Organize Chaos

Chris Ronzio

Welcome to Organize Chaos. On this daily show, get candid advice from the host and CEO of Trainual, Chris Ronzio, and take a page out of other business leaders' playbooks. We'll get into people, processes, productivity, and how to organize your life around it all.

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This audio is from Chris's consulting session with Erik Prospero, the owner of an E-learning video production company. You can see the gears turning as Erik connects the dots on how to approach building a new position for a skill he doesn't have experience in. This also provides some great insight into the kind of functions an outbound sales position requires. This segment is part 2 of 2.

Aug 6

11 min 46 sec

This audio is from Chris's consulting session with Erik Prospero, the owner of an E-learning video production company. You can see the gears turning as Erik connects the dots on how to approach building a new position for a skill he doesn't have experience in. This also provides some great insight into the kind of functions an outbound sales position requires. This segment is part 1 of 2.

Aug 5

12 min 25 sec

Developing work-life balance is an ongoing process, but once you dial in what's best for you, your personal and work life will thrive. Here are some tips for business owners and employees to achieve that balance they need.

Aug 4

7 min 15 sec

Yes, you read the title of this episode right, chaos in your business is actually a good thing. Hear Chris explain a different way at looking at the chaos in your business and how to work through it.

Aug 3

6 min 13 sec

So you've got an awesome idea for a business, here are some of the first steps to make it official. From finding a domain and registering your business, this episode has got you covered.

Aug 2

5 min 43 sec

In this episode, we're talking with Gino Wickman all about the Entrepreneurial Leap — the topic and the name of his latest book. Since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession with learning what it takes to make an entrepreneur thrive. So Gino set out to help other entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on years of his experience, he created the entrepreneurial operating system, which you may have heard of as EOS. It's a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. He's the author of the award-winning book Traction, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss, and What the Heck is EOS. Gino is now devoting his time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs in the making get a huge jumpstart on how to be an entrepreneur and how to take that leap. What I loved about the episode is that whether or not you read the book, he breaks down the attributes of an entrepreneur. This is an episode you want to share with friends, with family, with children, with anyone thinking about whether this is the path for them. We spend so much time talking about practical tips for scaling a business. So this one takes us back to starting a business and deciding is this the journey I want to go on? And what kind of business do I want to build? When I was consulting, I always used to work with companies to map out the context for what they were trying to build before we created the plan to do it. And this episode will get you started on that path, creating your own context for your business. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio

Jul 23

29 min 36 sec

It's easy to push yourself when you're making progress, but what happens when you stop seeing the results you want? Today's candid advice is all about pushing yourself no matter what the results are and why being a beginner is actually a good thing.

Jul 9

6 min 35 sec

Why you need to build your business model around your life, marketing for non-profits, and how looking through your past sent emails can be used as a delegation tool. Audio is from Chris's guest appearance on The Awaken Hope Virtual Summit.

Jul 8

12 min 15 sec

Whether you would admit or not, their no denying it feels good to show off your successes to others, but is that best for your personal growth? Here's why your friends and the people you surround yourself with should be more successful than you.

Jul 7

5 min 30 sec

Through years of consulting other businesses, Chris often heard one recurring complaint. How to manage your email inbox? Keep your inbox at zero with these tips in today's episode.

Jul 6

4 min 39 sec

One of the roadblocks for many startups is getting eyes on your product so you can begin to drive revenue because let's face it, an amazing product is pointless if no one knows it's out there. Hear how Chris navigated this pivot with Trainual and other growth insight from his guest appearance on The Awaken Hope Virtual Summit.

Jul 5

13 min 31 sec

Scaling from 10 employees to 100 is hard enough without adding a pandemic into the mix. Whether you still in a hiring pause or ramping up your business back to normal, right now is the perfect time to set the foundation for your future growth. During this session for Trianual's Playbook 2020 event, Chris and today's top people leaders had a candid conversation about building scalable hiring processes, sourcing diverse talent and planning to grow amid uncertainty.

Jul 2

12 min 23 sec

Scaling from 10 employees to 100 is hard enough without adding a pandemic into the mix. Whether you still in a hiring pause or ramping up your business back to normal, right now is the perfect time to set the foundation for your future growth. During this session for Trianual's Playbook 2020 event, Chris and today's top people leaders had a candid conversation about building scalable hiring processes, sourcing diverse talent, and planning to grow amid uncertainty.

Jul 1

11 min 31 sec

Scaling from 10 employees to 100 is hard enough without adding a pandemic into the mix. Whether you still in a hiring pause or ramping up your business back to normal, right now is the perfect time to set the foundation for your future growth. During this session for Trianual's Playbook 2020 event, Chris and today's top people leaders had a candid conversation about building scalable hiring processes, sourcing diverse talent and planning to grow amid uncertainty.

Jun 30

14 min 7 sec

Scaling from 10 employees to 100 is hard enough without adding a pandemic into the mix. Whether you still in a hiring pause or ramping up your business back to normal, right now is the perfect time to set the foundation for your future growth. During this session for Trianual's Playbook 2020 event, Chris and today's top people leaders had a candid conversation about building scalable hiring processes, sourcing diverse talent and planning to grow amid uncertainty.

Jun 29

13 min 25 sec

Bringing on your first hire as a budding entrepreneur is a big step. It can be difficult to know when you need to make that hire and if you can afford it. Luckily, this is the most common question Chris receives from other entrepreneurs and he's got answers.

Jun 28

8 min 37 sec

Gary Ashton runs one of the fastest-growing brokerages in the world. Keith Pike is a recruiting all-star and RE/MAX household name. And as far as key playmakers go, Amy Somerville is right up there as Head of RE/MAX Professional Development, and Tony Adams is a real estate retention MVP. Chris talks with these four masterminds on recruiting, so take notes and hopefully you can implement some of their strategies into your own business.

Jun 25

23 min 59 sec

Join neuroscientist, management trainer, and extreme adventurer Amy Posey as she talks through how increasing your emotional intelligence and establishing more meaningful connections will make you a better boss. Amy and Trainual’s CMO, Jonathan Ronzio, will talk through the science of empathy and emotion in the workplace, and how to care more deeply and holistically about the individual members of your team.

Jun 24

11 min 5 sec

Join neuroscientist, management trainer, and extreme adventurer Amy Posey as she talks through how increasing your emotional intelligence and establishing more meaningful connections will make you a better boss. Amy and Trainual’s CMO, Jonathan Ronzio, will talk through the science of empathy and emotion in the workplace, and how to care more deeply and holistically about the individual members of your team.

Jun 23

12 min 24 sec

Join neuroscientist, management trainer, and extreme adventurer Amy Posey as she talks through how increasing your emotional intelligence and establishing more meaningful connections will make you a better boss. Amy and Trainual’s CMO, Jonathan Ronzio, will talk through the science of empathy and emotion in the workplace, and how to care more deeply and holistically about the individual members of your team.

Jun 22

16 min 54 sec

Join neuroscientist, management trainer, and extreme adventurer Amy Posey as she talks through how increasing your emotional intelligence and establishing more meaningful connections will make you a better boss. Amy and Trainual’s CMO, Jonathan Ronzio, will talk through the science of empathy and emotion in the workplace, and how to care more deeply and holistically about the individual members of your team.

Jun 21

13 min 25 sec

Is it possible to be a good procrastinator, can problems solve themselves, and how being proactive isn't always a choice, but it's always a decision.

Jun 18

5 min 31 sec

Caring what others think about you is human nature, but overthinking this can keep you from making decisions, trying new things, or leading you to form assumptions. Take a listen to today's episode as Chris shares some motivational insight on this topic.

Jun 17

4 min 49 sec

Are you factoring in the time for your employees to consistently keep their processes and documentation up to date? What is a good cadence for setting these routine updates? Check out this awesome snippet of audio from the Agency Profit Podcast where Chris Ronzio gives his two cents on this topic.

Jun 16

6 min 17 sec

Chris shared his experience going through the EO Accelerator Program with business coach Bill Gallagher. The program was influential in scaling his first business and emphasizes the importance of surrounding yourself with other like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors.

Jun 15

8 min 52 sec

Ideally, you should start delegating tasks as soon as possible. This could mean the moment you hire your first employee or, if you already have employees, the moment you start feeling overwhelmed or like you're burning out. But if you've been running your business for a long time, the exact moment to start delegating might not be so clear. In fact, you unknowingly might have blown past that point already.

Jun 14

4 min 37 sec

Use systems to organize the chaos in your business. Everything runs efficiently on a well operated system, so why shouldn't your business? Learn the importance of systematizing your company and how systems are used to train your team.

Jun 4

5 min 9 sec

Back in June of 2020, Chris alongside Brandon Willey, Founder & CEO Hownd, shared their expertise in a webinar for the Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Bootcamp. The session was all about boosting sales and returning stronger to the market after re-opening up post-COVID. Although we are a year in from this session, there are is still some incredible insight to be learned from this chat, no matter which stage of "re-opening" your business is at. This episode is part 4 of 4.

Jun 3

14 min 42 sec

Back in June of 2020, Chris alongside Brandon Willey, Founder & CEO Hownd, shared their expertise in a webinar for the Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Bootcamp. The session was all about boosting sales and returning stronger to the market after re-opening up post COVID. Although we are a year in from this session, there are is still some incredible insight to be learned from this chat, no matter which stage of "re-opening" your business is at. This episode is part 3 of 4.

Jun 2

15 min 6 sec

Back in June of 2020, Chris alongside Brandon Willey, Founder & CEO Hownd, shared their expertise in a webinar for the Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Bootcamp. The session was all about boosting sales and returning stronger to the market after re-opening up post COVID. Although we are a year in from this session, there are is still some incredable insight to be learned from this chat, no matter which stage of "re-opening" your business is at. This episode is part 2 of 4.

Jun 1

16 min 38 sec

Back in June of 2020, Chris alongside Brandon Willey, Founder & CEO of Hownd, shared their expertise in a webinar for the Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Bootcamp. The session was all about boosting sales and returning stronger to the market after re-opening up post-COVID. Although we are a year in from this session, there are is still some incredible insight to be learned from this chat, no matter which stage of "re-opening" your business is at. Today's episode is part 1 of 4 so be sure to tune in for the next 3 episodes to catch all the value from this chat.

May 31

13 min 4 sec

So you've got an idea for your next business, but is it worth your time and financial investments? Try these 5 tips for testing your business idea so you can feel confident about going all-in on bringing your business to life.

May 28

4 min 23 sec

From the years of consulting and his business experience, Chris Ronzio wrote: “100 Hacks to Improve your Business,” covering topics to improve your lifestyle, personal productivity, marketing, sales, finance, and much more. This segment includes tips #51 - 60.

May 27

5 min 54 sec

So you've got an idea for your next business, but is it worth your time and financial investments? Try these 5 tips for testing your business idea so you can feel confident about going all-in on bringing your business to life.

May 26

4 min 23 sec

Dealing with customer feedback while getting your business off the ground can often be messy or unorganized. You're focused on dialing in your product or service, and may not have the time and resources to handle implementing feedback right away. Listen to the evolution of processes Chris and the team at Trainual took when handling customer feedback and find some key takeaways that you can begin to implement, no matter what stage your business is in. This audio was from a guest appearance on the Customer Conversations Podcast.

May 26

8 min 5 sec

Overcoming challenges and roadblocks when scaling up a business are like growing pains, they aren't fun in the moment, but the reward of coming out on the other side succesfull makes it all worth it. And you often learn the most during those trials. In today's episode, Chirs reflects on some of the growing pains Trainual faced in their early days. This audio is from his guest appearance on the Operation Agency show.

May 25

4 min 48 sec

Don't just drop a stack of procedure docs onto a new employee's desk and say "Well, here's what you need to know, so start learning!" It probably won't end well for either of you. In this episode, Chris starts broad, explaining how to frame up an employee training plan. He then explains how to make one of the first pieces of training content a new employee should be given, the employee onboarding video.

May 24

5 min 53 sec

Part 3 of the consulting session with Ben Gerster of Joybyte, a design and brand marketing agency, takes on the discussion about finding mentors, navigating competitors, and seeking out advice from experts.

May 21

13 min 43 sec

Today's episode is part 2 of the consulting session with Ben Gerster of Joybyte, a design and brand marketing agency. The following audio continues on the topic of candidate tracking, stages of the interview process, skills tests, and setting expectations for new hires.

May 20

14 min 19 sec

Dive into this consulting session with Ben Gerster of Joybyte, a design and brand marketing agency. In this segment, Ben explains the challenges he is facing with hiring and expanding his team at Joybyte. The discussion transitions into determining what roles are needed in your company, crafting job descriptions, position titles, and candidate tracking.

May 19

17 min 35 sec

Your procedures and training are documented and your one step closer to scaling your business for success. Although you may feel relieved that documentation is done, the work doesn't stop there. Keeping your training and procedures up to date is an ongoing process, but today's episode is full of practical tips for tackling this challenge.

May 18

4 min 28 sec

Change requires disruption. So how do you manage change within your business when it requires the disruption of processes and SOPs for your employees? Find out in today's episode.

May 17

3 min 40 sec

This clip is from Startup Grind Local. Being open to new ideas and opportunities is key to growth because you never know where your next idea for a business or partnership may come from. That idea holds true to the beginnings of Trainual. Chris explains the sequence of events that led to creating Trainual.

May 14

8 min 38 sec

Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.

May 13

14 min 22 sec

Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.

May 12

13 min 5 sec

Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.

May 11

15 min 14 sec

Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.

May 10

11 min 5 sec

In this episode, we're talking with Jake Dunlap, the CEO of Skaled Consulting. Skaled helps executives around the world accelerate their business growth with data-backed sales solutions. Before building Skaled, he held the roles of VP of Sales at Nowait (acquired by Yelp), Head of Sales + Customer Success at Chartbeat, and VP of Sales at Glassdoor (acquired by Recruit Holdings for $1.2B in 2018). Hear directly from Jake how to build out your sales department, mistakes small businesses often make, how to structure commissions, and much more! Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio

May 7

26 min 16 sec

Today's episode is about two completely different subjects, but as always, you still get the same great practical advice. Chris takes on the perspective, does having an assistant make you a snob? And goes on to explain that it is possible to reach a point where listening to others and seeking advice becomes a hindrance.

May 6

6 min 1 sec

As a small business, you may be heavily relying on word-of-mouth referrals. That type of exposure can be nearly impossible to scale, so here are 5 ways that you can begin expanding beyond your own circle today, and get the exposure your business deserves!

May 5

5 min 50 sec