The 5 Steps Every Growth Cycle Needs (FS332)

Aren’t we all wishing to grow to that place where we can just relax into our business and start living life rather than just sweating through every day? Well, the good news is that Internet business allows you to do that to some extent. Welcome to the future! It is possible to create your own business and to design your own lifestyle. How do you want to raise your kids and schedule your working hours? Again, an online business gives you the opportunity to customize all those aspects to fit your needs and wants. But, in order for us to do that, we need to figure out a way to earn enough revenue to be able to afford these choices and to sustain the lifestyle we want. To accomplish this, you need the energy to want to do it, so you have to actually care about it. In this episode […]

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Growth Philosophies: Metrics, Milestones, & Golden Handcuffs (FS331)

Life is too short to do something you hate, why not start your own business? This way you can have much more personal freedom and stability, not to mention an opportunity for creative expression. The Internet has allowed us to communicate with anyone in the world and has completely opened up the landscape of business. But that doesn’t mean you have to have an eBook and a massive email funnel – you don’t have to do business in any particular way just because you’re using the Internet. If you’ve missed out on the last several episodes, we’re working though the roadmap that gives you the steps and stages to follow to start your own business, minus all the whingeing that goes along with constantly having to start all over again. We often waste time fiddling with things that aren’t that important, and then we wonder why we’re not making more […]

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I Just Launched My Product! When Do I Iterate? (FS330)

SPOILER ALERT: you have to be yourself in life, because everybody else is taken! Not everybody gets to do a job they care about, however. Some of us have to endure the mediocrity of the everyday humdrum. Even if it’s not torture, it is still not giving you the zeal you’d like to wake up with in the morning. Some of us get to work at Google or Oracle while the rest of us misfits are scurrying around to start our own businesses. We really want it to work so we can make our own schedules and be responsible for our own livelihoods. This independent living online thing, we’ve been at it for years, been talking about if for a long time and there’s a lot of you involved in this – your unique situation and point of view. If you’ve been following the show for the last several weeks, […]

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The 5 Part Anatomy of a Business Experiment

Wouldn’t it be great to know if your business idea was going to work before you dripped a single drop of sweat into it? Wouldn’t it be neat if there was a way to test business ideas in their early stages in such a way that you knew with absolute certainty that all the hard work in front of you was gonna be worth it? That would be really helpful, right? Here’s the thing: There kind of is! It isn’t a future-sight tool that prophecies a business’ success or failure, and it isn’t a business structure that you can scaffold around any idea to guarantee its profitability and longevity. The answer is actually much simpler. It is a methodology of running many short business experiments that systematically uncover the right paths sooner, with less pain, and having spent less money. The execution of this simple idea, on the other hand, […]

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