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http://fizzleshow.co/71 - How do you keep an eye on the business stuff while in the throws of a new creative endeavor?


That’s one of 4 listener questions we get into in this episode. Our thanks to Myke, Greg, Nick and Tom for sending in your questions. Enjoy!


(What are you struggling with right now? Ask us and we’ll help you get through it.)

Direct download: fs071-q-a-2.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/70 - There's a fine line between preparing too little and preparing too much. The former leads to failure. The latter, to nowhere. 


Listener of the show, Adam, has an idea he really believes in. He's worried about walking that line. What's the right amount of prep before he launches? 


After an unusually large portion of ballyhoo we dive right into Adam's question and share what we've learned about the balance. Enjoy!


Direct download: fs071-q-a-1.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/69 - In certain circles there's a stigma about working for others. These people believe everyone should be independent and work for themselves. 

In this conversation we explore whether or not you should work for yourself or for others (some of us don't think what you may think we think... savvy?). Enjoy!

Direct download: fs069-work-for-others-or-self.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/68 - How long are you going to think to yourself "I need to give that a shot" before you take the leap and try it? 


In this episode we share our own stories about moving on, what we learned, how we did it, and how to do it better. 


We also tell, for the first time, a new story about someone near and dear to this podcast. We start the episode with that announcement. Enjoy!

Direct download: fs068-when-to-move-on.mp3
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Customer service isn't an afterthought for you. If it is, you're already well on your way to being an uninteresting, middling, forgotten business. 


If, on the other hand, you have a deep understanding of the people you serve, that reality will be visible in so many delightful and visible moments in your customers' interactions with you. 


In this conversation we share what we've learned about how customer service and the deeper philosophy we can all have about customers in general can revolutionize the way we build our business. 


Note: if you haven't yet listened to the previous episode, you'd better do that first. It's an amazing interview with the co-owner of one of the world's best restaurants, and it's deeply changing the way we look at these questions. Listen here: [How The Hospitality Mindset Revolutionized My Business](htttp://fizzleshow.co/66). 

Direct download: fs067-customer-service.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/66 - One of the best restaurants in the world is run by the Canlis family. Their restaurant is called Canlis. It's in Seattle, and on a recent trip I got to spend a little time with Mark Canlis, who runs the restaurant with his brother Brian. 


Listen, here's the thing; the way this family thinks about their business, their perspective after 60+ years of serving people at an *insane* level of quality, has shaken stuff up for me.


The way they tell their stories, the things they choose to invest time and money into, their "reasons why," have changed the way I look at my own story, my own investments, my own reasons. These changes are adding up to a much bigger, human, vital vision of what my business is. 


So I recorded a short conversation with Mark about how his family looks at their business and couched that in this episode of the show with some commentary from us here at Fizzle. Enjoy!


Direct download: fs066-canlis-interview.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/65 - The guys answer 4 listener questions about products, validation, Squarespace and vodka blogs. 


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http://fizzleshow.co/64 - The guys debrief from #WDS2014 and answer a couple listener questions about moving on to the next stages of business. 


Direct download: fs064-July-QA-1.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/63 -- There are things in all our businesses we *hate* doing. And at a certain point, we have to ask ourselves if we're trapped working *in* our businesses without any time or energy to work *on* them.  In this episode we share how to decide what to delegate, a few categories of tasks you could delegate, some tips and tricks for delegating and dealing with VA's, vendors, partners and contractors, and what you *shouldn't* delegate.

Direct download: fs063-what-how-to-delegate.mp3
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http://fizzleshow.co/62 -- Starting out in your business you may need to wear all the hats in your business, doing everything yourself because you can't afford to hire people to help you. In this conversation we get some clarity about what those hats are, which ones are important and how to think about them. 


Direct download: fs062-many-hats-of-entrepreneur.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT