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Earn a living doing something you love. The Fizzle Show features weekly insights for creators and entrepreneurs on topics including modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance and more.

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We have talked a-lot about how to be an entrepreneur but what about an EXITpreneur? Joe Valley, Co-Owner of Quiet Light Brokerage and author of “The EXITpreneur’s Playbook – How to Sell your Online Business for Top Dollar," comes on to talk about best practices when selling your business. Get your FREE CHAPTERS (https://exitpreneur.io/)

Jul 12

57 min 5 sec

Laura Lopuch, cold email and pitch expert, comes on to talk about the techniques of cold emailing, how to follow up and gives access to 2 email template examples exclusive for Fizzle listeners.

Jun 3

42 min 33 sec

Tiffany Bisconer, CPA and Director of Acena Consulting, comes on the show today to break down the R&D Tax Credit and answers questions from The Fizzle Members.

May 26

49 min 38 sec

This has been an exciting month for Fizzle. We recently announced a complete refresh of Fizzle, including every aspect of our user experience – courses, content, live events and more. Since we first opened Fizzle in 2012, we’ve provided thousands of entrepreneurs and creators with training, coaching and community. Today, this refresh marks our official “2.0” release, and our commitment to the next generation of creators. This is the first major redesign of the Fizzle member experience, and in this episode, I give a "behind the scenes" look at the refresh including the history of Fizzle, what we’ve learned from running a membership, the refresh decision and process, as well as the tech, platform and design behind it.

May 6

54 min 17 sec

Matt Gartland, Co-Founder of SPI Media, joins us today to talk about his experience hiring and building teams, the marriage of a business partner and the community of SPI Media.

Apr 22

45 min 20 sec

Barrett Brooks, former Fizzle Team Member and COO of Convertkit, a creator marketing platform, joins us today to talk about the importance of owning your relationship with your audience as a content creator, using social media as a tool, and how the digitial age of content creation has evolved over the last decade.

Apr 5

51 min 26 sec

Today we have former Co-Host and Co-Founder of The Fizzle Show, Chase Reeves! We catch up with Chase today as he embarks on his own podcast journey with his new show: “Traveling Light.” He brings us through his process of starting his own show, his journey with creativity taking many forms over the years, and how he stayed motivated in the entrepreneurial space.

Mar 15

52 min 20 sec

Today's guests are Danielle and Mat from the enormously popular Exploring Alternatives YouTube channel. Exploring Alternatives is all about living large with less. They feature weekly videos about living life to the fullest while exploring alternative living spaces and lifestyles. Think tiny homes, full-time RVers, eco-friendly living and more. Since starting the channel in 2014, Danielle and Mat have grown it to 1.5 million subscribers and over 200 million views.

Dec 2020

46 min 41 sec

Imagine building your entire business and life around travel, only to have a global pandemic change everything. Our guest today, Gary Arndt, has been named North American travel photographer of the year three times. In 2020 he has had to radically rethink how he lives and earns as the travel industry has ground to a halt.

Dec 2020

56 min 25 sec

Dr. Richard Low considers himself a Fizzle-born entrepreneur. Lucky for us, he came back on the show recently to explain how he created the #1 dentistry podcast and a thriving coaching business.

Nov 2020

46 min 8 sec

Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom from the Fizzle team and organizational development consultant at Do Good Be Good, joins us today to discuss diving into entrepreneurship, creating assets and embracing ambiguity.

Oct 2020

45 min 14 sec

Jen Rao from the Fizzle team, and organizational expert at Clear Your Life, joins us today to discuss leaving the corporate world behind, living on the road, and finding the balance between online and offline business.

Oct 2020

38 min 56 sec

Josh Kaufman, best-selling author and business researcher, joins us today celebrating the 10th anniversary of his book "The Personal NBA." He talks about the universal principles of starting a business and how psychology is at the core of all business.

Sep 2020

35 min 38 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Brad Barrett is co-host of the enormously popular Choose FI podcast, which features stories of financial independence and reaches over 1.3 million listeners a month. On today's episode Brad shares how he grew the podcast, what financial independence is, and what it means for entrepreneurs.

Jul 2020

59 min 54 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Steph Crowder returns to the show to share how we business owners need to think differently about bringing in revenue when everything feels chaotic and uncertain. Learn concrete tips for scrappy selling to earn quick revenue.

Jun 2020

54 min 32 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – A person’s best thinking is rarely communicated through synchronous conversation. At least that's what Barrett Brooks contends on today's episode. We start there to help you think about how you can communicate in unique ways to stand out. Barrett Brooks is COO of ConvertKit, email software for creators, and Barrett was co-host of The Fizzle Show a few years back.

Jun 2020

50 min 36 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Caleb Wojcik saw a need for a sturdy switchable handheld tripod at a video conference back in 2017. He hadn't built a physical product before, but that didn't stop him or business partner Pat Flynn from launching the super successful SwitchPod six months ago. Find out how they built and launched the SwitchPod as Caleb explains everything in this episode.

May 2020

49 min 29 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Worried about facing an uncertain financial future because of the lockdown? You're not alone. Justin Jackson stops by the show to talk about how entrepreneurs are surviving the COVID-19 lockdown, and what we can all be doing to make it through.

Apr 2020

1 hr 12 min

https://fizzleshow.co - Today we have one of my favorite people on the show today. I’ve known Chris Ducker since way back when both of us were getting started as bloggers. At the time, Chris was chronicling his effort to combat burnout as a “brick and morter” CEO by becoming a Virtual CEO. Chris has run call centers and virtual staffing agencies involving hundreds of employees. Over the years since, Chris has become known as the go-to expert on personal branding through his website at chrisducker.com, as well as through his YouPreneur podcast, community and conference.

Mar 2020

44 min 33 sec

Natalie Sisson is founder of NatalieSisson.com. For 6.5 years Natalie lived out of her suitcase and visited 70 countries while running a multiple six-figure business based around her blog. She’s also the author of “The Freedom Plan: Redesign Your Business to Work Less, Earn More and Be Free.”

Mar 2020

42 min 50 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Our guest today is Chris Guillebeau. Chris started the World Domination Summit in Portland, which is in it’s 10th and final year in 2020. He visited every country in the world before turning 35. Chris is a New York Times bestselling author and has written several books including The Art of Non-Conformity, The $100 Startup and 100 Side Hustles. Chris is also the host of the incredibly popular Side Hustle School podcast, which has now published over 1000 episodes.

Feb 2020

30 min 1 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Grant Baldwin is founder of The Speaker Lab, a training company that helps public speakers learn how to find and book speaking gigs. Through his popular podcast The Speaker Lab and flagship coaching program Booked and Paid to Speak he has coached and worked with thousands of speakers. As a keynote speaker, Grant has delivered nearly one thousand presentations to over 500,000 people in 47 states and has keynoted events for audiences as large as 13,000. Grant is also the author of The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. In today's episode, Grant shares some of the biggest mistakes that new speakers make when getting started, how can speakers know if they have a topic that organizations actually hire for, tips and tactics that people can use that will make them a better speaker, and how much should someone charge to speak.

Feb 2020

45 min 44 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – John Lee Dumas is host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a Best of iTunes podcast where John has interviewed over 2,000 entrepreneurs including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and many more. The business behind Entrepreneurs on Fire has been a huge success as well, grossing over $16M in revenue since he launched the podcast back in 2012.

Feb 2020

45 min 11 sec

https://fizzleshow.co (https://fizzleshow.co) – Our guest today is Omar Zenhom. Omar is the co-founder and CEO of WebinarNinja. Founded in 2014, over a million people have attended a webinar on WebinarNinja and it was named as one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in 2018. Omar is also is the host of the $100 MBA Show podcast. With over 90 million downloads and over 1,300 episodes, The $100 MBA Show is ranked as a top business podcast in over 30 countries. In today's episode, we cover how Omar grew the $100MBA podcast to 90 million downloads and how he built Webinar Ninja. We also talk about how HARD business can be as you grow. Omar believes it gets harder not easier as you progress in business. It's the easiest it will ever be when you get started (comforting and not comforting at the same time) And because it gets harder, at some point it forces you to change who you are....or you're simply not going to make it. This is actually a good thing but it doesn't feel that way at first.

Jan 2020

59 min 28 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Ah, the age old question! How do I get people to sign up on my website? In this case, we're talking about email signups, but we could be talking about just about ANY action you want people to take. In today's episode, we break it down, step-by-step using a simple three letter acronym you can remember.

Jan 2020

38 min 41 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Nathan Barry is a creator, author, speaker, designer, and the founder of ConvertKit. Nathan got his start as a software designer and self-published author before founding ConvertKit in 2013. Since then, the business behind ConvertKit has grown to an incredible $20M annual run rate.

Jan 2020

55 min 44 sec

Our guest today is Bryan Harris. Bryan is the founder of GrowthTools.com, where they create tools and training to help people grow businesses. Bryan made a very interesting switch in his business recently, eliminating his online courses to only focus on live training. Because of this change and some other innovative ideas, Bryan and his team have managed to drive completion rates to unheard of levels of 90%+.

Jan 2020

55 min 6 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – James Clear is the New York Times bestselling author of Atomic Habits, which has sold over 1M copies. James also writes weekly about habits, decisions, human performance and more over at jamesclear.com, where over half a million people subscribe to his weekly email newsletter. In this interview James shares the habits that he used to build his business and write a bestselling book over the past several years.

Dec 2019

50 min 43 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – sometimes we work incredibly hard, but don't see much progress toward our goals. When this happens, what should we do? How do we know if what we're working on will eventually lead somewhere, or if we should change course? In this special "office hours" Q&A episode, we cover this and much more.

Dec 2019

57 min 30 sec

https://fizzleshow.co - Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. In today's episode, Nir shares how to create sticky products and why some products capture widespread attention while others flop. He also explains how to avoid distraction ourselves, so we can "finally do what you say you will do."

Dec 2019

48 min 46 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – When Thomas Frank started blogging from his dorm room, he had no idea he would become one of YouTube's biggest creators. In this conversation, Thomas shares how he got started, how he produces his channel, and what he's done to grow his YouTube channel of productivity tips to 1.6 million subscribers and 91 million views.

Dec 2019

55 min 50 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Preston Lee from SolidGigs.com joins us today to talk about getting started and succeeding as a freelancer. We cover finding clients, setting prices, and whether freelancers should be content marketing.

Nov 2019

48 min 17 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – In today's Q&A episode, we start by interviewing Sue McLeod, of suemcleodceramics.com. Sue has built a successful online education business teaching ceramic artists how to apply advanced glazing techniques. We also cover questions from Fizzle Members including how to sell when your audience doesn't have much money, and how to partner with a former employer on your new product.

Nov 2019

55 min 30 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Noah Kagan is founder and Chief Sumo at sumo.com, appsumo.com and kingsumo.com. He’s built two multi-million dollar businesses and grown an email list of over 700,000 subscribers. He’s also the host of Noah Kagan Presents podcast. Noah is an incredible marketer, and one of the most resourceful business people I know. In this episode we cover maximizing a business for profit vs. revenue, staying relevant over the long-haul and knowing what's working in your business.

Nov 2019

50 min 9 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Special guests Paul Jarvis, Sarah Peck and Melissa Smith join me today. Do we have to love our work? We start by talking about the pressure of today's "passionate work" mantra. We also discuss how to ask for and get what you want, and how to be more productive using a virtual assistant.

Nov 2019

52 min 17 sec

https://fizzleshow.co Lydia Lee runs Screw The Cubicle (at screwthecubicle.com) where she helps purpose-driven people discover the right business idea, bring it to life & own it, so they can quit the 9-5 and start living a life of freedom. She calls herself a “work reinvention coach.” In this episode, we talk work reinvention, meaningful work, "anti-bro marketing" and defining what's "enough".

Oct 2019

55 min 27 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – in this Friday Office Hours Q&A we answer member questions about upselling, pricing, and courses vs. ebooks.

Oct 2019

21 min 44 sec

https://fizzleshow.co Barrett Brooks and Jeff Goins join us today to discuss the question "what are you optimizing for?" Entrepreneurs all carry a certain amount of baggage. It's easy to lose sight of why we're building businesses in the first place. Knowing what you're "optimizing for" can go a long way to keeping you on track. We also talk about starting and running a successful conference.

Oct 2019

51 min 37 sec

https://fizzleshow.co – Vickie Velasquez of VegetarianZen.com joins us again in this episode to talk about relationship building via Facebook Groups, learning vs. doing and productivity for both full-time entrepreneurs and side hustlers.

Oct 2019

31 min 45 sec

https://fizzleshow.co Rob Walling is a serial entrepreneur. He founded, built and sold the email marketing platform Drip. He is also known for his podcast, Startups for the Rest of Us as well as his conference for independent startups called Microconf. In this episode of The Fizzle Show, we talk with Rob about how he got started, and how he built and sold Drip for a “life-changing amount of money.” Rob also shares his “Stairstep approach” to entrepreneurship and explains why starting big is a huge mistake for most business builders. Finally, we talk about Rob’s new project TinySeed, which is the first startup accelerator designed for bootstrappers.

Oct 2019

58 min 48 sec

FizzleShow.co (https://fizzleshow.co) Tom Ross of DesignCuts and Sarah Peck of Startup Pregnant join us today for a round-table discussion. We cover personal branding, parenthood and entrepreneurship, plus tips for quarterly/annual planning.

Oct 2019

47 min 48 sec

Seth Williams from RETipster.com joins us for this Office Hours Q&A edition of The Fizzle Show. We answer questions about pre-selling online courses, neglecting your life in pursuit of your business, and how much to pay yourself vs. reinvest in your business.

Oct 2019

37 min 18 sec

https://fizzleshow.co How do you drive traffic to a new website without doing heavy blogging or content marketing? Ruben Gamez is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Bidsketch and Docsketch. Bidsketch is a web application that helps people create professional-looking client proposals in minutes. Docsketch is an all-in-one electronic signature, approval, and document tracking solution. In this episode of The Fizzle Show, you'll learn exactly what techniques Ruben is using to drive hundreds of thousands of visits to his websites without blogging.

Oct 2019

55 min 19 sec

Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.co Seth Williams is a Fizzle alumni and founder of RETipster.com. In this episode you'll learn how Seth built a real estate business both online and off, and how he grew his business big enough to quit his day job.

Sep 2019

28 min 52 sec

Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/342 What are the necessary steps to take to start selling online courses? Do you need to be at a certain level before you should start thinking about that at all? How do we pitch online courses at the right level and niche to maximize our reach and potential? The world of learning and the promotion of web-based resources and teaching has evolved very quickly over the last few years and as it has grown and changed, new companies have sprung up and filled spaces some of us never even knew existed. With the multitude of options out there, you might be wondering where can you content fit in and if there is even space for you? In this episode, we have a big discussion on this fertile topic, looking at pillar content, accelerator models and the big one: personalization and segmentation! Our panel of guests gives amazing perspectives on referrals, funnels, scaling and outsourcing. Today on the show we are joined by Janelle Allen from Zen Courses, Barrett Brooks of ConvertKit and Brennan Dunn from RightMessage! These three friends of Fizzle all have valuable and contrasting experience in the fields of online learning and we promise they have all the beans to spill! We also talk about using your collected data smartly, when or if to hire a virtual assistant, baselines to reach before creating courses and how far you should niche down. So for all this and a whole lot more, join us on the Fizzle Show today! Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia. Podia is a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. It's an all-in-one digital storefront where you can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place. The cool thing about Podia is that they eliminate all the technical headaches. You don’t have to install anything, you can host your sales pages there, your files, your checkout process. You can even do your email marketing and your newsletters from Podia! Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. Key Points From This Episode: Is it possible to still make a dent in the online teaching world? [0:02:32.4] Helping people with their own success through different formats. [0:06:12.7] Standing out in a crowded market and the accelerator model. [0:09:36.4] The unique opportunity for interactive and sticky courses. [0:13:52.1] The vital importance of referrals and testimonials in marketing and sustainability. [0:15:31.7] Personalization, segmentation, and customization; the future of online courses. [0:17:25.9] Finding common ground and reflecting this to customers through email. [0:23:40.4] Niching down versus personalization; why segmentation comes first. [0:27:12.3] Weighing the creation of new content against refining existent content. [0:33:17.7] Baselines for successful first course sales! [0:39:02.5] The benefits of collecting segment data for focussing your marketing. [0:42:01.4] Scaling up and the differences between small teams and big companies. [0:47:20.3] When to do things yourself and when to outsource certain jobs. [0:52:45.2] Prioritizing work and letting go of tasks that you do not need to do. [0:58:47.9] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Podia — https://www.podia.com/fizzle Zen Courses — https://www.zencourses.co/about Janelle Allen — https://www.zencourses.co Brennan Dunn — https://brennandunn.com RightMessage — https://rightmessage.com ConvertKit — https://brennandunn.com/ Barrett Brooks — https://barrettbrooks.com/ Inc 5000 — https://www.inc.com/inc5000/index.html Teachable — https://teachable.com Coursera — https://www.coursera.org/ Thinkific — https://www.thinkific.com/ Udemy — https://www.udemy.com Masterclass — https://www.masterclass.com Double Your Freelancing — https://doubleyourfreelancing.com/ Bryan Harris — https://videofruit.com Tim Ferris — https://tim.blog Airtable — https://airtable.com Pat Flynn — https://www.smartpassiveincome.com OptinMonster — https://optinmonster.com Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com

Sep 2019

1 hr 2 min

Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/341 Welcome to Part 2 of our Fizzle Friday show with Brendan Hufford. In this episode, we have several questions for Brendan to follow up from last Friday when we discussed SEO, so if you haven't listened to that episode yet, make sure you do! Brendan fields a bunch of our questions, from the team and the Fizzle audience, about link-building, Google algorithm changes, and keyword funnels. Trust us you are not going to want to miss this essential exploration of SEO from a true expert! Today on the show we are also joined by Fizzle regulars, Jen Rao and Joe Kerns to take part in the Q&A, so it promises to be a jam-packed show, full of learning. The conversation also covers building real and beneficial business relationships, growing a podcast audience and much more! Tune in to get it all! Key Points From This Episode: Explaining link-building and why it is still important today. [0:02:30.5] How Brendan thinks about linking between websites. [0:06:03.7] Using real relationship and friends to build up a network of links. [0:10:20.1] Updates on Google's recent algorithm changes and the effects to average sites. [0:14:23.3] General strategies for staying on the right side of Google! [0:20:15.7] Bottom of funnel keywords and how valuable they can be to your ranking. [0:24:01.4] Brendan's advice for growing a podcast audience through SEO and engagement. [0:27:09.2] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/ Brendan Hufford — https://brendanhufford.com Ahrefs — https://ahrefs.com Neil Patel — https://neilpatel.com Brian Dean — https://backlinko.com Ultimate Sales Machine — https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Sales-Machine-Turbocharge-Relentless/dp/1591842158 Pat Flynn — https://www.smartpassiveincome.com Chris Ducker — https://www.chrisducker.com World Domination Summit — https://worlddominationsummit.com ConvertKit Conference — https://conference.convertkit.com/ Fiverr — https://www.fiverr.com/ 100 Days of SEO — https://100daysofseo.com Article Marketing Robot — http://www.articlemarketingrobot.com The Best Spinner — https://thebestspinner.com/v4/ Ruebn Gamez — https://www.linkedin.com/in/rugamez Docsketch — https://www.docsketch.com/ HelloSign — https://www.hellosign.com DocuSign — https://www.docusign.com Drift — https://www.intercom.com/ Intercom — https://www.intercom.com/ Vegetarian Zen — https://www.vegetarianzen.com Breakthrough Advertising — https://www.breakthroughadvertisingbook.com Side Hustle School — https://sidehustleschool.com Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting Fly Wheel — https://getflywheel.com Matt Giovansci — https://www.moneylab.co/ Joe Kerns — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/joekerns Jen Rao — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/jenrao Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com

Sep 2019

32 min 38 sec

Show Notes: http://fizzleshow.com/340 How can we, as entrepreneurs, continue to stay abreast of all the new information and skills in circulation? Is there a way to fast track learning and at the same time make it meaningful and effective? What really happens in our brains when we try and adopt something new? Today on the show we are joined by Scott H Young, author of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Ultralearning. The book aims to arm readers with actionable strategies and techniques for faster, more accurate learning and skill acquisition. Scott is a writer, programmer, traveler and avid reader, who has spent the last 15 years as a successful blogger and entrepreneur. This episode will give you a taste of the book and its contents, which promises to help you master hard skills, outsmart the competition and accelerate your career. We discuss the process of learning new skills, staying relevant and reinventing yourself, all things that Scott believes are vital to success as an entrepreneur in today's world. For all this inspiring information, from an author with so much to offer, be sure to join us on the Fizzle Show! Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia (http://podia.com/fizzle). Podia is a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. It's an all-in-one digital storefront where you can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place. The cool thing about Podia is that they eliminate all the technical headaches. You don’t have to install anything, you can host your sales pages there, your files, your checkout process. You can even do your email marketing and your newsletters from Podia! Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. Key Points From This Episode: Developing the ability to learn and its centrality to entrepreneurship. [0:02:31.6] How Scott managed to turn his blogging efforts into a career. [0:06:21.2] Scott's own learning journey and endeavors in productivity and improvement. [0:07:00.8] The MIT Challenge and the impetus behind the project. [0:10:37.2] Finding a way to keep learning on your clock for your own good. [0:17:21.6] Applying this learning model to small amounts of information. [0:19:16.1] The example of Tristan De Montebello and his public speaking goals. [0:21:20.6] A few secrets to successful learning of a new skill from Scott! [0:24:30.3] The benefits of generating as much feedback opportunities as possible. [0:28:40.5] Different types of learning and which are most effective. [0:32:39.2] The example of chess grandmasters and what entrepreneurs can learn from it. [0:34:56.6] Scott's three-step process for becoming a better writer. [0:37:54.9] The process of writing Ultralearning and what Scott learned! [0:39:30.3] Strategic and marketing choices that go into the creation of a book. [0:41:51.9] The benefits of blogging and the gifts it has given Scott. [0:47:55.2] The effects of writing on the mind and cognition; expanding working memory. [0:51:40.6] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Podia — https://www.podia.com/fizzle Scott H Young — https://www.scotthyoung.com/ Ultralearning — https://www.amazon.com/Ultralearning-Master-Outsmart-Competition-Accelerate/dp/006285268X Wall Street Journal — https://www.wsj.com Getting Things Done — https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People — https://www.amazon.com/Habits-Highly-Effective-People-Powerful/dp/0743269519 MIT Challenge — https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/myprojects/mit-challenge-2/ Tristan de Montebello — https://medium.com/@montebello Toastmasters — https://www.toastmasters.org Zen Habits — https://zenhabits.net Leo Babauta — https://leobabauta.com/ Alan Baddeley — https://www.york.ac.uk/psychology/staff/academicstaff/ab50/ Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting

Sep 2019

56 min 26 sec

Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/339 On this edition of Fizzle Friday, we welcome Brendan Hufford, longtime Fizzle member and SEO wizard! He details his evolving entrepreneurial journey, doing SEO his way, and illustrates what his success has looked like over the years. We discuss Brendan's numerous business ventures and how he has pivoted several times and describes life at the agency where he spends most of his time. He has found a sweet spot between his talents and passions representing **another example of someone who has created a sustainable lifestyle doing something he cares about. Today on the show we are also joined by Fizzle regulars, Jen Rao and Joe Kerns to take part in the discussion! This Friday episode is the first part of two and in next week's episode, we will be doing a Q & A with Brendan and our panel, so make sure to catch that one as well! Join us for this Fizzle Friday and hear it all! Key Points From This Episode: A little introduction to Brendan and his business! [0:02:50.6] Brendan's pivot from his jiu-jitsu based businesses around 2015. [0:06:12.3] The agency where Brendan currently works. [0:12:30.2] Hopes for the future and working for a better tomorrow. [0:15:40.1] Combining two or more interests and finding success in where they overlap. [0:17:00.8] Comparing an aligned hustle with a lifestyle full of context-switching and different work. [0:22:35.5] The financial independence that allowed Brendan to buy a brand new van! [0:25:20.3] Brendan's 100 Days of SEO project and other things he is busy with. [0:27:10.8] Advice from Brendan to entrepreneurs who feel unsure of their future. [0:29:35.5] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Fly Wheel — https://getflywheel.com Matt Giovansci — https://www.moneylab.co/ Brendan Hufford — https://brendanhufford.com Photo MBA — https://photomba.net Gretchen Rubin — https://gretchenrubin.com Fizzle Roadmap — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/small-business-roadmap Overlap — https://www.amazon.com/Overlap-Start-Business-Working-Full-Time/dp/B074PZY9SW Scott Adams — https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/business/media/scott-adams-dilbert-gilroy.html Dilbert — https://dilbert.com/ Casey Neistat — https://www.caseyneistat.com/ Steve Jobs — https://www.biography.com/business-figure/steve-jobs Quora — https://www.quora.com Swim University — https://www.swimuniversity.com Lasso — https://getlasso.co Brew Cabin — https://www.brewcabin.com/ Roasty Coffee — https://www.roastycoffee.com Tai Lopez — https://www.tailopez.com 100 Days of SEO — https://100daysofseo.com Joe Kerns — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/joekerns Jen Rao — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/author/jenrao Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting

Sep 2019

33 min 24 sec

Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/338 Which strategies help us stay productive with the bulk of our time? What do we do when one of these strategies loses its effect? What is the right balance between being focused on productivity and actually being productive? In the online business world, there is more than enough literature and content offering you ways to be more productive! These ideas can often be really helpful, sometimes seem like noise and can distract you from what is important. We want to assess where the general productivity conversation is currently situated and help you to gauge where you are with it! In this episode, we break down the ever-evolving inner and outer world of productivity. A common experience for many people seems to be that tactics and systems can help a lot but that their effect can wear off over time. So one of the main issues here seems to be how to pivot at the right point to a new way of doing things. Today on the show we are joined by our old bestie Chase Reeves and past guest / great friend Mike Vardy. Mike is a productivity expert who runs Productivityist and has some great, sometimes strange, routines that we cannot wait to share with all of you! We also talk about maintaining focus, virtual assistants, the negative side of productivity and what theming your time can offer you. For all this and more, join us today for another great show! Today’s episode is brought to you by Podia. Podia is a Swiss Army Knife for selling anything you need online. It's an all-in-one digital storefront where you can sell courses, memberships, and digital downloads all in one place. The cool thing about Podia is that they eliminate all the technical headaches. You don’t have to install anything, you can host your sales pages there, your files, your checkout process. You can even do your email marketing and your newsletters from Podia! Fizzle Show listeners can get 15% off of Podia FOR LIFE by signing up for a free trial over at http://podia.com/fizzle. Key Points From This Episode: Starting the year in September, theming times, days and months. [0:04:12.6] Understanding Mike's use of productivity themes throughout his week. [0:08:04.5] Chase's recent routines and the difference between productivity and focus. [0:11:25.8] The convenience and dangers of hiring a virtual assistant. [0:17:41.4] Productivity overwhelm and anxiety; the negative side of trying to get it all done. [0:21:07.9] Setting up new systems and the rebirth of our organizational strategies. [0:27:31.2] The personal nature and universal aspects of routine. [0:34:48.1] Dealing with hurdles and potholes in your productivity systems. [0:38:49.6] Rewards, motivations and the carrot and stick mentality. [0:43:28.8] Intentional hacking and injecting care into our shortcuts. [0:49:57.4] Mike's advice to those wanting to level up or refresh their productivity. [0:53:08.6] The courses and resources that can help you actionable strategies. [0:55:11.9] And much more! Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Fizzle — https://fizzle.co Podia — https://www.podia.com/fizzle Mike Vardy — http://mikevardy.com/ Productivityist — https://productivityist.com/ Episode 99 — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/2-experts-share-exactly-how-to-use-a-productivity-journal-increase-productivity-by-23-fs099 Work with Chase — https://www.workwithchase.com Martin Short — https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001737/ Gretchen Rubin — https://gretchenrubin.com Nirvana — https://nirvanahq.com About Time — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/about_time Steven Pressfield — https://stevenpressfield.com The Legend of Bagger Vance — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/legendofbagger_vance The War of Art — https://www.amazon.com/War-Art-Steven-Pressfield-ebook/dp/B007A4SDCG Do the Work — https://www.amazon.com/Do-Work-Overcome-Resistance-Your/dp/1936891379 My Morning Routine — https://mymorningroutine.com Drafts — https://getdrafts.com Evernote — https://evernote.com Asana — https://asana.com/ Trello — https://trello.com Walt Whitman — https://poets.org/poet/walt-whitman ConvertKit — https://convertkit.com Getting Things Done — https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0142000280 David Allen — https://gettingthingsdone.com Stephen Covey — https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits.html Cal Newport — http://www.calnewport.com Deep Work — https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Work-Focused-Success-Distracted/dp/1455586692 Keep Going — https://www.amazon.com/Keep-Going-Ways-Creative-Times/dp/1523506644 Austin Kleon — https://austinkleon.com About a Boy — https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/aboutaboy Chopin — https://www.biography.com/musician/frederic-chopin Alan Watts — https://www.alanwatts.org The Power of When — https://www.amazon.com/Power-When-Discover-Chronotype-Lunch-ebook/dp/B01A5VQU48 Michael Breus — https://thesleepdoctor.com Fizzle Goals Course — http://fizzle.co/goals Steph Crowder — https://www.courageandclarity.com Fizzle Journalling Course — http://fizzle.co/journal Oprah — http://www.oprah.com Matterful — https://matterful.co/ Chase Reeves — https://www.youtube.com/user/chasereeves Corbett Barr — https://corbettbarr.com

Sep 2019

1 hr