Episode #411

How to Face the Grind of Building a Business

With Erick Rheam

If you’ve been in the speaking business for long, you know that it’s not easy! Building a successful and sustainable speaking business is a grind. It takes a lot of sweat equity, patience, and intentionality to make it in this industry, but if you put in the work, there are some incredible opportunities for growth in every season.

This week, Erick Rheam is back to share practical advice on how to navigate the grind of building your business. Erick introduces the idea of a “power hour,” shares how to navigate the good and bad days, and reminds us that even though every day will not be our best, consistency matters!

As someone who has built a highly successful speaking business, Erick navigates the ins and outs of the speaking industry every day. No matter where you are in your speaking journey, you’ll benefit from Erick’s experience and passion for equipping others to find their success on the stage. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss!

Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why it’s possible to have a “grind” that is enjoyable and totally worth it
  • How to fall in love with the process
  • What are you willing to suffer for?
  • Why buy-in matters from your spouse or partner
  • How to apply what you’re learning
  • Determining the actions that will further your business
  • Why consistency impacts clarity
  • And much more!
About Erick Rheam

Erick Rheam is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Erick spent five years as a Military Police Officer, nine years working for two municipally owned utilities, ten years in software efficiency sales, and two years as the Director of Student Success for The Speaker Lab before becoming a full-time professional speaker and author. Erick travels the country helping men and women cut through the whirlwind so they can rise above the chaos to discover their significance and live in peace.

Want to know exactly what to say to land more paid speaking gigs?

We’ll send you the exact three email scripts you can send to conference planners and event organizers that Grant Baldwin (our founder) used to book over $2M in speaking gigs. 

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