Stephen is the founder and CEO of Predictive ROI, a digital marketing agency, and the host of Onward Nation — a top-rated daily podcast for learning how today’s top business owners think, act, and achieve.
Since the advent of the commercial Internet, Stephen has collected tens of thousands of data points that have given him the ability to identify what he calls the “8 Money Draining Mistakes” and the “8 Money Making Opportunities.”
Stephen served in the United States Air Force, spent six years at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as a full-time academic staff member.
He has also taught digital marketing classes to small business owners throughout the state, has owned five businesses, and is the author of three books, “The Small Business Owner’s Handbook to Search Engine Optimization”, “Increase Online Sales Through Viral Social Networking”, and “Profitable Podcasting.”
His digital marketing insights have been featured in Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, The Washington Post, and Inc. Magazine.
In this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life, Stephen and I discuss how his grandfather created opportunities for his entire family, why we need to always give value and take care of our customers, and why entrepreneurs need to slow down and appreciate the process because it won’t happen overnight.
What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
- Why you need to pay yourself first
- How you can still learn from bad mentors
- How you can future proof your business
- And much more!
00:00 – Intro to Stephen
01:45 – The entrepreneurial path
05:49 – Saving every penny
08:13 – Wealth creation
10:25 – Family relationships
13:18 – Problem-solving for entrepreneurs
15:29 – Sell with authority
17:00 – It won’t happen overnight
19:05 – Imposter syndrome
21:20 – The importance of community
25:00 – Future-proof your business
36:40 – Connect with Stephen
“There are good mentors and then there are bad mentors, but you can learn just as much from the bad mentors.” – Stephen Woessner
“In order for somebody to step into true authority, it’s actually having something of depth and value to share.” – Stephen Woessner
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