At some point, we hit a wall when building a business. Maybe we lose focus or spread ourselves too thin. It happens, though…It’s part of the learning and growth process.

Today, on the Dream Life is Real Life podcast, we are going to talk about hitting the wall, refocusing, and building your business stronger than ever.

My guest, Erik Salzenstein, and I will talk about times we needed to take a step back in our respective businesses, examine our core values, and create a strategic alignment helping to scale our businesses.

We will even sprinkle some thoughts about pouring feminine energy over masculine tasks in business…and why it helps.

Hear Erik’s unique story and how addiction, imprisonment, and having the entrepreneurial spirit at an early age all influenced his core values, message, and business practices.

About Erik Salzenstein

Erik is the founder of ERS Coaching and the Next Level Coaching programs. He is a well-respected, in-demand online business coach & keynote speaker with his signature talk: “From Prison to Purpose”.

In the span of three years, Erk started and scaled two online coaching businesses earning up to $80K a month. Erik and his team of coaches are focused on bridging the gap for their clients by giving them the full blueprint on how to take their passion and expertise and turn it into a successful and profitable online business.

Erik also runs his speaking business where he landed a TEDx talk and won the 2019 Advance Your Reach Speak Off.

Erik has built his businesses on 3 core standards that he lives by, expects his team to embody and his clients to embrace–being heart centered, mission driven, and taking massive action. His attitude of gratitude and leading with a servant’s heart is magnetizing and it shows in all that he does.

You can see Erik on Instagram @Salzenstein

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Hanna Hermanson, Certified Coach, International Speaker, Author, & Founder of Dream Life is Real Life Copywriting Agency, who has helped 100s of coaches build, scale, and enjoy their online businesses– essentially make their dream life their real life!

You can find out more about Hanna at and connect with her on Instagram @hannahermanson_

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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.