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The Smart Passive Income Online Business and Blogging Podcast

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  Pat Flynn  

Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Since 2008, he's been supporting his family with his many online businesses, and he's been openly sharing his wins, his losses, and all the lessons in between with the community of energetic but humble entrepreneurs who follow him. Self-proclaimed "crash test dummy of online business", you'll learn about building authority online, email marketing, building a team and outsourcing, content marketing, podcasting, search engine optimization, niche sites, social media strategies, how to get more traffic, creating online courses, affiliate marketing, and productivity tips so that you create something amazing without burning yourself out. It's a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Pat you're not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Blog reveals all of his online business and blogging strategies, income sources and killer marketing tips and tricks so you can be ahead of the curve with your online business or blog. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams that work for you so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love, whether it's traveling the world, or just living comfortably at home. Since 2008, he's been supporting his family with his many online businesses, and he's been openly sharing his wins, his losses, and all the lessons in between with the community of energetic but humble entrepreneurs who follow him. Self-proclaimed "crash test dummy of online business", you'll learn about building authority online, email marketing, building a team and outsourcing, content marketing, podcasting, search engine optimization, niche sites, social media strategies, how to get more traffic, creating online courses, affiliate marketing, and productivity tips so that you create something amazing without burning yourself out. It's a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Pat you're not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

 

#509

SPI 498: Step by Step: How to Make Sure Emails Don’t End Up in Spam with Adrian Savage

#498 If you're running a business, you need an email list. But you also need to send the right emails. And you also need to make sure those emails are actually getting into your subscribers' inboxes. I often talk about the fact that email is the way to go. And it is! I only wish I'd started my email list sooner. And email does offer advantages over platforms like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube, with their algorithms that can block our messages from the audiences that want to hear from us. But email has a similar issue, and it's one you need to address if you want to reach more people: the dreaded spam folder. Why do emails end up in spam, and what can you do about it? That's what we're talking about today with Adrian Savage, the founder of Deliverability Dashboard. Adrian is a wizard when it comes to all things email, and he goes over the four keys to massively improving your deliverability rates. If you have an email list or are thinking of starting one, this episode is a must-listen. You can also get access to a simple checklist that helps you avoid the spam folder and potentially double your open rate at DeliverabilityDashboard.com/checklist. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session498. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

28 Jul 2021

40 MINS

40:05

28 Jul 2021


#508

SPI 497: Building a Big-Time Brand with Shawn Stevenson from The Model Health Show

#497 Today, you're going to hear an incredible level of detail on how to build a brand, write a bestselling book (or two), and make business and family life work together in a powerful way—plus why health and sleep are so crucial, and much more. Our guest is an SPI fan favorite: Shawn Stevenson of the Model Health Show, and he's going to take us behind the scenes of how he runs his business and gets things done, from his podcast to his books and everything else that's gone into building his incredibly successful brand. In fact, some of what Shawn shares in this episode is stuff he's never shared, because nobody's ever asked him these questions before! I cannot wait to go behind the scenes with you. How does the man run the show? Let's find out! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session497] (https://smartpassiveincome.com/session497) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 Jul 2021

50 MINS

50:29

21 Jul 2021


#507

SPI 496: The #1 Business Superpower You Can Use Today with Mike Kim

#496 How do you position yourself as an expert? How do you talk about yourself online so that other people become interested, not just in following you, but potentially buying from you? How do you sell yourself in a way that's not sleazy? It starts by remembering that you are the only you that exists. Today we're talking with Mike Kim from youarethebrandbook.com about how to turn your youness into a personal brand that gets people's attention and makes you money. Mike is one of the most genuine people I know. He's been through the ranks and gone through a lot of ups and downs, to now be helping people build their brands online. I'm really excited for you to hear this episode because it could be the refresher you need to take hold of who you are and how you position and talk about yourself online. In fact, Mike and I go through an entire blueprint on how to do this yourself. So sit back, relax, and take notes if you need to, because this is a great one. Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session496] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session496) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

14 Jul 2021

44 MINS

44:35

14 Jul 2021


#506

SPI 495: How to Run a Successful Community (And What to Put Inside)

#495 The future of business is about community and connection. And, it's more than just creating Facebook or LinkedIn groups—now your entire business can be run like a membership site. That's exactly what we're going to be talking about today with Jillian Benbow, the manager of our membership community, SPI Pro. Jillian and I cover what it takes to create a thriving community where members feel welcomed and excited to engage and grow together. She's a pro at fostering connection and managing all the different facets of running a community of diverse people with all kinds of businesses and goals. We talk meetups, networking, AMAs, gamification, and much more—it's a wealth of information on how to manage a community, so don't miss it. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session495. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

07 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:12

07 Jul 2021


#505

SPI 494: Why Online Summits Rock (& How to Run One) with Rob Gelb of HeySummit

#494: A long, long time ago—before Zoom was even a thing—we were talking about summits here on SPI. And guess what? Summits are back, and they're hotter and better than ever, especially because now we have even more tools to create and run amazing summits. One of those tools is HeySummit. It's a platform Rob Geld cofounded to help make online summits more flexible, more customizable, and easier to run. I'm really excited to welcome Rob to the show to share all the ins and outs, plus the practical, strategic step-by-step advice to create your first summit. Where do you start? How do you make it happen? Rob's got the answers, so check it out. Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session494. See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

30 Jun 2021

34 MINS

34:08

30 Jun 2021


#504

SPI 493: How to Use Clubhouse for Social Media - All the Tips You Need to Make It Worth Your Time

#493 So by now you've probably heard about Clubhouse Let me tell you, Clubhouse is here, social audio is definitely here to stay, and it's not going anywhere. Having spent some time on Clubhouse (80,000 followers and counting), I can tell you that some of the connections and experiences I've had there have been amazing. Clubhouse can be a fantastic way to spark genuine conversations, create powerful connections, and take your business to the next level. It can be an absolute game changer! But you gotta do it right, and that's why I have Mike Stelzner on the show today, founder of Social Media Examiner. Today he'll be breaking down what you should and shouldn't do when joining the platform, how it works, how to promote your brand on Clubhouse, and more. Let's dig in! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session493] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session493) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 Jun 2021

46 MINS

46:21

23 Jun 2021


#503

SPI 492: How to Find and "Characterize" Your Passion with Connie Neal AKA Grandma Goodie

#492 We've got a fun one for you guys today. Connie Neal is on the show and boy, is she a character. And I mean that literally . . . Connie creates amazing content for kids as a character she created called Grandma Goodie, and she does a phenomenal job. First, we're going to be going back in time a little bit because Connie wasn't always a for-kids YouTube content creator. A while back she had an idea for something else that she actually mailed to me, but it didn't pan out. Still, Connie pushed forward with relentless optimism and now she's starting to really find her groove. We'll chat about how she got to where she is now and where she's going next, with a couple of fun stories to boot. Let's get started! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session492] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session492) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 Jun 2021

45 MINS

45:42

16 Jun 2021


#502

The Museum of Failure on Flops!

Did you know that there's a Museum of Failure? For the final installment in season 1 of Flops — the brand-new podcast my team launched this year — hosts Karen Beattie and Ray Sylvester sat down with the museum's director, Dr. Samuel West. What followed was a fascinating conversation around normalizing failure, how different cultures approach it, Dr. West's criteria for deciding what gets displayed in the museum, and more. Plus, stick around until the end for a special "mini failure" story from yours truly. And if you haven't listened already, all 8 episodes of the first season of Flops are now available for streaming. Learn more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/flops] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/flops) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

11 Jun 2021

49 MINS

49:51

11 Jun 2021


#501

SPI 491: Work Life Balance & The 18 Summers You Have with Your Kids (a Chat with Jim Sheils)

#491 As entrepreneurs a lot of us develop this idea that we need to hustle now, grind out the hours, and our families will understand. But this is the opposite of what I would advise. Nothing can replace lost time that you could have used to develop a strong relationship with your children, your partner . . . I've seen the other side of the "hustle now" mentality. Trust me, it isn't pretty. Today I've got Jim Sheils on the show with a life-changing conversation about how to schedule time to connect with your family, why it's essential that you do so, and the rules he follows to get it right. His company, 18 Summers, is devoted to this topic and Jim's also the author of The Family Board Meeting, which I highly recommend you check out. If you want to learn how to succeed as an entrepreneur and have a great relationship with your family, this is the episode for you! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session491] (http://SmartPassiveIncome.com/session491) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Jun 2021

34 MINS

34:53

09 Jun 2021


#500

SPI 490: You Must Draw a Line in the Sand

#490 Earlier this week I interviewed Kevin Espiritu from Epic Gardening for session 489 of the show. He's absolutely killing it in his space and I've taken a few notes from him in terms of content creation. In talking with Kevin and interacting with him outside the show, I was reminded of some of the things I've seen other successful people do. I'll tell you all about them today, as well as something that I think it's critical all entrepreneurs realize: you have to take a stand at some point. I'll illustrate this for you today with an experience I had hearing Ramit Sethi speak back in the day. A few quick but impactful lessons in here for you today, so don't miss out! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session490] (http://SmartPassiveIncome.com/session490) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

04 Jun 2021

15 MINS

15:09

04 Jun 2021


#499

SPI 489: The Niche That Exploded during the Pandemic and How Kevin Espiritu Is Owning It

#489 The pandemic put a lot of entrepreneurs on high alert and changed the way we work or do business. But some businesses thrived, and today's guest has a business that pretty much exploded during the pandemic. I first got connected with him because I (like a lot of us!) decided to try and start a garden. And when it comes to learning about all things gardening and plants, Kevin Espiritu from Epic Gardening is the man to go to. But Kevin's success wasn't just due to the pandemic. He poised himself for explosive success. Over time Kevin's built up a massive following on YouTube, published two books, expanded his brand, and created incredibly valuable product and affiliate deals. You'll learn all about how he did on today's episode, so don't miss out! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session489] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session489) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 Jun 2021

52 MINS

52:11

02 Jun 2021


#498

SPI 488: How to Get the Story That Connects, Serves, and Sells

#488 Earlier this week on episode 487 I got to interview PJ of GoatMilkStuff.com — it'll be one for the ages for sure. And it reminded me of something, an episode from way back, episode 122 with Shane and Jocelyn Sams. In fact, I'm going to share a clip from that episode today as well. And in having my memory jogged, something crystallized for me around being an effective podcast host. We're going to get into all of it today, so take a coffee (or tea, or water) break and let's chat! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session488] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session488) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

28 May 2021

09 MINS

09:49

28 May 2021


#497

SPI 487: Business Success as a Farm Family: The Story of Goat Milk Stuff

#487 PJ Jonas started making goat milk soap in 2008 and has since grown the business into the family business. Seriously, her entire family is involved with everything from actually making the soap to social media and more. And they don't just make soap anymore, they've added lip balms, lotions, and more to the products they ship worldwide. How did she scale the operation, how did she recruit the whole family into the business, and how do the Jonas's keep a sense of work life balance? PJ's giving us the full rundown today, so whether you're a seasoned or aspiring entrepreneur or just want to hear an amazing story, you're in the right place! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session487] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/487) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

26 May 2021

41 MINS

41:14

26 May 2021


#496

SPI 486: One of the Most Important Things You Can Do for Entrepreneurial (and Life) Success

#486 Sometimes our competitive edge can prevent us from finding a critical link with someone who, on paper, might look like a competitor. Well, I'm here today to encourage you to find a buddy, someone you can build up and who can encourage you as you progress, even if (again, on paper) you might look like competitors. Press play for a bit of encouragement from me and an important call to action! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session486] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session486) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 May 2021

11 MINS

11:25

21 May 2021


#495

SPI 485: Making Major Business Decisions during a Major Crisis with Chris Ducker

#485 The pandemic has taught all of us about the importance of flexibility. Chris Ducker, a great friend of mine, is here to tell us his experience, how his business is doing, and what he's learned making major business decisions in these times. How we respond to major shifts like these are often the ultimate test of ourselves and our businesses. Chris's key learnings can help us all better plan for the future and cultivate the right mindset for the next big pivot. There are some amazing nuggets on this episode — don't miss it! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session485] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session485) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

19 May 2021

46 MINS

46:45

19 May 2021


#494

SPI 484: The #1 Most Efficient Way to Succeed on Your Business Journey

#484 When I was a kid, when I was in school, I was afraid to ask questions. I worried that I'd look silly in front of my friends, that I'd get made fun of, or that I'd reveal something I didn't know (that I should). I'm here to tell you that your entrepreneurial journey shouldn't be like that. Asking questions, particularly at the start of my own journey, was a huge part of why I was able to go on and have success. It's just you and me today, so let's dig in. Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session484] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session484) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

14 May 2021

11 MINS

11:33

14 May 2021


#493

SPI 483: Turning Life's Challenges into a Podcast and Brand That Changes Lives with Mary Barbera

#483 Today's guest is a student of mine who has a podcast and a book called Turn Autism Around. She's on a mission and she's here to tell us how she's started to realize that mission through books, courses, and more. She'll also share some of the strategies she learned for writing her book, launching her show (now with over 400,000 subscribers), and how she handles criticism online. Mary's story shows us just how positive the ripple effect can be — it's super-inspiring for anyone, especially if you're at the beginning of your business journey. Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session483] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session483) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

12 May 2021

32 MINS

32:25

12 May 2021


#492

SPI 482: The 3-Second Rule That You Need to Know

#482 I've got a great tip to share with you today — especially if you're an introvert like me. This goes way back to my first conference. If you've ever been to one of these events you know that networking is a big part of the appeal. The ability to walk up to someone, introduce yourself, and strike up a conversation can lead to incredible opportunities. But way too often we end up psyching ourselves out of making the first move. Often the answer . . . is action. So we're going to dig into this topic a bit today, just you and me. Let's do it! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session482] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session482) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

07 May 2021

15 MINS

15:12

07 May 2021


#491

SPI 481: How to Negotiate Like a PRO with FBI Negotiator Chris Voss

#481 Chris Voss is the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd. and the author of Never Split the Difference — an amazing book on negotiation that I'd highly recommend everyone read. I'm so grateful that Chris joined me on the show to talk about negotiation, how he got interested in the topic, as well as his in-depth advice on negotiation. We talk about how to great a lasting last impression (and why that's more critical than a first impression), setting yourself up for success, why negotiation is ultimately about collaboration, and we even get into Chris's thoughts about having the right kind of mindset for successful negotiation. Everyone uses negotiation to some degree in their life or business and man, this is one for the books. Let's do it! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session481] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session481) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

05 May 2021

39 MINS

39:00

05 May 2021


#490

SPI 480: The Entrepreneurial Game That No One Ever Wins

#480 If you're an entrepreneur, at some point you're inevitably going to compare yourself to the other entrepreneurs out there. Maybe you wish you had success like theirs, maybe you're envious because their success seemed to happen overnight. But some comparisons are healthy, like if you're trying to pull inspiration from someone or compare yourself now to where you were in the past. How can we approach those thoughts in a healthy way? I've been there, and over time I've developed a few mindset shifts and thought experiments that have helped me a lot. Let's chat! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session480] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session480) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

30 Apr 2021

16 MINS

16:33

30 Apr 2021


#489

SPI 479: John Lee Dumas and The Common Path to Uncommon Success (Behind the Scenes)

#479 John Lee Dumas is here today to share the story behind his book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success: why he decided to write it, why he went with a traditional publishing deal, and all the strategies he used to make it come together. Whether you've written a book before, want to compare notes with John, or just want to learn more about this amazing book, stay tuned! Learn more about the book by going to UncommonSuccessBook.com. Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session479] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session479) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

28 Apr 2021

47 MINS

47:02

28 Apr 2021


#488

SPI 478: When I Was a Newbie, This Helped More Than Anything

#478 For today's Follow-Up Friday, we're going one-on-one so I can tell you about my own first experiences with memberships, going all the way back to the days when I was a newbie with Internet Business Mastery. There's a lot you can learn from my experience and what it taught me about the power of membership communities, how to set them up so that members feel heard and taken care of, and providing students and learners with an amazing experience. Let's dig in! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session478] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session478) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

23 Apr 2021

15 MINS

15:35

23 Apr 2021


#487

SPI 477: How to Launch and Manage a Successful Membership Community with Stu McLaren

#477 Creating a membership community has been one of the best decisions we've ever made at SPI! Maybe you've thought about creating a membership community of your own, or maybe you're just curious. Either way, you're in the right place! Today's episode is essentially a masterclass in membership communities. I'm honored and thrilled to have Stu McLaren on the show today, someone who has over 10 years of experience launching, cultivating, and empowering people through online membership communities. We're not just skimming the surface or laying out steps for getting started. We get into some advanced strategies and tactics on everything from onboarding to ensuring the longevity and health of your membership. Definitely take notes for this one! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session477] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session477) . See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

21 Apr 2021

51 MINS

51:55

21 Apr 2021


#486

Introducing Flops: A New Podcast from SPI Media!

The podcast team at SPI has been cooking up something very exciting: a brand-new podcast called Flops! Flops presents an honest portrait of entrepreneurial failure in its numerous forms. When we hear entrepreneurial stories, we often glorify the big wins and brush over the failures that had everything to do with why success occurred. Flops turns the atypical success story on its head. Here to chat about the concept for the show and how it came about are co-hosts Karen Beattie and Ray Sylvester — after our short conversation you'll hear the first full episode of Flops: "The Pyramid Scheme." Learn more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/flops] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/flops) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

20 Apr 2021

49 MINS

49:54

20 Apr 2021


#485

SPI 476: What I Finally Realized That Mattered So Much

#476 We hear phrases tossed out around the word "value" all the time. "Provide value," "give value," "massive value," etc. Sometimes that can sound a bit challenging, but Michael Hyatt — who was an amazing guest earlier this week on episode 475 of the podcast — has taught me a way to provide huge value to people in a really simple way. This isn't a superpower by the way, although Michael is obviously phenomenal at doing this thing (which I'll reveal in the episode). This is something everyone can start doing right now, and I'm going to challenge you to start today. I want to tell you how helpful and amazing Michael has been in my own life so that you can hopefully follow his example. Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session476] (http://SmartPassiveIncome.com/session476) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

16 Apr 2021

17 MINS

17:21

16 Apr 2021


#484

SPI 475: Michael Hyatt's New Book, Win at Work and Succeed at Life

#475 Is it even possible to win at work and life? It's the so-called "double win" — succeeding at work and life simultaneously — and Michael Hyatt's here to explain some of the strategies he uses to achieve it. He has a new book out on this very topic, which he co-authored with his daughter, Megan: [Win at Work and Succeed at Life] (https://winandsucceedbook.com/spi) . In this episode, you'll hear Michael and I talk over strategies and mindsets for achieving balance and freeing yourself from the cult of overwork. Michael details how to embrace constraints, how he structures his workday, and how to curb workaholism. This episode will inspire you to find that crucial balance in your own entrepreneurial journey — let's go! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session475] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session475) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

14 Apr 2021

39 MINS

39:29

14 Apr 2021


#483

SPI 474: My First Time Hire Story (And How Much I Tried to Avoid It)

#474 Today we're going to jump back in the DeLorean and go all the way back to when I made my first time hire. Now, this wasn't a long-term hire or a team member, but I learned a lot of valuable lessons in the process (some of them kind of embarrassing, to be honest). Making that first hire was really the unlock for me in a lot of ways. Ultimately, you just can't do everything on your own, and once you realize just how much more you can do by outsourcing, hiring, delegating . . . so many doors open up. So let's sit back, relax, and I'll tell you the story. Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session474] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session474) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

09 Apr 2021

15 MINS

15:58

09 Apr 2021


#482

SPI 473: Assistants, Admins, and Appreciation (with Jess, My Assistant of 7+ Years)

#473 How do you show appreciation for your assistant, who basically acts as an extension of your entrepreneurial self? Or, how do you resolve conflict with an assistant, what do you do if they're not the right fit? We're going to get into all of that, discuss how my assistant's role with SPI has evolved over 7+ years, and a lot more. Jess is such a blast to work with and I'm so grateful that she's on the show with me today. Let's go! Show notes and more at [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session473] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session473) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

07 Apr 2021

39 MINS

39:52

07 Apr 2021


#481

SPI 472: My Struggles with Communication

#472 We just had an amazing episode on the podcast earlier this week — [SPI 471: How to Become a Better Communicator with Kolarele Sonaike] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session471) . Definitely listen to it if you haven't had a chance yet. But today I want to share my own journey as a communicator. We're going to hop in the DeLorean and go all the way back to middle school, high school, and college — where I first started honing my communication skills. Sometimes you just have to hit the ground running, and when it comes to learning how to communicate as an entrepreneur, it's not helpful to be "the kid in the back of the class" (like I once was). Hopefully, this episode inspires you to get out there, make mistakes, and avoid the trap of thinking everything you put out there has to be perfect. [SmartPassiveIncome.com/session472] (http://smartpassiveincome.com/session472) See Privacy Policy at [https://art19.com/privacy] (https://art19.com/privacy) and California Privacy Notice at [https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info] (https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info) . ... Read more

02 Apr 2021

19 MINS

19:19

02 Apr 2021