Monthly Archives: June 2015
Episode 021 – Interview with Chris Shaffer, Part 1 – Why All Entrepreneurs Should Be Selling On Amazon.
In Episode 21, we begin our first interview with Chris Shaffer, my business partner and manager of our Amazon business. Chris will go over why we should be selling on Amazon, which products are best for Amazon, how to sell on Amazon when you don’t have any experience with online sales, and what the future […]
Episode 020: The things we teach our kids could be destroying their chances of being self employed and also hurting your business success.
In episode 20, we’re going to look the things we could be teaching our children that are leading them down a path of NOT being self-employed, and how this actually also affects our businesses. There are three limitations here, and each of them are things most of us are teaching to our children without realizing […]
In episode 19, we cover the hard-learned lesson that being busy does NOT equal being successful. By answering every phone call and filling up my time with busy work, I was taking away from not only my family, but from my business, too. Prioritize your business tasks. If you make sure all your task items […]
Episode 018: Q&A 5: Keeping stress out of your home, talking to your partner about work without bringing in bad feelings, and outsourcing when you can’t afford it.
In episode 18, I answer some great questions viewers had about episodes 14, 15, and 16, concerning how to leave stress from work at the door when you come home, how to tell if that stress is affecting your family, and what to do when you can’t really afford to hire someone to do the […]
Episode 017 – The 3 most devastating costs for taking on horrible clients, especially when you are struggling and need the business.
In episode 17, we talk about how devastating it can be for your business (and yourself) if you take on clients you don’t like. This can be even WORSE for your business when you’re struggling and feel like you “just need someone” until you can make ends meet. You lose time. Clients take time, and […]
Episode 016 – 3 extremely clear ways to know when that task you’re doing should be done by somebody else and what to do about it.
In episode 16, I talk about how being a “Jack of all Trades” may sound like a benefit, but it can really cost your company time and money. While it can be hard, sometimes the best thing for our business is to step back and let someone else handle the tasks we can’t – or […]
Episode 015 – 5 Steps to leaving stress at the door to take care of you, your family, and your business
In episode 15, we cover a bit more about what we talked about in episode 14 – why it’s important to leave the stress of your business out of your family life. This time, we focus on how you can achieve that goal to take care of you, your family, and your business. Step One: […]
Episode 014: 3 reasons you must leave the stress of work at the door to take care of yourself, your family, and your business.
In Episode 14, we cover the 3 big reasons you need to leave stress at the door when you come home after work. There’s a delicate balance between sharing your business and bringing negative feelings home at the end of the day, and without knowing that balance, you could be scaring your family. You want […]
Episode 013: Q&A 4: Goal setting with older kids and limited time, finding job security for yourself, and making your own time.
In Episode 13, I answer questions from episodes 11 and 12. We cover a bit more about goal setting in particular situations with your children, how being self-employed actually offers more job security than the standard alternative, and my secret to opening up my time while running a business. Goal setting with older kids or […]
In episode 12, we go over how to make goal setting a game that’s fun for your kids. Help them learn not only to set goals, but why setting goals can help them achieve more than they ever thought and get what they want. Give them the right start. Help your kids decide what is […]