Mark Anthony Bates has been called a “Jack of all trades” with good reason. Not only is he one of the most connected people I know, he has essentially done every type of deal under the sun – Advertising, coaching, distribution, you name it. His pursuit for businesses the stimulate his curiosity is unmatched, and makes for a diverse palette of knowledge and expertise. If not anything else, an intriguing conversation.
I invited Mark on the show to share his bacon wrapped strategy for organic relationship building, and creating “hidden gem” business opportunities.
In this interview with Mark Anthony:
02:40 – What does he do?
04:15 – Why you should listen more than you talk
05:20 – The law of attention vs. the law of attraction
07:00 – How to build relationships organically?
11:00 – THE Mark Anthony Bates: A Jack of all trades
12:12 – Delivering presentations with passion
14:28 – Think, feel, do
16:14 – Coaching income vs. agency income
19:17 – Is there really a lack of opportunity in the world?
20:15 – In-person SEO
22:16 – Shifting your focus from the outcome to the process
23:36 – Contributing to the success of others
27:20 – Why you need to surround yourself around people who execute and implement
30:55 – The problem with leaving a legacy
34:18 – Bacon wrapped strategy: Creating precieved value for hotel key cards
41:51 – Bacon wrapped strategy: Why not, who do I know, and what can I do now?
49:40 – Mark’s PFM model
51:11 – How much money is enough?
54:21 – Knowing your exit strategy
56:00 – Bacon wrapped strategy: Branding your company vs. branding yourself
1:02:05 – How to reach influencers via Facebook?
1:03:26 – The importance of making people laugh and remember you
1:05:30 – Why bacon wrapped business is wrapped in bacon