We live in a world that is connected more than ever before. We can instantly connect via video with someone on the other side of the planet. Yet ironically, we often feel isolated and crave authentic connection. On this episode, entrepreneur, executive coach, and author of The Ripple Effect, Steve Harper joins host Greg Stephens to deep dive into why relationships are central to our success.

They discuss the power of tools and data in improving human behavior, why relationships trump prospects in sales, and how to be more authentic in life and business.

Key Takeaways

People are almost always the cause for all problems. Ego. Flakiness. Fear. Use tools and data to measure and improve behavior.
Relationships are central to your success in life and in business. From sales to production, they are the vehicle to growth and happiness.
Be authentic in your relationships. We live in a world that is smaller than ever. Instead of just hitting the like button on your favorite social media, reach out and acknowledge how they helped you

About Steve

Steve Harper has become one of the most sought after speakers and business strategists on the power of deepening and strengthening the power of connections through a process he calls “Rippling.” Steve’s unique and refreshing approach to how and why individuals, organizations and even our society can and must reach outside the box to connect, is literally changing lives and impacting corporate bottom line dollars.

A serial entrepreneur, professional speaker, author and leading business strategist, Steve has successfully uncovered the secret to creating powerful long-lasting connections and their impact on one’s personal and professional life. Steve has transitioned his years of business experience and unyielding customer focus into a successful consulting practice appropriately named The Ripple Effect after his successful first book by the same title.

Steve has always maintained a unique focus on developing strong, long-lasting relationships with his clients, prospects and employees. By building a strong network of referrals and repeat customers, Steve has honed his ability to foster client relationships into a leveraged system for achieving solid business success. That system is represented in his book The Ripple Effect and through his speaking engagements and customized speaking and workshop programs.

Steve also owns two software companies, Owner Insite & Facility Insite both located in Austin, Texas.


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