Tell me if this seems familiar: you know a lot about what you could and should do to drive your business forward... but you can't seem to get yourself to do most of it.
Call it procrastination, call it inner resistance, call it being a lazy bastard, it all amounts to the same thing: the incredibly frustrating experience of being stuck for apparently no reason.
In today's podcast episode, you'll discover that this isn't at all uncommon among (even highly successful) entrepreneurs and the tools you can use to beat this problem.Continue reading
Habits. A simple word that describes such a powerful and complex thing. In today's podcast episode, Paul and I discuss the habits we've created in our lives that most directly contribute to our effectiveness as entrepreneurs.
Plus, you'll discover the best brain hacks that allow you to build new habits as effectively and effortlessly as possible.Continue reading
If you follow the advice you find here, you'll soon find yourself with a product or service ready to present to the world and perhaps you even orchestrate a small launch for it.
Now, what if you do all this and get virtually no result? What if no one buys your minimum viable product, no one signs up to your launch list and you get no feedback from the market? Is it time to give up or are there other options?
Discover the answer in today's podcast episode...Continue reading
In previous posts, we’ve covered the importance of launching your business by creating a minimum viable product – the smallest possible version of your product idea that you can release and get a real-world response to.
Personally, I swear by this approach and related concepts like the lean startup method and rapid implementation.
But what about the downsides of this approach? What if your minimal product is too minimal and your early users turn away in disappointment? Isn’t it even deceptive to promise a solution and then only deliver a very minimal concept of one?
These are the questions we address in today’s podcast episode…
A tried and true method of getting more traffic and getting traction for your business is collaboration. Specifically, collaboration with people and companies that are ahead of you in the game – those that have greater reach than you and can give you access to audiences you can’t otherwise reach.
This is the basis of guest posting, JV promotions, cross-selling and many other promotional strategies.
But how exactly can you contact an influencer who could help your business in such a way that you don’t just get ignored? Listen to today’s podcast episode to find out:
The end of the year approaches and as has become a tradition on this blog, I want to take a look back and tell you about the most valuable lessons I learnt in the last 12 months.
The year 2014 has been the craziest year I’ve experienced in business so far. By any number you could care to measure, it has been a very successful year and it has been a wild ride. Never before have I experienced so much change and so many things happening, all crammed into such a short time span.
Listen to the audio below to extract as much of the insights Paul and myself absorbed this year and make use of it for your own business:
Rob Cornish from Gain Higher Ground returns to our podcast to tell us about how he managed to take several months off (and travel the world), while his business still provides income.
The talk we have with him takes a surprising twist midway through and him, Paul and myself share some unusual but highly valuable insights.
There’s conflicting advice out there for an entrepreneur like you: on the one hand, we’re told to never give up, to pick ourselves up and keep going after each failure and scramble over any obstacle in our way.
On the other hand, we’re told to be smart and know when to quit, because you don’t want to be endlessly fighting a losing battle, right? And even if you’re not outright quitting, you should be flexible and “pivot” your business to make it better match the market.
But how do you know whether staying the course, pivoting or walking away is the right decision to make, in the moment? In today’s (short) podcast episode, I propose a simple answer to this question:
Starting a business is tough and one of the most frustrating experiences you’ll have as an entrepreneur is getting stuck and staying stuck.
It can be heart-breaking to be in a situation where you’re working as hard as you can, but it feels like you’re just spinning your wheels and not making any progress at all. I recently wrote about how to escape from “Pivot Limbo” and because this topic is so important, I have a follow-up podcast episode for you today.
Listen in to learn about the 3 most common mistakes early-stage businesses make (that get them stuck) and how to avoid them:
In this podcast episode, you’ll learn my 3 best strategies for getting more comments on you blog posts and we’ll analyze why one of my recent posts got so many more comments than any of the others…
…but perhaps more importantly, we’ll also answer the question: should you actually care about blog comments or are they just another useless vanity metric that will have you chasing your tail?
Listen in to the episode below to find out:
Listen in to learn everything about our launch funnel, the strategy we set up for the launch and our “secret” to getting affiliates on board. Plus, we answer more of the listener questions sent in by you.
In February, after half a year of development, we finally launched our latest and most ambitious project: Thrive Themes.
The launch lasted for 10 days only and was the most successful one I’ve ever been involved in. In this and the next podcast episode, we discuss exactly what happened behind the scenes, what we put in place to make the launch as successful as it was and give you a look at the “dark side” of things, that no one ever talks about…
Read on to watch or listen to part 1…