3 Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneurial Success

Gino Wickman, founder of EOS Worldwide, breaks down his system for success on the new episode of ‘Capability Amplifier.’ November 13, 2019 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Do you know what the top three steps are to surviving and thriving as a successful entrepreneur while remaining emotionally, psychologically strong and keeping your soul intact? In the latest episode of Capability Amplifier, I interviewed one of the “kings of systems”, Gino Wickman, bestselling author of Traction and creator of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. EOS helps entrepreneurs grow and run a better business. In fact, they’ve grown to over 300 EOS implementers all over the world that are helping tens of thousands of companies. An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs live their ideal lives and maximize their freedom and impact on the world. At 25 he took over a […]

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This Veteran Turned Entrepreneur Used Cannabis To Treat His PTSD. Now He’s Giving Back To Other Vets.

James Kim is an army vet and co-founder of Stiiizy a cannabis company and hip weed shop in downtown LA. November 11, 2019 2 min read In honor of Veteran’s Day, army veteran and cannabis entrepreneur James Kim joins the Green Entrepreneur Podcast. James is co-founder and managing director of Stiiizy, a California-based cannabis lifestyle brand. Prior to joining the Green Rush, James served a 13-month tour in Iraq as a member of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division when he was only 18 years old. His positive experience using cannabis to treat his PTSD created a passion to build Stiiizy.  Now James wants to pledge 20 percent of each camo battery sale beginning November 1 to Battle Brothers Foundation in support of their veterans disability claim programming. The nonprofit organization provides much-needed guidance to veterans transitioning back to civilian life, focusing on personal development, physical and mental well-being and economic stability to […]

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Do we have to love our work? (FS352)

“Work seems to have taken on an almost religious-like meaning, where the ethos of happily grinding it out most hours of most days is thought of as “good” and “just”. As a result, we feel guilt and shame if we aren’t working, or aren’t working enough.” – Paul Jarvis Paul Jarvis joins us on the show today, along with Sarah Peck and Melissa Smith. 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. Sarah Peck is founder of Startup Pregnant, which aims to radically rethink what parenting and working can and should look like. Melissa Smith is Founder & CEO of the Association of Virtual Assistants. She’s also the author of “Hire The Right Virtual Assistant: How the Right […]

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Cannabis DNA Fraud Is A Huge Problem. This Company Wants To Solve It.

On this week’s podcast, LeafWorks cofounders discuss how they’re helping buyers and growers seperate the good weed from the bad. November 2, 2019 1 min read How do you know what’s in the cannabis you’re planting? The label may say one thing, but the reality can be quite different. That’s where LeafWorks comes in—a botanical identification company that tests DNA samples of plants so that buyers, sellers, and growers know what they’re getting. Leafworks’ CEO Eleanor Kuntz and CSO Kerin Law join the podcast to talk in laywoman’s terms about male vs. female marijuana, the fraud in the industry, and why understanding what’s in your weed matters. Read_More Related posts: The ‘Cannabis Courtesan’ Fights for Legal Cannabis in Legal Brothels Most U.S. Cannabis Cultivators Choose to Compete on Quality Rather Than Cost (Chart) Pepsico Says It Will Reduce Its Plastic Use, Including Putting Aquafina in Cans Holy Smokes! Tel-Aviv’s Cannabis […]

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Screw The Cubicle, Reinvent Your Work (FS351)

“We’re grown adults with seemingly unlimited choice. Yet many of us feel trapped in a work situation where we do only what others expect of us. Every day. Five days a week.” – Lydia Lee Lydia Lee joins us on the show today. Lydia runs Screw The Cubicle 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” and has her own amazing story of corporate burnout and reinvention. In this episode we cover: Work Reinvention – Transitioning your body of work from corporate to entrepreneurship Meaningful Work – Finding the creative work that lights you up and gets you paid Anti-Bro Marketing – Standing out in a noisy marketplace with intimacy and generosity Defining What’s ‘Enough’ – The healthier (and more liberating) metrics […]

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How Sagely Naturals CBD Landed in CVS

Kaley Nichol, Co-Founder and COO of Sagely Naturals, joins the Green Entrepreneur podcast to talk about the company’s meteoric rise. October 25, 2019 1 min read Meet Kaley Nichol of Sagely Naturals, a top CBD brand. Their products can be found everywhere from health food store chains to CVS and Nieman Marcus. The company was founded in 2015, long before the CBD craze struck the U.S, with abandon. Kaley talks to us about the origin story of the company, and how they’ve managed to stand out in the crowded CBD space. Read_More Related posts: How This Superfan Landed His Dream Job How This Entrepreneur Landed a Deal on ‘Shark Tank’ How My Cannabis Poem Landed on 8 Billboard Charts The Chinese Space Station Has Crash Landed in the Pacific Ocean How to Come Out on Top After a Stock Market Crash The World’s Most Valuable Startup Is a Company You’ve […]

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Barrett Brooks and Jeff Goins: What are you optimizing for? (FS349)

“I used to think that your calling was about doing something good in this world. Now I understand it’s about becoming someone good—and letting that goodness impact the world around you.” – Jeff Goins 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. Barrett has been hosting ConvertKit’s Craft and Commerce conference for three years now, and Jeff has run Tribe Conference for five years. We discuss the benefits of running a conference, both from a personal and business standpoint. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | […]

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Aphria CEO Weighs In On The Canadian Stock Market

On the Green Entrepreneur podcast, Irwin D. Simon talks about running one the biggest cannabis companies in the world. October 18, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Irwin D. Simon runs one of the largest cannabis companies in the world in terms of stock value and just sheer size. Aphria’s grow facilities are 2.5 million square feet– the equivalent of 350 football fields. Green Entrepreneur Editor In Chief Jonathan Small interviewed Simon last month at the CWCBExpo in Los Angeles in front of an audience. They talk about his background running a billion-dollar health food company, how he landed in cannabis, and his take on the over-valuation of cannabis companies on the Canadian stock market. Read_More Related posts: Bond Market Signals Recession, Hurting Stock Prices Prospect of U.S.-China Trade War Sinks Stock Market Prices China’s Response to Threats From President Trump Calms the Stock […]

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The ‘Cannabis Courtesan’ Fights for Legal Cannabis in Legal Brothels

On this week’s Green Entrepreneur podcast, Alice Little talks about her advocacy for weed. October 13, 2019 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The Best Little Weed House in Nevada? Sure, if Alice Little has her way. Little is pro-cannabis activist, social media influencer, and legal prostitute working out of Nevada’s licensed brothels. On the podcast, she speaks up about thesexual health benefits of cannabis and advocating for the right to use marijuana products in legal brothels     Read_More Related posts: Candy, Snack Sales Going Up Where Marijuana Is Legal These Are the States Voting on Legal Marijuana in November This Week in Weed: Americans Vote on Cannabis! America’s History with Cannabis? It’s Complicated. U.S. Cannabis Market To Hit $30 Billion By 2025 As More Than 38 Million Americans Try Marijuana The New, Cool Term For Cannabis? It’s Still Up For Grabs. Here’s What the […]

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Ricky Williams Is the Heisman Healer

On this week’s Green Entrepreneur podcast, Heisman Trophy winner and ex-NFL star Williams talks to us about his transition from one field to another. October 8, 2019 1 min read Live from the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit, ex-NFL star Ricky Williams talks about his entry into the cannabis business. Ricky is co-founder, with his wife Linnea Miron, of Real Wellness, a company that makes all-natural cannabis-infused medicinals. Ricky is also a Heisman Trophy winner and only the 26th player in the history of the NFL to rush for 10,000 yards. Once ridiculed for leaving the league for pot, he is now the one having the last laugh. This is his inspiring story. Read_More Related posts: Seth Rogen Starts a Weed Company! Running a Real Estate Business Online and Off with Seth Williams of RETipster (FS343) Office Hours Q&A with Seth Williams Serena Williams Keeps Showing Us How to Rise Above the […]

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Getting Traffic to a New Website (without Blogging) with Ruben Gamez (FS344)

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. Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show in your favorite podcast player: iTunes | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | Soundcloud | RSS Read_More Related posts: How to Write Guest Posts That Drive Traffic to Your Website 5 Working Methods to Drive Massive Traffic to Your Website in 2018 You Don’t Always Need SEO to Increase Website Traffic The Keys to Driving More Traffic to Your Website […]

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Running a Real Estate Business Online and Off with Seth Williams of RETipster (FS343)

Start Your 14-Day Free Trial Fizzle is an all-in-one business building solution for people like you who want to create a profitable, sustainable, meaningful business. Fizzle membership includes a 9-stage step-by-step roadmap, plus the training, tools, coaching and community you need to succeed. Start Your 14-Day Free Trial Sign up for free. Cancel anytime. Read_More Related posts: My Business Is Having A Midlife Crisis (FS318) 15 Gig Economy Jobs To Fund Your Dream Business (FS308) How to Sink Your Teeth into Real Estate Without Buying Property Why Online and Offline Real Estate are Always Great Investments Why Online and Offline Real Estate are Always Great Investments How the New Tax Law Affects Your Real Estate Business Why This Real Estate Entrepreneur Turned to Instagram to Scale His Business The Automotive Efficiency of Running an Online Business

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How to compete and succeed in today’s saturated info market (FS342)

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, […]

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Mexico’s Former President Vicente Fox Wants to Legalize Pot Everywhere

And he doesn’t just want to stop at marijuana. September 20, 2019 1 min read Vicente Fox was Mexico’s President who from 2000 to 2006. Today, he is an outspoken advocate for cannabis legalization around the world. We had a chance to speak to President Fox at the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit in Dallas about how why went from being a prohibitionist to a supporter, how close Mexico is to full legalization, and what legal Mexican market would mean for Entrepreneurs in America. Read_More Related posts: Will President Trump Really Support States’ Rights On Marijuana? Mark Cuban Said Running for President Would be the ‘Definition of Bad Parenting’ But He Might Go for It Anyway Will New Mexico Be The Next To Legalize? Which State Will Be Next to Legalize Cannabis? Why Some Veterans Are On the Front Lines to Legalize Hemp The Cannabis Industry Is Going Global Without Waiting for […]

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Expert SEO and Podcast Growth Q&A with Brendan Hufford (FS341)

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 episode 339 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! Listen to the episode: Subscribe to The Fizzle Show […]

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How to Go From Zero Audience to 6-Figure Business in One Book

As someone who identifies more as a “writer” than an “entrepreneur” or “marketer,” the term “funnel” has always made me feel icky. I don’t want to funnel people into giving me money. I want to guide them into a situation where they’ll happily pay me for fair value — if it’s right for them. No pressure, just some urgency to help them level up sooner. While there’s certainly a place for things like paid advertising and webinars, as a writer-turned-entrepreneur, the type of “funnel” I feel most comfortable with starts with a book. Over the past few years, I’ve learned it can actually be the most lucrative. Russell Brunson claims to generate $238 in income every time he gives away a free book. But there are two problems: Most authors think books are the pinnacle of creation, so they treat them as the end of the funnel instead of one […]

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Learn and Master Skills Faster with Scott H Young (FS340)

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, […]

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How CBD Helped Paul Pierce Cope With PTSD and Depression

The NBA legend talks about his stabbing in 2000, his road to recovery, and his new line The Truth CBD Remedies. September 13, 2019 15+ min read Paul Pierce lit up the NBA as an all-star for 19 years. Now he’s co-founder and CEO of The Truth CBD Remedies and the Vesper One vape available on Eaze Wellness. But it hasn’t all been a smooth ride for Pierce. In 2002, he was stabbed 11 times, a harrowing event that led him on a journey to discover cannabis for pain, depression, and PTSD. Pierce talks about how he went from being a CBD advocate to a CBD entrepreneur. He’s joined by business partner, Elliot Mermel. JON: So Paul, let’s start with you. First of all, congratulations on the product. It’s very cool, and I’m happy that you are a part of the cannabis world. PAUL: Oh man, thank you. I’m excited […]

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SEO Wizardry, Extroversion, and Overlapping Passions with Brendan Hufford (FS339)

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 […]

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The Perfect Productivity Tool For Your Business…Doesn’t Exist

“If only there was a productivity tool that ensured with perfect certainty that I would never forget an important task…” I once wondered. “Pick me!” – Asana, Trello, BaseCamp, Monday, Evernote, and all their cousins hollered back in harmony. So I did. Sometimes individually, sometimes in combination, I sought and used their systems many times to great effect. Unfortunately, I never found the one that actually delivered that perfect certainty of non-forgettal. I know I am not alone in my hunger for productivity perfection. There are thousands of us out there, honing our processes. We’re always on the look-out for the fabled perfect productivity tool. The one that ratchets tight the last bolt, finally locking our thrusters to the rocket ship. The one that guarantees a perfect launch, a steady trajectory, and obliterates all occurrences of overlooked tasks. Unfortunately that day will never come. There is no perfect productivity tool. […]

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