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I’d venture to say that most of us, when we think about a “successful business” we’d want to create, it will look like what is known as a lifestyle business. These are the kinds of businesses where your business serves your life, not the other way around. And with the tools of the internet and extremely affordable training like Fizzle’s Courses, this kind of business has bec ...
Doesn’t matter what surf board you’re riding, if the wave is too small it can’t generate enough lift to catch your board and make it flow. The same is true with your marketing. If you can’t generate a large enough swell with your website, your emails, your headlines, your social media, your customers WON’T catch your waves. I call this resonance.
Listen, there is a TON of competition in business today. The internet, which enables all of our personal businesses like never before, also makes it so now you compete with the entire world. But, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: specialization, focus, narrowing our target market, aiming at a smaller business niche.
We’ve got some articles, some books, some podcasts and some videos that can help you with your vision, motivation, productivity and all the other good stuff you need to succeed in modern indie business. Give the podcast episode a listen if you’re not already subscribed… the context on each of these is fun, inspiring and meaningful.
On the podcast today we interview someone who actually found out how to make his living doing something he loved. And, I swear to god, if he can do it with this niche, there’s at least a chance for you to do it in whatever topic that’s got you excited. Because this guy, Ross Symons, literally makes little paper animals. THAT’S. IT. Origami, that’s the interest Ross pursued.
Listen, some things you just need to quit. You realize you need to stop doing it, stop it. Acknowledge and move on. But other things… other things are big, hairy, important, terrifying things. To quit these kinds of things is heavy, emotional, traumatic. So, in this article (and accompanying podcast) I’m going to share: How we get “bamboozled” into working on stuff that ...
“Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess.” That is a quote from Parker Palmer. Parker Palmer is awesome. I’ll prove it. And you are awesome too. But you’re in danger of burnout. If you want to create something interesting… you’re up against burnout.
This is episode 199 (one hundred and ninety-nine!) of the Fizzle show. That’s one podcast a week for three and a half years. For many of you listening running a blog or podcast for a living is a dream. For others, it’s a nightmare, or a necessary step to creating an audience you can serve for over time.
Might sound crazy, but in this podcast we literally teach you how to be successful. Simple as that. You want to become successful. You want to make headway towards your goal. You want to feel inspired and insightful about the work you do. You want to live life on your terms, employ your own damn self, define your own lifestyle.
When you’re working on business or personal projects for yourself it is so easy to become un-focused, to lose energy, to lose motivation. Which, of course, makes working on that project a nightmare. you run out of energy you lose focus you get distracted easily it takes so much effort to make the smallest progress So, if you want to make progress on your projects, ...
We surveyed Fizzle members and asked them: what is the most difficult thing in your business right now. Today on the show we talk about 3 of the most common responses to that question, offering in return some of that wisdom, humor and experience you’ve come to expect from the Fizzle Show. (BTW, you can see the results of the entire survey here with beautiful illustrations.
It is absolutely possible for regular people to do great things in business without venture backing, super mentors or expensive business training. It’s absolutely possible. We have proof. At Fizzle this is our goal, our mission, and it’s working! This past year Fizzle members have been digging in and doing. the. work.
I’ve been working for myself full time for a little under a decade now and I use tools to get my work done every day. Some tools are essential, like, I wouldn’t be able to get my work done without them. Others are just super helpful. On the show today we talk about 10 pieces of gear we rely on to get our work done.
Today we are talking about goal setting… which is not a favorite subject of mine. If you feel the same way, this conversation is for you because the Steph will literally change everything you think and feel about goals. I know because it happened to me… live… as we recorded the episode. In this episode she walks us through a kind of 5-step process for setting REAL goals… no ...
We’ve got a few weeks left until the end of the year and you can probably feel it’d be pretty easy to just take your foot off the gas, let things slow down, maybe mindlessly read the news a little? OR, you could take a breath, make a plan, and finish the year off STRONG. Today on the show we’re sharing 8 ways to end this year strong so you can start off next year with clear e ...
You want to be more productive and motivated? Let’s talk about your work environment — and more specifically how your work environment shapes your productivity. On the show today Corbett, Chase and Steph walk you through insights about how our work places effect our work practices. This one’s especially helpful for those of us who work from home (and coffee shops and librarie ...
Being “inspired” as an entrepreneur can mean a lot to your business and life. To me, the feel of inspiration is towards possibility and opportunity… a far cry from the standard doom and gloom that can come with starting a business. But more importantly, I find my best ideas, my most creative moments, come not when I’m dour and heavy, but when I’m light and hopeful… which is wh ...
Email marketing is an insanely effective way for most small businesses to build trust and invite potential customers to purchase products and services. Unlike a Facebook or Instagram feed where your message is simply one of thousands (if it gets displayed at all), in the email inbox you’ll have a much higher likelihood of getting your message seen and read.
If you’re creating a business you are going to need help. At some point in your journey a suggestion from a peer, or an insight from an article could lead to a major breakthrough for you. But where do you go for that help? That is the question we dig into in today’s podcast, sharing insights from each of us about where we truly find help in modern business.
If you’re trying to decide between Squarespace vs WordPress, you’re in the right place. We’re going to cover every important decision factor here, so you can make a decision and move on to the next step. Most of us feel like the right website can go a long way to helping us get discovered. But most of us also don’t have a large chunk of money lying around to pay for a beautiful custom website.