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[Interview series Episode 4] Guest: Ray Blakney – Interview topic “How do you make 2021 count for the business you love?”

Episode 4 with Ray Blakney
Our fourth episode in the series of interview with Entrepreneurs that are building a business they love. Tonight’s guest is Ray Blakney | Award-winning Filipino-American entrepreneur | Bootstrapped multiple 6 and 7-figure online businesses | International Speaker | Podcaster | Semi-professional sword fighter He and his businesses have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Boston Globe and other top publications. Ray has also been a speaker at multiple conferences around the world. — Below you can find a time breakdown of the topics we touched in the interview: 00:00:00 – Intro 00:01:51 – Ray’s background 00:02:54 – Ray, are you a night person or a morning person? 00:05:07 – Ray, how do you manage to upkeep your regime? 00:06:57 – Talking about passion 00:09:17 – Process as a passion 00:13:17 – What businesses is Ray building 00:14:53 – How long does it take to build a sustainable business? 00:17:07 – Importance of self-awareness and self-development for business success 00:18:51 – Optimizing reading process. Reading vs listening books 00:19:58 – Side hustles and new businesses in the making 00:27:01 – Reinvesting profits. Business pocket vs personal pocket. 00:29:04 – Making investments from business profits 00:32:34 – Ray, how do you manage to balance business, family, self-care and development? 00:36:15 – Ray’s daily routine and productive day structure + Decision making process 00:40:41 – An important question to ask yourself in prioritizing 00:42:33 – Personal Manifesto, what is it, it’s value and how it works + Itamar Marani | business – mindset coach 00:48:12 – Life planning, vision and Ideal life scenario 00:51:23 – What systems help you to stay productive besides journaling? 00:52:26 – Systems and tools for business productivity 00:54:51 – Limiting your business with you time + What do you do on a daily, weekly, monthly basis for business growth? 00:57:29 – For solopreneurs, what is the main daily activity they should focus on? 01:00:27 – Tips on outsourcing from Ray 01:04:58 – How do you find freelancers? 01:07:00 – What should be the first hire for businesses? 01:09:47 – Ideas on Search engine optimization 01:11:33 – What tools or systems helped you with building self-awareness? 01:15:13 – Changes in self-perception with growth of income 01:18:22 – Ray, what actually influenced your growth of income? 01:20:23 – Ray shares additional self-care ideas 01:22:37 – The surrounding and its influence on success 01:24:54 – Masterminds and what do you believe makes them work? 01:27:33 – How to build trust in a mastermind? 01:29:14 – Getting in to masterminds 01:31:23 – Using podcasts to build a community 01:32:20 – Advice from Ray on what to do right now, to make the most of 2021 in your business 01:33:15 – Advice for 6 figure + business owners — Some of his businesses include Live Lingua (one of the top online language schools) – Twiducate (a social network for schools with over 200k registered users and Podcast Hawk (a SAAS product that helps you get booked on podcasts on auto-pilot). – He is also host of one of the top language learning podcasts on iTunes Learn Spanish with Live Lingua releasing a new episode daily. — Life Origami Podcast with Alen Leit, is a talk show, where we take a look at business as a tool for self-realization. We will invite to the microphone Entrepreneurs who are building a business they love and will cover topics from self-development and self-awareness to productivity and business strategies. — Support the podcast by becoming an official Patron and join our closed Patron Facebook group: — More information about what I do you can find below: * * *
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