneurs The honest ups and downs that come with owning a small businessTOPICS4:40 - Beer Talk6:24 - Why You’re Afraid To Start Your Business9:29 - Risks of Being An Entrepreneur11:04 - The Difference Between Risk & Limiting Beliefs14:20 - Overcoming Fear of Failure 17:48 - Shifting Your Mindset24:54 - What’s Coming Next WeekWORDS OF WISDOM“You only have to be right one time.” - Mark Cuban “There’s something to be said for knowing that your not the only one with those fears.” - Madison Allen“If you have 10 business ideas and $10 thousand dollars, a lot of times you’re better off spending that ten thousand dollars testing those ten different ideas than you are going all-in on one of those business ideas”. - Mike AllenRESOURCE LISTA Mans Search For Meaning by Viktor FranklOption B by Sheryl SandbergLIKE WHAT YOU HEARD?Help us keep bringing you weekly content by… Following us on your favorite podcast platform. Leaving us a review.Telling a friend! CONNECT WITH US!Wander Over to Our WebsiteInteract With Us on InstagramFind Us on FacebookLink Up With Us on LinkedInSee you next week, cheers! - Mike & Madison AllenSupport the show
Can't Call In Sick? How To Overcome Illness As An Entrepreneur
02-02-2022
Can't Call In Sick? How To Overcome Illness As An Entrepreneur
If you're like us, you sometimes struggle to take a day off from work, even when you're feeling really sick. That's because as an entrepreneur, your business is always on your mind, and it can be tough to mentally step away from it. But no matter how dedicated you are to your business, there's no benefit to drowning yourself in work when you're ill. So what can you do when illness strikes and prevent it from taking over your life? That's exactly what we unpack in this episode. BEERS FROM THIS EPISODEMike: The Duck-Rabbit Amber AleMadison: River Horse Dual Citizen IPA TODAY ON BARBELLS, BEERS, & BENJAMINS:We unpack…What to do if you get sick and fall behind in your business.Our best tips and strategies for running your business even when you aren’t feeling well. How to overcome the stress or guilt of needing to temporarily step away from your business. TOPICS2:32- Beer Time4:38 - The Costs of Getting Sick As a Business Owner7:48 - How To be Prepared 16:22 - How To Deal With Illness As An Entrepreneur20:10 - Overcoming Guilt For Stepping Away From Your Business22:04 - What’s Coming Next WeekWORDS OF WISDOM“ It’s kind of like repurposing content. If you’re going to do the work, do it one time and make it useful multiple times.” - Mike Allen “How you respond when you’re sick is going to set the example for your team on how they should respond when they’re sick”. - Madison Allen LIKE WHAT YOU HEARD?Help us keep bringing you weekly content by… Following us on your favorite podcast platform. Leaving us a review.Telling a friend! CONNECT WITH US!Wander Over to Our WebsiteInteract With Us on InstagramFind Us on FacebookLink Up With Us on LinkedInSee you next week, cheers! - Mike & Madison AllenSupport the show
Save Hours Every Week By Organizing & Automating Your Life
26-01-2022
Save Hours Every Week By Organizing & Automating Your Life
No matter how much you love your work, there's no denying that being an entrepreneur can be pretty darn exhausting. You're constantly juggling a million things at once, and it feels like there's never enough time in the day to get everything done. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks you can use to automate and organize your life, which will save you hours every week. In this episode, we will show you how.BEERS FROM THIS EPISODEMike: Left Hand Brewing’s St. Vrain TripelMadison:  Left Hand Brewing’s Brewer's Test Kitchen: Dry-Hopped Pineapple Ginger SourTODAY ON BARBELLS, BEERS, & BENJAMINS:We unpack…How to organize and automate the essential elements of your online life as an entrepreneur. Specific tools and resources Mike recommends to make your life easier in the process. Best practices for putting these concepts into action. TOPICS5:46 - Systemize vs automate8:55 - What to organize vs automate 10:45 - Deep dive into organizing26:10 - Automating & filtering32:53 - What’s coming next weekWORDS OF WISDOM“ Everything that you’re going to automate is first going to be organized.” - Mike Allen“ Think of it like a budget, you only have so much money. So you got to tell that money where it goes, the same thing with your time. ” - Mike AllenRESOURCE LISTGoogle Workspace TrelloCalendlySimpletivityInbox When Ready For GmailEpisode 28: Business Book Review: Traction by Gino Wickman LIKE WHAT YOU HEARD?Help us keep bringing you weekly content by… Following us on your favorite podcast platform. Leaving us a review.Telling a friend! CONNECT WITH US!Wonder over to our websiteInteract with us on InstagramFind us on FacebookLink up with us on LinkedInSee you next week, cheers! - Mike & Madison AllenSupport the show