Podcasts

  • Jan102018
    Article

    Hold ‘Em

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-99-Ray-Rob-Hold-em.mp3In business, a winning hand starts with knowing the game and the players. In this edition of Tough Things...

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  • Jan032018
    Article

    Pricing

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-98-Ray-Rob-Pricing.mp3Entrepreneurs face many challenges, any number of which can lead to failure. As critical as any is pricing your...

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  • Dec272017
    Article

    Making Predictions

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-97-Ray-Rob-Making-Predictions.mp3Crystal balls are useless, but predicting future events and trends is not impossible. In this edition of Tough Things...

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  • Dec202017
    Article

    Stick To It

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-96-Ray-Rob-Stick-To-It.mp3What is worse than procrastination? When you are often starting projects, but never finishing them. In this edition of...

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  • Dec132017
    Article

    Quitting Losing Battles

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-95-Ray-Rob-Losing-Battles.mp3Losing battles … most people have experienced a moment when they realized they were fighting a losing battle, and...

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  • Dec062017
    Article

    Taking Responsibility

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-94-Ray-Rob-Taking-Responsibility.mp3It’s easy to accept responsibility when things are going well, but what happens when it all goes wrong? In...

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  • Nov292017
    Article

    Getting Distracted

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-93-Ray-Rob-Getting-Distracted.mp3Distractions can be deadly to a business. In this edition of Tough Things First, Ray Zinn and guest host...

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  • Nov222017
    Article

    There Is No Pot Of Gold

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-92-Ray-Rob-Pot-Of-Gold.mp3The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is exactly what you’d expect, a fantasy. In this...

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  • Nov152017
    Article

    All You Got

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-91-Ray-Rob-Giving-It-All-You-Got.mp3Running a business isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. Are you giving it all you’ve got? In this edition...

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  • Nov082017
    failure and success in business
    Article

    Improving The Odds Of Success

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-90-Ray-Rob-Odds-of-Success.mp3The odds against a successful new venture are sizable. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth taking the chance....

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  • Nov012017
    Article

    An Entrepreneur’s Worst Enemy

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-89-Ray-Rob-Entrepreneurs-Worst-Enemy.mp3Sometimes the greatest challenge to success is the person staring back at you in the mirror. In this edition...

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  • Oct252017
    Article

    Running On Empty

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-88-Ray-Rob-Running-On-Empty.mp3At some point an entrepreneur may be called upon to “Run on empty,” but how does a successful business...

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  • Oct182017
    Article

    Not Listening, No Sales

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-87-Ray-Rob-Not-Listening.mp3Sales mistakes come in many shapes and sizes, and most can be avoided with proper planning. In this edition...

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  • Oct112017
    Cash is King
    Article

    Cash is King

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-86-Ray-Rob-Cash-is-King.mp3In business money is like air … without it you die. But borrowing might not be the best strategy....

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  • Oct042017
    Article

    Traits and Qualities

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    http://toughthingsfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-85-Ray-Rob-Traits-Qualities.mp3The traits and qualities of a successful entrepreneur may be as varied as the stars in the sky, but...

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