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America's best podcast for learning how today's top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve. Onward Nation is a five-day-a-week podcast hosted by Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI. Business owners share the most influential lessons learned throughout their careers, including insights into their daily habits, their most vital priorities that have contributed to their business and personal success, and the most challenging time or situation that could have devastated or even ruined their businesses or careers. Business owners share their "recipes for success" including those systems they wish they had put into practice inside their business when first starting out. Each episode concludes with guests sharing two or three practical and tactical strategies they would recommend to brand new business owners in order to best ensure success in their new business and careers. Onward Nation provides business owners with the strategies and tactical step-by-step "recipe" that will help anyone make their business more systematic, predictable, measurable, and repeatable.
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May 2, 2017

Mike O’Krent is the founder of LifeStories Alive, a business specializing in the making personal history “legacy” videos for families. In a life-changing experience, from 1996 through 2000 Mike interviewed Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg’s “Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation”, now the USC Shoah Foundation. It was through that experience, that Mike discovered the significance and technique of recording the life stories of loved ones. The business has since expanded its expertise beyond capturing personal histories for families to now include recording the histories of businesses and non-profit organizations. Mike’s unique interviewing skills bring out the heart and essence of the interviewee, thus making powerfully valuable connections to the intended audience.

What you’ll learn about in this episode

  • How hiring a business coach changed Mike’s path in life
  • Why the best tool to improve on is your listening skills
  • Creating a safe place for people to tell their stories
  • Important conversation skills like showing sincere interest & genuine curiosity
  • The importance of capturing the stories of the ones that you love
  • Why paying attention to what your clients & potential clients want is the most important skill to have
  • Why you need to keep in the back of your mind that ‘you have one shot at it’

How to best connect with Mike:

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