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Podcast – Go Fire Yourself

Summary: Thousands of entrepreneurs quit their 9-to-5 jobs every year to start their own successful businesses. Will you be next? Well, if you didn't walk into your boss's office and hand in your resignation today, you are in need of this podcast. Listen in to get hooked up with priceless how-to's, advice and inspiration for how to quit your job, run your own profitable business and NEVER look back.

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 GFY 063: Final Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

GFY 063: Final Episode Welcome to the final episode of GFY! Yes, I said final episode. Although it was a tough decision, I’ve decided to wrap up the GFY podcast so that I can focus on my latest podcast: RED… My fiance, David Hooper, and I launched RED a few months ago and it’s completely taken off. We created it to give coaches, speakers, authors, bloggers, and podcasters—anyone who is in the business of spreading their message or building an audience—the proven strategies for skyrocketing their businesses to record heights and easily making six-figures. So from now on, you can find me over at RED in the podcast world! But I want to take a moment to thank YOU for listening to Go Fire Yourself. I’ve had such a blast doing this podcast for the last couple years. I’ve met some amazing people, learned a lot, and hope that I’ve provided you with some of the know-how and inspiration that you need to quit your day job and follow your dreams. GFY will still be available on iTunes and Stitcher for the time being, so if you missed any of the episodes, go back and check them out!   Here are a few of my favorite episodes: GFY 028: Are Your Beliefs About Money Holding You back from True Success? GFY 035: Jordan Harbinger Turns His Hobby Into a 7-Figure Business GFY 039: Use Your Brainpower to Take Your Business to the Million-Dollar Level GFY 048: Bringing Tim Ferriss’s “Lifestyle Design” Idea to Life GFY 058: The Secrets to Creating a Killer Podcast GFY 060: What it Takes to Quit a Stable 6-Figure Job GFY 062: How to Turn Your Passion Into Profits Thanks again for listening to the show!!   The post GFY 063: Final Episode appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 062: How to Turn Your Passion Into Profits | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

GFY 062: Interview with Corrina Gordon-Barnes (YouInspireMe.co.uk) If you think there’s no way to make good money by turning your passion into a business, think again. My guest on this episode, Corrina Gordon-Barnes, used to cry on the way to her day job until she figured out how to utilize her talents, skills and passions to create a profitable business and work for herself. Today, she’s become so successful that she’s helping other small business owners do the same thing… Corrina is known as “the guardian angel for the self-employed”. She’s the founder You Inspire Me—where she is committed to creating a world where marketing is fun, clients turn up easily, and money flows to those who do work that helps and heals. She provides support, community and step-by-step guidance through two popular online courses—Blog for Clients and Passion to Profit. Tune into this episode to get Corrina’s secrets for what it takes to start prospering as a passionate business owner. Tweet this: Listening to the Go Fire Yourself Podcast w/ @laurelstaples right now! http://ctt.ec/WaViE+ Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Click to Tweet Passion to Profit   Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 062: How to Turn Your Passion Into Profits appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 061: Create Your Financial Job Escape Plan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

GFY 061: Interview with Andrew Fiebert (ListenMoneyMatters.com) Money is the #1 obstacle holding most people back from quitting their day jobs and taking the leap into self employment. But not anymore. On this episode, I’m interviewing Andrew Fiebert — founder of the popular Listen Money Matters podcast and blog — to discuss what you can do to get out of any debt you have, save up enough money to quit, and not have to every worry about going broke. Andrew Fiebert is the finance nerd behind Listen Money Matters.  By day he is a Data Engineer and by night (or any free time he has) loves talking about money and helping people reach their financial goals.  He has worked on the technology end of the finance world but always had an interest in the investing side as well. One day while ranting online about the lack of financial education in our society, he realized he could do something about it about and so his podcast was born.  There is a lack of basic money knowledge for our generation and he is trying to fill that gap by sharing his experiences.  Andrews goal is to help as many people as humanly possible reach financial freedom…which is why I’m thrilled to have him on the show! Tweet this: Listening to the Go Fire Yourself Podcast w/ @laurelstaples right now! http://ctt.ec/WaViE+ Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Mint.com Ready for Zero Mastering Mint …free just for GFY listeners! The 10-Day Debt Reduction Plan …free just for GFY listeners! Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 061: Create Your Financial Job Escape Plan appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 060: What it Takes to Quit a Stable 6-Figure Job | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Farnoosh Brock (ProlificLiving.com) It’s a lot harder to quit a good job than it is a lousy job, no matter how miserable that you are in either one. So when my guest today, Farnoosh Brock decided that she wanted to quit her steady 6-figure “good” career after 11 years of climbing the ranks, she had to cultivate the right mindset to make the jump. Farnoosh is an entrepreneur, published author, speaker and business coach. After a successful corporate career in technology, she started her company, Prolific Living, to fulfill her passions for writing, teaching and coaching. She empowers frustrated employees how to leverage their “mid-career crisis” by starting a side-hustle and growing it to a full-time business. In the show today, we’re going to talk about what was the mindset that allowed Farnoosh to successfully transition from employee to entrepreneur and the priceless advice she gives to people who want to follow in her footsteps. Don’t miss it! Tweet this: Listening to the Go Fire Yourself Podcast w/ @laurelstaples right now! http://ctt.ec/WaViE+ Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Prolific Living Smart Exit Blueprint Blog World/NMX Darren Rowse Eben Pagan 4-Hour Workweek Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 060: What it Takes to Quit a Stable 6-Figure Job appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 059: Lawyer-Turned-Whiskey-Distiller Shares How He Made the Switch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Paul Hletko (FewSpirits.com) When you decide that you want to start your own business, every non-business owner you know is going to tell you the thousands of reasons that you can’t do it. Yet, as an entrepreneur, it’s your job to figure out the reason you CAN do it. That’s the philosophy of my guest today, Paul Hletko, who quit his day job as a high-paid attorney in Chicago to open a distillery. Paul is the founder and distiller for Few Spirits, a grain to glass distillery in Evanston, IL.  Few Spirits launched on the market in 2011, and has rapidly become an influential force in the world of artisan distilleries.  Few Rye was not only named Craft Whiskey of the Year by Whisky Advocate magazine, but Few is now sold in 14 states, and across 4 continents. Tune in to this episode to go behind the scenes with Paul to learn how raised money, created his unique distillery from scratch and what his secrets for putting his small business on the map. Tweet this: Listening to the Go Fire Yourself Podcast w/ @laurelstaples right now! http://ctt.ec/WaViE+ Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 059: Lawyer-Turned-Whiskey-Distiller Shares How He Made the Switch appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 058: The Secrets to Creating a Killer Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Jeff Brown (ReadToLeadPodcast.com) When I originally started podcasting, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing (don’t tell anyone). I took the “fake it ’til you make it” approach, which isn’t terrible, but not necessarily ideal if you want to hit the ground running. Lucky for you, you don’t have to take my same haphazard approach because on this episode of GFY, I’m interview Jeff Brown. Jeff is an award-winning, 26-year radio industry veteran and podcasting guru.  He’s the founder of the recent podcast, Read to Lead in which he interviews authors of personal development, leadership, business, marketing and entrepreneurship books. He’s seen from personal experience how intentional and consistent reading can play an integral part in honing one’s leadership skills and aide greatly in advancing one’s personal growth and has brought his insights to the world through his popular podcast. Jeff’s joining me on the show to talk about his experience transitioning out of day job and creating a thriving podcast that’s on iTunes’ “What’s Hot” list. And he’s going to be sharing priceless tips on how to improve your own podcast to engage your customers and build your audience. So if you’re thinking about launching a podcast or if you already have a podcast and you’re in need of more listeners, don’t miss this episode! Tweet this: Listening to the Go Fire Yourself Podcast w/ @laurelstaples right now! http://ctt.ec/WaViE+ Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Read to Lead Podcast Brown Knows Click to Tweet Start with Why by Simon Sinek Michael Hyatt “This is Your Life” Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 058: The Secrets to Creating a Killer Podcast appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 057: Quitting Wall Street to Become the Collegiate Fashion Queen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Nesha Sanghavi (UGApparel.com) A few years back, Nesha Sanghavi told her coworker that she wanted to make $1MIL in a business before the time she turned 30. Her coworker sneered at her and told her she was nuts. But did Nesha listen? Absolutely not. Instead, she quit her secure day job in finance on Wall Street to start a business in an industry where she had absolutely no experience… fashion. Today, her brand, University Girls Apparel, is highly sought after in the niche women’s collegiate apparel market, and is growing every year. Plus, she’s been able to meet her lofty sales goal ahead of schedule. Check out this GFY episode to find out how a motivated 20-something entrepreneur turned her big dream into a highly profitable business, escaped her day job, and completely reinvented her life.. Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 057: Quitting Wall Street to Become the Collegiate Fashion Queen appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 056: Master of Mobile Marketing Shares His Corporate Escape Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Greg Hickman (MobileMixed.com) Everyday, more customers will start interacting with your business solely on a mobile device. But if your content isn’t easy for them to access, you’re going to be left in the dust. That’s why my guest today, Greg Hickman, launched his business Mobile Mixed in 2010—to be the ultimate resource for small business owners to generate leads and sales using mobile marketing. Greg is an online entrepreneur, business coach, and founder Mobile Mixed. He is the author of The SMS Marketing Handbook and trains marketers to add mobile to their marketing mix. As a Corporate Escape Artist himself, Greg also hosts the Leaving Corporate podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs on how they were able to leave their corporate career on their own terms. Tune into this episode of Go Fire Yourself to learn how Greg used mobile and other free tools to get his business quickly off the ground and running, and also to leave his corporate job permanently. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: GregHickman.me The Rise to the Top New Media Expo John Lee Dumas Amy Porterfield Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 056: Master of Mobile Marketing Shares His Corporate Escape Story appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 055: Behind the Scenes with a Kindle Publishing Guru | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Steve Scott (SteveScottSite.com) Creating a profitable online business isn’t as simple as reading the 4-hour Workweek, launching a website, and then voila! You’re rich!! It actually takes a lot more trial and error and 110% dedication to make the online business-thing work in the long-run. Lucky for you, my guest on this episode–Steve Scott–has travelled this road before you and conveniently bushwhacked a nice trail for you to follow in his footsteps. And that will make your path to success a lot shorter, more direct, and more fun. Steve Scott is an author of over 40 Kindle books.  On his blog–SteveScottSite.com–he writes extensively about what works and doesn’t work with Kindle publishing. Tune into this episode as I go behind-the-scenes with Steve to learn what it takes to really make an online business successful and capable of replacing your 9-to-5 income and then some. Plus, get the insider secrets for what it takes to be a crazy successful Kindle publisher. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Gary Vaynerchuk Brendan Bruchard 44 Answers to Your Kindle Publishing Questions Wedding Paper Divas Teespting Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 055: Behind the Scenes with a Kindle Publishing Guru appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 054: From Quitting Barneys to Building Fashion Businesses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Syama Meagher (ScalingRetail.com) If you’re still waiting to discover that perfect business idea, it might just be sitting under your nose. That was the case for my guest today, Syama Meagher, in 2008 when she was working a day job in merchandising at Barney’s. After dealing with countless startup fashion brand who had no idea how to pitch their products to the big-box stores, she started a business that was designed to help them–Scaling Retail. Scaling Retail is a retail consulting firm that specializes in sales and marketing for small and medium businesses. Syama’s company has helped launch stores in Manhattan and scaled brands in Bali. She is a featured speaker for organizations like the  American Express Open Forum, Fashion Business Inc, Startup Fashion and Fashion Business Accelerator. She’s here on the show today to chat with me about what it took to grow her business from an idea to a full-blown international business and how she’s managed to quit her day job, work from anywhere, and travel around the world. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Scaling Retail Lean Startup Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 054: From Quitting Barneys to Building Fashion Businesses appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 053: Creating a Personality-Based Business That Attracts Celebrities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Marc Renson (AmbitionBistro.com) When you pour your personality into your business, you end up attracting customers who love you and what you do. And when you attract great customers, you create a business that YOU love. My guest on this episode—Marc Renson—did just that when he opened his restaurant Ambition Coffee and Eatery in a historic building in Schenectady, NY. He brought his personality and his vision to life and has turned his little eatery into a hangout for celebrities like Bradley Cooper, Penn & Teller, and other cool guests. Since he was young, Marc Renson has always loved music, food and Hollywood. In the year 2000, he quit his job as a food production manager to open his own restaurant. Today, he’s an entrepreneur, chef and author. He loves being the connecting force that brings all types of interesting people together. Tune into this episode to learn why his business has been thriving for the past 14 years when most restaurants close their doors in a fraction of that time. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Ambition Coffee & Eatery (Marc’s restaurant) HARO Is the Coffee Fresh? (Marc’s book) Think and Grow Rich   Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 053: Creating a Personality-Based Business That Attracts Celebrities appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 052: Launching a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Eric West (MixNMatchCreamery.com) Liquid nitrogen ice cream is the business idea that took my guest—Eric West—from his day job at the calling center at Wells Fargo, to opening up his business called Mix ‘n Match Creamery in Portland, Oregon. Within one year, Eric went from having this business idea pop into his head, to turning it into an ice cream food cart, and just recently opened up his first brick and mortar location. And he did it with very little capital and without going into dept. The truth is that native Portlander Eric West has always been an entrepreneur at heart. From selling parking spots at age 7, to starting a window cleaning business at age 15, he has always owned some kind of business in every stage of his life. But in the spring of 2013, he decided to take a major risk and quit his day job to open Mix ‘n’ Match Creamery, selling artisan, made-to-order, liquid nitrogen ice cream. He’s hear on the show to share his story about why he’s been so successful at implementing his business idea and growing it at record speed. So tune in to this episode to hear how Eric turned his sweet idea into a reality, quit his job, and never looked back. Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 052: Launching a Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Business appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 051: From Hobby to Top Social Media Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Cynthia Sanchez (OhSoPinteresting.com) Sometimes when you pour your time and energy into one of your hobbies, it inadvertently becomes a profitable business. That’s exactly what happened with my guest today—Cynthia Sanchez. Cynthia was working as a radiation oncology nurse when she started her blog and podcast Oh So Pinteresting because she loved talking about the social media site, Pinterest, with her friends. Within 9 months, her hobby had turned into a full-blown business and she left her nursing career for good. Today, Oh So Pinteresting is a blog, podcast and social media consulting business geared towards helping other small businesses. Cynthia and her team work with all types of businesses to create and implement Pinterest and other social media solutions. Her clients range from companies in the sports apparel industry to Beverly Hills jewelers and she’s been featured by Social Media Examiner and Entrepreneur as a leading Pinterest expert. Tune in to this episode to find out what she did to gain traction on her business so quickly and how you can follow in her footsteps. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Oh So Pinteresting Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn AppSumo Social Media Examiner Meetup.com Agents of Change Did this podcast rock your world?   If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 051: From Hobby to Top Social Media Business appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 050: Why Networking Isn’t Working and What To Do Instead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Derek Coburn (CadreDC.com) There’s a problem with the business networking events that you’re attending—traditional networking doesn’t work. It’s like trying to use Morse code because you’re unaware that iPhones exist. But here on the show today is Derek Coburn, author of the new book, Networking is Not Working (launching on April 28th) to school us on non-traditional networking methods that are actually effective in growing your client base and building your business. In 1998, Derek graduated college and began his career as a financial adviser and built an extremely successful wealth management business. When the economy took a downturn a few years ago, he had to devote more of his time to his existing clients. He started using non-traditional networking strategies to help his clients and help his business, and when his revenue tripled from his efforts, he knew he was onto something. Afterwards, he and his wife founded Cadre—and un-networking community in Washington DC (and now in Baltimore) that connects over 100 CEOs and business leaders. Now, Derek’s channeled the wildly effective networking strategies that he’s learned from growing two successful companies into his latest book and he’s sharing his “non-networking” secrets in this episode. So before you waste your time handing out another business card, check out what Derek has to say. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: CadreDC (Derek’s networking community) Networking is Not Working (download the first chapter of Derek’s book) Chris Brogan   Did this podcast rock your world? If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 050: Why Networking Isn’t Working and What To Do Instead appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 049: Turning a Basement Business into a Booming Online Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Jason Weisenthal (Founder of WallMonkeys.com) If Jason Weisenthal had a superpower, it would be turning small businesses into successful, thriving companies. After growing his first business into a million dollar company, he started on his second business in 2008 called WallMonkeys which has grown from a basement business into the world’s largest library of print-on-demand wall graphics. Like so many entrepreneurs before him, Jason conceived his latest business after searching high and low for a product that wasn’t out there: custom wall decals made from photos of his kids playing sports. Even though it’s not all sunshine and roses during the launch phase of any business, Jason’s combination of business savvy, intelligence, and grit has paid off in a major way. Wallmonkeys has generated enormous demand for products that, just a few years ago, didn’t exist. Tune in to this episode as Jason pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth about what it really takes to survive AND excel in the small business world. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode (plus other things Jason recommends): WallMonkeys.com (Jason’s website) Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon CadreDC.com MastermindTalks.com GrowCo (in Nashville!)   Did this podcast rock your world? If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. You’d be a moron to miss out on that, right? Visit www.gofireyourself.com/review to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 049: Turning a Basement Business into a Booming Online Business appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

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