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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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/65 - The guys answer 4 listener questions about products, validation, Squarespace and vodka blogs. 

 

Direct download: fs065-aug-QA-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

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

http://fizzleshow.co/61 -- NOBODY likes to feel like a lost, lonely loser when they meet new people. But we've all been there. In this episode we get into a handful of rich tips about meeting new people at conferences, meetups and coffee shops. 

Direct download: fs061-meeting-new-people.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/60 - Really great (and surprising) ideas about balancing work and life. Plus some specific tactics to actually do this well... to make a bigger dent in your todo list without burning out or building poorly.

Direct download: FS059-work-life-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/59 - Really great (and surprising) ideas about balancing work and life. Plus some specific tactics to actually do this well... to make a bigger dent in your todo list without burning out or building poorly.

Direct download: FS059-work-life-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/58 -- Wherever you are in your business, you'll find yourself somewhere in the questions these 5 listeners ask... mostly about sales, monetization, pricing and conversion. 

Direct download: fs058-sales-questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/57 -- Let's talk about a few things you can do in the next few days to increase traffic to your website. In this episode we answer questions from listeners. Each one about a different piece of the traffic puzzle. 

Direct download: fs057-traffic-questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/56 - How to re-find and reconnect to motivation when you lose it. This is the second part of a response to Fizzler Terry's question. 

 

Direct download: fs056-re-finding-motivation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/55 - You're not building your business to end up alone and regretful. Here's some insights from the guys about how to stay close with the people who enrich our lives while we build our businesses. 

Direct download: fs055-relationship-tips-for-entrepreneurs.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/54 - When you're approached with an opportunity, how do you know if it'll be a waste of time or not? What about a new business or project idea? In this episode let's get into how to some tactical tips and tricks to make great decisions. 

Direct download: fs054-when-to-say-no.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/53 - How do you know what is the MOST IMPORTANT thing to work on right now? We explore that with some great conversation including an extended golf metaphor and a rapid fire list of about 9 immediate tips. 

Direct download: fs053-most-important-task.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/52 - On our 52nd episode, we share the 24 things we learned in a year of podcasting, what we wish we would have known before we started, and how to slap yourself into gear (because, like us, you probably deserve it too).

Direct download: fs052-anniversary-24-lessons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

This week we feature two more interviews and listener questions covering some of these topics: 

 

- Four audience journey questions (from an experienced advertising mind).

- Finding the blogger-give/audience-take balance.

- Plus a question showcasing the difference between a big and sucky audience and a small and profitable audience. 

Direct download: fs051-audience-qa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.com/50 - This episode is the second in the audience series featuring more honest answers from real entrepreneurs about how they discover, define and target their ideal clients and tribes. Also, killer notes on Corbett's audience defining process and specific tactics and questions to use yourself. 

Direct download: FS050-audience-3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/49 - There's one question that can get to the heart of whether what you're working on is a soon-to-be-failed side project or a business with a good shot at financial success. In this episode you get to hear a handful of experienced entrepreneurs, people who are *actually* earning a living doing something they care about (in many cases a *handsome* living), answer that question. 

Direct download: FS049-audience-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/48 -- Understanding a few things about what makes a story work can give you what you need to make a powerful brand, a brand that drives interest (instead of boredom). In this episode Chase shares 3 story tools you can use to multiply the power of your brand. 

 

Direct download: FS048-Audience-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/47 - We've got a big round of Q&A for you in this episode of the podcast. Managing your inbox anxiety. Networking with people around the world. The benefits and limitations of targeting a niche. Analytics tools (and how we *don't* use them). 

Direct download: FS047-email-qa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/46 - 2/4 in the email series. In the previous episode we showed you how to grow your email list. In this episode we share what kinds of things you could share, how often you should share them, how to increase open rates, etc. 

Direct download: FS046-Email-Management.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/45 - This is 2/4 of the series about how to take email to the next level for your business and website. How can you get more people to subscribe to your list? Should you offer something? If so, what? And where do you put the signup forms? These questions and more in this episode. 

Direct download: FS045-email-growth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/44 - What does it look like to do email right? That's what we're tackling this month and it all starts with this episode. In a social world, in a world of billion dollar social mediums, what should your email strategy look like? 

Direct download: FS044-email-foundations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/43 - In this episode we hear some questions from listeners about keeping up steady sales AFTER you've launched your product, the risks of partnership, the difference between a "business" and "passive income project," and the heart-wrenching sound of an 18 year old reaching higher... as well as some killer stories about caleb in college. 

Direct download: fs043-money-QA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/42 - How should you spend money on your business so that you don't sink it before it has a chance to get off the ground? We tackle 6 types of expenses and share our stories about each. 

Direct download: fs042-smart-spending.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/41 - Do you know what your work is worth? Do you know how to raise rates and get paid? In this episode we share a bunch of experiences and stories to help you get paid what you're worth... and charge more when necessary.

Direct download: fs041-money-2-raising-rates.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/40 -- In this raw episode the guys walk you through how they feel about money, how to identify how you feel about money and how those feelings effect your business. 

Direct download: FS040-money-thoughts-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/39 - In this episode we answer six listener questions: Jeff, Kiri, Jackie, Avon, Vesone and Olio ask about finding focus, turning pro, building a product before an audience (and vice versa), finding and sticking to your voice online and tackling a specific niche with some existing competition. 

 

Direct download: fs039-jan-q-a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/38 - In this final episode of the First Product Series we want to walk through the idea of failure with you... help you navigate it. It's not as scary as you may think.

 

Direct download: 038-failure-product-4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/37 - In this episode we share the essentials of conversion optimization so you can quit worrying about unimportant stuff and start selling and shipping your first online product. This is part 3 in our ongoing series featuring first product stories of successful online entrepreneurs. 

Direct download: fs03-conversion-basics-product-3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/36 -- Pricing questions can get in the way of the *REAL WORK* of shipping your first product, so we decided to tackle that question in this episode, part 2 in our ongoing *First Product Series* of podcasts.

Direct download: FS036-product-2-pricing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/35 -- (with special guests!) For the next few episodes of the Fizzle Show (including this one) we're going to get you thinking about building your first product. Whether you're ready to build it now or not, getting your mind right about this stuff will profoundly impact the decisions you make about your business. 

Direct download: 035-product-1-ideas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/34 -- What gets measured gets improved. Here's our best tips to improve your plans for next year by looking at how you did this past year. 

Direct download: FS034-yearly-reviewing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/33 -- Fizzle Show listener Bob Harper sent in a video calling us out. He's a fan of the show but feels we haven't been honest. In this episode we hear his criticism and get into a mess of good stuff about safety nets, savings, and what REALLY happens the first year of business. 

Direct download: fs033-response-to-bob.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/32 - Big stuff happens at conferences. Business partners find each other, ideas develop, encouragement, conviction and just plain ol' good friendships are made. Here's our best tips for what conferences to go to and how to make the most of them. (Including a dynamite number Chase calls the Third Tier Theory). 

Direct download: 032-conferencing-tips.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/31 — Fizzle Show listeners are asking questions! We've received a ton and in this episode we go deep on a few of them on topics like: moving domains, coming up with ideas for writing/video/podcasts, and our top 5 tips for people starting an online business. 

Direct download: fs031-listener-questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/30 - We believe "blogging" (or personal online publishing) has a rich future coming. So we invited a few successful online entrepreneurs to talk with us about how they see the future of online publishing. The conversation resulted in 6 principles of blogging. (Note: this conversation was recorded during a live event). 

Direct download: fs030-future-of-blogging.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/29 - How you launch your thing is important. There's a lot of buzz and bells and whistles and plates to spin on the day you reveal your project to the world. A couple days ago we merged a very successful blog with a new venture and launched The Sparkline. Here's what we learned, how we did it, and tips for your own upcoming launches. 

Direct download: fs029-launch-lessons.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Does your business fit you? Does your product fit your audience? Should you stay focused or move on to greener pastures? These are questions we've all had to think about. We talk about our experience with these questions and Corbett shares an equation he has for thinking through this stuff. 

Direct download: fs028-entrepreneurial-fit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Last week we heard the story of how Barron made his first product and sale. How can you make your own thing to sell? How can you get over the psychological roadblocks and self sabotaging tendencies and create something valuable enough to buy? Corbett breaks it down in seven steps. 

Direct download: FS027-making-first-product.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/26 That moment when you get the first email about a successful transaction... someone found your thing and then liked it enough to buy it... that moment changes you forever. But how do you get there? We discuss the meat and potatoes live with a special guest. Enjoy!

Direct download: fs026-products-with-baron.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/25 We get this question ALL the time: "is it too late for this thing to work? Did I miss the chance for this opportunity to work out?" Get ready for some colorful answers. 

Direct download: fs025-is-it-too-late.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/24 Discouragement, depression, fizzling out, burning out, quitting... the distance between what we expected and what actually happened causes all of these. In this episode you'll learn the only two expectations you SHOULD have and hear a handful of stories about the calibration of our entrepreneurial expectations. 

Direct download: fs024-greased-expectations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Email is still the single best relational currency online. But building and running the email side of your business is problematic. In this episode we answer listener's questions and explain an approach to email and building your list with authenticity and savvy. Savvy? http://fizzleshow.co/23 

Direct download: fs023-email-questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.co/22 - Lots of listeners want to know about getting more traffic to their sites. The guys answer listener questions about traffic in this episode. How to get it? How much is enough? What tactics are more important than others? Add to that a couple bonus questions and Corbett's years of experience growing his site and working with other bloggers and you've got a lean, mean encounter with answers to this pervasive question. 

Direct download: fs022-traffic-questions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

http://fizzleshow.com/21 - We've seen a trend recently in people buying every damn book, mastermind, hangout, conference, system, toolset, info product, membership, coaching, etc. Stop wasting your time looking for some magic bullet. Here's the resources you need to know about and where to start. This is part 2 of the conversation. 

Direct download: 021-part-2-the-tools-books-systems-and-resources-that-helped-us.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

http://fizzleshow.com/20 - We've seen a trend recently in people buying every damn book, mastermind, hangout, conference, system, toolset, info product, membership, coaching, etc. Stop wasting your time looking for some magic bullet. Here's the resources you need to know about and where to start. This is part 1 of the conversation. 

Direct download: fs020-the-tools-books-systems-and-resources-that-helped-us-most.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am PDT

Are you missing out on the forest and getting lost in the trees? Earnest starters approach Corbett *all the time* for advice on their businesses. There are hundreds of business questions you could worry about. Which are *actually* important and which will waste your time? That's what we explore in this conversation. Get your notepad out and look for Corbett's "4 Parts of a Business" list. As you'll find out, this'll help you evaluate struggles and bottlenecks in your business and make some changes.

Direct download: fs019-what-to-actually-think-about.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

How many times a month does someone ask you, "so what do you do?" You could make it up on the spot, maybe sound like a doofus, or a douche, or like someone who doesn't care. Your work matters, so lets learn how to talk about it matterfully as well. We offer our experience and hear from several experts who get pitched all the time. At the end you'll know how to put together a compelling elevator pitch. 

Direct download: fs018_elevator_pitch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

All of us at one point or another will face what Eric Ries calls the hardest part of any startup: to decide whether to quit, pivot or persevere. Why is it the hardest part? because most of us don't know what the hell to do! In this conversation we get into our own experiences with pivots, quits and perseverance. Expect 3 tactics and one pro tip as well as an answer to a listener question about free vs paid for stuff online.

Direct download: fs017-quit-pivot-persevere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm PDT

Flailing around, blindly trying this and that, praying and hoping for some traction. That's how many solo entrepreneurs start out. In this episode we answer the question "what do you wish you would have known before you got started?" Listen in and save yourself years of trial and error as the three C's and some of their favorite independent entrepreneurs share their most important mistakes. 

Direct download: fs016-what-wish-would-have-known.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Your business may just be another way to play with yourself.  Harnessing some team-work thoughts could be a huge multiplier for you. I was alone in my business trying to make a thing on the side. It was my effort, my reward, my isolation, my procrastination. It was lonely. My friends thought I was weird. Fast forward 5 years, I'm in a team with Corbett and Caleb and I've never been more productive, more on fire, more in tune. It was a huge shift for me, but the results speak for themselves. Does teamwork make the dream work or is that just something high school basketball coaches say? How would playing with a team (instead of yourself) make your work better? You may not need a full team or partnership to get the multipliers that come with teamwork. More on that in the episode. 

Direct download: fs015-teamwork-dream-work.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

This is a gambit-rich follow up on our previous conversation about douchebaggery in business. Where that conversation covered how to do it BADLY, this one covers the tactics, tips and tweaks of "selling" GOODLY, confidently, and successfully. 

None of us were comfortable with sales at first, so in this episode we show you how we found our way. Also a reader question from a lovely Scottish listener and a big tip from the best salesman I know. 

For show notes go to: http://FizzleShow.com/14

Direct download: FS014-sales-sans-sleaze.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

There are people who do business in ways that turn your stomach.

They're willing to do unethical things, take advantage of people, and sacrifice their audience on the altars of profit and short term gains.

In this episode we explore this kind of business and provide the counterpoint, complete with a mind-boggling quote from Walt Disney, some tough-love sentiment from John Gruber and advice from one of the original big bloggers to folks just starting out.

Here's to the idea that we can all focus a little less on the tactics of making a buck and a little more on the art of providing real, human value.

We talk about how you should determine "who the bad guy" is in your industry and how that can give you more direction, more purpose, and more focus.

For show notes go to: http://FizzleShow.com/13

Direct download: FS013-douchebaggery-in-business.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

You're here because you want to create a business that supports you. But there's a heavy tension you've probably experienced between a). doing something you care about, b). doing something you're good at, and c). doing something others find valuable.

This conversation is about finding the balance between those three points. Corbett, Caleb and myself have felt this tension, and that's why this conversation ends up being so good. We explore this tension and share some personal stories of discovery.

For show notes head to http://FizzleShow.com/12.

Direct download: FZ012-value-vs-personal-interest.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

This is a GOOD one. There are metrics that matter A TON in your business. However, you might be making critical errors about which ones matter and which do not. 

Sailors beware: there's serious danger here. Many businesses fail because the founder is busy tracking the siren's call of pointless metrics (instead of focusing on what matters).

In this episode we share how to avoid that error and take back control of your business (instead of simply reacting to whatever metric some social network throws at you).

Check out the show notes at: http://FizzleShow.com

Direct download: FS011-metrics.mp3
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We’ve heard from thousands of entrepreneurs — the most common struggle, across the board, is staying motivated.

We’re solo entrepreneurs. We burn out. We dry up. We melt down. We don't ship.

Every entrepreneur must learn how to balance their own energy, how to push through when they need to (and slow down when it’s right). That’s what we dig into in this episode.

Corbett has a unique (and time-tested) practice for preempting burnout. He shares this totem alongside plenty of commentary from Chase and Caleb. If you’ve ever struggled with motivation or distractions (you probably shouldn’t even be here if you haven’t) there’s loads to glean in this conversation.

Be sure to visit http://fizzleShow.com/10 for shownotes (enter your email there for notifications of new episodes and posts).

Direct download: FS010-motivation.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Whether you're like Chase (who can't even look at a number without getting sick) or like Caleb (who literally interprets colors as numbers) you're going to need to understand the money picture of your business. What's making money? What's losing money? What expenses are the heaviest?

In this episode we discuss how to take control of your business finances based on Corbett and Caleb's hard-earned experience. uckily, Chase has a few puns and Game of Thrones reenactments (no spoilers) to keep it entertaining.

We also answer a couple listener questions about recurring billing tools and SEO douchebaggery. Be sure to visit http://fizzleShow.com/ for shownotes (and enter your email there so we can send you things... so. many. things).

Direct download: FS009-business-finances-and-accounting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Are you like the thousands we've heard from, worried and stressed about choosing a business idea? Maybe you don't think you have an idea. Or maybe you've got too many business ideas and you don't know which is best. Maybe you're stuck in analysis paralysis.

In this episode we explain a simple framework that will help you take back some control and make a choice you're proud of (so at least you'll have a better answer next time to that "what is it you do again, Kelly?" cocktail party question).

Be sure to visit http://fizzleShow.com/ for shownotes (and enter your email there so we can send you things like birthday party invites).

Direct download: FS008-vetting-ideas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Is it something ANYONE can do? Or is there some special gene or jeans or personality trait you need? We dig into these questions in this one. One thing's for sure: hating your job alone won't make you an entrepreneur.

Be sure to visit FizzleShow.com for shownotes (and enter your email there so we can send you things like birthday party invites).

Direct download: FS007-can-anyone-entrepreneur.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

There’s a huge debate in the business world about “lifestyle” businesses. Is there something deep and true here? Could it completely change the direction you choose and your definitions of “wealth,” “purpose” and “happiness?” Or is it just a fad, a buzzword of the time used to sell books (and hammocks and beach-side wifi). 

In this episode we. get. into it. Corbett's experience (he's been doing this for a while) and insatiable hunger for Mexican guitar music drives us onward through the big questions about what you may be taking for granted and which ball is made of rubber. 

Be sure to visit http://FizzleShow.com for show notes (and enter your email there so we can send you things like love notes, party invitations and karaoke performances). 

For show notes go to: http://FizzleShow.com/6

Direct download: FZS006-millions-then-what.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Caleb Wojcik (one of the Fizzle Show hosts) has an intensely relatable story full of tips, tricks, track suits and lessons learned. Through his journey we discuss the path from corporate cubicle drudgery to entrepreneurial hunger to terrifying decisions and becoming a connected and successful blogger. It's a thrilling ride (even has some 2am road pushups... and did I already say track suits?).

Towards the end we discuss what you can expect from the Fizzle show in coming months (and explain what the name means). Be sure to visit FizzleShow.com for shownotes (and enter your email there so we can send you things like love notes, party invitations and karaoke performances). 

Direct download: FZS-005-meet-caleb-wojcik.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am PDT

As a business builder you absolutely have to learn to balance the creative stuff with the business stuff. This is something Chase Reeves is well versed in. He’s one of the hosts of the show and in this entertaining episode he shares some lessons learned as he navigated his career through media and project management stuff to reading LifeHacker.com for 10 hours a day to newborns and lay-offs and start-ups, oh my!

There's much to glean from his colorful way of looking at these things. We also answer a question about one of the most important metrics for membership sites.

Be sure to visit FizzleShow.com for shownotes. Enter your email there and we'll send you our Traffic Toolkit. 

Direct download: FZ_004_-_The_Creative_Habit_-_How_Chase_Reeves_Built_It.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

Do you wonder how you’ll ever actually do the things you dream about? In this episode Corbett Barr (one of the Fizzle Show hosts) shares how he made the transition from dreaming to doing. It wasn't easy for him (wait till the bit about his panic at the Mexican border) but it completely changed his path, expanding his perspective about where he wanted to go with his career (and life). 

This episode is a great introduction to Corbett, narrating how he graduated from a burnt out consultant to an electrified, successful and celebrated blogger and business builder. We also answer a couple of colorful listener questions that lead to Chase's 5 website design tips and Caleb's killer Santa Claus metaphor. 

Be sure to visit http://FizzleShow.com and enter your email to get our free Traffic Toolkit. 

For show notes go to: http://FizzleShow.com/3

Direct download: FZ_003_-_Panic_at_the_Border_-_How_Corbett_Barr_Built_His_Blog.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

This episode is the second of a two-part conversation on finding your voice as a writer, video maker, speaker, blogger or anything else.

How can you be yourself and create engaging, memorable and shareable content instead of copying others (and fluffing out boring, tedious ignored work)?

In this second part of the conversation we explore the topic a bit more before offering a ton of tips and tricks to help you discover your authentic, engaging and easy voice.

A couple interesting tidbits are Chase’s bit on what he calls “chemicals” and how finding your voice is more like eating pie than hitting a baseball. Enticing, isn’t it?

But that’s not even the best part — in this episode you’ll hear Corbett’s killer karaoke skills (and his insane ability to make a late 80’s power woman band land his point for him). Inexcusable. Unmissable.

We also answer a couple great listener questions, one of which inspires an answer from Corbett we all absolutely needed to hear.

Go to http://FizzleShow.com for more information.

For show notes go to: http://fizzleshow.com/2

Direct download: FZ_002_-_Finding_Your_Voice_Pt_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am PDT

How can you be yourself and create engaging and viral content instead of copying others (and be boring and ignored)? 

We don’t start with a generic intro conversation — we get right into the meat of one of the deepest topics in online business.


This episode is the first of a two-part conversation on finding your voice as a writer, video maker, speaker, blogger or anything else. How can you be yourself and create engaging, memorable and shareable content instead of copying others (and fluffing out boring, tedious ignored work)?


We discuss loads of tips and tricks in this episode and even include an interview with a big time blogger about how he found his voice (and how that supercharged his business). We’ve included the show notes below with links.


Go to FizzleShow.com for more information.

Direct download: FZ_001_-_How_to_Find_Your_Voice_From_Boring_to_Compelling_Pt_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am PDT

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