Episode 7

Interview with Sean McCabe - author of Overlap Book


September 21st, 2017

50 mins 17 secs

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Episode 7 of The Remarkable Business Show

Thanks for tuning in for this episode and a special welcome if you are a first-time listener.

In this episode I talk about the opportunity for any business to have something remarkable which they can be known for. Also, why it doesn’t have to be high tech and not to ignore the cracks…

It’s also vital that every person in a business understands how they fit in and why they play an important part.

Life is way too short to be unhappy and unfilled with what you do.

This is why this episode's guest, Sean McCabe and his new book, Overlap, is a perfect fit if you are thinking of starting your own business. (You must be ready to pay the price though).

It doesn’t mean quitting your day job and hoping for the best - Sean explains what is possible.

We had a great conversation covering a wide range of topics.


— how making something he loved turned into a hugely successful hand lettering course bringing in a six figure sum in three days
— how community plays a big part in Sean’s business and why you should have one too
— the difference between audience and community
— the number one source for new business
— Sean’s biggest challenges and how he overcame them
— the power of delegation and what never to delegate
— how he transitioned from being a creative to teaching people business and earning an income from it
— the combination of authority and authenticity
— the big takeaway from the last 12 months - “the new zero”
— the importance of professionalism, as a service providers and also being the client as well
— how you must think about the mindset of the client and what they really need
— essential communication and what not to assume
— establishing a role in the relationship of client and service provider
— how to understand sending and receiving of messages
— how to present a proposal effectively
— his one piece of advice for someone starting a business
— avoiding the scarcity mindset with a new business
— how to combine your day job AND your side project: Overlap
— how Overlap book became the book people needed to read
— how the book will help people get unstuck…
— Sean’s favourite new app

Quote of the Episode:

This episodes quote is from Arianna Huffington.

"Failure is not the opposite of success; it's part of success."

Why? Because you are always going to be ahead of someone if you try something. Ok, you don’t start out wanting to fail… but most people don’t even get that far.

What I’ve found which is super-useful:

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Cryotherapy >> www.chill1.co.uk and speak to Scott :)

Don't miss the opportunity to buy Sean's new book - Overlap

Head over to http://overlapbook.com/remarkable

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The full transcript is available over on the right-hand side of the page at http://www.remarkable.fm

Reeeeeespect to Howard and Harry at Engine7 for their audio wizardry and advice. The coffee still sucks ;-)

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