Breakthrough Success

Marc Guberti


Breakthrough Success is the podcast for entrepreneurs who are looking for digital marketing strategies, personal development, and actionable tactics to grow their businesses. We cover the different ways to gain visibility and make money through your work...including podcasting, content marketing, blogging, productivity, self-publishing, coaching, virtual summits, affiliate marketing, and more.

Learn how to transform your business into the successful enterprise you know it can be. Guests include Seth Godin, Bob Burg, John Lee Dumas, Mike Michalowicz, Neil Patel, Rory Vaden, James Clear, Perry Marshall, and many others. Each day gets you closer to your Breakthrough Success.

Hosted by Marc Guberti, founder of the Content Marketing Plaza

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719 episodes

E715: How to Stay Well Rested with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Want to feel enthusiastic and well-rested every day? Sleep is a part of it, but not the end-all-be-all. This episode will reveal the different types of rest and how to master them so you can feel energized throughout the day. Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board-Certified internal medicine physician, speaker, and award-winning author. She helps people discover their personal rest deficits through her free assessment at ( Over 250,000 people have completed the quiz to date to discover how to get better rest. Resources: (Rest Quiz) Get your copy of Dr. Saundra's book, (Sacred Rest) (Get the first three chapters of Content Marketing Secrets for free)

Aug 17
E714: Winning the Workweek with Demir Bentley

Can you get down to working 28 hours per week? This episode will reveal new ways to optimize your productivity and increase your output without working more hours. Demir Bentley is a productivity expert and co-founder of Lifehack Method. He’s helped more than 50,000 professionals prevent burnout and create more freedom in their lives. Resources: (Life Hack Method) (Get your copy of Winning the Week) (Get the first three chapters of Content Marketing Secrets for free)

Aug 10
How to Grow Your Business Around Your Ideal Lifestyle with Todd Randall (Ep. 713)

Todd Randall is a business coach who helps entrepreneurs make money while building a life of freedom. He launched several businesses including spas, gyms, construction and wholesale companies, and more. This work ethic led to massive success but also incredible burnout. He uses his past experiences to guide coaching clients so they mix business growth with personal fulfillment. Resources: (Connect with Todd on Facebook) (Connect with Todd on LinkedIn)

Aug 03
Partnering With Micro Influencers to Grow Your Brand with Taylor Lagace (Ep. 712)

Micro influencers can generate organic distribution for your brand and lead to compelling partnerships. The paid per post model is dead, but you'll get excited about the new model that focuses on genuine product adopters. Taylor Lagace joins us to share how micro influencers can grow your business. He is the co-founder of Kynship, an influencer marketing agency where stop paying for likes and start paying for sales. He's handled the marketing for several NFL stars and helps companies generate millions in revenue. What You Will Learn:Who is considered a micro influencer (you don't need as big of an audience as you think) The new micro influencer model that maximizes engagement and conversion rates Ways to look at your data to increase your sales Resources: (Kynship) (Tagger influencer tool) (FB Brand Collabs Manager) (Mighty Scout) -- we talked about this resource during our post-convo Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jul 20
The Art of an Amazing Sales Call With Desmond Dixon (Ep. 711)

Most high-ticket clients want to jump on the phone before paying you. You can have a great product, but if your selling skills aren't up to par, great prospects will walk away. In this episode, we will discuss what goes into an amazing sales call. Desmond Dixon, selling expert and host of the Campfire Capitalism Podcast, joins us to share how to improve the conversion rate on your sales calls. What You Will Learn:What to listen for during a sales call Closing strategies that work How to prequalify prospects Resources:Campfire Capitalism Podcast (Connect with Desmond on LinkedIn) Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jul 13
A Content Flow That Attracts Clients With Christine Hansen (Ep. 710)

Content is one of the most useful assets in your business. It does 24/7 marketing for your business and introduces prospects to different stages of your funnel. Christine Hansen joins us to share how we can use content to get clients. He will reveal what works and how you can grow your business. Christine is an award-winning business coach and author of We Mean Business, a practical guide for creative entrepreneurs, coaches, and business owners who want to grow their brands online. What You Will Learn:How to get social media followers to visit your website The elements of a successful digital campaign How to choose which social networks you focus on for your company Resources:Get your copy of (We Mean Business) (Christine's website) Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jul 06
Social Media Marketing Strategy for Service-Based Businesses with Michael Buzinski (Ep. 709)

Service-based businesses can use social media marketing to tap into a steady stream of clients. You can fill up your pipeline and create an online presence where clients find your work. Michael Buzinski joins us on Breakthrough Success to share how these social media marketing strategies work. Michael is the President of Buzzworthy Media. He helps service-based businesses get clients and boost revenue with digital campaigns. What You Will Learn: How to get social media followers to visit your website The elements of a successful digital campaign How to choose which social networks you focus on for your company Resources: (Get your copy of Rule of 26) -- this book can help you double your website's revenue (Buzzworthy Media) Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jun 29
How To Scale and Market Your Content with Dave Snyder (Ep. 708)

Content builds trust, increases visibility, and leads people through the customer journey. It's one of the most valuable resources for your business. If you want more out of each article, podcast, or video you publish, you'll enjoy this episode. Dave Snyder joins us to discuss how we can scale and market our content. Dave is the CEO of CopyPress, one of the most trusted content providers. Their team has created content for Stitch Fix, Fanatics, LinkedIn, and other companies. CopyPress helps clients increase their organic web traffic, improve their search engine rankings, and build their brand awareness. What You Will Learn: How to compete in an "oversaturated" market Effective ways to sprinkle calls to action throughout your content Strategies to rank high on Google Resources: (Copy Press) Connect with Dave on Twitter: ( Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jun 22
Leverage Other People’s Platforms To Grow Your Business With Tom Schwab (Ep. 707)

Are funnels dead? Have they been dead for a while? We have to rethink our digital marketing strategies to generate leads and increase revenue. Tom Schwab joins us to share how we can leverage other people's platforms to grow our businesses and provide mutual value. Tom is the founder of Interview Valet, a company that books its clients on podcasts. His upcoming book One Conversation Away invites readers to consider an alternative to digital marketing where we are a single conversation away from landing more clients. What You Will Learn: One conversation away is a more viable business model than one funnel away How to get on other people's podcasts How to turn extra visibility into extra revenue Resources: Get your free copy of the Podcast Guest Profits Book: ( Listen to an episode with Jeff Bullas where we discuss (how to get millions of blog visitors) Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jun 15
How To Reach New Entrepreneurial Heights With David Selinger (Ep. 706)

Entrepreneurial ambition fuels us towards large milestones and inspires us to set bigger goals. Ambitions help us exceed our limits and explore new possibilities. David Selinger used his entrepreneurial ambition to become an early Amazon employee, RedFin co-founder, and now Deep Sentinel's CEO. We also talk about how most home alarm systems are pointless and how Deep Sentinel's innovative technology keeps your safer. What You Will Learn: How to raise your entrepreneurial goals How to make your home more secure (your alarm system does next to nothing) How to view failures as inputs instead of game-enders Resources: Connect with David Selinger on (YouTube) and (Website) (LinkedIn) Improve your home security with (Deep Sentinel) Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jun 08
How To Make Money Selling Covered Options With Mark Yegge (Ep. 705)

Want to generate cash flow with covered options? Our guest, Mark Yegge shares how selling covered options works and how they can generate extra income. Mark is an author, instructor, and fund manager who has traded over $14 billion worth of securities. What You Will Learn: How to build cash flow with options Wealth building strategies Managing emotions during the highs and lows of investing Resources: Connect with Mark Yegge through his website: ( Get the Regular Paycheques eBook at ( Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: (

Jun 01
How Magic Tricks Can Turn You Into A Better Salesperson With Jake Schwartz (Ep. 703)

Magic tricks amaze crowds. Spectators wonder what went into the trick and marvel at the magician's work. The same strategies that go into magic tricks can also help with sales. Award-winning magician and expert salesperson Jake Schwartz joins us to share how to sell products and services. About Our GuestJake Schwartz is an award-winning magician considered by many to be the new face of magic. He has performed all over the world, including fortune-500 companies like CBRE Real Estate, the Philadelphia Phillies, the Philadelphia Union, the world famous Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. What You'll LearnHow to decide which offers to promote for maximum revenue Jake's preferred mediums for connecting with prospects and closing deals What goes into creating a customer avatar that actually works An important skill you need to become successful at anything How to generate genuine curiosity for your product or service Resources Connect with Jake through his website: ( Learn how to make 6-figures with your content: ( Subscribe to Breakthrough Success on your favorite podcast player to get notified about the latest episodes.

May 18
Digital Nomads Are The Future With Mary Elizabeth Elkordy (Ep. 702)

Digital nomads are here to stay. More people want to work remotely and travel to different parts of the world. What does the digital nomad lifestyle mean for employers and employees? We'll discuss how to embrace the digital nomad lifestyle and how to still get work done as you see the world. About Our GuestMary Elizabeth Elkordy is President and founder of Elkordy Global, a full-service boutique PR firm. The firm helps many clients ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies looking to increase their visibility. The TEDx speaker began her career at Capitol Hill working for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Key Links from the Episode (Elkordy Global) Connect with Mary on (Instagram) and (LinkedIn)

May 11
Strengthening Mental Wellness Through Daily Journaling With Sharon Wallen (Ep. 701)

Daily journaling can change your life. You'll collect your thoughts, reflect, and strengthen your mental wellness. In this episode, Sharon Wallen joins us to discuss how to build a journaling habit and use it to become happier. About Our GuestSharon Wallen is a National Board Certified Teacher, with 32 years of service in Elementary School. She recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her commendable work as a teacher. Her Grateful Reflections Journal helps people focus on the good things in life and build confidence. Key Links from the Episode (Get your copy of the Grateful Reflections Journal)

May 04
Productive Procrastination With Pat Sanaghan (Ep. 700)

Productive is that even a thing? It's important to realize that procrastination does not equal laziness. There is a difference, and we'll talk about it in this episode. Once you understand the difference and apply these strategies, learn how to get more mileage out of every minute you work. About Our GuestPat Sanaghan is a productive procrastinator. He’s earned a doctorate, written 12 books, and 50 published articles. Key Links from the Episode (Pat's website) (Get your copy of How To Be a "Better" Procrastinator)

Apr 27
From Stage Fright to a Confident Public Speaker with Linda Ugalow (Ep. 699)

Many people fear public speaking. People fear saying the wrong thing or not resonating with their audiences. Public speaking is a vital skill for any profession, and it can help grow your business. We'll discuss how to overcome stage fright and come to embrace the art of public speaking. Soon, you too will delight in the limelight just like out guest. About Our GuestLinda Ugelow is a speaking confidence coach and movement specialist with a ground-breaking approach to overcoming the fear of speaking. Formerly stricken with public speaking fear herself, she now helps entrepreneurs, business owners, and corporate leaders to transform their experience of speaking from dread to delight wherever they speak: online or on stage, in the media or the meeting room. Key Links from the Episode (The Empowerment Kit) (Get your copy of Delight in the Limelight) (Connect with Linda on LinkedIn) (Follow Linda on TikTok)

Apr 13
5 Writing Strategies to Create Better Content that Increases Sales (Ep. 698)

Improving your writing helps you get more clients, blog traffic, and partners. Writing is how we communicate with each other and introduce offers. We'll discuss five strategies to improve your writing and increase sales. Want help with your freelance writing? I'm offering the following Freelance writing consultations Freelance writing services Free guide and training course coming soon Shoot me an email if you are interested.

Apr 11
Time Management Strategies to Get More Done with Jessica Bledsoe (Ep. 697)

Are you effectively juggling your responsibilities? The time management strategies we share in this episode will help you get more done. About Out GuestJessica Bledsoe is a serial entrepreneur, dog mom, part-time vanlifer, and the co-founder of pav*r, a time management app that integrates with your Google Calendar. Jessica is passionate about helping business owners and busy people reclaim their time so they can live more and work less. Key Links from the Episode (Pav*r) (How to Plan 90 Days in 90 Minutes) (Follow Jessica on Instagram)

Apr 07
The Difference Between SEO and PPC (Ep. 696)

What is the difference between SEO and PPC? I'll discuss how both of them can help your business and the mentality you need to win with both.

Apr 04
Turning Childhood Dreams Into Successful Businesses With Melane Mullings -- (Ep. 695)

We all have childhood dreams, but many of us forget about them as we get older. This episode will reveal how you can reignite those dreams and turn them into a business. You can start out with a side hustle that acts as a profitable hobby. However, some people turn their seedlings into full-time enterprises. About Our GuestMelane Mullings is a successful entrepreneur, cancer survivor, former Registered Nurse, Business Management Consultant and now author. Melane shares her unconventional strategies to success in her book: Lemonade! Squeeze Your Challenging Life Experiences Into a Successful Business, and through her Business Management Consulting practice, Aere Management Consulting. Key Links from the Episode (Melane's website) -- get updates on her book (Follow Melane on Instagram) (Content Marketing Success Summit)

Mar 30
5 Signs Your Social Media Marketing Strategy Needs An Overhaul (Ep. 694)

Is your social media strategy in trouble? We'll share the common signs of a bad strategy that will hurt your business. Instead of only sharing warning signs and what not to do, I'll also share some ways to fix these problems and strengthen your social media marketing results.

Mar 28
Sharpen Your Business Negotiation Skills with Christine McKay (Ep. 693)

Business negotiation skills help you secure higher rates, increase sales, and impress potential partners. This episode contains strategies to develop your negotiation skills. About Our GuestChristine McKay is a Business Negotiation Strategist, international speaker, host of In the Venn Zone podcast, and author of Why Not Ask? A Conversation about Getting More. She holds a Harvard MBA and is the CEO/Founder of Venn Negotiation. She has negotiated with more than half of the Fortune 100 & hundreds of small and mid-sized companies across 53 countries.   Key Links from the Episode (Venn Negotiation) (Get your copy of Why Not Ask?) (Connect with Christine on LinkedIn) (Subscribe to Christine's podcast In The Venn Zone) (Tap Into Your Inner Power and Self-Worth) -- previous Breakthrough Success episode we talked about during the show

Mar 23
How to Effortlessly Get New Clients With LinkedIn (Ep. 692)

You don't have to message 20 people per day, write several posts per day, or comment on 50 posts per day to get clients on LinkedIn. Instead of doing outreach, you can get clients to discover you and inquire about your services. The secret is an optimized LinkedIn profile. This episode will reveal LinkedIn profile optimization strategies to get noticed instead of seeking attention. LinkedIn is one platform I use to get freelance writing clients. I'll be releasing a free guide to help you grow your freelance writing business. Stay tuned for the release.

Mar 21
Crafting Your Omni-Channel Marketing Strategy With Ryan Urban (Ep. 691)

An omni-channel strategy puts your business in front of customers more often. You'll build trust with your audience and reach out to new people. Not every strategy works out, but we want yours to shine. We'll explore how to craft your omni-channel marketing strategy so you get visibility and sales. About Our GuestRyan Urban founded Wunderkind, in 2012 from his studio apartment and grew it into a Inc 5000 Company. A veteran of the e-commerce space, Ryan has always had an obsession with undeniable performance. As the Head of Acquisition at Bonobos, Ryan recognized the need and opportunity for next-gen performance marketing. Under Ryan's leadership, Wunderkind has been named one of the best places to work by both Crain’s New York and Fortune Magazine. Key Links from the Episode (Wunderkind) (Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn) Want a business freelance writer to assist with your content creation? Send me an email

Mar 16
How Self Storage Investing Provides Cash Flow and Resists Recessions With Scott Krone (Ep. 690)

Looking for an asset that can resist a recession? Self-storage investing can be the answer for you. We'll talk about this real estate asset in today's episode. About Our GuestScott Krone is the co-founder of Coda Management Group, a firm who specializes in managing real estate assets. The group manages single and multi-family homes, retail, commercial warehouse and self-storage and multi-use flex athletic spaces. Currently, the platform of investments is in excess of $30 million.  Key Links from the Episode (Coda Management Group) Get your free Feasibility Report -- Send an email to Scott mentioning Breakthrough Success ( (One Stop Self Storage ) Want a business freelance writer to assist with your content creation and growing your business? Send me an email

Mar 09
How to Grow Your Business with Tom Oswald (Ep. 688)

What goes into growing a business? Assembling the right team and constantly learning about your industry give you an edge, but what else can we do. Tom Oswald joins us to share how he grew ClickASnap and shared some business growth strategies. About Our GuestTom Oswald is an entrepreneur and the founder of ClickASnap. ClickASnap is an online photo sharing platform that helps photographers earn from their work. ClickASnap currently generates over 1 million image views per day. Key Links from the Episode (ClickASnap) Want a business freelance writer to assist with your content creation? Send me an email

Mar 02
How to Use YouTube Ads to Grow Your Business with Shashwat Singh (Ep. 687)

YouTube ads can ignite your brand's growth and introduce you to a steady stream of new prospects. These ads provide superior targeting capabilities and provide numerous data points to dissect. They can look complicated to beginners which is why we're talking about YouTube ads in the latest Breakthrough Success episode. About Our GuestShash Singh runs an Linx Digital, an agency that has generated their clients over 8 figures in revenue. Shash has worked with clients like Prodigy Game, Kinobody, Amazing Selling Machine and more. With multi-7 figures under ad spend management, Shash’s agency is one of the leading YouTube ad agencies in the game. Key Links from the Episode (Free YouTube Ads Targeting Guide) (Subscribe to Shashwat's channel) Want a business freelance writer to assist with your content creation? Send me an email

Feb 23
The Inner Workings of a Publicly Traded Company with George Holmes (Ep. 686)

What happens inside a publicly traded company? These companies have higher expectations and more people analyzing their results. How do these companies continue growing and pleasing shareholders. We'll discuss what goes inside a publicly traded company with our latest guest. About Our GuestGeorge Holmes joined Resonant in 2016. Prior to joining Resonant, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Tigo Energy, where he was responsible for expanding the company's demand creation activities. From 2013 to 2015, he worked for Energous, first as Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing then as Chief Commercial Officer where he was responsible for securing development and licensing agreements, overseeing IP strategy and process and spearheading regulatory strategy and tactics. Key Links from the Episode (Resonant) -- Ticker: RESN

Feb 16
How to Make the Ultimate Comeback With Lisa Gable (Ep. 685)

We all face setbacks. The business doesn't produce revenue like it used to, and we can face personal challenges too. These obstacles sting in the moment, but we must rise above them. It's time for you to make the ultimate comeback. Lisa Gable, author of the book Turnaround, joins us to share how we can change course when things are going south. Adjustments will set you up for your ultimate comeback. You'll learn plenty of insights from this episode including how to break down the past and visualize your future. About Our GuestLisa Gable has served four U.S. presidents and two governors, counseled Fortune 500 CEOs, and represented global public-private partnerships and nonprofits with an end goal of moving organizations to higher levels of performance. She is the founder of FARE, the world’s leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy. FARE is also the largest private funder of food allergy research. Their mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. Key Links from the Episode (Get your copy of Turnaround) (FARE) (Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn)

Feb 09
How to be an Elevated Entrepreneur and Crush Your Goals with Jake Kelfer (Ep. 684)

Elevating yourself as an entrepreneur puts you in a better position to achieve goals and increase sales. Jake Kelfer joins us to share how we can achieve our dream lives. We'll discuss strategies to stay productive during less productive hours and checking off your priorities. About Our GuestJake Kelfer is lifestyle entrepreneur, business coach, and life elevator dedicated to helping people create transformational experiences and achieve their true potential through connection. He is a 2x bestselling author of Elevate Beyond and Elevate Your Network, a high-energy motivational speaker, and the founder of the Professional Basketball Combine which has helped 70+ NBA draft prospects turn their dreams of playing pro basketball into their reality. He and his work have been featured on Forbes, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and many other major media outlets. Connect with Jake on social @jakekelfer! Key Links from the Episode (Get your copy of The Elevated Entrepreneur) (Follow Jake on Instagram) (Toggl)

Feb 01