- Jill and Brad talk about what’s coming up in this episode and how much fun they had doing their second LIVE taping on the Hand Gesture Tour during Chicago’s famed conference ContentJam. They also dive into the scary territory of admitting that they don’t know everything in business (or do they?) and fight about it, too. Find out what ridiculosity ensues by listening to this latest episode. Then tweet and post about it (reminder: hashtag them at #jillnbrad) and make sure that you’ve gotten your copy of their incredible e-book! Get it here.
- Andrew Tarvin is the founder of Humor That Works where he teaches business owners how to be more productive, less stressed, and happier using humor at work. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Top 5 Business Things You Know Nothing About
- You probably don’t know anything about a lot of things in business. Especially if you think you’ve heard it all. What do Jill & Brad think are the most important things to admit you don’t know about? It’s pretty imperative to realize that you don’t know all about the constantly changing rules regarding HR compliance. Know what’s up with the FMLA? Overtime rules? Unless you’re an HR expert, you probably need to keep one of the folks who know a thing or two about this area on speed dial. What about the technology you use at work? Want to take an extra few hours to fix the bug on your computer or have someone in your network who can help do it for you so you can focus on what you do best? And how about reading your financial statements, balancing your books and finding the time to do the work you actually need to do? It’s time to fine-tune your delegation skills. Don’t take all of this on yourself and be proud that you don’t know everything there is to know in business. Have other things Jill & Brad missed that we should not have to know everything about? Call them at 708.872.7878 and let them know.
- Peter Durand is the founder of Alphachimp where he’s dedicated to working with change agents and social innovators looking for creative ways to share ideas and connect with audiences via visual learning, problem-solving and innovation. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Tool of the Week:
- Focus@Work — It’s an exciting new music technology service that delivers productivity on demand for working, studying, creative writing, coding and reading. Brad wrote 6 blog posts in one morning! Try their free trial out and let Jill & Brad know if it helped you by tweeting with their hashtag #JillnBrad.
- The Founding Kit – It’s what every entrepreneur needs to launch a business. Use these toolkits for your small business so that you can focus on doing what you do best and letting The Founding Kit do the rest.
- Anchor Advisors – It’s the firm that Brad Farris founded to help clients accelerate in their growth phase. Brad works with business founders with 10 to 100 employees who have seen growth and success in their business but need to develop systems and processes so that decisions can be made at a lower level of the organization, freeing the business owner to monitor the results and apply their talents where they are needed most. Call Brad to discuss what he and his team can do for you. Do it. Do it now.
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
- ContentJam – A conference all about content marketing, happening this year October 2 in Chicago
- Kurt Vonnegut – He’s the guy who said “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.” He’s also an exceptional writer. Read his books.
- Andrew Tarvin’s TEDx talk – It’s awesome.
- The Founding Moms Conference – The best conference in the universe. Happening October 6 in Chicago.
What are some of the other things in business that you know (or should know) nothing about? Did Brad and Jill miss anything? Let us know! Leave us a Google Voicemail so that we can read it in a future episode at 708.872.7878. Or tweet at us using hashtag #jillnbrad. And leave us a review on iTunes — pretty please? Over here.