Scale Up With Nick Bradley

Scale Up With Nick Bradley

By Nick Bradley

Welcome to “Scale Up with Nick Bradley”.

In this podcast, we will show you how to scale up your business and your life! So you can achieve greater freedom, wealth and impact, and live life on your terms.

Ranked #1 business podcast in the U.K. on iTunes and Spotify, we will help you go from start-up to scale-up and beyond:
How to significantly grow your business; how to create commercial strategies that drive predictable revenue; how to leverage systems and processes to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment; how to generate fast scale via business acquisitions; how to exit your business for life-changing money; ultimately, how to build your empire!

You can only scale a business to the level of your identity, so week in and week out we'll be bringing you inspiring guests to help you on your journey. You see, it's not just about spreadsheets and strategies ... it's about mindset, skillset, purpose and belief - learning from people doing extraordinary things, and making a bigger impact - so you can too.

Introducing your host - entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley:
- Over 10 years in Private Equity
- 117 acquisitions
- 25 business exits
- $5.3bn in deals
- #1 ranking business podcast in the UK … over 300,000 downloads in 130 countries
- “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up!"

Contact details:
- nick@fielding.global
- https://suyb.global/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/scaleupyourbusinesscommunity

Episodes

The Definitive Guide To Strategic Planning

Nick provides an all-encompassing, definitive guide to strategic planning, inspired by the Empire Elite mastermind group - the complete methodology that'll allow you to turn around a flagging business, scale to an exit in a short amount of time, and build value for shareholders and wealth for ourselves. Check out this episode's bonus slides: https://youtu.be/gOmOaEWecHg KEY TAKEAWAYS Having too much structure when you're in true startup mode, can be detrimental and hold you back. You need the freedom to be able to experiment with agility and pace. Structure is vital when you go from startup to scale-up. You need processes and systems that drive growth in order to achieve predictability. You must have a clear vision about the goals you are trying to reach in order to plan around that and create strategies in order to achieve it. A strong, strategic framework adds value to any investor or potential buyers as it mitigates risk, and shows the proof behind what you have done so far. It demonstrates that growth and value can extend into the future. BEST MOMENTS 'You can use this frame work to plan your business, plan your goals and outcomes, and ultimate exit' 'The whole nature of startup is about trying things out - testing and iterating' 'The whole definition of scaling is being able to grow through people and process' 'You can't hope your way to an outcome' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Find out now by taking our brand new assessment tool: https://highvalueexit.scoreapp.com Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assistSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/12/22·31m 2s

John Caudwell On Becoming A Billionaire

John Caudwell is a billionaire businessman, most famous for founding phone retailer Phones 4u, as well as investing in fashion and real estate. John is also one of the world's most renowned philanthropists, and according to the Sunday Times Rich List in 2022, is worth £1.58 billion. John joins Nick to talk about his fascinating journey, recently documented in his new book 'Love, Pain and Money', as well as the principles he's acquired throughout his journey that have enabled him to achieve an unprecedented level of success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Bullies will always find a reason to make life rough for some people, whether it's their race, creed or background. What they don't realise is that this abuse only helps us to form an armour that lasts a lifetime. You earn respect by demonstrating to the world that you're fearless, and that you're willing to put yourself out there in order to grow. Scale is most effective when led by a true leader - someone who motivates and drives others to do better and reach higher. That target in life should always be happiness. It's up to you to decide what that comprises. if it's wealth, then work hard. If it's time, then make that happen for yourself. BEST MOMENTS  'I had to fight for survival' 'You've got be immensely confident in your ability to perform' 'I was lucky that I had the strength to fight against it all' 'All I want for them is to be happy, and to leave the world a better place than when they found it'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  John Caudwell - https://johncaudwell.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/12/22·49m 18s

Scale Back: Managing Your Mindset Amid Chaos

In this very special 300th episode of Scale Up With Nick Bradley, Nick is joined by Mark Drager for an all new type of show - Scale Back - in which he and Mark will take a monthly look at the business world and use their unique and broad perspectives to not only reflect on what's hot in business, but also to answer any burning questions you may have. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sometimes all it takes is a kind, thoughtful word from someone you admire, to reinforce the path you've chosen for yourself. It takes courage to put yourself out there, in business and life. Not only do you grow, but you gradually separate yourself from the people around you. A personal brand does not suit everyone. It all depends on what your aims are, what the business is that you're trying to grow, and whether a personal brand suits you. Keeping your promises is essential in building trust, but also essential in providing self-accountability. If people can rely on you, then you add points to your credibility. BEST MOMENTS 'Every time you take a bolder step forward, you're choosing to separate yourself from the pack' 'Some things connect with me because it's a message I need to hear at that time' 'Do what you say you're going to do, when you're going to do it, without exception' 'The lowest level of valuation is implementation' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  Mark Drager - https://www.markdrager.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/11/22·1h 5m

10 Sure-fire Ways To Screw Up Your Investor Pitch

There are many guides out there that'll point you towards the things you should definitely include in your investor pitch, but how about the things you need to avoid? In this episode, Nick details ten aspects you must avoid if you want your investor pitch to land effectively! KEY TAKEAWAYS Prospecting and talking to potential investors without building rapport beforehand, is a sure-fire way to reduce your chances of the pitch succeeding. Preparation is everything. You need to know your pitch inside and out. Pitching is about telling a story, and every story needs its dramatic moments, so work them out beforehand Remember that the pitch is about the investor, not a chance to talk about yourself at length. Think about your audience and research them in advance. You can't always count on the time you'll be given, so make different size versions of your pitch. prepare a short version, a long version and a medium version, so that you can maximise the impact you have with the time you're given. BEST MOMENTS 'Sometimes you've got to influence in order to sell something' 'You've got to pitch in life to get what you want' 'Build a relationship first, before you ask for anything' 'You've got to put in the work' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/11/22·17m 21s

Jeff Lerner On How To Unlock Your Potential

Jeff Lerner is a business owner, content creator, author, public speaker, master at internet marketing, father, husband, and fitness enthusiast. He runs multiple, profitable, online businesses and has over a decade of experience as a successful entrepreneur. Jeff joins Nick this week to talk about the. ways you can unlock your true potential by sharing the story of his own journey - from broke jazz musician to global CEO and business founder - and how by ignoring the collective and following the entrepreneurial spirit we can create life changing results. KEY TAKEAWAYS There are always moments in life where your journey is sent off into a wild direction and everything changes. If you follow these opportunities then they can often lead into something that unlocks your true potential. As entrepreneurs, we follow a different path to the "collective" - we strike out on our own and make a better future for ourselves. This is how legacy begins. If we surround ourselves with aspirational people, then it drives us to do better - to reach higher. The earlier we get this inspiration, the higher we can climb. Never be afraid to break a promise if the circumstances change. Promises we make to others in our less experienced years can often leave us broken in the present. It's okay to change the game if it'll make life better for us. BEST MOMENTS 'There are inflection moments when your life changes' 'Civilisation is the process of setting man free from men' 'I'm this broke piano player kid, going into $50 million mansions, while millionaires and billionaires are being served dinner' 'It's the defining choice of my life'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  Jeff Lerner - https://jefflernerofficial.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/22·1h 1m

How To Speed Up Implementation & Increase Performance

How can you speed up the implementation of ideas in your business so as to increase performance? In this episode, Nick offers you a practical guide to getting those systems, methodologies and ideas into practice, so as to best accelerate growth and fulfil your business's true potential. KEY TAKEAWAYS With the uncertainty of the world right now, there are even more opportunities to make impact as an entrepreneur. We can much better create freedom and wealth for ourselves. Speed of implementation is the time span for coming up with an initiative, to the time it takes to be baked into your business. The faster you implement, the more successful you will be. Vision, goals, priorities - they come from focus. The more focussed you are on what you're trying to create, and how to get there, the quicker you'll make it happen. Precision is the quickest and most efficient way from A to B. Don't be swayed by side roads. Keep your eyes on the goal and move forward. BEST MOMENTS  'Now is the best time to be an entrepreneur' 'Perfect doesn't exist' 'The business owners who have unwavering focus are the ones who implement the quickest' 'Once we make a decision we take action on it' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/11/22·21m 19s

Tom Wheelwright On Making Taxes Fun

Taxes aren't the most enjoyable thing on any business owner's mind, but with a little reframing, they can be! This week, Nick is joined by Tom Wheelwright, the best-selling author of 'Tax-Free Wealth', who discusses the ways in which we can make sure that we have more money in our pockets, including money mindset and tax efficiency in order to build wealth. KEY TAKEAWAYS  An effective expert should never spend time telling you about himself. He should always be asking you the questions so as to better guide you towards a solution. Governments use the tax laws to manipulate the economy. Providing tax reliefs is a way of incentivising private investors to reinforce infrastructure. The wealthiest people in the world are the ones who focus on what they're good at, and what they are attracted to. You always must take your business to the places int he world where you get the best tax breaks. The great successes don't get there without that kind of tax relief. BEST MOMENTS 'If you're creating your wealth directly, you'll make a much higher return' 'The number one job of an advisor is to ask questions' 'Wealth is created in the mind, not by your hands' 'It's okay to be rich. It's okay to build wealth' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  Tom Wheelwright - https://tomwheelwright.com/resources/tax-free-wealth/ ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/22·1h 0m

Do You Have These 3 Crucial Roles In Your Business?

Nick delivers an impactful message this week, guiding you through the three crucial roles that every business needs in order to scale effectively and achieve robust success. KEY TAKEAWAYS  You might have the best people in the world, but if they are not working to an optimal cadence, and within the right culture, then you'll never get the best out of them. A human resources leader is essential. Even if you're the CEO, you can't be responsible for building out an amazing team. You can set the tone and offer guidelines, but your HR leader on the ground will be the one who gets it done. Having a CFO who can make sense of your numbers and lay out that financial roadmap, will make your business not just robust, but far more sellable when the time comes. BEST MOMENTS 'You can't scale a business unless you can effectively build a team' 'Dominate markets in strategic ways, not just tactical ways' 'You should be defining the culture in terms of values and behaviours' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/10/22·19m 51s

Vishen Lakhiani On How Meditation Can Change Your Life

Vishen Lakhiani is an entrepreneur, author, and activist on a mission to raise human consciousness. He founded Mindvalley in 2003 with the goal of bringing together the world’s top educators under one platform, to usher in a new era for humanity that is more empowered, connected, and collaborative than the status quo. Vishen joins Nick today to talk about his incredible goal of aiming to reach a billion people worldwide, so as to further the collective consciousness of the human species, as well as a surprising revelation about his opinions on meditation, and how it can be better used to change people's lives. KEY TAKEAWAYS  When we set ourselves goals, we need to make sure that the methods we use to reach them are appropriate. Often, we use meditation in the wrong way. We use it to solve the wrong kinds of problems, meaning that it is inefficient. Meditation comes in many forms, but the one most widely adopted by the west is the form by where we clear our minds and spend long periods of time in silence. However, there are better, more efficient forms out there. Compassion may be seen as a "fluffy" in the world of business. But it's only seen that way by entrepreneurs with outdated models of business. Financial success can be attained through being driven. But there is a lack of sustainability in this pursuit. Being too driven can lead to burnout, or even a reversal of one's fortunes. BEST MOMENTS 'What we've built as a platform is essential to entrepreneurs' 'The best forms of meditation are active meditation approaches' 'We use a specific compassion protocol that in two minutes, activates compassion as a muscle within you' 'You have to find a balance between output and rejuvenation' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  Vishen Lakhiani - https://www.vishen.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/10/22·49m 21s

The Biggest Mistakes I've Made In Business

Just because we gain more experience over time in business, doesn't necessarily mean that we stop making mistakes. In this candid episode, Nick opens up about the errors he's made, the lessons he's learned from each one, and the ways in which you can avoid the same setbacks. KEY TAKEAWAYS The more polarising you are, the better. If you're existing solely in the "grey area" then you're not standing out to anyone. When you set goals that are harder to achieve than you believe - a moonshot - then even if you only get 70% of the way there, you'll still have achieved excellence. If you're not scaling or growing quickly right now, you may need to ask yourself if you have strong enough partnerships in place to allow you to achieve your goals. Cash reserves are wise to have, but you also need to make sure you're investing in growth. If you don't, then you risk breaking the growth cycle. BEST MOMENTS 'It doesn't matter what stage of business you're at, you can still repeat patterns' 'What would happen if you elevated your thinking?' 'You cannot build something substantial alone' 'Cash flows to people who value it most, from people who value it least' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/10/22·27m 29s

Learnings From Funnel Hacking Live 2022

In this very special episode, Nick presents directly from Funnel Hacking Live 2022 with associate Rob Williams, to discuss the most impactful lessons they have accumulated from this incredible event. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Marketing and advertising used to have to rely on precise targeting at the correct time. Direct response marketing required an action to be taken, and many think this art has gone away - but it hasn't. Marketing is initially about gaining views, then engaging and eliciting an emotional response in order to gain action, and then on to conversion. Effective branding leads to the initiation of a tribe - a community - who become believers in your message. Establishing this is the key to longevity and passive marketing on your part. There are two types of individuals - the drifters and the driven. When you are faced with issues, the drifters will give in, but the driven will see it through to the end. BEST MOMENTS  'There are more messages hitting us than ever before' 'Direct response is all about speed' 'Data plays such a valuable part' 'Anything is possible by following a well-defined set of principles' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/09/22·49m 14s

How To Make More Money In Your Business

Every business owner and entrepreneur wants to make more money for their business, but sometimes lose track of the simplest ways of doing so. In this episode, Nick shares some fundamental strategies that'll greatly increase your money-making potential in no time. KEY TAKEAWAYS The three pillars of revenue are: get more customers, do repeat business with those customers, and sell higher ticket prices. Many think that spending money on advertising will guarantee customers. You can also get more customers through networking and referral. Price has value above and beyond the transaction. You can use price as a strategic drive in itself. If you're too cheap then you risk repelling your ideal client. BEST MOMENTS 'You've got to master the fundamentals if you want to scale your business' 'Cash is king in business' 'Sometimes the only way to reach a premium client is through established networks' 'The perception of price is important' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/09/22·18m 37s

Dr Patty Ann Tublin On The Importance Of Trust

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Relationship Toolbox LLC, a training and development consulting firm specialising in the development of emotional intelligence and other “soft” skills that promote optimal individual and group performance that impacts the bottom line. As a relationship, Communication and Emotional Intelligence expert, Dr. Patty Ann understands that a company’s people are its most important asset. Dr Tublin joins Nick this week to talk about the issue of trust, emotional intelligence and how it can grow optimal performance, the conscious and unconscious emotions we go through, and how vulnerability can be part of building trust. KEY TAKEAWAYS Performance issues affect us all, but in general these are caused by personal issues that hold people back. It is the job of a high performance coach to help others to surmount these issues. Patterns of behaviour can impact our performance at work, and also impacts how people do or do not want to relate to us. Negative feedback allows you to grow, so always ask for it wherever possible. Never be afraid to confront the difficult things, because that's where the greatest learnings are found. The most successful people always aim to see the good in people first. Failures, to them, create energy and not defeat. BEST MOMENTS  'Emotional intelligence is the thing that helps us to understand the impact we have on others' 'Negative feedback allows you to grow' 'If you stop learning then you start dying' 'Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit?  Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  Dr Patty Ann Tublin - https://drpattyann.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/09/22·56m 32s

My Three Non-Negotiable Productivity Hacks

Nick shares the three productivity hacks he always uses without question, in order to 10x productivity, and which you can use to become the best version of yourself. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sleep is an essential tool in making sure you're ready to hit the day hard. Without proper rest, you can't hope to do your best work. Try to schedule meetings after midday. This gives you time to acclimatise to the day and get things done before other people need your time. Aim to hit five key deliverables in a day. Think about this in terms of results or outcomes. Hitting your aims provides consistency. BEST MOMENTS 'The best morning routine starts the evening before' 'You can do stuff that's really important for you' 'The secret to success is to write down what you need to accomplish and actually do it'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit? Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/09/22·13m 24s

Rob Dube On Managing & Maximising Your Energy

Rob Dube is the CEO of The 10 Disciplines For Managing And Maximising Your Energy - a video based journey that teaches people ten powerful and customisable disciplines to manage and maximise energy so that you can optimise your life. Rob joins Nick to talk about personal development, mental wellbeing and the impact it can have on your career, and how you too can optimise your energy and your life. KEY TAKEAWAYS  We should never seek to eliminate our egos, as they can show up for us in powerful ways, too. We just need to be more aware of when they show up at the wrong time. Meditation has become ubiquitously known as something "everyone should do", but it might not necessarily be right for you. You have to find out what the right things are for yourself. Once we begin to work on our inner selves, that's when the breakthroughs happen. Our creativity begins to ignite and accelerate. People are addicted to work and don't realise it. This means they're on the verge of burning out, and vacationing can't solve that. It takes an overhaul of lifestyle in order to repair BEST MOMENTS 'Our egos can protect us in good ways, too' 'Just allow things to be, and try to bring yourself back to the present moment. Remember how precious that present moment is' 'That's when our creativity begins sparking' 'Let it go. Find new things. Be curious about what it's like to be bored' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Are you ready to create your high-value exit? Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment  Rob Dube - https://www.forbes.com/sites/robdube/?sh=4a078c85505d ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/09/22·1h 0m

10 Lessons From A Billion Dollar Exit

What does it take to create a billion dollar exit? Strategy and timing are essential. But having worked through these scenarios, Nick is here this week to share 10 vital lessons from the billion dollar exits he's personally worked on. KEY TAKEAWAYS Achieving a ten-figure exit is a truly special event, but there's a huge difference between a billion-dollar valuation and a billion-dollar exit. Other than ego or status, you don't need to get near the billion dollar figure in order to truly change your life. A billion dollar exit revolves around solving billion dollar problems. These are the huge issues that prove truly life-changing. When someone buys a business for a great amount, they're not buying the value today, but what it'll be worth in the future. BEST MOMENTS 'Don't think that you have to create one of these things in order to have a great life' 'What is that life-changing number?' 'Big multiples happen when you can draw a straight line between performance today and performance in the future' 'An exit is a transfer of value' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/09/22·24m 3s

Brad Blazar On How To Raise Capital

Formerly the CEO of a small oil company, Brad Blazar is a highly sought after speaker on the subject of raising capital. Having raised in excess of $2 Billion dollars, today he mentors others around the world as part of a global coaching business on how to raise funds from high net worth investors to build, buy, and scale a business - or fund a special project like real estate. Brad joins Nick this week for masterclass in the art of raising capital, how to use it effectively, how to get clever with other people's money, as well as Brad's own journey of discovery. KEY TAKEAWAYS Helping others to learn how to raise money helps them to change their lives for the better. Philanthropy isn't just about quick wins - it's about passing on positivity to effect change. There isn't a right or wrong way to get in front of the right investors. Networking meetings are effective, and by definition, everyone attending is always looking to either invest or help investments be made. Never be too eager to pitch your idea too early. Use the power of patience. If you follow the process and tease out the conversation, then money will be the result. As you go through the process, remember that there are different forms of capital that people can bring to table - from financial to intellectual. BEST MOMENTS 'If I can be the catalyst in helping others to raise money, then I can change lives' 'Nobody's going to invest in you until they trust you' 'You can't pitch an idea on the first or second call' 'Someone in the world is waking up with the resources that you need' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Brad Blazar - https://www.bradblazar.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/09/22·54m 47s

What Does Prosperity Mean To You?

Nick talks about the value of finding the perfect balance between what work and life look like, and the true meaning of what it is to be prosperous. KEY TAKEAWAYS Life should be designed in a way that allows us to live on our own terms. Life and work should be indistinguishable. Find your polaris point or north star. It is the thing that sits ahead of you that you are constantly striving to reach. You have to have an endgame, even if you never reach it. You have to clear on your values - the things that help you to make decisions. BEST MOMENTS 'The master in the art of living, makes little distinction between work and play' 'It's the thing that we are working towards, driving us forward' 'I've got purpose, a mission, a north star' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/09/22·19m 32s

Ken Eslick On The Mindset Of Leadership

Ken Eslick has led and trained hundreds of sales executives, sales leaders, and operational leaders from all over the country, learning from the best in the process. He is a lifetime honoree in "Who’s Who in Business” and has won multiple Outstanding Achievement and Presidents Club awards, as well as acting as one of a small group of trainers worldwide with the Anthony Robbins companies, traveling the globe and helping people maximize their potential both personally and professionally. Ken joins Nick to discuss personal leadership and mindset required, and what it really takes to be a successful, impactful leader. KEY TAKEAWAYS Effective scale can only be enacted to the level of your identity. This requires a full understanding of yourself and what lights you up. The search for self-fulfilment isn't always a clear one. Sometimes we are guided by the fact that answers are out there somewhere. Consistency is very powerful. We have to take a look at our own identity, however we define ourselves. You need to look at the life you're leading and decide for yourself if you're happy or not. If there's something dragging you down, it might be time to re-evaluate some areas. BEST MOMENTS 'You can only scale a business to the level of your identity' 'I didn't have all the answers. But what I did know was that there were answers' 'The strongest force is to be consistent with our own identity' 'You've got to grind towards it and when you get there you grind again' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Ken Eslick LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/keneslick/ ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/08/22·52m 49s

Lessons From An 8-Figure Mastermind

Having just returned from an incredible learning event, Nick is here to share some of the most fascinating and empowering teachings, so as to help you move ever closer towards true freedom. KEY TAKEAWAYS The most efficient way of moving forward and growing as a person, is to surround yourself by people who've walked the path before you, and invest in yourself continuously. A master mind isn't just about one person on a stage preaching to the room. It's about the shared community of skill sets, and encouraging each other to grow. Strategising is only part of the cycle. You need to implement the learnings and make "the rubber hit the road" in order to grow. BEST MOMENTS 'The reason that we are entrepreneurs is that we want freedom' 'The quickest way to get from A to B is to get out of your comfort zone' 'Perhaps it's about taking more considered action' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/08/22·21m 47s

Dave Fulk On Scaling With Operational Precision

As the CEO of Reputation Rhino, Dave Fulk is a master at helping Business owners turn ideas into action by overcoming challenges and removing obstacles preventing growth. His "superpower" is asking the right questions while being a solution oriented outside-of-the-box thinker and finding revenue opportunities that most people miss. Dave joins Nick today to deliver an astounding masterclass on establishing operational precision - the setting up of systems and processes that allow your business to grow organically, and scale to hitherto undreamed of size. KEY TAKEAWAYS No matter what your circumstances, there is always someone worse off than you. Each day you're alive is a chance to show gratitude for the blessings in your life. Sometimes, we spend so long looking for the scale opportunities internally, spending time and resources on it, but fail to recognise that external acquisitions can provide almost instant scale opportunities. Many start to scale but then give up, because they cannot seem to find the right deals to provide growth, or believe that they must use their own money to close the deals. Using other people's money, or creative strategies to acquire, are always on the table. There are many jobs and industries that are completely recession-proof. People will always require certain services, and these are the acquisitions that provide bulletproof investment opportunities. BEST MOMENTS 'Gratitude transformed my life. Today is the best day of my life' 'You have to focus on what you do have' 'Look to see what's out there!' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Dave Fulk LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davefulk/ ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/08/22·1h 8m

Is Your Business Ready

Nick talks you through the ten most important things to consider, when trying to decide if you are truly ready to transition and exit from your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Transitioning from the world of business is not an instant thing. it takes a long time, and is a slow and gradual process. The minimum amount of time spent on exit planning should be at least three to five years. Always discuss transitions from business with the people who matter the most to you. Your plans should always be shared with those closest to you. An advisory team should at least include an attorney, wealth and financial advisor, business consultant, your spouse or partner, an accountant, and anyone else who truly matters to you. You can increase the value of a business, to drive up the intangible value of the assets. You can demonstrate this value every 90 days. BEST MOMENTS 'You want to leave a legacy. You want your business to be in a great position' 'Your goals must be defined, co-dependent on one another, and also linked' 'You need to make sure you have that team around you!' 'Make improvements in the business and drive growth' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/08/22·20m 24s

Lewis Raymond Taylor On Turning Adversity Into An Asset

Lewis Raymond Taylor spearheads a multiple 7-figure coach training academy spanning 47 different countries across the world. Taylor helps thousands create a positive impact in the world through online life coaching. But Lewis' story hasn't been an easy one. In fact, the first chapter of his journey was filled with some of the most insurmountable adversity imaginable. In this episode, Lewis talks to Nick about how resilience can turn even the most hopeless of challenges into something positive. KEY TAKEAWAYS In our formative years, we assume identities based upon the attitudes and respect we are shown by others. This can have far reach effects upon the way we live and develop. Emotional intelligence is not officially taught, and yet it is one of the most important and formative traits in life. Men, especially, are simply ushered towards a stereotypical, societal shape of what life should look like. When they do not conform, the results can be devastating. Finding your moral compass is about battling internally with yourself, studying the results of these battles, and fighting harder and more fiercely the next time. Empowering yourself is about honing the art of giving power to those empowering thoughts. Eventually, they will win out against the more destructive tendencies. BEST MOMENTS  'When you get labelled that isn't good. People hear your label and that's all they hear' 'We don't get taught to nurture our emotions' 'I wanted more from my life, but I kept falling back into the same difficult situations' 'I started getting good at having that battle with myself' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Lewis Raymond Taylor - https://lewisraymondtaylor.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/08/22·56m 45s

5 Things You Need To Scale From 7 to 8 Figures

For those of you who have hit the 7 figure growth target, Nick is here this week to share the five things you need to know in order to reach that elusive 8 figures in growth. KEY TAKEAWAYS Hitting 8 figures in revenue opens up a whole new world of opportunities. It makes businesses easier to sell, and attracts a certain level of interest. Only 20% of businesses doing under 10 million in revenue actually sell when the time comes. This means 8 out of 10 do not sell. Predictability of revenue is vital. You need a machine driving leads and conversion. Something that offers value to your client or customer in terms of a conversation. BEST MOMENTS  'Mass transferability of value tends to happen when you reach plus-8 figures' '70% of your net worth is locked in your business' 'You can turn the dial up or down accordingly' 'The key to predictability is advertising' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/08/22·19m 30s

AJ Jacobs On Solving Life's Puzzles

A.J. Jacobs is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is an editor at large for Esquire and has worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger and Entertainment Weekly. AJ joins Nick to talk about the way we should be looking at life's puzzles, and how by viewing our daily challenges as not pain points, but instead as growth opportunities, we can scale our lives to the next level. KEY TAKEAWAYS Life becomes far more liberating when we reframe each moment in life as a challenge from which we can draw learnings. Development comes faster if we refuse to adhere to one type of problem solving, and instead adapt ourselves to suit the problem. When you are presented with a problem, instead of diving straight in, always take time to reflect upon the best way of tackling it. When you are in a flow state, it provides a sense of euphoria and presence. It allows us to become far more connected to ourself. BEST MOMENTS 'Seeing the world as a puzzle has improved my life' 'The key to life is being much more flexible in your thinking' 'Ask yourself - is there a better way to do this?' 'You are seeking the experience of flow and being in the moment' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      AJ Jacobs - https://ajjacobs.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/08/22·1h 0m

How To Achieve Freedom Without Selling Your Business

Many see the exit from their businesses as the chance to achieve freedom, but as Nick explains in this week's edition of wisdom, there may be another way to get there without selling your business... KEY TAKEAWAYS  Kiyosaki's Quadrant Of Freedom involves: E - Employee, S - Self-Employed, B - Business Owner, I - Investor. If you are working in a business, the first thing you can do change your trajectory is to become a manager. This gives you a slightly increased freedom. The next rung to climb is to an executive position. The number one reason for a business failing to sell, is that the seller gets cold feet right at the very end. If you have planned in advance, and have had the exit in mind the whole time, then it removes the emotional connection at this crucial time. BEST MOMENTS 'Freedom can be achieved in different ways' 'You can start to see where that first tranche of freedom can become available to you' 'When you become a business owner, you become the owner of a system' 'The way to become a great CEO is to make sure you're not doing any of the work' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/08/22·13m 24s

Dr Alok Trivedi On Rewiring Your Brain To Get Results

Dr Alok Trivedi, aka Dr Rewire, is the founder of on of 2021 Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies, Aligned Performance Institute, and the author of Amazon Prime best-seliing book,, "Chasing Success: Lessons In Aligned Performance". Dr Trivedi joins Nick this week, to discuss 92 actionable, scientifically-proven, and most importantly practical ways in which you can rewire your brain into working more efficiently, improving the quality of your life, your business and your relationships. KEY TAKEAWAYS Personal issues, despite our best efforts, can negatively impact our business performance. Not just do they encroach on our decision-making abilities when we need them, they also affect our literal physicality. Life is a mirror when it comes to emotional response. In business, when it comes to teams, they will feel a mirror of the way that you feel, and vice versa. Often, those in positions of success and power are under far more pressure than those whose businesses may be failing. It is success that grows pressure and chaos in life. The great ones are those who recognise this and handle it. If you do not find the root cause of trauma and deal with it there, then you are doomed to repeat the fallout again and again in life. BEST MOMENTS 'The physicality comes through from the emotional experience' 'I knew that the mind-body connection was real' 'I'm not into conflict resolution, I'm into conflict evolution' 'It's the success that breeds the chaos, not the failure'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Dr Alok Trivedi - https://drrewire.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/08/22·57m 29s

How I Work & How You Can Work With Me

This week, Nick is in reflective mode, as he talks extensively about the way he works, who specifically he aims to help through his work, and the ways in which this is achieved. KEY TAKEAWAYS Working on business owner should never be just about the skill set. It should also provide clarity about their belief system and mindset. You can always evolve, grow and diversify your investment portfolio, but it's far better to focus on your own lane - your own area of expertise. When it comes to coaching, it's not so much about providing answers that didn't exist before. It's about encouraging the answers to come from within, where they have always been. Exits are not centred around time, but centred around the result. Brokers and banks are only there for the actual exit. They want the deal done, more than they want the best deal for you. BEST MOMENTS 'It's important when I work with someone to be able to work on them, to change and improve and challenge their belief systems' 'I'm an investor in small business acquisitions' 'You need someone else who can help you get to the answer' 'This is not time based. This is outcome based' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/07/22·35m 39s

Dan Millman On Spirituality In The Modern World

Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way. His work continues to evolve over time to meet the needs of a changing world. Dan’s eighteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film “Peaceful Warrior” was adapted from Dan’s first book, based upon incidents from his life. Dan joins Nick to talk about what sparked his incredible journey, mentorship and how he chose the mentors in his own life, what spirituality actually is, and details about his latest incredible book. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we find a state of flow, overcoming challenge becomes more relaxed, although it still requires effort on our part. We accept obstacles as more simplified Breakthroughs come in the tailwind of challenge. The greatest lessons learned are the ones that come following a period of struggle and reflection. People love travelling because it forces them to see the world in an all-new way - the same way that a child sees their environment. we need to embrace the beauty in everything. We never outgrow our teachers, we simply recognise when our paths diverge from those we have followed. BEST MOMENTS 'The arena of what I call The Peaceful Warrior way is everyday life for all of us' 'Trying implies tension, which makes everything harder' 'You don't really fail at anything unless you give up on it' 'Spirituality gets tricky after a while. We can bring spirit to our everyday life' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Dan Millman - https://www.peacefulwarrior.com/about-dan-millman-and-his-work/ ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/07/22·1h 4m

Decision Fatigue

We can definitely become tired from having to make too many decisions. In fact, the more choices we have to make can negatively affect our energy reserves. In this episode, Nick talks you through the concept itself, and offers actionable ways in which you can prevent it from impacting you. KEY TAKEAWAYS Decision fatigue is compounded by the fact that we often have too many things going on. If we have too much choice, it can leave us paralysed and then impact our ability to make decisions. Our brains only have a limited store of energy. When we make decisions, this energy depletes, thereby negatively impacting our ability to effectively operate. Plan daily decisions the night before. This means that when you wake up refresh in the morning, half of your brain's work is done ahead of time. Stop making decisions, and think in terms of commitments. Rather than hoping you'll make the right choice each day, simply commit to the larger aims. BEST MOMENTS 'It can impact our ability to make high quality decisions' 'Your willpower is like a muscle' 'There are more and more things thrown at us all the time. We have to shut them out in order to make space to make decisions' 'I want you to simplify all the things you're look at so that you can make higher quality decisions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/07/22·16m 6s

Dean Graziosi On Why Now Is The Time To Thrive

Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and investor. He has started or played a major role in over 14 successful companies that have changed lives all around the world – including the new Mastermind.com platform. His mission for over 20 years has been to deliver self-education to those seeking transformation, fulfillment, and success outside the traditional education path Dean joins Nick to talk about why we should always seize the moment in life, the power of experience and the value of it to others, to deliver a masterclass in mindset, belief, and how to become the best version of yourself possible. They also share some information about an upcoming event - and free access to this 5-day live training with Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Matthew McConaughey, and a cast of experts that will give you the exact blueprint you need to thrive in today’s world: https://scaleupyourbusiness.clickfunnels.com/time-to-thrive-2022   KEY TAKEAWAYS The knowledge you accumulate is invaluable to the people following in your footsteps. Nothing is more precious than knowledge. It's far better to arrive at the end of your life with no regrets, having achieved everything you wanted to, than to spend time worrying about what others might think of us. When you find the purpose that lights you up more than ay other, it spurs you on, pushes you higher, accelerates your desire to reach that goal. Whatever you go through, whatever you experience, whatever obstacles you face in life, they all provide learnings and gifts. Sometimes the value doesn't present itself until much later, but time will allow you to recognise eventually. BEST MOMENTS  'There's nothing more powerful than the right message delivered at the right moment to the right person' 'What's worse, a friend thinking you're crazy or the end of your life seeing a video of the person you could have been?' 'Somebody else is starting off where you used to be' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Dean Graziosi - https://www.deangraziosi.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/07/22·41m 19s

Businesses That Thrive During Recessions

Recession is on every business owner's mind right now, and fortifying yourself against the expected downturn in the economies is a wise step. With this in mind, Nic takes this opportunity to talk about the types of businesses that thrive during these periods, and the elements you can adapt to your own business in order to make sure that your organisation thrives also. KEY TAKEAWAYS We must always use a positive outlook for our business, as this encourages growth. But we must also focus upon contingencies. We need to fortify. The best practice is always to ensure that we have at least six months' worth of operating costs in reserve for our business. We cannot affect the larger economic picture, which is largely influenced by the media and the public's reaction to circumstances. All we can control is our own business response. Industries that did well in the Great Recession of 2008 include discount retailers, healthcare, food and restaurants, freight and logistics, and the do-it-yourself markets. BEST MOMENTS  'You should expect the best. You should have positive intent. But you have to plan for contingencies' 'We need a profit-first mentality' 'Things that are accessible but which give pleasure or mute pain tend to do quite well' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/07/22·24m 33s

Alan Stein Jr On Sustaining Your Game In Business And Life

Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping others change behaviours. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customised programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximise both individual and organisational performance. Alan joins Nick on this episode, to discuss the very definition of success and how to work towards it, the importance of fundamentals, consistency and sustainability, and the daily practices that can push you higher and ever closer to your definition of success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Losing the will to push ourselves harder is natural. The best way to overcome this is by not punishing ourselves and keeping our eyes on the prize. Everyone's route to success is different. Some have a rigid path planned, while others take a "loose guard rails" approach. You need to find what works for you. Accountability is a great inspirer and motivator. If we have to explain our lack of movement to others, it creates disappointment. Avoiding this by fulfilling our goals is key. The way to not just raise your game, but sustain your position at the top, is to consistently blend and marry humility with confidence, and focus on the fundamentals. BEST MOMENTS 'You need to recruit an inner circle of people who are going to hold you accountable foe the things you said you were going to do' 'We don't like to disappoint people who mean something to us' 'The key to not only performance and success, but happiness and fulfilment, is to do more of what works - do less of what doesn't' 'There is tremendous overlap between raising your game and sustaining your game' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Alan Stein Jr - https://alansteinjr.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/07/22·1h 3m

The Science Of Scale

There is a marked difference between growth and scale, and yet why do so many confuse the two? In this episode, Nick talks about each, and explains why a more scientific approach to scale may be beneficial in the art of entrepreneurship. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many in the growth phase become too comfortable, but it's a rollercoaster ride. Some days are successful, but it has no stabilisation. At the end of the growth phase, you near predictability. Predictability comes through scale, which is the nest phase in a company's life. When you enter the scale up phase, it's about creating cashflow so as to fuel more growth. it also creates transferrable value. The businesses that scale quickly are the ones that operate as a higher cadence than the rest. They go one step further than others are willing to go. BEST MOMENTS 'They are certainly part of the same journey, but they are definitely different things' 'There is an art that comes in the world of entrepreneurship' 'You've got to see a problem, think about a solution, and take action' 'Scale up is the extension of growth' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/07/22·18m 30s

Roy Cowley On How To Recession-Proof Your Business

Roy Cowley is a visionary leader, and is well-known and respected figure in the industry as a pioneer in non-surgical technology, and has been named by Professional Beauty as one of the UK's 'Top 50 Industry Influencers' for his contribution to the Beauty & Aesthetics Industries.  With much doubt about the economy and the business landscape, many business owners are naturally looking for a way to fortify their organisations against financial challenges, and Roy discusses the practical, actionable ways in which you can make sure that your business can withstand a recession, and how through channelling resilience, you can ensure that your mindset is bulletproof. KEY TAKEAWAYS When you lose everything, the risks become that much smaller. We have less to lose. The stakes change significantly, but the wins can put us right back on top. People vastly prefer solutions that move them towards their goal instantly. Incremental change reduces momentum. People are willing to pay to get to their goals much faster. Failure is inevitable, but it is the way we deal with it and move on that creates greatness. Remember that starting from scratch is okay, because now you are starting from a place of experience. In order to fight back against the effects of a negative market, we must foster the FAF method - Fear, Acceptance and Fight! BEST MOMENTS  'When you've lost everything, it becomes a great time to take a risk' 'When the going gets tough, the tough gets going. You only fail when you quit' 'People don't buy incremental improvement. They buy an opportunity' 'I don't dwell on failure'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Roy @ 3D Aesthetics - https://www.3d-aesthetics.co.uk/meet-the-team/ ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/07/22·54m 44s

Should You Focus On Income Or Value?

What's more important for your business to be focussing on - generating more income, or increasing value? As Nick explains in today's show, income and value are NOT the same thing, why both matter so much, and how both can drive growth in differing ways... KEY TAKEAWAYS Many think of value as the profitability of the business. The reality is that value isn't as simple as that. Some values are generated by formulas, and others are in the eye of the beholder. Businesses can make money, but not be as valuable as we believe. This can be caused through too much reliance on the owner's presence, too much reliance on a handful of customers, no IP protection and other factors. Focus on building a high value business. If you do this, you'll generate income for today as well as build a business that is exitable and attractive in the future. Once you've assessed value, make sure you protect it by ensuring the best foundations are in place. This allows you to build. BEST MOMENTS 'Income in its own right is not a driver of value' 'Value, or a high value business, absolutely drives lots of income' 'No understanding of tangible assets meant that tangible assets were precarious' 'By focussing on value you get income' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/07/22·16m 32s

Todd Herman On Mastering Your Identity To Transform Performance

Todd Herman has been entrenched in the world of elite performers working with the highest achievers in sports & business for over two decades. In this episode, Todd talks to Nick about the value of attaining a flow state and what it can help us to achieve, the importance of identity, and how by gaining mastery over it, we can accelerate growth, 10x our self-development, and achieve stunning performance in every area of life and business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sports participants and athletes understand the value of flow, and how by tapping into an almost subconscious level of engagement, we can achieve incredible results. Nature is the ultimate meta-frame on judging whether something is true or not. The world around us abides by a set of chaotic natural laws that keep us all thriving. Flow creates growth, and drives momentum. This leads to enjoyment, which should be one of the most important metrics we use to determine success in business. Identity should be used as a device and mechanism to help us see and explore what else we are made of and what we can achieve. BEST MOMENTS 'When you're playing in a flow state - in that zone - all of your capabilities get to come out of you' 'One of the pitfalls of ambitious, top-achieving people is the expectation of some sort of outcome' 'Flow can be applied to a human. It can be applied to a team. It can be aligned to a business' 'If you don't have an attitude of playfulness, that means you're taking yourself way too seriously' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Todd Herman - https://toddherman.me ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/06/22·58m 57s

Why You Should Be Planning Your Exit Now

In this episode, I have two big announcements to share.As you know, I always talk about: Scaling up. Scaling your business in order to live life on your terms. Knowing your identity. You can only scale a business to the level of your identity. Continuing your education. Keep learning. Pushing yourself to grow. Even when it's uncomfortable.   I am a man of action and continue to follow these examples, too. So, I'm excited to announce:I went back to school! I'm proud to announce that I am officially a "Certified Exit Planning Advisor."My second announcement. Well, that has much more to do with YOU! I want to offer something special just for you.As you know, it's my mission to help business owners create high-value businesses. This episode offers an extension of my mission— a way for me to give back to you.You won't want to miss this announcement.Are you ready? Download and listen to the full episode!   DETAILS FOR UPCOMING WORKSHOP Name: How To Scale Your Business For An 8-Figure Exit. Date: Thursday June 30th, 2022 Time: 11:30AM PST | 2:30PM EST | 7:30PM UK  Registration Page: https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/live-workshop     KEY TAKEAWAYS  If you can create a business that can be run without you, it makes it far more viable to sell. This gives you the option to hold onto it without the operational side, but also gives you a valuable asset. Owner readiness is the preparedness of a business owner to be able to exit their business, either now or at some point in the future. 66% of the American business market is owned by baby boomers. There is a huge wealth transfer imminent. Statistics also say that only around 25% of businesses actually sell BEST MOMENTS 'The hallmark of a valuable company is one that can be run without you' 'That gives you the ultimate leverage' 'An owner who is ready with an attractive business greatly increases the odds that the business will survive a transition'  VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/06/22·15m 6s

Oliver Burkeman On The True Value Of Time Management

Oliver Burkeman is the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking (2012), Help! How to Become Slightly Happier and Get a Bit More Done (2011), and a new book, Four Thousand Weeks, about making the most of our radically finite lives in a world of impossible demands, relentless distraction and political insanity. Oliver joins Nick this week to talk about why time management is the key to unlocking our true potential and productivity, and why mastering it will provide the key to success and scale in whatever we do. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The world is filled with infinite possibilities, and yet we as creatures are finite. The only way to make the best of our time is to come to the realisation that we are going to miss out on much the world has to offer. Many think that pushing for more gets you further, and that can be meaningful, so long as we temper our ambitions to realise that not every opportunity can be taken. You should make decisions as part of a practice, and see it as something you should get better at. If you're stuck, then look for some decision to make that makes the process irreversible, and make it! Habits we implement for our own self care must be conceptualised as such. If we become too focussed on the practice itself, instead of what we are trying to achieve with it, then we become far too future-focussed, which is detrimental. BEST MOMENTS  'We swim in infinity pools of possibilities' 'That's a recipe for being more busy, more stressed and less focussed' 'You can build this muscle' 'I 'm more interested in the achievement of the habit, than what the habit is trying to provide' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Oliver Burkeman - https://www.oliverburkeman.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/06/22·48m 17s

Multiple Arbitrage

Nick talks about one of the most important core principles in private equity, one that helps to create high-value businesses - multiple arbitrage. As Nick explains, if you can fully understand the principle, it can lead to a life-changing exit, and will endow you with the experience and knowledge to hold effective conversations with potential business purchasers. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Multiple arbitrage is the increasing of value of a company between buying and selling, absent of any operational improvements. Bolting on businesses to a smaller concern can help to grow size. As it increases in size and value, you create a multiple arbitrage strategy. If a bigger company has a higher value, and you are bringing a smaller value company in, the value of the bigger company instantly increases. BEST MOMENTS 'The value of a business is very much in the eye of the beholder' 'You're better off trying to become a part of a bigger entity' 'Create value via the multiplier effect' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/06/22·12m 31s

Paul Avins On Building Your Dream Team

Paul Avins is an award winning business coach, speaker and mastermind mentor who is highly sought after in the UK by entrepreneurs and business owners to help them breakthrough the Scale Up Ceiling to create real Shareholder Value. With an impressive 17 year track record of helping business owners generate hundreds of millions of pounds in additional sales, profits and shareholder value, Paul is the catalyst business owners seek out when then feel frustrated, overwhelmed or want to accelerate their growth for a potential exit. Paul joins Nick to discuss the importance of branding, consistency, building your dream team and structuring your exit successfully, so as to provide you with the freedom to live the life of your dreams. KEY TAKEAWAYS Networking is vital in terms of having people to share your wins with, and to help you find support when challenges arise. One of the biggest myths about entrepreneurship is that people are self-made. No one gets there alone. It requires the support and skills of an amazing team. Teams work best when they learn to constantly rely on and trust each other. It's not enough to simply inject enthusiasm infrequently. Rewards should always be based on the values of the person being rewarded. If you don't get this right, it can demotivate rather than motivate. BEST MOMENTS 'One of the biggest misconceptions about entrepreneurship is that you're self-made' 'There's a reason why entrepreneurs feel isolated at times' 'We talk about building teams through team dynamics' 'There's no one-size-fits all solution' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Paul Avins - https://www.paulavins.com/businessgrowthcoach ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/06/22·59m 57s

Marketing To High And Low Emotional States

Marketing remains at the heart of almost all strategic scale-up plans, but many don't consider the emotional states involved during campaigns. In this episode, Nick talks about the value of recognising the high and low emotional states that connect people in a greater way to your marketing goals. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you have a business already and are looking to scale via acquisitions, you must have the foundations in place, and you must make sure they are strong. Many see marketing as a simple message that will stop people in their tracks. The unfortunate truth is that this doesn't work. People have different emotional states depending on where they are in their journey. The people you most want to appeal to will be in a high or low emotional state, and the message you put out will dictate how effective it is. BEST MOMENTS 'Great marketing isn't about putting something new in front of someone. It's about channelling the desire or fear they currently have' 'Your job is not to go out there and interrupt people. It's to channel the thought or feeling toward a solution' 'This has the potential to change the way you think about marketing your business' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/06/22·14m 27s

Naveen Jain On The Magic Of Thinking Bigger

An intensely curious entrepreneur and philanthropist, Naveen Jain focuses on ideas that push humanity forward. Driven to solve the world’s biggest problems and propelled by his imagination, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. With an audacious vision, he knows no limits. His moonshot vision breaks through barriers; his magnetic personality inspires the impossible. Naveen joins Nick to talk about the power of not just setting hard-to-reach goals, but goals that some would consider unattainable, how applying 10x to your thinking can supply you with incredible results, and the true measure of success. KEY TAKEAWAYS When it comes to the goals we set, always aim higher than you need to. By aiming even higher, we achieve even more. The results will astound you. The true measure of success is not how much money we make, or the figures we accrue. It is in the shape of the world after we have left our legacy. Success comes from changing lives for the better. We all have within us a core belief that we are willing to go that extra distance for. Purpose comes from identifying that belief and working hard to make it happen. The secret to building a multi-billion dollar company is in finding a solution that positively impacts the lives of people around the world. If people want your solution then they will come to you. BEST MOMENTS 'Education has the power to change the world' 'Dream so big that people think you're crazy' 'Find yourself something that you are willing to die for and then live for it' 'The day you become humble, is the day you become successful' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Naveen Jain - https://naveenjain.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/06/22·45m 6s

Brendan McGurgan On Scaling With Purpose

Brendan McGurgan spent 16 years as a global business leader with CDE, 12 of those as Group MD, steering the company through the global financial crisis to considerable strategic growth success with offices now in 6 continents employing almost 700 people across the world (from 15) and 25X revenue growth. He currently acts as a Non-Executive Director to CDE Asia (part of the CDE Group), a company he co-promoted in 2006. In 2016, he was awarded the Institute of Directors UK Young Director of the Year and Overall Director of the Year. An avid sportsman and advocate of self-leadership through good well-being practices, Brendan is also a Wim Hof Method instructor. Brendan joins Nick to talk about the importance of purpose when it comes to scale, and the incredible lessons you can learn from his new book 'Simple Scaling' KEY TAKEAWAYS  In the UK alone there are 5.7m SMEs, and they contribute £2 trillion pounds to the UK economy. They impact every part of our lives, from community to economy. The impact that companies can have upon teams, organisations, society, economies and communities is significant. Encouraging them to scale makes us all stronger. Limited markets are inbuilt to desire scale. Companies scaling and starting in places such as Ireland automatically consider export as that is where success ultimately resides. Purpose and vision are critically important for true scale. If you don't know where you're going, then how can anyone be attracted to your future? BEST MOMENTS 'That question gave me the clarity I needed' 'Sales is vanity, profit is sanity and cash is reality' 'Our vision is to inspire, enable and connect millions of ambitious leaders' 'Scale is in our DNA'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Simple Scaling - https://simplescaling.com/meet-the-team ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/06/22·58m 54s

Sterling Hawkins On Pushing Past Your Limiting Beliefs

From multi-billion dollar start-up to collapse and coming back to launch, invest in or grow over 50 companies, Keynote Speaker, Sterling Hawkins has taken that experience to create 5 practices that enables audiences to unlock their inherent potential. The hundreds of thousands that have joined Sterling find that all the unpredictability in the world is no match for their creativity, determination and inspiration to achieve even the most audacious goals #NoMatterWhat is standing in their way. Sterling joins Nick to talk about the ways in which you can push past the limiting beliefs that hold you back, and move towards a version of success that you never imagined possible. KEY TAKEAWAYS The practices we adopt and shape in order to find success, can't perpetuate our climb forever. We need to be looking for the next way to raise ourselves up or we will plateau. The way out of your current circumstance, or to get to the next level, is always through whatever you're facing. Even though people might be at the top of their game, it doesn't always mean that they are happy with the challenges and obstacles they face each day. Mediocrity is the enemy of growth. Never accept "fine" as a way of life. Look for ways to grow and ways to develop. If we aren't growing, then we are limiting our potential. BEST MOMENTS  'If you're hanging on to what got you to where you are, that's not going to take you to the next level' 'The way out is through' 'There was a first time you felt the way you do. Those feeling started at a certain point' 'When you get to the root of it, you can start to break free from it' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Sterling Hawkins - https://www.sterlinghawkins.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/06/22·54m 34s

Stuck In The Middle

Becoming stuck in one place can be a disheartening experience, especially when it comes to our business journey. Nick talks you through several ways in which you can achieve the mindset required in order to get the gears moving once more, allowing you to push past a feeling of stasis. KEY TAKEAWAYS  When we are stuck at any point, the reality is that there are always possible ways to get things moving again. Solutions to problems are always out there to be found. These come in the form of knowledge, motivation, and even people who can ignite movement once more. When we live in the no-mans-land of mediocrity, we gradually lose the impetus to drive real change. We become used to the comfort of normality. BEST MOMENTS  'I hate the concept of being stuck. It feels disempowering' 'In business there is always a solution out there' 'You could call this the zone of mediocrity' 'In that point of pain I started this podcast. That changed everything'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/05/22·22m 17s

Saul Blinkoff On Never Giving Up On Your Dreams

Saul Blinkoff began his career as an animator for the Walt Disney Studios working on the hit films Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Mulan, & Tarzan. Saul now speaks around the world sharing practical tools for success, meaning and fulfilment in all aspects of life and hosts the inspirational podcast; Life of AWESOME! Saul joins Nick to talk about his incredible career story, and how he learned to push past rejection and setbacks in pursuit of his dreams. It's a powerful tale that will inspire you to always hold fast to the visions of life we desire. KEY TAKEAWAYS  In life, we allow other people to change the trajectories of what out goals are, when in reality, we should always be at the helm of the decisions that steer our life path. When we don't do things well, it creates anxiety around these tasks because it reminds us of our weaknesses. Sometimes the difference between a dream slipping through our fingers, and coming true, can be infinitesimal. Your dreams are closer than you think, you just need to push a little bit more. Exceeding and subverting the expectations of others can lead to life-changing results. Always go further than you have to. BEST MOMENTS  'It's uncomfortable for us to do things we don't do well' 'We have to make it real. If you feel it, they'll feel it' 'I vowed to never give up again' 'Live a life of sincerity' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Saul Blinkoff - http://www.saulblinkoff.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/05/22·1h 10m

The Perfect Exit

Nick talks about that most crucial element of business ownership - the exit - and most notably how to ensure that you can maximise this vital wealth event, and achieve an exit that provides freedom and security. KEY TAKEAWAYS Life-changing exits are not necessarily about just money. They are about the freedom it endows you with, and what it allows you to afterwards. Business owners generally have 75-80 percent of their net worth tied up in their business. This means that their business exit is the single biggest transaction or wealth event of their lives. Leveraging yourself out of the business is crucial. The business must be able to run separately from you. This is vital for scale. You must start with your endgame in mind, using an endgame assessment. Gain a valuation of the business as it stands presently, then work out how much you want to sell for in the future. BEST MOMENTS  'For me, that's the pinnacle of what we do' 'If I can provide life-changing exits for them, then they can make life-changing impact on others' 'Only twenty percent of all businesses in the world will actually sell' 'A lot of businesses don't realise that scale matters' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/05/22·26m 26s

Simon Duffy On Starting, Scaling and Exiting Global Brands

Simon Duffy is the founder of hyper-popular men's grooming product powerhouse, Bulldog Skincare, one of the most recognisable brands around the world, having expanded into 31 countries. Simon joins Nick for this high-impact episode, in which he takes you on a direct journey from start-up to scale-up to exit strategy - a masterclass on the business journey itself, and how you can create and grow a business, as well as achieve the exit of your dreams. KEY TAKEAWAYS We can always disrupt a market, because the incumbents in any space generally tend to be rooted in the past. There are always opportunities for innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit must always be heeded as it tries to steer us through business. Follow your instincts, or you may reach the end of your career with regrets. True innovation comes from proving that an idea germinated at a table surrounded by thinkers can precipitate change in an industry. Partnering with those who wish to take the brand to the next level can often provide hitherto unexplored levels of innovation and growth. Always look for the positives in what others can bring. BEST MOMENTS 'The opportunities that interest me the most are the ones that involve disrupting a big market with a more sustainable version of the future' 'We have to build something that can take on these juggernauts' 'There is a healthy tension between strategy and execution' 'A lot of brand screw it up, and we thought "We don't want to make that mistake"' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Simon Duffy LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-duffy-mbe-753306a/?originalSubdomain=uk ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/22·49m 51s

Do No-Money-Down Deals Really Exist?

Many assume that in order to acquire profitable concerns, that a strategy known as "No Money Down" can be used. But as Nick explains in this episode, there's a difference between "No Money Down" and "Other People's Money" KEY TAKEAWAYS No-Money-Down is a term that originated mainly in the property space, denoting a scenario in which investors were able to begin their journey without the need for money of their own. Other People's Money is different from No-Money Down, as it explicitly means that other people's investment capital is being leveraged. When people invest their lives into a business, then they have done so with the intention of gaining some kind of reward in the long run. If you are fixating on a No Money Down deal, then you must be prepared for potential letdowns. Remember that it's better to spend a little and get something that works, than take s chance on something that might be fundamentally broken. BEST MOMENTS 'It's dangerous to buy into the marketing without doing your due diligence' 'I prefer to use the term "Other People's Money"' 'Leverage is such an important term' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/05/22·13m 14s

Clint Emerson On The Art Of Self-Reliance

Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL, survival skills expert, and the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Rugged Life - The Modern Guide To Self-Reliance'. Clint joins Nick to talk about why relying on ourselves is one of the most important traits we should foster in life, the ways in which we can build confidence and coping mechanisms, and how being prepared may hold the key to our existence in the world of today. KEY TAKEAWAYS Current world events have gone to prove that we can never take life for granted. Events can take a drastic turn in the space of a day, so it pays us to be prepared. The key to making sure we aren't taken out by unforeseen circumstances is in ensuring that our key enablers are kept safe and guarded. Complacency has become far too commonplace, and this is largely due to the rise in use of technology, that makes life comfortable, but also dulls our senses. We may feel that time and money spent on being prepared is wasted, but the costs of repair far outweigh the small investments made in preparedness. BEST MOMENTS 'Preparedness is the primary focus of everything I do' 'You don't know what tomorrow will bring' 'Imagine if the sky filled up with red parachutes? What would YOU do?' 'Complacency kills' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Clint Emerson - https://clintemerson.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/05/22·57m 8s

Identity

In this highly insightful episode, Nick talks about identity, and why it is such a crucial concept to understand completely when trying to grow and scale a business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mindset, and how you think about things, how you identify with yourself, how you show up - all of it is business itself. You can't grow and scale a business if there are chinks in the veneer - gaps in who we are, who we think we are, and who we are becoming. If our businesses are not moving in the direction we want, then the first step is to acknowledge that problem. We must evaluate our current identity, and then identify the identity we wish to embody. It's a case of looking at where you are and where you wish to be. BEST MOMENTS 'What I'm talking about today is who you are becoming as the business leader, the driver of what you are ultimately trying to create' 'You have to first work on yourself and define who you are becoming' 'You create the image of who you are based on your values' 'This is not about trying to pretend you're something that you're not' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/22·14m 12s

Seth Godin On How To Make Things Better

Seth Godin is a former dot com business executive and the author of twenty best-selling books that have been translated into over 40 languages around the world, and which have helped to empower others to become the best version of themselves. His blog was named by Time among its 25 best blogs of 2009. Seth joins Nick today to talk about the answers to some very crucial questions - namely how we can increase our impact in the world by doing the things we're truly passionate about, and how to turn that passion into a scalable enterprise of which we can be proud. KEY TAKEAWAYS  A true teacher is someone who can recognise the light in others, and who do all they can to make it burn brighter, without regard for their own personal glorification. Marketing and advertising used to be the same thing, leading to a misunderstanding that still exists to this day. An advertising campaign is not the same as a marketing campaign. The core principle of marketing used to be to make average stuff for average people at scale. What has shifted is that scale is no longer a plus but a minus. The finest way of reaching your customers is to create something sp special that they will run to tell others. This is a dramatic shift in the way we reach people. BEST MOMENTS  'I'm trying to turn on lights for people' 'It is cheaper and more effective to make something for someone than it is to make something for everyone' 'I would rather applaud people who are doing extraordinary things, than win any given competition' 'Spend money to make a product or service that people want to talk about'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global "Scale To Sale" Workshop ... join my FREE training on how to scale your business to a life-changing exit - register here:https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/live-workshop Seth Godin - https://seths.blog ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/22·44m 4s

Ben Newman On Uncommon Leadership

Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organisations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA. He is also the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Seller, UNCOMMON Leadership. Ben joins Nick to talk about his incredible book, as well as how you can apply the principles of UNCOMMON Leadership to your life, your career and your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Success comes from first finding out about ourselves, and discovering the strengths that reside within us through challenging adversity. Adversity and challenge lights a fire beneath us that allow us to identify the "why" and the purpose that drives us onwards. Those who successfully lead are the ones who show up no matter what. If our purpose is strong enough, nothing can hold us back. Never accept the accepted wisdom from the world at large. Far too many preach that adversity and challenge are there to stop us in our tracks, instead of providing valuable lessons in what we are capable of surmounting. BEST MOMENTS 'You have the strength in you, to battle through adversity' 'They talk about why and purpose, but they forget to talk about the burn' 'Every time he wins he gets hungrier' 'The world tells us to think smaller, to not take massive action' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Ben Newman - https://bennewman.net/about/ ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/22·32m 3s

How To Scale To 7 Figures

Building a business to scale in order to provide a healthy exit usually means aiming for an 8-figure concern. But in order to get there, you have to have a clear plan for how to first get to the 7 figure mark. This is a period that can prove somewhat tricky... In this episode, Nick talks you through the ways in which you can ensure that your business reaches that 7 figure milestone, in order to ensure that life-changing exit. KEY TAKEAWAYS Six figures of revenue does not necessarily equal six figures of profit. You still have to sensible in terms of what you want the business to be so that you ultimately end up with what you want. Momentum is important and drives the speed of your operations. But without scale, you are merely moving faster without moving forward. Cash flow is vital. This relies on predictability of leads, predictability of sales, and from these two factors you get the predictability of cashflow. Structure matters more than you might think. You should always build your company's structure around the strategy that you want to pursue. BEST MOMENTS  'Building a 6 figure business is still awesome' 'We become entrepreneurs because we don't just want to hustle' 'You want to be in the situation where you have a business that allows you to have an amazing life' 'You've got to have the right pond with the right fish and the right bait' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/04/22·22m 15s

John Bates On Making Your Communication As Mighty As Your Ideas

As business owners, effective communication is paramount in ensuring that our messages are received, translated and implemented. But many find their grand ideas stymied by an inability to better communicate them, leading to frustration and unnecessary challenge. Joining Nick this week is John Bates, founder of Executive Speaking Success, and a man who has helped countless leaders and executives to dynamically improve their business results through his unique communication education and training, based in the fundamental evolutionary biology and neurophysiology of human communication, connection and interaction. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we are given opportunities to speak, we should prepare rigorously. We may not always be aware of what can lead from engagements. Treat every opportunity as special. Leadership is a function of great communication, and great leadership is a function of great communication. The reason why formats such as TED work so well is because they understand this, and give their people the chance to reach others through tried and tested means. Structure can have an enormous impact on the way we reach others. The "in media res" technique plants us squarely in the action, and provides a hook that draws people into the rest of the message. There are certain markers that we can provide, which allow another person to realise that a story is being told to them. This affects them on a chemical level and makes them more receptive. BEST MOMENTS 'I call it the "Valley Of Awkwardness"' 'If I started at the beginning, it would have been a very different experience for people' 'That moment deserves preparation and practice' 'Our brains release the same chemical we release when we expect to get a reward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Executive Speaking Success - https://executivespeakingsuccess.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/22·59m 46s

5 Reasons Why Successful Businesses Fail

Even the most successful business concerns hit bumps in the road, and generally tend to find that larger problems await us further down the road. Some succeed, but some fail, but why? In this episode, Nick talks you through the five main reasons why successful businesses can fail, and how you can avoid the same fate. KEY TAKEAWAYS As entrepreneurs and investors, the reward gained from solving a challenge is usually finding that a bigger challenge or problem awaits us on the other side. Sometimes, as we become successful, we stop thinking about the gains we make in terms of relativity. This means we feel as though we are growing significantly slower, even though the gains are still big. When it comes to strategy, we can become far too obsessed with taking action in and of itself, the implementation, that we forget about the strategy. We must never forget to help others in attaining their desired place in their own journey. If someone is not the right fit in your business, it could actually be the best thing for their growth if they break away. BEST MOMENTS 'As you start to build something bigger, the problems and challenges become bigger' 'Remember, that is what you are signing up for' 'The faster we grow, the more difficult it can become to top our previous successes' 'You've got to have strong systems and processes' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/04/22·19m 39s

Mollie West Duffy On How To Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay

Mollie West Duffy is an organisational designer at IDEO New York and she teaches an undergraduate Design Thinking class at Stanford's New York City Design School. She has helped companies and startups such as Casper develop good workplace culture, and has authored the best-selling book, 'No Hard Feelings'. Mollie joins Nick today to discuss her new book 'Big Feelings: How To Feel Okay When Things Are Not Okay', as well as how to deal with uncertainty, despair, anger, envy, and the other topics that might be holding us back when it comes to achieving more. KEY TAKEAWAYS We cannot hope to surmount the problems that hold us back from greatness unless we first admit they exist, and then allow others to support our overcoming them. In the wake of the pandemic, the need for a more open discussion upon the ills of emotional imbalance, especially in the workplace, are far more relevant. Success is often due to our energy, talent and commitment to a task, rather than some desire to be the best, or to provide perfection. Fear can be easier to deal with because its roots usually lie in something specific. However, anxiety is non-specific and therefore can be tricky to be deal with. Therefore, by channelling our broader anxieties into something more specific can be helpful in our learning to deal with them. BEST MOMENTS 'When we keep everything bottled up, we suffer in silence' 'We want our leaders to be emotional, but not too emotional' 'The reason we allow ourselves to think this way is that we believe that it serves us' 'Fear is when we believe that something specific will happen' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Mollie West Duffy - https://molliewestduffy.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/22·51m 38s

Business Buying In 2022

Nick talks all things business buying and acquisitions in 2022 - a state of the industry update - so as to help refine the information out there, and debunk some of the rhetoric available, ensuring that you have the most up to date and accurate data to hand in order to realise your buying and acquisitions aims for the year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS Main street are businesses beneath the realm of £2m in revenue. The lower middle market range from the £2m mark all the way up to £50m. The state of the world and its many economies, as well as upheavals and political events, all have a marked effect on business buying. Going through the traditional routes of buying through brokers and agents means that a lot of people will be doing the same thing leading to high levels of competition. This means your ability to negotiate will be hampered. 54% of transactions are closing successfully. This is an extraordinarily high rate of acquisition success, meaning there is economic confidence around scale. BEST MOMENTS  'Markets change all the time' 'I still think it is a buyer's market, but it's a buyer's market if you are prepared to look off-market' 'Over the next decade you are going to get the baby boomers coming through' 'Go out there and do partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/04/22·17m 8s

Jason Harris On Marketing With Science And Soul

How important is branding to you? How much in the way of time and resources are you spending on making sure that your brand represents you and your company accurately, and in a powerful way? In this episode, Nick is joined by Jason Harris, the co-founder & CEO of award-winning creative advertising agency Mekanism, co-founder of the Creative Alliance and author of national bestseller, The Soulful Art of Persuasion, to talk about the empowering ways in which you can harness the powers of science and soul in order to accelerate your marketing ambitions. KEY TAKEAWAYS Brands allow us to be a part of a hero's journey. When we see and respect sports personalities, associating ourselves with their brands allows us to feel like we are part of their story. As business owners we must sometimes come to terms with the fact that the ideas we have aren't always plausible. This can require input from an outside perspective. Companies aren't what you buy, and they're not about what they sell. Companies today are more about the idea that the consumer buys into. Around 82% of consumers don't care if a brand disappears, as they can easily find others that fill their need. Around 53% of consumers will buy products from a brand that does something positive. BEST MOMENTS 'I wouldn't just watch the ad and have it wash over me. I'd really dissect it' 'When you're not thinking about jobs, futures or careers, then what are those instant passion points you have?' 'By standing for something you're going to build long term love, equity and relevance' 'Soul has never been more important' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Jason Harris - https://www.thesoulfulart.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/22·1h 0m

20 Ways To Scale

As an expert at scaling-up in both private and corporate business situations, Nick is here this week with a definitely business-centred episode, sharing with you the twenty most powerful ways that you can achieve accelerated scale in your own business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Once you've made a decision, own the decision. Be brave enough to take a risk, but also be brave enough to be accountable for it. Examine you customer base and ascertain whereabouts within that base your most value is being generated in terms of revenue and profit. Always follow up on your leads. Far too many people spend huge amounts on marketing, but only look at the top level results they gain. Look for ways in which you can bundle more value and add to your existing product or service. By making small, incremental value-adds, you increase the value of your whole offering. BEST MOMENTS 'You need to be thinking organically' 'You have to have a process for follow up!' 'You've got to look at this through the lens of the value you provide' 'The key thing here is to add small level of incremental value' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/04/22·33m 45s

Scott Danner On The Real Meaning Of Wealth And Impact

Scott Danner is the CEO of Freedom Street Partners, a practice that supports financial advisors in their next career step and helps them explore all available paths to secure a fulfilling future. Scott joins Nick to discuss the true meaning of what wealth really is from a perspective of rich relationships, including how you can define your own personal definition of wealth, of impact, and of legacy, how discipline creates the freedom to pursue success, and how to build a rich life that achieves true balance. KEY TAKEAWAYS Discipline creates systems that allow for order. We cannot hope to achieve success if we live alongside chaos. Discipline guides you to your best life. If we confront the truth at our core - the essence - then what truly matters in life are the relationships we build and foster. Ego is often driven by scarcity. We are led to believe that only so many people can win in life. When we shift our abundance mindset, this perspective changes. Many of us judge success by the result of an action. In reality, we should consider the input that got us there. Look at all contributing factors, for that is where the true value lies. BEST MOMENTS 'Discipline guides you to your best life' 'Being able to do what you want when you want is the recipe against success' 'It's developing the conversations - having a lot more of them, and helping to learn and grow along the way' 'I'm much more of a leader that focusses on principles, values and actions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Scott Danner - https://scottdanner.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/22·1h 1m

The Three Levels Of Value

Nick talks about the ways in which we can understand our client's needs, and better serve them, by recognising the three levels of value, and deploying them in the right order. KEY TAKEAWAYS Decisions are sometimes made by the unconscious, but in order to process them fully, we must allow them to break through the conscious mind, which always seeks to protect and shield us. The first level of value is to help your customer to fully understand their challenge. Many feel the challenges they face, but fail to effectively identify its implications. Once the problem is understood, we must supply the quickest path or method towards eradicating that issue. The last level of value is demonstrating how your unique offering actually removes or eradicates the problem being faced. BEST MOMENTS 'It's about how you can start to influence someone by understanding their highest need from their biggest challenge' 'The subconscious mind is where a lot of our decisions are made' 'A lot of people know they have a challenge, but don't know what it is' 'If you can show that you understand their problem better than they understand their problem, then the next level of value becomes super easy' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/03/22·12m 29s

Azhelle Wade On Why Following Your Passion Isn't Overrated

Over the past 10 years, Azhelle Wade has worked for companies like Toys R Us, Party City, and Madame Alexander, climbing up and across the ladder in the toy world. After building and mentoring a diverse and talented team toward success, she had the vision to do the same with newcomers to the toy industry. Today Azhelle is known industry-wide as The Toy Coach. Azhelle is proof that there is always a career path to be had that is aligned with your true passions in life, and in this episode, she talks to Nick about why these aims aren't overrated, how to turn your ideas into multi-million dollar brands, and how to keep fun at the centre of what you do. KEY TAKEAWAYS  We often assume that success comes from iterating on the triumphs of others. But often, we can achieve staggering success through looking for the new ways to break ground. One of the more interesting effects of the pandemic has been the sudden uptick in playtime. With less travel happening, people are focussing on how to enrich their lives in playful ways closer to home. We often have our dreams derailed by those who cannot see the potential in them. Building a business based on what you love allows you to assert positivity into not just your ambitions, but the lives of others. The truth of the matter is that success doesn't become easier the more you have. The higher you reach, the more difficult the issues that you face. This is why being passionate about your idea or central conceit can push you to overcome even the toughest challenges. BEST MOMENTS 'That helped me to get in touch with my own creativity and get in touch with the purpose behind toy creation' 'Don't try to mean a lot to everyone. Try to mean a lot to someone' 'I want to build a business where I feel good about it, and I feel like I'm uplifting myself' 'You have to stay true to who you are, and if you have faith in that decision, then ultimately you will be successful' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Azhelle Wade - https://www.azhellewade.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/22·53m 20s

Accelerated Change

Nick talks about why scale matters now more than ever - in terms of business and life - and how in order to shield ourselves from the external factors, and achieve accelerated change, we need to ensure that we embrace a growth mindset. KEY TAKEAWAYS  When it comes to life, there are things we can control, and things we can't. The key is not to spend too much time focussing on the things we can't control. The pace of accelerated change is putting more emphasis on scale itself. This is clearly evident through the proliferation of partnerships and collaboration. Be more strategic, think bigger and don't be distracted by all that is going on. Embrace digital, apply across your business, and subsequently embrace the world as your marketplace. Niche down on who you are endeavouring to appeal to. Look at the target groups that mean the most to what you do. Consider not just those people but their customers. BEST MOMENTS 'There are certain things that you can affect and there are certain things that you can't' 'If you're neutral or grey then you don't mean a lot to anybody' 'Scale is a strategy that mitigates risk as much as it brings the benefits of more resources' 'Niche down on who you really serve. The people you want to wrap your arms around' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/22·16m 1s

Justin Schenck On The Power To Create Your Own Happiness

Justin Schenck is the host of the top rated podcast the Growth Now Movement and founder of Growth Now, LLC which is a full service podcast production and coaching company. He has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to follow by INC Magazine and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. He now helps individuals unlock their passions and live life fully. Justin joins Nick this week to talk about the ways in which you can take control of your own destiny and create your own happiness in business and life, the importance of constant growth, and how by serving others we raise the quality of life for other people and ourselves. KEY TAKEAWAYS Forgiveness is a quality we must instil within ourselves. It's okay to slip up sometimes, so long as we practice self care in the aftermath. We are in a constant state of growth, development and flux. If we accept this and allow ourselves to grow at all times, then enlightenment follows, both spiritually and emotionally. We are all infinite beings. Many believe that when we pass on we leave the world, but the footprint and legacy we leave behind allows us to live on. When we live to serve others, it creates an intense sense of fulfilment, and can serve to show us that life is enhanced endlessly by raising others up. BEST MOMENTS 'My goal within spirituality is to make sure the energy around me is flowing with me instead of against me' 'I can literally manifest any life that I want' 'Instead of being a cynical human being, I'm very much more positive with a positive outlook on life' 'You have to do this from a place of wanting to give and not wanting anything in return' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Growth Now - https://growthnowmovement.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/03/22·52m 23s

How To Build A High-Impact Advisory Board

Nick discusses advisory boards, and the governance you may need in order to scale your business. Many see the growth of a business as a gradual shift in your identity, and in this episode, Nick explains why the identity of the business itself must also grow, including at the highest level. KEY TAKEAWAYS Businesses that have some level of advisory governance, tend to work out to be more valuable in the long run. Having an external perspective can also help with execution and strategy. An advisory board is a group of subject matter experts who provide the company leadership team with a new perspective upon factors such as innovation, risk management, growth, profitability and other areas. When you bring in someone to sit on a board, you must always compensate. This can take the form of perks such as travel or accommodation and dining, but can also stretch to equity shares. Advisory boards are there to not just offer guidance on the areas you do know about, but to offer support and mentorship in the areas in which you are unfamiliar. BEST MOMENTS 'You can only scale a business to the level of your identity' 'If you're going to pay for expertise and expect a result, it is an investment' 'You need people who've been there and done it. Who've got the t-shirt' 'It's about understanding the value of having that support network around you' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/03/22·18m 58s

Amberly Lago On Grit, Grace And Perseverance

Amberly Lago is a leading expert in the field of resilience, transformation, and health and wellness. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and empowers people around the world by sharing the story of how she turned a tragedy into triumph. She is a former professional dancer and athlete bringing a new perspective on what it takes to persevere. Amberly joins Nick to discuss her incredible story, and talks candidly about the ways in which you can enrich your life and accelerate your growth through sheer force of will. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Pain is life's biggest teacher. We learn more about ourselves when we are knocked down than we do from riding high on success. We all have the ability to grow, heal and come back stronger. What holds us back is our ability and willingness to tap into it. We can find great sources of healing by not just committing our thoughts to words, but by then taking those words and sharing them with others. By empowering the voices of others, we change the world in powerful ways. We must seek to give volume to those with life-changing stories. BEST MOMENTS 'I want to live a life of joy, set an example of resilience, and keep moving forward' 'Gratitude really, truly saved me' 'It's important to share from a scar and not an open wound' 'Through this journey pain has been my biggest teacher'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Amberly Lago - https://amberlylago.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/22·1h 2m

People, Processes and Automation

Nick discusses a crucial part of scaling up - the art of creating solid scaleable foundations through people acquisition, implementing processes, and achieving a state of autonomy. KEY TAKEAWAYS People, processes and automation are often referred to as "The Golden Triangle". They are the fundamental underpinnings that are considered to be essential to all businesses. Start with the end in mind and be clear about what you're building towards. What is your freedom number or "get rich once" number? Next we have to formulate a plan to work towards it. We must optimise foundations. This is where people, processes and automation sit. It's also where structuring capital and investment directions sit. Scale fast and build value. This is the phase by where organic growth takes places, but we supplement by adding external factors such as partnerships, joint ventures - the things that build value quickly. BEST MOMENTS 'You need to start with vision, mission and what the endgame is' 'It's owning the process. It's building the team' 'It's about getting in front of the process and leading it, proactively' 'Businesses that exit for the highest value are the ones where they have great people' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/03/22·23m 14s

Dean Karnazes On Dedicating Your Life To Achieving The Impossible

Named by TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days. He’s run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole. Dean joins Nick to talk about his incredible running career, the ways in which he has conditioned his mind and body to adapt to the toughest challenges, and how by dedicating yourself to a pursuit completely, you too can achieve the impossible. KEY TAKEAWAYS As we grow older, we start to develop different rhythms when it comes to energy levels. This can largely be due to our intake, and require constant adjustment. These days, many treat running as some kind of objective-based activity in which a certain metric has to be attained. But running, or any physical activity, should also be fun. Remember to use activity as an enjoyable form of play. Our bodies are machines. If we view ourselves as limitless in potential, and work to achieve greatness, then the way we feed ourselves and treat ourselves, as animals, can shape the potential we achieve. When you have harmonious inner personal relationships with those around us, your performance is better. Everything is better. If you have discord, it disrupts your performance. BEST MOMENTS 'People quantify every run. For me, the only purpose for a lot of my runs is just to run' 'I view myself through the lens of trying to be the best animal that I can be' 'I like to say that if I can't pick it from a tree, dig it from the earth, or catch it with my hands, then I don't eat it' 'Look to optimise your relationships. Discord can affect your performance' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Dean Karnazes - https://ultramarathonman.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/03/22·43m 45s

How Much Is Your Business Worth?

One of the most common questions business owners wish to know is exactly how much their business is worth. In this week's episode, Nick talks about the ways in which you can determine your own magic number. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Sometimes it takes an outside perspective in order to ascertain your business valuation, as we can be so wrapped up in our offering, that our own vision is skewed. You as the seller, may have an expectation when it comes to a sale. If you've created something that's difficult to replicate, and it appeals directly to your potential buyer, they're likely to see a lot more value in it. You can base your valuation on revenue - how much the business generates through sales. Calculate this and look at how much a typical business in your industry may be worth based on a certain level of annual sales. Never base your business's valuation simply on number crunching or formulas. Consider the value of your business based on factors such as geographical location, its potential strategic value, quality of customer base, and alignment of systems and processes. BEST MOMENTS 'People have such a broad perspective about what they're creating' 'Valuation is cryptic and ambiguous' 'The business is probably worth more than its net assets' 'You need to go beyond all of these financial formulas' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/02/22·14m 31s

Robin Sharma On How We Can All Be Heroes

Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published MegaLiving, a book on stress management and spirituality. Robin joins Nick to talk about the philosophy surrounding what we think we can then materialise, his mentor work which has helped some of the world's most powerful thinkers, and all about his incredible new book, 'The Everyday Hero Manifesto'. KEY TAKEAWAYS Our daily behaviours reflect our deepest beliefs, and we all have a psychological story. It is this story that determines the things we do each day. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and are often not lionised as much as those who shape the world. If we install the right philosophies and seek to improve the world in small ways, then we can count ourselves as heroes. We often mistake wealth for having large reserves of money in the bank. What the past years have taught us is that wealth comes in many forms, including connections, savouring life and self-respect. Fear creates cortisol, which contracts our perceptions. In the world of today, many live their lives in fear. This means we can miss opportunities through the reduction of our perceptiveness. BEST MOMENTS 'Things are created first in the mind, and then are created in reality' 'Society seduces us with wealth is having a lot of money in the bank' 'Synchronicity is destiny's way of remaining anonymous' 'The paradox is that we do less to achieve more'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Robin Sharma - https://www.robinsharma.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/22·56m 36s

Winning

Nick reflects upon the business wisdom of Jack Welch, the author of 'Jack: Straight From The Gut', and 'Winning', with a particular focus on leadership, and why we must make the tough decisions in order to ensure that our businesses can grow, and that we remain on a winning path. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we transition to our scale-up phase, it is the movement between being able to work independently versus the ability to build a team and lead effectively. As leaders, we must be able to coach people so that they can advance. Everyone at your organisation is not necessarily thinking about business goals from the viewpoint of a founder. Honesty and transparency in communication is vital. There's no point in sugar-coating a message when it requires clarity of communication. Our jobs as leaders are to define thew ways in which we intend to win. Our values and behaviours demonstrate how we will get there. BEST MOMENTS 'I was a real geek for business' 'You have to make the tough decisions in order for the business to grow' 'You have to have core principles that will allow you to be successful' 'You need to say things in a way that cuts through the crap'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/22·23m 26s

Tony Whatley On Becoming A Side Hustle Millionaire

Tony Whatley is an entrepreneur, business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind. This website grew to over 300,000 registered members, and was later sold for millions, in only 5 years. Amazingly… it was just his part-time business! In this incredible show, Tony talks to Nick about the ways in which he achieved the feat of becoming a millionaire through his side hustle, how a near-death experience caused him to re-evaluate his life completely, and how you can build a a side business that creates financial freedom. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we travel through the business journey on the rails of the corporate model, we often aim for promotion or salary increases, not realising until we achieve them that these things rarely bring fulfilment. When we recognise our talents, and learn to assess them using our own autonomy instead of waiting for others to validate us, we create the kind of energy we need to start reaching higher and moving faster. Determining to become a success is about asking ourselves the question - am I where I want to be? And if the answer is no, then it's about finding the discipline to do more. Consider the legacy that we would leave behind if we were to depart immediately. Is the story that others would tell about you, the one you would write? If the answer is no, then it's time to start rewriting that story in your own words. BEST MOMENTS 'I'm a teacher. I love to learn, but I love to teach' 'I can visualise things, I can create the action plan, and go and execute that to get results!' 'I was really honest with myself. I asked "Am I where I want to be?"' 'There was a blinding spotlight that this was not enough' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Tony Whatley LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonywhatley/ ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/22·55m 29s

Copy That Sells

Perhaps more than any other skill you can have in business, writing copy that sells your product or service is one of the most essential. In this episode, Nick explains why it matters so much, and how effective copy can accelerate your business growth. KEY TAKEAWAYS Conversion copy is all about the way you articulate your message, the emotional and psychological journey you take your prospect on, and how it can make a true difference. Having an amazing product or service isn't everything when you come to the market. It matters, but what also drives growth and take-up, is the message. Messaging should aim to satisfy a key outcome for your client base, but should also communicate that the only way this outcome is possible is through your offering. One of the most important questions that should be answered by your messaging is why should action be taken now? We must communicate that if action isn't taken, then the world will change quickly BEST MOMENTS  'I like to get into the detail' 'If you can't communicate your message in an impactful way, then it won't matter how good that product or service is' 'Write the cover line and then find the story' 'A very simple phrase, articulated brilliantly, has the power to change everything' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/02/22·21m 44s

Tony Horton On 100% Committing To Your Health

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®. He is also a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life. Tony joins Nick to talk about why health should always be at the forefront of life, and how it can impact, negatively or positively, the plans we have for the future. KEY TAKEAWAYS We can gain an instant boost int he lifestyle we lead if we stop focussing on outcomes and look to improve our consistency, accountability and surround ourselves with the right tribe. Self development must evolve over time, because we grow and age over time. Never assume that what worked for us in our youth will work for us now. Most people are in "survival mode" and they seem to be okay with it, but if we are diligent enough, and are tested frequently, we can mitigate and sometimes head off health problems before they have to become manageable. Mindfulness and mental health is equally as important as physical health. We must take time to recharge and reset. There's nothing wrong with hitting pause on our activities and taking some time to heal our minds. BEST MOMENTS 'Consistency is the name of the game for me. Accountability is the name of the game for me' 'I'm always paying close attention to whether something's working' 'You want to be as versed in as many things as possible so you can avoid the boredom, the injuries and the plateaus' 'Mindfulness allows your body and mind to settle, to heal, to relax' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Tony Horton - https://www.tonyhortonlife.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/22·52m 33s

How To Exit Rich

This week, Nick is in training mode, and here to talk about exiting and exit strategies, with a particular focus upon the mechanics behind the process, how to navigate your own path to freedom, and why every business should be built to sell. KEY TAKEAWAYS During the start-up and scale-up process, many business owners discover that the freedom they were hoping for in running their own business, is scarce. The true freedom comes from the exit. There are two types of exit. You can exit but choose not to be involved in the day-to-day running of the operations themselves. The second exit is the "life changing exit", and involves selling completely. Never assume that the world will look the same in the future as it does right now. Circumstances can change in a moment, so instead of looking to the very long term, try to shorten your plans. Plan your exit from the beginning. It doesn't have to be your sole focus, but it helps to have a North Star that you can always be working towards. BEST MOMENTS 'The freedom really comes from the exit' 'These are all external things that you need to evaluate' 'The pace of change right now is so full on' 'You need or require a change in your thinking - your mind-set' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/02/22·18m 40s

John Assaraf On Unlocking The Power Of Your Mind

John Assaraf is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym. He is also a philanthropist and brain researcher who is best recognised for his podcasts, lectures, and his New York Times best-selling book 'Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain's Hidden Power'. John joins Nick this week to deliver an empowering masterclass on how you can unlock the power of your mind, and use the results to accelerate growth and realise your potential. KEY TAKEAWAYS Our goals in life are always a matter of answering a single questions - whether we are simply interested in achieving them, or committed to achieving them. When we are truly committed to achieving greatness, then we will upgrade our identity, our knowledge, our behaviour, in order to align with that destiny, and therefore achieve it. Choice means not just showing up, but also saying yes to the opportunities that present themselves. Serendipity and happenstance only account for a small part of the journey to success. We are not born with fears, associations or memories. Therefore, limiting beliefs are little more than reinforced neural patterns that went from conscious to sub-conscious. BEST MOMENTS 'If you take care of cause, then effect takes care of itself' 'Our brain is actually a prediction machine that also deletes and distorts anything that doesn't match with the current map of our reality' 'If you are committed, then you will upgrade your identity to match this destiny' 'I believe in the power of choice' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      John Assaraf - https://johnassaraf.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/22·1h 0m

Are You Giving Up?

With the beginning of the year, we generally tend to make promises to ourselves. But as time passes on, sometimes we lose our grip on these assurances, and veer towards giving up. In this episode, Nick talks about the different strategies he has used in his own journey, that have helped him to break the cycle of giving up. KEY TAKEAWAYS We set out to achieve things, and if we go through life making promises but failing to execute them, it can have a huge impact on who we are. Science states that failure doesn't come from making the wrong choice in your goals. It comes from failure in the path of executing those goals. Mindset, and mental toughness, are what separate the great entrepreneurs of the world from the average ones. They are the ones who embrace resilience and grit. Limiting your priorities is essential. Between 3 to 5 is a good number. Then make sure you execute those priorities first before you do anything else. BEST MOMENTS 'It's a really important cycle to break' 'What happens if this is the year that you absolutely stick to everything you said you'd do?' 'It's not about changing your goals. It's about changing the way you go after them' 'I'm very focussed on the things that are going to move business forward and my life forward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/01/22·27m 26s

Howard Behar On Leadership Lessons From Starbucks

Howard Behar's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses, and most recently as a speaker, advisor, mentor, and bestselling author. He is also the former president of Starbucks - one of the world's largest and most popular brands. Howard joins Nick to discuss the leadership lessons he learned while acting as the overseer to such an empire, including why culture matters so much, and why people should be kept at the heart of things. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The most successful business enterprises are the ones who remember that while products are essential, the people who come for them, and the problems that it solves for them, should always be at the heart of matters. Every organisation has its own culture. They usually arise naturally. The question we must ask is if the natural culture there is the one we strive for. If it isn't, then we must change it from the top down. The great leaders are the ones who like to challenged, and want to be held accountable. If our people are doing either, then we as leaders are doing the right thing. Nothing in life happens without persistence. In the rivers of life there are rocks, and we strike them below the water line, but the most important thing is that we traverse them and keep moving on. BEST MOMENTS 'It wasn't meant to be a brand. It was meant to be human in nature' 'I got right away that it wasn't about the coffee. It was about the people' 'We wanted to be able to walk down the hallway, look everyone in the face, and say "We're in it together"' 'The question to ask yourself is "Is this the culture I want?"' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment     Howard Behar - http://howardbehar.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/22·51m 29s

Doing Deals! How I Personally Structure Acquisitions

This week, Nick shares a very special training session containing details of some of the deals he has personally completed, as well as the ways and means through which he accomplished them. It's a chance to get a real insight into the mind of a true deal maker, and a masterclass in how to structure acquisitions correctly. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Buying a business is very much like buying a house. When we purchase a house we get a mortgage - therefore using other people's money. Buying a business can be structured in the same way. When valuing a business, take into account any debts that it may owe, the cost of which must be removed from the buying price. Any remaining capital to be paid as part of the purchase can be taken from the profits from the business itself. Wealth is created by selling businesses. It isn't created by running businesses. More billionaires have been created by private equity than from any other industry. There are over 1600 businesses closing in America every single day because there is no succession plan. Owners who retire have no plan for post-retirement, and so many businesses close when the time comes, even though they are profitable. BEST MOMENTS 'You are going to build significant wealth from business acquisitions' 'None of this is your own cash, whatsoever' 'The huge payday is when you sell the business in the future' 'So much better to buy a good profitable business than to try and start one up yourself' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/22·24m 27s

James Altucher On The Impact Entrepreneurship Has On The World

James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. James joins Nick to talk about the definition of entrepreneurship itself, how technology is impacting the way we think and learn, how mind-set and risk management can help us to make better decisions, and why failure should always be seen as the first step towards achieving success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Entrepreneurship is often defined as a great idea taken to market through careful investing and promotion, but there are many facets to entrepreneurship. Even revamping existing concerns can be defined as such. We only have so much time on this earth, and so it is always best to apply our finite resource of time to pursuits that matter to us, personally, and which bring us the greatest rewards. Investing is a path to wealth, but we have to temper our ambitions with a good deal of risk management. We can't win big without speculation, but always do your best to make the bets as safe as possible. When we fail, we learn. Lessons stick with us if they are gained through failure. Sometimes, the power of these lessons is far greater than if they had come through a win. BEST MOMENTS 'I learned so much more from YouTube videos than I ever did from my teachers in school' 'You have to try a lot of things to know what you love doing' 'You only live once' 'Failure is the pathway to success? Failure sucks!'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    James Altucher - https://jamesaltucher.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/22·1h 2m

Changing Your Game In 2022

Nick is joined by serial entrepreneur, international speaker and best selling author, Adam Strong, to talk about how you can change up your game for 2022 by looking at the insights provided by 2021, and to discuss the incredible Game Changers Summit taking place in January. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Effective collaboration can only truly occur when the values of all parties involved are in complete alignment. Sales and negotiation are the beating heart of all business. If we develop these skills at the outset, then we set ourselves up for lasting growth. Preparation is the ultimate key to making sure your time is spent wisely, and that business transactions always end with a win-win. Many are entering the world of entrepreneurship after the upheavals caused by COVID. But those who do must remember to adjust their mind-set, their skill-set, and to surround themselves with the right people. BEST MOMENTS 'I'm a believer in that if something is working then rinse and repeat' 'Always know when to walk away' 'Ask more questions - intelligent questions' 'We want to get you on the right rails so that you can create exponential growth in 2022' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Adam Strong LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamistrong/?originalSubdomain=uk The Game Changer Summit - https://www.thegamechangerssummit.com/gcs2022-registration-page49997234 ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/01/22·39m 48s

Phillip Stutts On The Secret Formula To Transform Your Marketing

With the onset of the new year, everyone is pouring fuel into their business intentions for 2022, especially when it comes to marketing. In this episode, Nick talks to Phillip Stutts, the best-selling author of 'The Undefeated Marketing System', and a man who has used his considerable talents and skills in marketing to aid in over 1400 election victories and 3 presidential victories. Phillip joins Nick to talk about the art of marketing, and how you can truly influence minds and decisions in order to not just reach your target audience, but to convince them of your message. KEY TAKEAWAYS  We excel when we aim high. There is no sense in playing it safe in order to score mediocrity. If we push ourselves then we try harder, fly higher, and achieve more. Many people who do extraordinary things are fundamentally flawed in other areas. Nothing pushes us harder to succeed than feeling as though we might fail entirely. Relying on one single channel when it comes to sales and marketing is never wise, especially if we do not own the data or the system. Competitors can always use processes to keep us down or affect sales. Look for ways of centralising your output and owning the data. We lack empathy in our society. People across the world seem currently obsessed with telling their own stories. Empathetic marketing begins with looking at data and coming to understand what matters to the world around us instead of ourselves BEST MOMENTS 'What I loved about it is the game - the marketing game behind how politicians get elected' 'A lot of people who do extraordinary things are flawed characters' 'The marketing world is rigged for almost every single business out there' 'My mission in life is to wake up business owners' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Phillip Stutts - https://www.winbigmedia.com/phillip-stutts ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/22·54m 13s

Failure To Say No

One of the main roadblocks we can face when trying to achieve more, is the failure or inability to say no, which can lead to overwhelm and a lack of momentum. In this week's show, Nick tells you why the key to productivity might be to say no more often... KEY TAKEAWAYS Many do much work on building the plan, the process and the strategy. But we must recognise that the real key to success is in the outcome. When we become overwhelmed, it makes identifying the next logical step forward that much more difficult. We have to focus on the tasks that move us forward and say no to the ones that stop our momentum. The difference between successful people and VERY successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything. There is always one task you can do first, which will allow the others in your life to be successfully completed more effectively BEST MOMENTS 'Develop an amazing ability to say no' 'If we don't focus, we get ourselves into a position of overwhelm' 'That creates a cycle which allows you to iterate, improve and go on'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/01/22·11m 30s

Sonja Wieck On Why Everything In Life Serves You

As an endurance athlete with a zest for adventure, Sonja Wieck explores the bigger questions in life and while pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Sonja joins Nick for a very special episode, in which she talks about her perspective when it comes to achievement, why struggling against adversity is a gift in itself, and why focus and persistence are the key to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Running towards acceptance and love from those we value most, can provide an extra level of dedication that allows us to reach higher than we may suppose Whatever goals you have set for 2022, we only fail if we stop trying. Dig in, get focussed, and be clear about your why. Visualisation can make the difference between breaking through the finish line and becoming an also-ran. Be clear about what you want, and try to visualise the challenges you may face along the way in order to help you prepare beforehand. Often we do not recognise that the fruits of the race come from not winning or even competing, but from the efforts we put it before. The journey is where the value lies. BEST MOMENTS 'What I know now is that I really only take action if something lights me up inside' 'The struggle is the gift' 'I can be pretty stubborn when it comes to my own internal light' 'When you win and when you lose, you have to come to terms with who you are as a person' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Go Sonja - https://gosonja.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/22·1h 5m

Sonja Wieck On Why Everything In Life Serves You

As an endurance athlete with a zest for adventure, Sonja Wieck explores the bigger questions in life and while pushing the boundaries of what is possible.  Sonja joins Nick for a very special episode, in which she talks about her perspective when it comes to achievement, why struggling against adversity is a gift in itself, and why focus and persistence are the key to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Running towards acceptance and love from those we value most, can provide an extra level of dedication that allows us to reach higher than we may suppose Whatever goals you have set for 2022, we only fail if we stop trying. Dig in, get focussed, and be clear about your why. Visualisation can make the difference between breaking through the finish line and becoming an also-ran. Be clear about what you want, and try to visualise the challenges you may face along the way in order to help you prepare beforehand. Often we do not recognise that the fruits of the race come from not winning or even competing, but from the efforts we put it before. The journey is where the value lies. BEST MOMENTS 'What I know now is that I really only take action if something lights me up inside' 'The struggle is the gift' 'I can be pretty stubborn when it comes to my own internal light' 'When you win and when you lose, you have to come to terms with who you are as a person' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Go Sonja - https://gosonja.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/22·1h 5m

Focus

It's a new year, and with the fresh start that it brings come new opportunities. In this short, sharp kickstart to 2022, Nick talks about how focus can help to accelerate the plans you have for the year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS The more laser focussed you are on what you are trying to achieve, the more transformational the results are. Consistent action creates consistent results. You need to make sure you build systems to allow this to happen. Sometimes you win, and other times you learn. If things don't go your way, then allow the experience to aid in your optimisation. BEST MOMENTS 'Focus is a super power' 'Be consistent in whatever you do' 'You don't lose - you learn' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/01/22·6m 57s

Chris Duffin On Building Resilience And Inner Strength

Chris Duffin is the founder of Kabuki Strength, and an inventor dubbed "The Mad Scientist Of Health". He's also a thought leader and entrepreneur in the health and fitness space. Chris joins Nick for the final show of 2021, to talk about how you can face life's challenges using strength, both physical and mental, and prepare yourself for the new year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS We are built to adapt to our environments. If we place ourselves among challenging circumstances, then we can either overcome and thrive, or be defeated. When we focus on our value system and concentrate on just the things that are most important to us, then it forces us to drop extraneous distractions and get rid of the baggage that holds us back. If we put ourselves out into the world, and keep our honesty about who we are, then we are far more likely to attract the things that we're truly in search of. Far too many people accept mediocrity and remain in their comfort zone. But life is not about relaxing and accepting that. It's about listening to the voice of our hearts and following the direction in which it takes us. BEST MOMENTS 'You can be a stronger and better version of yourself' 'You need to truly refine your value system and what's important to you in your life' 'Life is about working out how to pare things down' 'I ask people if they want to be part of changing the world' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Chris Duffin - https://christopherduffin.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/21·59m 58s

Exponential Growth In 2022

With the end of the year in sight, it's a period where many will reflect upon the achievements and milestones reached across the past 365 days. But as Nick explains in this week's show, it's also a time to look at the year ahead. It's a time to think about the ways in which you can achieve exponential growth and have the best possible 2022 for your business and life. KEY TAKEAWAYS Those who achieve the most in life and business are those who set goals. These become habits, which influence behaviour and provide a structure that allows them to grow effortlessly. All people can have vision, but unless they execute a plan to move towards it, and take action in order to reach that vision, it will never be a reality. Use SMART goals in order to maximise impact - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound After setting goals, we need to prioritise them in terms of what we want our year to look like. Do the thing that is the most challenging first. BEST MOMENTS 'The people who achieve what they want to achieve in life - they set goals' 'The vision is what you want to create' 'If you start commit to habits, then those habits will quickly turn into behaviours' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/12/21·15m 36s

Anthony Trucks On Shifting Your Identity To Accelerate Success

Anthony Trucks is a former NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior on NBC, international speaker, host of the Aww Shift podcast, and the founder of Identity Shift coaching. Anthony joins Nick to discuss his mission in life - to help others to understand their past and present so as to shift their identity and elevate their life and business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Your failure or your success is determined by your identity, and you are only one shift away from creating your ultimate life. Success is about matching our identity to the dreams we have and the goals we pursue. If we can change our identity to match our vision, then success can be realised. When we suffer from setbacks or shame, we tend to want to seclude ourselves further - to silo away from the world. If we don't like ourselves, then seclusion only makes this state worse. If we can find a way to love the small things in life, and positively anticipate their effects upon others, then no job is a task. BEST MOMENTS 'I like to make sure that everyone else has fun with me - that's the goal' 'If you don't have an identity that matches the dream, then the dream doesn't get realised' 'Sometimes you might like where you're headed, but you don't like the speed' 'The destination is the journey' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Anthony Trucks - https://anthonytrucks.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/12/21·42m 4s

How To Connect With The Clients You Want (vs The Ones You Get!)

Nick is joined by Steve Sims, known as the “real life Wizard Of Oz”, and a man renowned for turning the impossible into the possible. Steve talks about the art of problem solving, with a specific focus upon how to attract not just the clients we need in order to keep our businesses thriving and growing, but the ones we want most to work with. KEY TAKEAWAYS The art of entrepreneurship is to identify a problem that is being underserved and create a solution that works not just for us, but for the world at large. Far too many businesses overcomplicate their offerings and thereby reduce their own appeal. This is usually down to fear and lack of confidence. In order to best appeal to the customers we want, we ned to put ourselves firmly in their shoes and solve the problem with empathy and consideration. BEST MOMENTS 'We find other people who have got that problem and then sell them the solution!' 'When COVID happened you had the opportunity to say "was this done to me, or was this done for me?"' 'Selling a million dollar house takes the same amount of effort as selling a ten million dollar house' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Steve Sims - https://www.stevedsims.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/12/21·31m 43s

Mel Abraham On Creating Affluence And Legacy

Mel Abraham is dedicated to a new way of thinking and a new way of life, of helping others to pave the road to financial independence and affluence through entrepreneurship, and by doing so, helping to leave legacies that live longer than we ever could. In this episode, Mel talks to Nick about his empowering story of resilience, the ways in which you can create true affluence and wealth, as well as his incredible book 'The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path To More Profit, Fans and Freedom' KEY TAKEAWAYS People choose a path that often brings disillusion and a lack of fulfilment, but then choose to stay on that path, believing that the choice is a one time offer. It's never too late to change for the better. We make the greatest difference by using our legacies and positivity to connect at a meaningful level, and using our business, services and ideals to impact lives. Financial success is not necessarily about the acquisition of more. By constantly chasing the next dollar we can lose our connection to what makes us truly satisfied. Creating plans is not about making one rigid structure. It is about creating several different approaches so that we mentally store alternative routes in the mind. BEST MOMENTS 'When they tell me I can't do something I say "Let me show you"' 'We are all placed here to create a legacy' 'We lose our connection to contentment. We lose our connection to what's important' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Mel Abraham - https://melabraham.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/21·59m 9s

Words Equal Power

Life has changed drastically for many in the wake of the tumultuous world events since 2020, but we must remember that while we cannot control much of what has taken place, we can control the way we feel about things. In this episode, Nick talks about the power of words themselves, and how by gaining mastery over the words we use, especially internally, we can positively impact our environment and the life we live. KEY TAKEAWAYS We need to speak to ourselves in empowering ways, even in moments that may seem trivial at first. Positive reinforcement from within helps us to take more positive action. We often filter our speech so as not to come across in certain ways to certain people, and yet we do not seem to naturally grant ourselves this privilege. If you have big goals and big ambitions, then this can present a string of challenges. Therefore, we should endeavour not to bring extraneous external challenge to ourselves. Examine the habits and routines that drive your behaviours. An effective practice is to keep a journal and be as honest as possible, taking out your inner thoughts and externalising them. BEST MOMENTS  'Words have more power than maybe you appreciate' 'The things that you say and what you think, becomes real' 'You've got to take control of the words and communication in your head' 'Fear is something that is created'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/12/21·16m 18s

Zach Bitter On Achieving World Class Performance

Zach Bitter is an American ultramarathon runner who holds world records for the 100-mile run and the 12-hour run. As one of the planet's greatest athletes, there are few who know better how to achieve excellence through hard work, discipline and determination. In this episode Zach talks about his incredible athletic career, his subsequent coaching activities and the ways in which he is helping new generations of runners to go from beginner to advanced, regardless of experience or their starting point and lifestyle. KEY TAKEAWAYS There are huge parallels between what can be achieved in business and what we achieve in other areas of life. Countless lessons can be carried over from the world of self-development, and into the world of entrepreneurship. Developing consistency and performing at a high volume is the key to building our resilience, allowing us to move gradually towards bigger and bigger targets and goals. Optimisation is about being persistently diligent and performing constant analysis upon ourselves. By doing so we can incrementally tweak and adjust until we find our optimal setting. It's far better to focus on delivering quality when you put your message out into the world. By trying to be everywhere your message can sometimes become diluted, and you can misplace the reason why you began in the first place. BEST MOMENTS 'One conversation, heard at the right time, can change everything' 'That consistency, and doing it at a high volume, is conducive to really developing that lower-end intensities' 'You make slight tweaks and you make them individual to you, and that's when you find your sweet spot' 'I remember looking at my splits and thinking okay, if I maintain this pace then I'll break the American record by six or seven minutes...' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Zach Bitter - https://zachbitter.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/21·1h 2m

Earned, Owned and Paid

This week, Nick talks about a strategy known as "The Digital Marketing Trifecta", made up of three elements - earned, owned and paid - and how it can provide you with not just the tools for growth, but also with the most comprehensive marketing strategy out there. KEY TAKEAWAYS Earned is the stage whereby you are putting content out into the world, and building your brand. You are driving people towards you and your business through the content that you are creating. Owned represents your "list" - the literal names of those who have connected with your content and have given over their details to you in exchange for a deeper level of connection. Paid is the act of receiving payment for your work. This can come from display advertising, re-targeting, paying influencers, paid content promotion, and also from affiliates. BEST MOMENTS 'If you're going to grow and scale a business strategically, you can't do it on poor foundations' 'You've never had a better time in history to be able to go out there and share your message' 'It's about having a strategy around each of them, if you're going to leverage the most comprehensive digital marketing strategy possible' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/12/21·13m 58s

Josh Linkner On Unlocking Creativity To Drive Explosive Growth

This week, Nick is joined by tech entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Josh Linkner, a man on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention. Josh discusses his belief that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and talks about the ways in which you can unlock your own latent innovation genius in order to grow and scale your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS A creative troublemaker is someone who is unwilling to accept the status quo in the world - someone who is always looking to break free of the norms and see what is possible beyond them. Leadership used to be viewed as the conductor in an orchestra leading his musicians in the pursuit of perfection. But the world has changed. It's a world where the chaotic can be embraced. Creativity comes not just in traditional means, but in all aspects of business, from the way we hire, to the way we structure financially, from the way we approach deals to the culture we establish. The inherent flaw in brainstorming is that our inhibitions sometimes shut us down. To fix this we need to practice "role storming", the art of brainstorming in character - pretending to be someone else while coming up with ideas. BEST MOMENTS 'The confidence comes from knowing you're going to screw things up multiple times, but you figure out how to course correct' 'The fastest breakthroughs always happen when you're working in a group of top performers' 'We need to think of ourselves as jazz musicians where you're trading the baton of leadership' 'The company that projects as innovative gets all the things that in turn create real value' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   Josh Linkner Twitter - https://twitter.com/joshlinkner Josh Linkner - https://joshlinkner.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/21·46m 53s

Value Beats Price

Many advise that increasing prices can lead to healthier profits, but as Nick discusses in this week's show, the real key to successful growth may lie in the value you provide, rather than the price on your ticket. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many in the start-up phase carry fear along with the excitement, and as a result may set prices lower in order to ensure interest from their client base. Outside perspectives are sometimes invaluable in seeing the gap between your pricing and the value you may be offering. Value based pricing is where you consider the value of what your services will give to your client. Your pricing should be based upon that. If your price is significantly lower than the value being offered, your customer will be less emotionally invested. The less you pay, the less it means to you. BEST MOMENTS 'It's a simple thing to advise, but always an easy thing to execute' 'If you are offering a higher level of value vs what you are charging, then it's easy for someone to say yes' 'If I gave you £10m and you gave me $500,000, would that be an interesting exchange for you?' 'If someone gives me something for free then I don't value it in the same way' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/11/21·17m 56s

Greg McKeown On Why Things Don't Have To Be So Hard

Greg McKeown is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of 'Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less', and an expert on why some people in teams succeed when others don't. Greg joins Nick in this episode to talk about his incredible book on essentialism and his new book, 'Effortless', why success must never come at the cost of our happiness and energy, and how best to achieve more by not burning out along the way. KEY TAKEAWAYS Essentialism is the art of eliminating the non-essential elements of our lives, and then creating systems in order to do what matters most. It is about exploring, eliminating and executing that vision. As high achievers, we have been conditioned to think that the pathway to success is paved with relentless work, and that if we wish to achieve anything, we have to overwork. But this is not the case. In order to make higher and higher contributions, and to remain at the pinnacle of success, the key is to identify the ways in which our efforts reap the most rewards in a sustainable way. To do lists are all well and good, but making lists can be far more productive and satisfying if we change the game. We should endeavour to create lists of tasks that, if we complete them, will guarantee satisfaction by day's end. BEST MOMENTS 'Explore, eliminate, execute!' 'A part of what success is, is to be able to continue to make a higher contribution over a very long period of time' 'We shouldn't say that success is completing our to-do lists. That's a really impossible game' 'Your ability as a leader to be able to listen through those layers and get to the core is an essential leadership attribute'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   Greg McKeown - https://gregmckeown.com/books/essentialism/ ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/21·1h 1m

Generalist vs Specialist

Nick discusses the crucial difference between generalist and specialist businesses - those who cater to a broad range of customers through a broad range of skills and offerings, and those who use a more crafted approach to appeal to more niche client base - and which might be worth your focus. KEY TAKEAWAYS  As businesses grow and teams and revenue grow, complexity is bound to follow. But the businesses that scale successfully and quickly are those that remove this complexity. Smaller generalist concerns will have far more trouble in competing with larger generalists, who have built a more streamlined approach to their offerings, and who can offer it for less. Specialists, who work on a far more niche product, are not always forced to seek customers out. They are usually the ones being sought for their specialist skills. BEST MOMENTS 'It is the simplicity that matters' 'A specialist is someone who is really good at one thing or a small set of things. They are masters of their craft' 'There is not time-for-money equation happening here' 'The riches are in the niches' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/11/21·15m 39s

Dave Hollis On Why We Are Built Through Courage

Dave Hollis is a New York Time best-selling author, the host of the Rise Together Podcast, a keynote speaker, as well as a life and business coach, plus the CEO of the Hollis Company. Dave joins Nick to talk about his new book 'Built Through Courage: Face Your Fears To Live The Life That You Were Meant For', as well as how to make failure work for you, how to discover your core values, how to stop chasing someone else's dream, and how to develop next-level resilience. KEY TAKEAWAYS The journey of life is one that forces us to recognise when we must make the hard choices between the comfortable places that keep us from achieving, and the higher levels that make us stronger. For many, events in our early life have led to an inner programming that determines our outlook on how life should be. Those definitions are never necessarily connected to our personal values. Milestones without inner fulfilment are not worth as much as the achievements that light our inner fire. When we identify our purpose and align each goal with that purpose, then we attain inner fulfilment. In order to determine what "next" looks like, it can be powerful to travel back to the you that you inhabited before you became the person you are today. Reconnecting with an earlier version of yourself can provide insight into where the next step lies. BEST MOMENTS 'If you don't have fulfilment on the inside, if you're not clear on your purpose, the other achievements that you create don't really matter' 'In my journey of becoming, I have recognised that there were inflection points where courage was necessary' 'Courage often ends up being the ingredient that's necessary to challenge the programming we're raised with' 'For me there was a wholesale reset on what "next" looked like' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Dave Hollis LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-hollis-b5a48671/ The Hollis Company - https://thehollisco.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/21·48m 48s

Your Offer Matters

Often the simplest things in business are the things that we neglect. This week, Nick takes you back to basics, to talk about an element of business that can make all the difference to success - whether at the outset of your journey or near the exit - your offer: how to create the perfect offer and how to fix an offering that may have run aground. KEY TAKEAWAYS The simpler you can make something, the better. Often, we overcomplicate things in order to feel that we are somehow enriching it, when in reality simplicity always wins. The offer includes the terms of the agreement. It must include the method of transacting with the person who goes along with you on your journey. When you create an offer, consider that the value you are putting forward must exceed the price. If people are turning you down, then there must be an issue with the value exchange. Around the core offer, think about supplementing with offers of bonuses or guarantees - the extra material that adds value, along with the certainty that what's being bought has less risk. BEST MOMENTS 'Sometimes we like to add complexity to things because it makes us feel better' 'Make people an offer so good that they would feel stupid to say no' 'Never underestimate what it takes to pry some cash from someone's hands' 'You've got to be very clear that you're offering something unique' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/11/21·22m 52s

Evan Carmichael On Why You Need To Believe

To kick off this powerful new season of the show, Nick talks to Evan Carmichael, a speaker, author, self-professed introvert, and fierce proponent of the principle that we can all be who we want to be if we put our minds to it. Evan has been described by Gary Vaynerchuk as the "DJ Of Inspiration", while Ed Millett has called him "The Modern Day Napoleon Hill", and Forbes have named him as one of the word's Top 40 Social Marketing Talents. In this extraordinary conversation Nick digs deep into Evan's mission - to solve what he describes as the world's biggest problem: that people do not believe in themselves enough. It's an inspiring discussion centring on focus, discipline, and most importantly, belief. KEY TAKEAWAYS Finding your purpose in life comes from the pain points that you'd like to solve in your own life. There are people out there suffering from the problems you can solve, and they need your guidance.  When we meet challenge and find ourselves defeated, then we have to find another way around in order to defeat it. It's far better to think differently and find another solution, rather than live with the regret of having never conquered. Consistency is the key to growth, but many fall victim to overwhelm and burnout. The key is to find a topic that lights your fire, one that appeals directly to your passion. And always try to connect directly to the audience you have instead of the one you don't have yet. If all you do is chase an opportunity that you don't love, you'll end up losing in the end because eventually you'll find yourself up against people who do love it. You find your next truly successful venture in the intersection between what you love and where opportunity lies. BEST MOMENTS 'Your purpose comes from your pain' 'There are millions of people who are currently who you used to be, and they need your help' 'I want to serve, so even though I'm introverted and shy, I still have a message' 'The most successful entrepreneurs are the ones who love the process of what they're doing' 'I focus on who I have instead of who I don't' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Evan Carmichael - https://believe.evancarmichael.com/homepage Evan Carmichael Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evancarmichael/?hl=en Evan Carmichael Twitter - https://twitter.com/EvanCarmichael Evan Carmichael YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmkpoEqg1sOMGEiIysP8Tw ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/21·57m 43s

Welcome To Scale Up With Nick Bradley

In this very special milestone show, Nick returns with an all-new show – Scale Up With Nick Bradley – designed to inspire and motivate you towards achieving your scale-up ambitions in not just business, but life. Nick explains the shift in emphasis that the new show’s direction will be exploring, as well as the incredible journey that’s led to this remarkable milestone.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Scale Up Your Business has become Scale Up With Nick Bradley, and yet the beating heart of the show remains the same – to empower business owners and entrepreneurs to scale their business so that they can create a valuable legacy. Scaling up is not just about business. It’s about people coming to a decision – a choice to change. Scaling up can take place in multiple areas of life. We can all learn and be inspired from people themselves, as well as the mechanics of how they have achieved success in business.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I want to share the journey I’ve been on for the past few months’ ‘I think you learn more from the conversations that feel more real’ ‘First and foremost this is a business podcast to help you scale and grow your business, but it’s also about scaling yourself to be the best version of yourself you can be’     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/21·9m 41s

Get Ready to Scale Up with Nick Bradley

After 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits during his experience in the private equity industry, there are few better placed to advise on how to achieve more when it comes to your scale-up ambitions. Scale Up With Nick Bradley is a series of inspiring conversations with people doing extraordinary things in business and life, with a focus on the tips and strategies that you can apply in your world, as well as the mind-set you need in order to make your dreams happen.     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/21·1m 23s

Creating A Life-Changing Exit - My Keynote From Family Reunion, Tampa 2021

In this episode Nick is presenting live in the US and asks his audience to think about the three questions that really matter when you are in business. What is your life changing number? Why does that number matter? And is what you are doing now in your business going to get you to your life changing number? Nick has built, scaled, and sold multiple  businesses and explains the strategies that can be adopted to drive growth exponentially for your business   KEY TAKEAWAYS What is your life changing number? The number that creates freedom for you A key driver for many is achieving freedom-being able to do what you want, when you want without any restrictions Is what you are doing now in your business going to get you to your life changing number? If you don’t make serious money when you are in your business, you can make serious money when you sell it There are strategies you can adopt in your business to drive a different type of growth You can grow a business through organic growth one customer at a time, its intentional but slow and a rite of passage Overlay strategic growth, which is faster, more focused and creates more growth to create exponential  growth Structuring capital is about strategically placing capital to drive a higher value With a leveraged buy-out you take the asset value of the business and negotiate with the seller paying for the asset over a prolonged period from the profit of the business you are buying You need to consolidate and build the story of the business before the exit In order to make life changing money you must work towards life changing impact You can only really scale to the level of your identity   BEST MOMENTS ‘How you have built your business to date is only half the story’ ‘You need to start with the end in and optimise the foundations of the business’ ‘My driver is ‘team Bradley’ many of the decisions I’ve made in the last few years have been about them – creating a life for them and being the best role model   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scale Up Your Business Global    ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought, and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience, and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                          See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/11/21·34m 24s

Empowering Leadership Through Inspiring Education - With Awfa Mustafa

Awfa Mustafa, Founder and CEO of Najahi Events, who bring the world’s best motivational speakers to the UAE shares  the incredible story of her escape from Iraq and how her experiences have shaped the person she is today, dedicated to the provision of accessible education across the world This is a truly inspirational episode as Awfa shares with Nick why you have to be grateful every day, be brave in your decisions and have faith and show up every time you are needed because ultimately it’s about fixing things   KEY TAKEAWAYS I spend money on experiences whether its learning experiences or travel experiences with my family I believe the memories you make and what you learn from travel and exposure to educators is worthwhile Every day was a scary day because you didn’t know what was going to happen When it’s human to human regardless of your background or your job you will help someone in need In 2004 Dubai were offering visas and I was finally able to move my Mum and Dad to safety Every person in Bagdad of my generation has a story We grew up in a world where politics played a big role in our lives – you could live today and die tomorrow It was hard to be positive for a very long time, living the fear every day I used to mentor myself – saying nothing could last forever and that I could do this I believe in a greater good and purpose and that sometimes things happen for a reason You move to being in a reactive mode, just wanting to fix things Have a plan and if something goes wrong fix it. A decision is better than no decision You have to be brave; no one is going to make the decisions for you and the hardest decisions are those that define your destiny You have to have faith and show up every time you are needed Don’t judge or blame just show up and fix it   BEST MOMENTS ‘We reached a point where if you went out you said goodbye to everyone because you didn’t know if you’d be coming back’ ‘The hardest decisions are those that make you who you are’ ‘If people can binge-watch they can binge learn’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scale Up Your Business Global   awfa@najahi.com     ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/21·1h 9m

Why We Do Hard Things - With Mark Drager

Mark Drager once built a highly successful seven figure business but it became a trap he created for himself.Now a hugely successful brand strategist, fellow podcast host and founder of his own growth agency his ethos has transformed to promote and build others to their ultimate potential. In this episode he shares his fascinating journey.  He has chosen to do the ultimate hard thing and has gone all in doing what he loves and is good at whilst believing that everything else will work itself out in the end It’s moving from the version of life where you do things out of obligation, to a life where you put yourself first, chase down your passion and fight through the fears to be truly you. KEY TAKEAWAYS It was a grind that became hell I began to feel like I was someone who talked a lot but didn’t do anything Having the impetus to start something and not even finish it is enough Your ability to focus on the thing you want to create and your ability to manage your emotional state through the journey is key Everyone is on a path and paths may cross for an amount of time but it’s not forever You can be whatever you want to be but there are things that will be comfortable and some that will not Do not do the things you have to do so you can one day do the things you want to do The ultimate hard thing going all in with what you love, it requires you to put yourself first, it requires that you are clear about what you want People aren’t brave enough to try what may not work out but could lead to something exceptional All your previous experiences lead you to the place you need to be Going from whatever makes you money to what you love and want to do is the real transition If you feel like you need to have an answer before you make a move understand that sometimes you need to move to find the answer BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s taking a leap of faith when you don’t know what the outcome will be’ ‘We worry that we are wasting time if we are doing something that is not connected to an outcome’ ‘The Pandemic and everything shutting down was the first time I felt really free VALUABLE RESOURCES Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be Scale Up Your Business Global Mark Drager  ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page Nick’s LinkedIn Nick's Instagram Scale Up Your Business website  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/10/21·1h 25m

How To Overcome Failures & Setbacks - With Warwick Fairfax

How do you go back from failure and build a life of purpose and significance? Nick is in conversation with a man who has done just that, Warwick Fairfax Founder of Crucible Leadership grew up as the heir to a multi-generational media group but following his takeover, the company failed and as Warwick explains it was a crucible moment in his life because ultimately things don’t happen to you, they happen for you In this compelling listen, he candidly discusses the lessons he learnt and  how he found his purpose along with success and significance because crucible moments in life are tough but they don’t have to be the end of your story   KEY TAKEAWAYS I didn’t grow up wondering what I was going to do in life it was always set for me With hindsight as soon as I launched the takeover, it was doomed to fail I didn’t listen to the good advice, people said it was a bad idea but because I didn’t want to hear it I didn’t listen and went to the people who told me what I wanted to hear I felt as I was in a gilded cage and when it ended it was very painful. Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you Wealth doesn’t make you happy, there is no number that will make you happy but if you use money to help others it changes everything We are only fulfilled when we serve a bigger purpose, a higher cause or serve others Significance can be defined as  a life of purpose dedicated to serving others, this is about a higher purpose Most businesses that have long term success have an aspect of altruism If you want to be successful long term you need to tie your vision to doing something that will make an impact in the world and links to your values  and beliefs I’m a great believer that a life of significance will not only make you feel more fulfilled it will in the long term it will make you more successful The crucible moment for me was losing a 150-year-old two-billion-dollar business and the process of coming back was drop of grace by drop of grace, brick by brick Understand your  values and beliefs and find a calling that fits with that In the business world, people don’t like talking about failure but its real and people connect with it The smart entrepreneurs are the ones who learn from their mistakes and want to do it better next time   BEST MOMENTS ‘I went there and did exactly what you shouldn’t be doing’ ‘Success and significance are not at odds with each other they can be in harmony’ ‘Your life is not defined by your worst day or mistake’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scale Up Your Business Global Crucible Leadership https://www.linkedin.com/in/warwick-fairfax-8902081   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/21·43m 25s

Million Dollar Joint Ventures & Partnerships with Sohail Khan

Joint venture world expert Sohail Khan talks with Nick about how joint venture and strategic partnerships can bring individuals together to create collaborations that can scale in a phenomenally short amount of time. This is an amazing opportunity to hear about  joint ventures and how you can compound and get incremental growth in less than twelve months with Sohail sharing some great examples from his own journey along with tips and invaluable advice about what makes  joint ventures and strategic partnerships successful   KEY TAKEAWAYS Joint venture is a phenomenal concept where you don’t pay any money upfront, you only part with money when there are results Joint ventures and strategic alignment partnerships bring collaboration and the opportunity to leverage other people’s audiences and communities It’s the ability to make partnerships and strategic alliances and piggyback right into the flow of money Wherever someone is making money there is the ability to make money if you are in the middle of the equation Go into any equation asking how you can help that person first Making connections and building trust in your relationships is what makes the difference You need to build rapport with others It’s all about innovation and leveraging the assets a company already has. It’s the impact you leave on the world that is really important Open your understanding to see the opportunities If you don’t take action you will never get a response Most people start with a product but the money is in the distribution I’ve always been a connector of people and we have built an amazing community Projects that give back, are impacted related and philanthropic can really make the difference   BEST MOMENTS ‘Money flows and you have to create a conduit between A and B and then put yourself in the middle so the money goes through you’ ‘Get everything you can out of everything you’ve got’ ‘Scaling up your life and your business go hand in hand’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Free Joint Venture Book   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/21·1h 3m

Selling Your Business For Maximum Value - With John Warrillow

John Warrillow founder of The Value Builder System and best-selling author talks to Nick about what it takes to build a value business for exit He discusses the nuances that really make the difference to acquirers and why top-line revenue is important but only one of the metrics that make the difference when selling a business This is a masterclass in understanding more about the elements that are valued by acquirers and how to effectively position your business when selling it KEY TAKEAWAYS We’ve moved away from the transaction model to the reoccurring business model and this is reflected in the valuations of companies Low debt and low-interest rates currently mean there will continue to be pressure upwards The Value Builder System is driven by eight unique metrics which are proven to be important to acquirers Top line revenue growth is important but there are other metrics that make a difference Most SME’s sell lots of things to a small number of people, the valuable SME’s sell a few things to lots of people Growth potential is important because it’s about what the company can become in the future The Switzerland structure is about the company not being dependant on a particular supplier or customer The point to sell a company is when you reach the freedom point. The desire for personal freedom and independence is a common underlying thread The reasons owners regret making a sale are focused around push factors such as illness, you need to offset your push factors with pull factors Pull factors are the things you want to do when you have exited the business When you have lots of pull factors valuation is not the dominant factor When an acquirer purchases a business they write two cheques, one to you and one to fund the working capital of the business Having a positive cash flow cycle is an important part of the picture when selling a business BEST MOMENTS ‘We are part of the subscription economy now’ ‘If you sell a few things to lots of people you can build a valuable company’ ‘The acquirer is toeing the start line of their journey when you are looking to exit they are looking to grow’ ‘Savvy sellers are thinking about the narrative of their company’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment BUILT TO SELL RESOURCES Built to Sell Scale Up Your Business Resources ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/21·53m 13s

Become The Leader You Would Follow - With Scott Jeffrey Miller

Nick is in conversation with Scott Jeffery Miller, leadership maestro, multi bestselling author, podcast host, leadership coach and global keynote speaker. In the world today every business is both a people company and a technology company so getting the leadership and the culture right has never been more important and now as the world moves forward again everyone is reassessing what’s important to them with people wanting meaningful work in a winning team within a culture of trust Nick and Scott discuss how in any business you need to begin with the right leaders, those who understand that their job is to achieve results within and through other people, if you want to create a culture of trust that people want to work in.   KEY TAKEAWAYS People don’t quit their jobs they quit bad bosses and corrupt cultures Culture is the way the vast majority of people behave most of the time. Culture is how we get stuff done and is everything People are not the most important asset in a company it’s the relationships between those people that form the culture. It’s always about the relationships To build culture you need to get very clear on the behaviours you want to see  exhibited and the decisions how people treat each other Leaders are the lynchpin of every culture so you need to start with the behaviour and mindset of your leaders To be an effective leader you need to understand that it’s your job to achieve results within, through other people, you have to build capability in others There is a difference between efficient and effective. You cannot be efficient with people, you can only be effective Most of us spend our lives fulfilling the identities others put on us, your job is to go out and create your own identity Vulnerability is being confident enough to talk about what you do and don’t know so that   others are encouraged to do this as well Humble leaders are more concerned with what is right rather than being right There is a new type of leadership that is about being relatable and having the vulnerability to be confident enough to share what they know and what they don’t know Great leaders love their people enough to have a high courage conversation, with some diplomacy, to save people from themselves   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s a group of unimpeachably trustworthy  people who are passionate about changing the world’ ‘When you have the right people with the right mindset in leadership it’s much easier to get fifteen hundred others to follow’ ‘What cannot be replicated is culture, people come to companies and stay with companies because of the culture’     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scott Jeffrey Miller   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/21·47m 32s

Cultivating Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Business Performance - With Jen Fisher

How do you design your day to integrate work and life in a way that works for your wellbeing and health? Jen Fisher, Deloitte’s chief well-being officer in the US empowers people to prioritise themselves so that they can optimise their performance and in this episode, she talks about how to manage your life and work in a way that works for you and why in reality  balance is about the rhythms over time She also talks with Nick about the pros and cons of technology and what the future may look like if we effectively use technology to enhance and augment our human relationships   KEY TAKEAWAYS There is no need for life and work to be balanced it’s about integration and managing your life and work in a way that works for you, it’s about rhythms over time In some ways technology has had a positive impact meaning we can connect from wherever we are in the world As humans, we haven’t adapted to the technology and taken control of it Technology will never be able to do some of the things humans do that make them uniquely human We need to make a shift about what we reward in the culture of the workplace We need to look at the right way to effectively use technology The first step in changing organisational culture is to take a step back and identify what is holding back wellbeing The people who you work with and come into contact with every day are those who have the biggest impact on your wellbeing Leaders and managers can create the right environment but ultimately everyone has personal accountability for their own well-being and health It’s important to always engage your workforce and asking them will create its own uplift because people feel heard Empower your teams to ask the right questions and discuss what they need Going to the office should be about collaboration with others There is always going to be a need for face to face meetings because humans are social creatures and need the connection. We need to use technology to enhance, sustain and augment those relationships   BEST MOMENTS ‘Burnout shouldn’t be the price we pay for success’ ‘We want to understand how people are feeling and how supported they feel’ ‘The future will be hybrid and it’s about how we come together in the moments’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Work Better Together - Jen Fisher & Anh Phillips Work Well Podcast Series   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/21·46m 22s

The Playbook to Fast Business Growth with David B Horne

David B Horne, founder of the Add then Multiply consultancy who work with business founders who want to grow fast and author of the award-winning book by the same name talks with Nick about how small business can think like big businesses They discuss some of the many ways deals can be structured and what David looks for in the businesses he works with, creating impact beyond growth and the creation of wealth David also discusses the mission of Funding Focus who work to level the playing field for female and under-represented entrepreneurs when raising capital.   KEY TAKEAWAYS The share for share structure means an exchange of shares with potentially a small capital payment Agglomeration is creating an entity to be floated on the stock exchange. You are putting your business into the group for the expected payday When it’s a private company you can control who you offer your shares to, when it’s a listed vehicle anyone can become a shareholder When a company is listed on a public exchange there is never any dispute over the value of the company When a company is well managed and growing you have virtually limitless pools of capital you can access I like to go deep inside the business and deep inside the head of the business owner to understand their motivation, what they want to do and why I want to understand what people are going to do with the money I like to work with people who have an idea about what they want to do when they have grown and made their money I like to see people who are aligned with the UN global goals and know that if I’m helping people to earn tons of money they will do something useful with it I prefer to work growing businesses rather than restructuring. It’s about the steps along the road, understanding the flow and integration steps to grow Its big company thinking for smaller companies who may  think it’s not accessible to them or realistic  and is an underleveraged opportunity The level at which you can scale a business is about the mindset and understanding of the founder   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s fascinating the number of ways you can structure deals’ ‘There aren’t enough smaller businesses thinking about this’ ‘It’s about impact as well as wealth creation’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment dbh@addthenmultiply.com Add then Multiply by David B Horne Focus Funding   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/21·49m 25s

How To Scale Yourself So You Can Scale Everything Else! - With Stephen Scoggins

Stephen Scoggins is a multimillionaire serial entrepreneur with six businesses who went from homelessness and a chaotic past to a nine-figure business leader He discusses how there are moments in life that you think are going to cause you pain but they are actually there to shape you and why when in the moment things can seem insurmountable they can be overcome if you understand how to move from being stuck to unstoppable. Stephen also explains how if you are building any business you need to also be building yourself and be intentionally curious every day if you want to achieve impact and legacy KEY TAKEAWAYS Going from stuck to unstoppable is about resilience People get used to living their life and forget that they can create a new one So much more is possible but you have to learn to look at things differently You have to be willing to do today what others wont to have tomorrow what others don’t You need to be intentional and always make others feel seen, heard, valued, and appreciated Principles govern promises and when you understand this you can have an impact Ask yourself – what’s right?, what’s confusing?, what’s missing and what’s wrong? In all areas of your life What’s right - you amplify, the things that are missing you discover, find, and explore. The things that are confusing you clarify through outside advice and mentorship The things that are wrong are very rarely wrong, they are more likely to be misdiagnosed and from there you can shape the principles that move you from being stuck When you are the real you, you expel from around you the people who are holding you back and attract those people who can help you move forward You need to treat everyone around you as a customer and be intentional about finding out what they want and how you can help them You need to be intentionally curious in your life and you only find purpose if you are working on it every day and being intentional When you are building businesses you need to build yourself as well   BEST MOMENTS ‘It takes curiosity to create something’ ‘My number one principle now  is impact over income’ ‘My superpower is I can see potential in people that they can’t see in themselves   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment https://stephenscoggins.com/transformulive/ Stephen Scoggins Instagram   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/21·44m 48s

How To Control Your Attention & Choose Your Life - With Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal has spoken on some of the world’s biggest stages and his expertise focuses on the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is a behavioural designer who works with companies to build the kind of products that build good habits in people’s lives. He discusses how distraction and traction can be applied to anything in life and how anyone can learn the habits and tactics that mean they can be "indistractable". What do you think is distracting you? Nir shares great content about why it might not be what you thought, and how to build habits and tactics that focus on traction, in a fascinating episode that every entrepreneur should listen to. KEY TAKEAWAYS Focus is one of the things people struggle with the most but we can all build good habits. You can’t buy customer retention and engagement it has to be designed into the product. You need to understand the fundamentals of how to bring people back and the psychology of habits. The opposite of distraction is traction. Traction is an action that pulls you towards what you said you were going to do, things you do with intent, things in line with your values that help you become the person you want to become. Distraction is any action that pulls you further away from what you planned to do, further from your intentions and values, and the person you want to become. Distraction and traction can be applied to anything in your life. We allow ourselves to be distracted by prioritising the urgent and easy over the important and hard work because we rationalise it all needs to be completed anyway. Anything that is not what you planned to do with your time in advance is a distraction. Traction is what you have planned to do. 10% of distraction comes through external triggers, 90% are internal triggers - an uncomfortable internal feeling that we want to escape such as boredom, loneliness, stress, anxiety, and fatigue. If you don’t learn how to control your emotions so they are serving you not controlling you, you will always be distracted. Learn to master your internal triggers, make time for traction, hack back your external triggers, and prevent distraction with pacts - making a pre-commitment to not be distracted. The human species is not designed to be happy all the time.  We are designed evolutionarily to be perpetually perturbed.  The solution is to move towards traction and away from distraction. The way we talk to ourselves is absolutely critical. Visualise and affirm not the outcome but what you will do when you are potentially distracted from doing the thing that will get you the outcome. BEST MOMENTS ‘We have a whole generation of entrepreneurs, who have all the intellect, the insight, and know exactly what they need to do; who are running real fast in the wrong direction, spending all their time with busyness not business.’ ‘Everything is a distraction unless it’s something you have planned.’ ‘It completely changed my life. Now I have personal integrity and I’m indistractable.' ‘Time management is pain management.' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE Link to the book "Indistractable": http://geni.us/Indistractable "Indistractable" summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/ Distraction guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/ Habits vs Routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/ Why schedules are better than to-do lists: https://www.nirandfar.com/todo-vs-schedule-builder/ Timeboxing article: https://www.nirandfar.com/timeboxing Values article: https://www.nirandfar.com/common-values/ The schedule maker tool mentioned in the interview: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/ ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/21·45m 49s

Leadership, Wellbeing and Balance with Andrew Sillitoe

Andrew Sillitoe, business psychologist, performance coach, public speaker and author talks to Nick about his 4-Keys method and learning how to sustain performance for maximum success With a background as a professional athlete, Andrew brings the winning psychology and mindset of athletes to the business arena with his 4-Keys method and explains how having a vision, game plan and legacy in key areas of your life can bring  the sustained balance you need to succeed   KEY TAKEAWAYS I discovered my mission when I talked about my own story and people leaned into it The thing that made the biggest difference was changing my diet it brought more clarity and more energy Everyone could benefit from an elimination diet When you scale a business, you need to also be able to scale the leadership You need to have not only a vision but also a purpose You need to have intent about what you want to achieve Having the passion, the heart and the drive are really powerful in getting where you want to be Business, body, relationships and mindset form the basis of the 4-Keys method You need a form a vision, game plan and legacy for each area of the 4-Keys There is an element of transformation and becoming the best version of yourself can change your life It’s about taking action and forming new habits Mindset is about understanding what you want to change and moving to a point where you take action and move forward You need to do three things really well - be goal orientated, manage your emotions under pressure and develop self-awareness In business having clarity in your vision, processes and who you are serving is key Business is not a linear pathway; the trajectory can be straight but the journey can be messy When you start expressing your genes in a way that is more in line with our ancestor’s change can come quickly   BEST MOMENTS ‘We have a mantra that is ‘slow down to speed up’ ‘The 4-Keys method sent me in a different direction but I realised it was my true passion’ ‘It’s about being proactive and present in your relationships’    VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Andrew Sillitoe The 4-Keys Quiz   ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/21·53m 59s

Building a Fast-Growth Online Business with Kevin Urrutia

Nick talks with Kevin Urrutia, successful entrepreneur, author and expert in growing and scaling online businesses. They discuss why the combination of marketing combined with technology and data is hugely effective in growing and scaling a business and how artificial technology and automation can help to achieve the best results. With a background in Silicon Valley Kevin shares great content about how marketing and technology are the ultimate combination for any business that wants to create a targeted approach that is highly effective KEY TAKEAWAYS Resilience is an important element for any entrepreneur Marketing combined with software to generate leads is incredibly effective Your data is there and a huge amount of data out there is being used, the question is who owns the data? There is a difference between organic and paid marketing Paid marketing is becoming much more sophisticated with geo-targeting Founder focus always needs to shift from organic to paid  marketing because that’s the only way to grow With paid marketing, you can target the people you can serve and not waste money on those who aren’t potential customers for you The tools on social media platforms can really help you to have the data you need Automation and artificial intelligence  can help but it needs to be in combination with a human To begin automating in a business look at the core tasks you and your staff do every day and then break it down and use Zapier, which is a recipe book for the automation of tasks It’s about taking the core tasks and looking for an automated process that can fulfil these tasks Every business needs a CRM so that you can track your customers and how they come to you There is now a creative focus on marketing and you need to build the creative process from  inside your business to support your brand BEST MOMENTS ‘There are a lot of people out there following concept marketing and personal branding but the real differentiator going forward is paid as it becomes more sophisticated’ ‘Having data means you have an insight into your business’ ‘Automation should be there to help you with the user experience’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Digital Marketing Made Easy - Kevin Urrutia & Wilson Lin Voy Media ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/21·47m 17s

Chat With Titans - Matt Andrews

Matt Andrews is an investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur who is talking to Nick about collaboration and its importance. He has taken the concept of collaboration and scaled it exponentially and talks in-depth with Nick about his journey and why he is energised by collaborating with other people and championing them to do their best in something they truly believe in. This is an opportunity to hear great content about what a great collaboration is and why there are always key questions you should ask yourself before beginning any collaboration Connecting, nurturing and empowering can bring you the intentional relationships that lead to great collaborations, listen in and find out more   KEY TAKEAWAYS Putting yourself out there opens you to both the good and the bad but if you are leading and living by your principles they shouldn’t change When I collaborate with people and hear about their ideas, I get energy from them and am excited about it I’m at my best when I’m helping and championing others to do their best in something they truly believe in The ability to pull people in from my business world and connect them with our charity work really solidifies our relationships in a way business never could The money and the business come when you put the right collaborators together Collaboration can bring another level that you can’t put a price on and can’t put a value on the difference it makes in your life Connect, nurture and empower is a framework for building intentional relationships You need to be purposeful about who you want to move to the nurturing phase. Creating communities can speed up the nurture process Real empowerment is when you have such a candid relationship that you can have the difficult conversations With every opportunity, you should first look at whether it’s in alignment with your values and get you closer to your goals Always ask yourself - do I value the person and being with them? Does it help people and drive revenue? Is it fun? Understanding who you are means that you are able to value and appreciate your relationships more You have to be intentional with your days, do stuff you love and hang out with people who empower you and you respect and those you can help   BEST MOMENTS ‘Collaboration has brought everything good into my life’ ‘I’m instantly energised by people who are doing great things’ ‘Pulling from my business communities I’ve built an amazing group of friends who have a heart for sharing’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Matt Andrews Instagram   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/21·1h 6m

Expanding the Possibilities with a Growth Mindset

Sam Harris host of ‘The Growth Mindset’ podcast and the founder of the podcast platform Reason FM (previously Syncify), talks with Nick about all things mindset and how a growth mindset can change everything Having the belief that you can change things and overcome the challenges along with curiosity and being open to the possibilities are what make the difference and in this episode, Nick and Sam share great content about the role growth mindset plays in achieving the outcomes you want. KEY TAKEAWAYS         Acquisition entrepreneurship  is about buying a business that has good foundations then optimising and improving If the outcome you are looking for is financial freedom, wealth and the ability to do what you want when you want you can achieve this much more quickly and precisely through acquisitions It’s about a compelling opportunity versus starting something that hasn’t got a proven market or proven customers The psychology for people retiring is that they don’t want the business anymore so you can get these businesses for very little money With a leverage buy out you can leverage the assets in the business to pay for the business I normally have 20-30 deals in process at any one time and expect to close 1-2 of those deals Reason FM is a podcast community platform that enables you to engage with the podcasts you enjoy and discuss the content of podcasts If you can help people to connect it’s a much more interesting media The strategic side of growth is partnerships and acquisitions There are many different ways of thinking about things  and listening to others can help you to see the possibilities Most of what we achieve or don’t achieve is connected to our view of ourselves and our identity A growth mindset is a much more empowering way to live You need to step out from your own self-limiting beliefs BEST MOMENTS ‘It's about active engagement around social media and discussions around the content’ ‘Acquisition entrepreneurship it looks hard but it’s actually simple and works well with the right mindset’ ‘Responsibility for your success is only on you’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Reason.fm Growth Mindset Podcast ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/21·1h 0m

Lessons on Leadership – with Brian Covey

Nick is in conversation with Brian Covey, Wealth Advisor and host of the highly successful ‘The Brian Covey Show’ podcast discussing the ways to grow and scale businesses and achieve your goals. Brian shares great content about why empowering others and collaboration is the ultimate key to achieving sustainable and successful growth that has value and culture at its heart. The more you connect with people the more you grow and it’s vital to remember you are always potentially only one conversation or connection away from changing your life.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Start with the end in mind and understand what you want the business to be and look like in 5-10 years Identify other leaders on your team because at some point during scaling you will need to empower others Get clear on what you want to build and understand in detail what you are both good and not so good at You can have wonderful collaborations with people who are not in your office Attractive leadership is about letting people know how you are working and if you don’t go out across social media and ask  proactively it’s not going to happen In the early stages, it’s about creativity and everyone having a voice that’s heard that fuels growth Leaders empower others and recognise that helping others to think critically is about supporting them to get out of their comfort zone and creating a collaborative environment Being intentional about your growth is everything Values and culture underpin everything and there are values that should be discussed early on and shared clearly, honestly and often When you are intentional about growth you seek new learning every day If you are a high achiever you are going to do the things that others aren’t prepared to do The more you connect with people the more you grow   BEST MOMENTS ‘Without trust, integrity and character at some point, things will crash and burn’ ‘You are always one conversation, one connection away from changing your life’ ‘The more people have their voice heard and input felt the more ownership they feel’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Brian Covey   ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/21·49m 23s

Marketing Transformed with Chris Lawson and Samuel Monnie

Nick’s  guests, Chris Lawson and Samuel Monnie are the co-hosts of the podcast ‘Across the Pond, Marketing Transformed’ and in this, in-depth discussion they talk about the importance of narrative, optimising your marketing strategy, inspiring success and the importance of a growth mindset in business This is a fascinating opportunity to understand how at the heart of good marketing there needs to be a  great storyteller creating a narrative and telling a story with empathy that connects with others.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Storytelling is about painting a picture that is very human With storytelling, emotion is felt and transferred Storytelling is natural to humans and the struggles are very vivid The people that you ultimately connect within business are those who are great storytellers At the heart of good marketing is good storytelling and applies whether its analytical performance-based  marketing or developing a proposition Can you tell the brand story from the perspective of the customer where they are the hero? It was a transformational shift in marketing when the customer started to have a voice Peer to peer groups are about humans connecting on a social and emotional level Listening  as well as telling and talking is a powerful construct Peer to peer learning, sharing and collaboration is a huge opportunity   There are now  multiple ways for content creators to be rewarded and compensated You have to understand your marketing strategies and the audience you want to connect with You need to understand, reflect and listen with empathy and it is this that gives you the right to inspire and paint a picture of the future Be a curious detective, listen carefully and go with where they want to go   BEST MOMENTS ‘Whether you are a rising star, experienced professional or entrepreneur we wanted to tell a story around marketing because it isn’t rocket science’ ‘There is a lot of noise out there so you have to stand out’ ‘It’s about connecting in an authentic way with communities on their terms’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/21·53m 26s

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? - with Gino Wickman

In this very special episode, Nick is in conversation with Gino Wickman author of the book ‘Traction’ and founder of the entrepreneurial operating system (EOS) a practical method for helping people achieve scale-up in their businesses. As a successful scale-up entrepreneur Gino shares hugely valuable content on the traits of true entrepreneurs and why you need a clear vision and to stay focused on your values if you want to create and scale a successful business. This is a great chance to hear from someone who has impacted on thousands of entrepreneurs in the making across the globe and whose goal is to reach another million in the next ten years   KEY TAKEAWAYS The entrepreneur in the making assessment identifies whether you have the traits of an entrepreneur You shouldn’t be talking about starting a business until you have first confirmed if you are an entrepreneur All entrepreneurs share six essential traits – visionary, passionate, problem solver, driven, risk taker and responsible These traits can’t be taught they are innate within an individual I believe 4% of the population have these traits and I’m on a journey to help those who are entrepreneurs The entrepreneurial range goes from those who are true entrepreneurs through to those who are self-employed The goal is to impact on a million entrepreneurs in the making over the next ten years When you start your business you have to have a crystal clear vision. The vision will change and it’s different for each entrepreneur The first plan is never the final plan, there is  always change and the six essential character traits mean a true entrepreneur can make the changes Before you hire anyone you need to make sure they fit with your core values The ideal person is someone who has the same core values as you and has the skill set required for the role. As you become a successful entrepreneur a range of opportunities will show up and it can be easy to be distracted. If you want to build something great you have to stay focused   BEST MOMENTS ‘I like to create and build stuff and when EOS got to a stage where it was growing up and I was looking at big company issues I sold’ ‘You have to stay true to your goals and focused on your values’ ‘Anyone who has built a business will have had to change their vision’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Entrepreneurial Leap   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/21·47m 26s

Overcoming Your Greatest Challenge with Sean Swarner

Sean Swarner is an inspirational public speaker, adventurer and  2x cancer survivor who has completed the explorers’ grand slam and is the first cancer survivor to stand on the top of the world. He talks with Nick about his journey and why it’s all about making the most of the present and striving to give something back and offer hope to others. This is a truly inspirational listen about grit, resilience, mindset, values and why having a purpose is the key to being present in the world and overcoming the challenges   KEY TAKEAWAYS The past has gone and there is nothing I can do about it, tomorrow may never come so no matter what happens today is the best day ever In that moment I knew I had two choices either fight for my life or just give up and die I didn’t want to focus on not dying I wanted to focus on living I wanted to focus on what I did want not avoidance of what I didn’t want It was a combination of everything at the same time – modern medicine, prayer, not giving up, a sense of humour, visualisation and family all contributed It’s not just the visualisation it’s tapping into the emotions ‘how do you feel?’ I wanted to give something back and offer hope to other cancer sufferers and kept searching for higher and higher platforms until it became climbing Everest I’m more afraid of not living than dying Many people play it safe but crossing the line of fear is where life begins I’m afraid of not doing enough, that I won’t ever accomplish enough so when I do something I have to then move on and do something else From the instant, you are born your brain takes in everything around it If you are not careful what you consume can program your brain instead of you programming it for yourself If you understand what your key values are you able to focus on how you spend your time effectively Being in the world without a sense of purpose is pointless There are no guarantees today and the now are all you actually have   BEST MOMENTS ‘I want to make the best out of the 24 hours ahead of me each day’ ‘I visualised being inside my body and destroying the cancer cells’  ‘When I got to the summit I unfurled that flag and wrapped it around the top of the world’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Sean Swarner website       ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/21·46m 43s

Chat with Titans – Ashley Shipman

Ashley Shipman has become known as the ‘King of Clubhouse’ creating a significant brand in a few months through the platform. In this conversation with Nick he talks about the fundamental approaches and values that he brings to any situation and why preparation, hard work and consistency are the keys to success. Often referred to as a ‘Man of the People’ Ashley explains why you can only go so far on your own and how collaboration and building the right network is what will get you to the place you want to be.   KEY TAKEAWAYS You need to prove that you are open to learning, understand when you get something wrong and know when to ask for help. When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe then you will succeed You have to be there consistently if you want to see the opportunities In life, momentum is one of the hardest things to achieve and one of the easiest things to lose. Clubhouse has given me the opportunity to have 400 to 500 accountability partners If something is coming up you need to face it and put in the preparation Those who are successful are those who are consistent and put in the work If your life isn’t where you want to be you need to make the changes to get to where you want to be. Make sure you capitalise on any area in your life that you spend time on. There is immense power in collaboration because you can only go so far on your own. Look forward and have people around you who are better than you Try and seek the right advice from people who have been there and have the expertise and experience A client journey is one of the most important things in any business and you need to get the foundations, marketing and conversion right You need to make sure you are using the right platform for marketing, the one where your potential clients are hanging out   BEST MOMENTS ‘Invest in yourself  and understand how you can learn’ ‘People call me lucky but it’s hard work, consistency and preparation that creates luck’ ‘The power is in your network and you are the people you hang around with’ ‘Everything comes to you in life if you are ready for it’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment     Ashley Shipman Instagram    ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/06/21·51m 8s

Why Startups Fail – with Tom Eisenmann from Harvard Business School

Tom Eisenmann is a professor at Harvard Business School teaching entrepreneurship and is the author of ‘The Fail-Safe Startup’ He discusses his book and the stages a business goes through in its creation along with the potential challenges across the start-up period. Bringing together the value proposition, the go-to-market plan, the technology and operations along with a cash flow formula are all elements that need to work together dynamically and Tom and Nick discuss all things startup and share great examples in this informative episode that is a must-listen for any entrepreneur.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Finding ideas and validating the concept is the first stage for any business followed by bringing together all the resources required An entrepreneur is someone who pursues an idea without all the resources initially Resource mobilisation and exploring the opportunity go side by side When you have a product-market then you can start to scale Big company people in start-ups can interrupt the rhythm Entrepreneurs can be so focused on getting ahead they skip the up-front market research. Customer discovery before you engineer the product is a better approach Your success with early adopters of your product may not be replicated with mainstream customers Every entrepreneur needs early adopters but mainstream customers will require marketing spend. If you are in an industry that requires expertise you need to make sure you or someone in your team has the expertise necessary. Make sure you do the upfront research and be aware that the success with early adopters may not be indicative of a mainstream customer. One of the hardest decisions as an entrepreneur is knowing when to shut down If the odds of turning it around are increasingly small and you aren’t enjoying it then it’s time to shut down gracefully. Having failed you can learn from the experience and move forward.   BEST MOMENTS ‘For some people, an idea will just pop into their minds for those there is a search’ ‘In a start-up, you have to make things happen’ ‘Entrepreneurs are often like Peter Pan and don’t want to grow up’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          The Fail-Safe Startup - Tom Eisenmann   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/21·45m 7s

Real Estate Wealth Creation with Dave Seymour CEO of Freedom Venture Investments & Host of ‘Flipping Boston'

Dave Seymour is one of the United States top investors in commercial multi-family transactions and in this episode talks with Nick about his journey and what motivates him and brings him joy Having been involved in millions and millions of dollars of real estate scaleup to exit deals he is truly an expert in his space and discusses how he got started and why understanding yourself and the power of foundational concepts is key in bringing what you want into your life. Making a conscious decision to do something different and leaning into it making the best of what you have with positivity can bring rewards and this is a great insight into how if you have faith and put in the work you can create the wealth you want   KEY TAKEAWAYS If an opportunity shows up you have to take action Whenever there is chaos in the market there are good opportunities Follow those who are doing what you want to do at a higher level, don’t ask stupid questions and implement. I have invested in personal development and learnt about the processes and systems for real estate You need to replace fear with faith if you want to level up your business and it’s all about those who work with you and are around you. The two most powerful words are ‘I am’ because this will be followed by the words that set your intention and your future. It was more than I expected because I didn’t have any expectation Massive passion combined with massive action brings massive results It’s so easy to blame others for what’s going on in your life Having unconditional love, support and accountability are what make the difference I just kept going and grinding it out because I knew the future was positive Personal development and wealth creation takes time it doesn’t happen overnight   BEST MOMENTS ‘I’m not religious but I am a man of faith and believe those who seek shall find’ ‘I doubled down and kept going’ ‘On my own, I’m weak with others I’m strong’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks            ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/21·54m 45s

A Fireside Chat – Change and transformation with Lee Houghton

Nick talks with Lee Houghton, change and transformation coach and host of the ‘Business Problems Solved’ podcast. They discuss their journeys and following a pivotal event in Lee’s life the three key life lessons that he applies in all areas of life on both a macro and a micro-level. People are key to everything and as we all move towards a different landscape for working leading change and transformation in a way that enables people to be themselves and communicate freely in a positive environment is a model for change that encompasses Lee’s key life lessons.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Sometimes things happen in life that you don’t want, you can’t change what happens but you can change your response I’ve had the most random journey to get to where I am, but every experience has been a learning opportunity. Always be yourself whatever happens – your values are the foundation of who you are. Make good friends because you never know when you might need them  - it’s vital to make connections in every area of your life. Times limited, act now – if you really want to do something you’ll start straight away I learnt that when I’m at my darkest I begin to write and am most creative. I’m frustrated that I had to lose Chris to understand these three vital lessons. Any event can be deemed neutral it’s the response that is either positive or negative I have a burning desire to share Chris’s three lessons with as many people as I can. It’s about enabling everyone to be themselves, to be able to speak freely in a positive environment and get where they want to go. There is a lot of assessment required in business as people will not go back to work in the same way. The idea that people can be effective working from home is forcing a systemic change. As a leader, you should have the emotional intelligence to understand everyone is different and will experience change in different ways and times. The most important characteristics for any leader are confidence and empathy.   BEST MOMENTS ‘The podcast has been a way for me to share my learning’ ‘Everyone has to go through an individual journey, I went on a journey of discovery’ ‘The pandemic has forced a lot of improvement on business’   VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be:   ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/21·53m 20s

How To Close Every Deal - with Spencer Lodge

Spencer Lodge, founder of the Blue Sky Thinking Group and host of ‘The Spencer Lodge’ podcast is known as one of the world’s most dynamic trainers and in this episode, he shares great content about the importance of getting a ‘no’ and the value of transparency and honesty in sales. He reflects on his own journey and the events that have defined the direction he has taken and explains why ultimately it’s all about being brave, having belief in yourself and understanding that you need to be able to build rapport and find and solve other people’s problems if you want them to say yes to you.   KEY TAKEAWAYS You are never going to get a ‘yes’ until you understand the importance of getting the ‘no’ People can become so affected and intimidated by rejection; it can paralyse them because they fear what the outcome may be. There are three ways to get prospects – cold call, network and referrals When you are in the mode of taking on new clients and doing more business with existing clients your income can multiply very quickly If people can give you one referral then they can give you three or four referrals if you bring value. Everyone can give referrals because everyone is connected. People need to tell you the problem and then you need to find the right solution If you offer honesty and transparency  people are  kind if you give them the chance to be Some people have an issue with the ask and this comes back to the fear of rejection The rule of 21 - always have 21 prospects because 7 will say ‘yes, 7 will say ‘no’ and 7 will say ‘maybe’ The problem most companies have is that they believe their salespeople need to be better but 99% of the time it’s the owner and the management that are the issue. In any business, the top 20% are hugely motivated and just need love and recognition The bottom 20% are in the wrong job and should be got rid of and the middle 60% could be good if they are trained as a group and allowed to be successful Every company needs a process and a system that everyone can learn People are people but the way people consume information and create trust with someone else has changed. There are now opportunities to create familiarity and trust with those people you may not have reached previously.   BEST MOMENTS ‘When you are in the mode of taking on new clients and doing more business with existing clients your income can multiply very quickly’ ‘In sales, you just have to be brave enough to believe in what you are doing’ ‘There are gazillions of people who have a problem you can solve and you need to make it your mission to find them’   VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          The Spencer Lodge Podcast   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/05/21·56m 6s

Chat With Titans - JT Foxx

JT Foxx, Number 1 Business and Wealth Coach, talks to Nick about why persistence, a work ethic and the right attitude are key if you want to grow your wealth and shares some great content on his business experiences and how they have shaped him in this fascinating insight. He also explains why now is the time to be prepared and how the speed of implementation will be what determines your success in today’s global economy but only if you can also say you are the most persistent person you know.   KEY TAKEAWAYS If you have the persistence,  the work ethic, the attitude and want to make it happen you can. There is a difference between acquiring a distressed company for a big discount with a lot of problems and buying a company for what it’s worth and adding value It should always be more money for less work Understanding and being informed about trends is important to help know what you should  get involved in Anything that is getting rich quick doesn’t work it’s about playing the long game When you get to eight figures you either triple down and go all-in with your empire and get to a billion or you hedge and diversify and get to nine figures Consumer behaviour has changed to grow strategically you need to work out what the end goal is and work back from there. You have to be good at testing and be prepared to adapt. People look at marketing in terms of how much it has cost not how much it can make them You need to understand advertising online and operating virtually It’s about the speed of implementation - from the moment of the idea through to the moment you implement this is what will determine how successful you are   BEST MOMENTS ‘I made my first million at 24 years and my second at 25 and a lot of zeros in my thirties’ ‘I wouldn’t do anything differently if I was a billionaire’ ‘What goes up must come down’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks            ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/21·25m 38s

15 Minutes To Action - Lessons From Lockdown

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick reflects upon the lockdown period, how it has affected the business landscape - what we can learn from the last 12-18 months, and what we can take forward as business owners and entrepreneurs. KEY TAKEAWAYS The world has gone through unprecedented change, and we must appreciate what it will mean. The system has been altered forever. Being agile really matters. One of the main takeaways from lockdown has been that those who respond and adapt quickly have survived and thrived. We have proved that we can work effectively and efficiently without being in a static place of work, and without having to meet people face to face. People have always seen home as a refuge - an escape from work. With the rise of remote working, this has been re-evaluated. We need to make sure we strike a balance in this new world. BEST MOMENTS 'There is a certain degree of certainty and confidence coming back' 'To reinvent is now a critical component of any business' 'We're seeing entrepreneurs looking at these business trends and coming up with some brilliant business ideas' 'It's going to be interesting to see how people adjust to those different dimensions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/05/21·17m 44s

How To Make A Living With Your Ideas - with B. Jeffrey Madoff

This week, Nick talks to B. Jeffrey Madoff, founder of Madoff Productions, who collaborate with ad agencies, public relations firms and directly with clients to produce commercials, branded content and live streaming events, who's here to discuss the ways in which you can turn your ideas into your living, and how he achieved that very thing! KEY TAKEAWAYS Success is a matter of perspective. Only through experience do we come to realise what really matters, and how we should really define success. Successful people often carry a great deal of humility and credit luck as having facilitated their journey. But hard work is the foundation of every great success. Pioneers recognise the element of every business that's lacking, and take action. Even elements such as the customer experience, if developed and improved, can create a sea change. Those in the creative arts are never taken seriously, in that they are always asked what their back-up plan will be. This is unique to the creative sector. BEST MOMENTS 'The biggest value is placed on relationships, and the value and longevity of those relationships' 'The biggest difference between ignorance and stupidity is that ignorance you can learn and stupidity is forever' 'I saw all the different ways in which I could collaborate with people' 'What separated them from others was that there was something different about the way they did things' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Madoff Productions - https://madoffproductions.com/madoff-productions-jeff-madoff-b-jeffrey-madoff/ B. Jeffrey Madoff LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/b-jeffrey-madoff-5baa8074/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/05/21·1h 1m

15 Minutes To Action - Unleashing Your Marketing Mechanism

It's '15 Minutes To Action' time, and this week, Nick talks about the importance of perspective when it comes to your marketing strategy, and how to activate the marketing mechanism that will serve your customers in the ideal way. KEY TAKEAWAYS When planning our marketing tactics and strategies, you need to take a wide view of the business itself - to gain a far broader perspective about who you are and where you are. The whole reason that your business exists - its purpose for being - is that you're solving a problem for someone. You are taking someone from their current state to their desired state. The marketing mechanism is the vehicle by which you take your customer or client from their current state, to the state in which they desire to be. The "unspoken mechanism" is when there is nothing unique about your product or service, but no one is talking about it. BEST MOMENTS 'You've got to be able to see the landscape so that you can make better decisions' 'Your solution between those two dimensions is what's going to make the difference between you being successful or not' 'The marketing mechanism is what creates the differentiation for your business' 'What is your special sauce?' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/05/21·16m 16s

Chat With Titans - Frank McKinney

This week sees a new edition of 'Chat With Titans', where Nick talks to Frank McKinney, a real estate artist, seven-time international best-selling author, philanthro-capitalist, actor, speaker, and a man who describes himself as a "modern-day renaissance man". Frank joins Nick to discuss his formula for success, his incredible humanitarian projects around the world, and how he became one of the world's most successful real-estate investors. KEY TAKEAWAYS The route to wealth and financial freedom, is more often than not built upon real estate and property investment. It's always worth educating yourself as best you can in this area, so as to maximise your strategical toolbox. Sometimes the best way to build your reputation is to sacrifice the bottom line so as to show the world that you care about quality. When we build a successful personal brand, people become far more invested in the story as it plays out, and will actively seek out the next chapters. Success begins with mind-set. We can't hope to achieve financial freedom if we doubt ourselves. Get the mind right and the money follows. BEST MOMENTS 'I sacrificed bottom line for reputation' 'Get the mind right and the money will follow' 'It has to be about success in the business of life' 'It's about more than scaling up your business. It's about scaling up your life' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Frank McKinney - https://www.frank-mckinney.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/21·47m 39s

15 Minutes To Action - 4 Ways To Close A Sale

In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through one of the most crucial, but misunderstood parts of the sales process – closing – and the four techniques that'll help you to make sure you’re closing more effectively. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you spend time at the front end of your business – the marketing, trust and branding end – and you do that at scale, you’ll never have any trouble hitting the numbers. Sales is the lifeblood of business, but you must look at the entire experience from end-to-end. By studying the needs of the customer, we can present the idealised solution to their needs. A useful technique is to focus not upon the sale itself, but the benefits of what comes after the sale by supplying options centred around the post-sale process. BEST MOMENTS ‘There isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not pitching something or selling something’ ‘You’re getting people to know, like and trust your business, brand and service’ ‘They do their homework, which unlocks the ability to present great solutions’ ‘You’re getting their brain to think logically about what the next step is going to be’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/21·14m 16s

How To Productize Your Business - With Raul Hernandez Ochoa

This week, Nick talks to Raul Hernandez Ochoa, the author of ‘Productive Profits, about the ways in which we can “productize” our services, the smarter ways to consider automation, and how best to implement systems and processes in order to scale more effectively.. KEY TAKEAWAYS Coming up with ideas is important at the start. It is equally important to build in systems as soon as possible. We need to ask, once habits have been established, what are the operating KPIs that matter to your business in order to move forward. A habit it something you do yourself, something done by your team, or something a machine does. We need to be continually evolving by looking at the way we lead, empower, enable and motivate teams to work autonomously. BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s looking at the creative pieces and the analytical pieces’ ‘Is there a signature way of doing this?’ ‘These are the little tiny things that add the magic’ ‘It’s the connection back to the connection that was made’  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Raul Hernandez Ochoa LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dogoodwork ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.globalSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/21·46m 3s