How Books Increase Our Authority and Leadership with Azul Terronez

Pat Flynn: One thing I love to do in my business is to pull back the curtain and to share with you a lot of the behind the scenes, and the processes that I work through to accomplish some of the goals. Sometimes, it’s a win; sometimes, it is a fail; but every time, it’s going to be a lesson for you. That’s why I continue to do what I do, and why I continue to experiment, and try new things. Now, I’ve been writing books for a number of years now. Thank you to everybody who has supported my previous book, Will It Fly?, and helped it, as a self-published book, become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. In case you haven’t heard yet, my next book is finally coming out. It’s called Superfans, and it comes out in August of this year, by the time this episode publishes, about […]

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Introducing Palapa.co – 10 Lessons From 10+ Years Running Online Communities (FS327)

Are you all ready to finally hear about the great online community platform we have been working on for the last few years? We have been putting together something we are so excited about and you should be too! Please welcome Palapa.co! Palapa is our new online community based messaging service, designed to keep you engaged, up to date and building stronger links with the people that matter. This has been a long time coming and we have taken our time to make sure everything was ready before letting this little baby out into the world. In this episode we break down how the platform works, the inspiration behind it, the special offer we are running for July sign ups and more! We also discuss particulars of online community platforms beyond our own one and think about how to get the most out of these interactions. We get into the […]

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New Opportunities in the Cannabis Business

G. Ryan Ansin is a top tier investor and founder of Revolution Farms. Here’s where he sees the business going. July 3, 2019 15+ min read Jon: Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got into cannabis specifically. Ryan: Sure. I have an odd background, but it’s been a fun journey to date. I started a film production company in my early teens, which gave me a great education all over the world making videos for nonprofits and then teaching photography and journalism in 13 countries for a number of years. That then brought me to West Africa, where when I wanted to get married, I went to get my own diamond and ended up helping to start a company called Clarity Project. Jon: Wait, wait, wait. You wanted to get married, so you went and tried to find your own diamond? What do you mean […]

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Amazon Book Marketing—Everything You Need to Know with Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur

Pat Flynn: Alright. We’re about a month away, a little over a month away from the publication of my brand new book, Superfans. And like with a lot of things I do, I love to kind of take you behind the scenes and also bring on experts on SPI to show you who I’m learning from about certain things. So next week you’re going to hear from my book coach, Azul Terronez, and how he helped me through writing Will It Fly? And how I’ve applied those things to Superfans, how to know what to write your book about, how it gets involved in your business, and it’s not just like a book that stands alone. But that’s for next week. This week, on today’s episode, you’re going to hear from Dave Chesson from Kindlepreneur.com . . . That’s right, Kindlepreneur. This is his job to teach people how to […]

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Name Picking Paralysis? Don’t Overcomplicate Your Business Setup (FS326)

If you’ve tuned into the Fizzle Show, it means that you might actually be doing something you care about. Maybe you’re looking for sovereignty, autonomy but also for more fun. There could be something inside of you that just screams for more independence and creativity. There is a lot of potential and opportunity in life – remember, you are not painted into a corner, you are free to do whatever you want, the things that you love. Often in life it feels like there is such momentum, such force that pulls you into a certain lifestyle, but you don’t have to conform. Who says it has to be that way? A lot of people are just going through the motions while others are realizing that this is not a mode they have to keep operating in. Some people are coming up with new ideas and finding new ways to make […]

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Buying and Reselling Items from Stores on Amazon (Revisited)

Jessica Larrew: We love the thrill of the hunt. We like looking for stuff that’s exciting, that we get big huge margins on. That people go, “Why would somebody pay sixty dollars for a bottle of cleaning stuff?” Pat Flynn: You’re listening to Jessica Larrew who’s also here on this episode with Cliff, her husband, and they’re back on the SPI Podcast coming from Episode 99. This was over five years ago and this is one of the most popular episodes. This is the one that I get a lot of emails about because a lot of people have taken what Jessica and Cliff shared in that episode, Episode 99, and have actually implemented it. Some people getting more money on the side and others even quitting their jobs to start this what’s called retail arbitrage business. It’s an interesting, different way of building a business and I wanted to […]

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Proper Planning – How to do the right things, in the right order, in the right amount (FS325)

A business cannot start with at least some planning, right? How important are the planning stages of your journey? How do we ensure that we are planning enough, not too much and not too little? Planning should be given due attention but should not take over all your time and detract from other important areas. If you can balance your planning appropriately and make good decisions in the beginning you can set off on the right foot without obsessing over it! In this episode we are helping you to answer the questions, “Where am I going? What paths are available? Where should I start?” We do not want you to get lost in the questions that inevitably arise and will always do so, you need to be able to have purpose and direction when laying out your plans. Today on the show we are joined by Joe Kerns, who is […]

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How to Actually Make Progress and Grow Your Business—A Conversation with James Wedmore

James Wedmore: Commitment, and people toss this word around, oh, I’m committed Pat, I’ll tell you, I’m committed. Committed is not when I feel like it and when it’s convenient and when it’s not scary. Commitment is whatever it takes. And so when— Pat Flynn: Ooh, such powerful stuff we’re discussing today with my good friend James Wedmore, host of the Mind Your Business Podcast. He says that hustle and hard work are not essential ingredients for success. Success is created by mindset over strategy. And when it comes to who we want to be and how we can get to where we want to go, the biggest thing is the mindset. And how often do we say that we’re going to do something yet we don’t follow through? How often do we throw that word, “commitment,” around, I’m committed to doing this, whether it’s in our business for our […]

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Community & Accountability: Why Staying Social Fosters Success (FS324)

What are the ways that we entrepreneurs really want to be remembered? Why is it that we do the kind of work we do and reach out to the people around us? What is the ultimate role of our community and the connections we make? Here at Fizzle, we cannot stress the importance of community and communication enough. For us, it is the building block and the end goal of almost everything we do. We both do things in order to serve and create a community but we also are able to do those things because of the connections we make in the world. In this episode, we are contemplating the place of community and connection in our more general roadmap for entrepreneurs. We are talking about the effect that friends can have on our personal success and the subtle and transformational role of the people around us over time. […]

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The State of Podcasting in 2019 with Matt and Pat

Pat Flynn: Hey, you know what I love about the fact that you’re listening to this right now? The fact that you already know what a podcast is. Now, whether you already have a podcast of your own or not doesn’t really matter. But what’s cool is we’re talking about the state of podcasting in 2019 because there’s a lot of changes that are happening, a lot of cool things that are relevant to you whether you have a podcast or not, so make sure you stay around, pay attention, because it’s me and my COO Matt talking podcasting. But first, the intro. Announcer: Welcome to the Smart Passive Income Podcast, where it’s all about working hard now so you can sit back and reap the benefits later. And now your host. He wants to invent a hot sauce called “Pat on the Back,” Pat Flynn. Pat: What’s up, everybody? […]

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A Clear Business Direction – Choosing a Topic & Defining Your Audience

How do you hold onto the energy and excitement of the early stages of your business? How do you sustain this “freshness” over the long run? Maybe you’re lost and you feel stuck before you’ve even begun… Either way, you need direction! This direction is made up of two very important things: We want you to find exactly what your business is talking about as soon as possible! Just as important is who you’re talking to. These two pillars (your message and your audience) are really at the heart of any business. They are especially the guiding lights in the beginning and without them you will almost definitely be lost at sea! In this episode we embark on part two of the roadmap series. We are delving into the nerves and excitement that accompany getting serious in following your entrepreneurial dreams. This combination of feelings is so common for a […]

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The Psychology of Money and Wealth with Ramit Sethi

Pat Flynn: So I like to mix things up here on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. This is a very different kind of episode, you’re going to be transported to the city of New York. I actually conducted a walking interview, through the city of New York, with a good friend of mine, Ramit Sethi. I was in New York for some interviews and to meet some people and some retailers, related to the SwitchPod. And I was there with Caleb and he said, why don’t we just try this thing? And so we did it, it’s a learning process. You’ll hear at the beginning of the episode, my mic was a little bit hot because I was holding it close to me. You’ll also probably hear how cold I was. I was losing my breath a little bit, because it was twenty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Which for me, being from […]

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How Discipline and Consistency Lead to Success with Vickie Velasquez (FS322)

How do we stay consistent and disciplined in our business? Amidst all the different strategies and business hacks out there, what are some simple ways to build and keep the momentum? How can we do things today, so that the snowball of tomorrow helps itself down the hill? If we can harness the energy of consistency and discipline, everyday, the long term results are often beyond our wildest dreams! Staying on course on a daily basis can create a sense of self pride and purpose that is hard to find elsewhere. These practices can help clear a path to success and prevent us trudging blindly through the wilderness. In this episode we talk about how to steer clear of new gimmicky strategies for your business, creating and maintaining momentum and staying present and committed to your goals. We get into why starting with intention, in this regard, can go such […]

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Biggie’s Son CJ Wallace Talks About His New Brand Think BIG

He gets his love of weed from his big poppa — and his business savvy, too. May 31, 2019 1 min read Twenty-two years ago, the world got the tragic news that the Notorious B.I.G. was killed. On this week’s Green Entrepreneur Podcast, I talk to Biggie’s son, CJ Wallace, who was only 5 months old when his father was murdered in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. CJ recently launched a cannabis company in honor of his legendary dad (with his step-father Todd Russaw and entrepreneur Willie Mack). The Frank White Creative Blend is sourced and distributed by Lowell Herb Co in California. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Prison Arts Project. An organization dedicated to providing arts instruction to incarcerated individuals. Listen in on my conversation with CJ about his personal experience with cannabis, the events that caused him to get into the business, and Biggie’s influence […]

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$100k in Debt to Facebook Ads Expert—Monica Louie and Her Amazing Journey

Monica Louie: But we paid off in two years $120,000 on a single middle-class income. So we definitely hustled. Pat Flynn: Wait, how much on— Monica: $120,000. Pat: $120,000. How? Give me the plan. How did you make that happen? On a single income? That doesn’t even seem real in just a couple years. Monica: Yes. In two years . . . Pat: You’re listening to Monica Louie, our featured guest today from MonicaLouie.com. She has an amazing story to tell about how she got out of debt on a single income, $120,000, in two years. Not only does she tell us this story, but she tells how this milestone led into a new blog, which then she sold. And then because so many people were asking her, she then developed her own agency around a special skill that she learned, and now serves the world with this skill. That […]

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Balancing Your Business Mind and Creative Brain with Chris Do

How do we continue to make a path for ourselves, learning, solving problems and making money on the internet? What are the ways in which we, as entrepreneurs, can add value, communicate it and help clients reach their full potential? These questions and their answers continue evolve as the world orbits the sun and we need to grow with them, learning and teaching as we go. It is no good developing single sides of your skills or business, you need to balance your business mind and your creative brain!   In this episode we are talking about communicating value, learning new and better ways to close deals and testing the waters before sharing your great contribution to the ocean of businesses out there. Today on the show we are joined by Chris Do from Blind and the The Futur! Chris gives us a run down of his career path, the […]

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Cannabis Investing Tips for Non-Millionaires

Want to invest in the cannabis industry but barely have enough to buy your own weed? Cody Sanchez of Cresco Capital Partners has suggestions. May 23, 2019 15+ min read Cannabis stocks are all the rage. IPOs valued at billions of dollars are popping up on Wall Street and the Canadian Stock Exchange, and private equity funds are investing multiple millions in cannabis companies. If you’re watching all this from the sidelines, wondering if you’re missing out on a golden opportunity but not sure what to do about it, you’re not alone. Many potential investors believe they don’t have the cash to get in the game, and in some instances they’re correct. Due to regulations, many funds are not even permitted to accept investments for less than $200,000. On this week’s Green Entrepreneur podcast, we talk to Codie Sanchez, a partner at Cresco Capital Partners, about how to invest in […]

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Why People Really Hate Us Online

Pat Flynn: Stop talking, because nobody cares. You are a complete idiot— Speaker 2: You are a complete idiot from head to toe. Speaker 3: Go do something that actually matters. Speaker 4: Why were you even born? Pat: . . . I hate you. Speaker 2: I hate you. Pat: These are some powerful words that I’ve read online about myself. Now, nobody has ever said any of these things to me in person, but it doesn’t really matter because when I read these things online, it hurts. I don’t know if you’ve ever been targeted for hate online. Whether it’s a comment on a YouTube video, or your blog, or a reply on social media, or something that you read in a forum somewhere, it doesn’t matter. It never feels good no matter how much people tell you that those are things you should just ignore. I’ve been […]

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Uncovering Your Fears and How to Beat Them with Ruth Soukup (FS320)

When last did you feel stuck, whether in your business or just in your level of motivation for life? Do you sometimes wonder why you are not getting forward or why you cannot get yourself to do what you know you have to? In this episode we talk about both the positive and negative effects of fear in our lives. Many times, fear is at the root of our passivity and understanding what scares you will help you to recognize when its controlling your behavior in destructive ways. The other side of the coin is that fear is a self-preserving mechanism that keeps us from doing stupid things. Where is the balance here? Today on the show we are joined by a very special guest, Ruth Soukup, who helps us shed light on this all-important topic. She is a bestselling author who is dedicated to helping women overcome fear and […]

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One Company’s Quest to be the 23andMe of Cannabis

Can your genes influence how you respond to cannabis? Len May, co-founder of Endocanna, is banking on it. This week on the Green Entrepreneur podcast, we speak to Len May, CEO and Co-Founder of Endocanna Health. The company makes a DNA kit that analyzes how your genetics may affect your experience with cannabis. Think of it as a 23andMe for cannabis, but instead of finding out if you’re part Neanderthal, you’re learning what cannabinoid ratios and terpenes may best ease your anxiety or improve your sleep. May talks about how he came up with the idea for Endocanna, the market for a product like this, and where he sees it going in the future. Related: Green Entrepreneur’s New Podcast Will Make You Smarter About the Cannabis Business Let’s start with like the elevator pitch for Endocanna. The elevator pitch is that we look at ourselves as sort of the GPS for […]

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