• Five Truths About the Mindset of a Successful Entrepreneur

      Wow, 2018. It’s safe to say that this year is a big year for me. October marks the ten-year anniversary of starting my business, and on June 17th it’ll be ten years since I was laid off (not that I’m keeping track or anything!). In fact, there’s something special that’s going to be happening on June 17th, 2018—but I’ll save that for later. But . . . ten years.

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    • Top 10 Podcast Recording Tips to Sound Like a Podcasting Pro

      I believe podcasting is one of the most powerful tools available to build your brand and your audience. And when it comes to creating a great podcast, the real magic happens when you’re recording. Over several years and hundreds of episodes, I’ve uncovered several crucial tips that have helped me improve my craft and produce podcast content that keeps people engaged and coming back for more.

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    • SPI 304: Building an Online Course From Start to Finish

      Last year I built three online courses—premium courses that people paid for—as well as a fourth free course. They’ve been working like gangbusters: In 2017 I earned $1 million in revenue from online courses alone. Online courses have been an incredible experience for me, and today I’m sharing the ten steps you can take to create life-changing online courses for your audience.

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  • SPI 306: Rise of the Youpreneur with Chris Ducker

    … Today I have a very special guest: Chris Ducker of and Youpreneur, and author of the new book Rise of the Youpreneur! Chris and I have been friends for eight years now. He’s been on the show before but we’ve never gotten this deep. A lot of people may not be familiar with the side of Chris we’re going to be talking about today…

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  • SPI 305: The Funnel After the Funnel with Nicole Walters

    …. She’s here to talk about all that and more, today on The Smart Passive Income Podcast. There are things that we purposefully focus on that help us grow and scale our businesses. For Nicole it’s her incredible community. We’d spoken at an event together—Business Boutique with Christy Wright, in Nashville—and after the event I swear we didn’t go ten…

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  • My December 2017 Monthly Income Report

    Welcome to my December 2017 monthly income report! We’re well into January now and things are flying over here at SPI headquarters. I’m working on getting ready for my YouTube push next month (subscribe here so you don’t miss anything) as well as some behind the scenes implementation of funnels for my online courses. More on that and other 2018 plans later in this report.

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  • SPI 300: Meet the Mastermind Members in “The Green Room”

    … Today we’re talking about The Green Room, a six-member mastermind group that I’ve been a part of for years. Leslie Samuel, Michael Stelzner, Cliff Ravenscraft, Mark Mason, Ray Edwards, and myself—we get together to hold each other accountable, set goals, meet those goals, and be brutally honest with each other. Today I’m celebrating my 300th…

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  • Start. Stop. Continue. Making Real Progress in Your Business

    … better achieve my goals in 2018. Knowing that gives me the brain space I need to Continue—to fully focus on and commit to my goals of making video my number one focus this year. This also happened back in 2014 when AskPat was created. In order to make a five-day per week podcast work, I figured out that I needed to Stop actually editing all…

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  • SPI 298: Before Your New Year Begins . . .

    … Today’s episode is a very special one, and it’s just you and me. We’re closing in on the end of the year, and there’s a lot to talk about. This time is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and what’s to come for the year ahead. Hopefully you’re already thinking about 2018 and the things you’re going to try, what you’re going…

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  • SPI 297: Looking Back at 2017—What Went Well, What Did Not

    … This episode is all about learning from mistakes. Last week we talked about my plans for 2018—well, a lot of the lessons I learned this year resulted in those plans. Today, I’m sharing those lessons with you, not just as an example of what not to do, but to reveal what decisions I made for 2018 because of those experiences. Today I’m talking…

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  • SPI 296: What’s Coming in 2018 for the Podcast and SPI

    … We are closing in hot on the end of the year here on SPI. Next week I’ll be recapping the year in full (the good and the bad) but today I want to give a little sneak preview of what’s coming up in 2018 for SPI. It’s going to be a very exciting year, and I can’t wait to share my plans with you! First off: the theme for 2018 is Higher Value…

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  • My November 2017 Monthly Income Report

    Over the past few years, the business has become more and more like a machine. Although I’m definitely keeping myself busy with new projects, more parts of the business become automated. This is thanks to the team that I’ve built, the software we’re using, and the rules and procedures we have in place. The blog, the podcast, the emails—a lot of it is automated, which is great.

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