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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 048: Bringing Tim Ferriss’s “Lifestyle Design” Idea to Life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Rob Farrington (TheStrapSmith.com) Rob Farrington—a.k.a. The Strap Smith—has brought Tim Ferriss’s “lifestyle design” idea to life. He spends his days skiing, motorcycle racing, learning to fly planes and sailing in the Caribbean in addition to running his successful company which makes high-end leather watch bands that attract celebrity customers such as Jay Leno. Check out his company at TheStrapSmith.com. But it wasn’t always this way. Rob graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy and worked a day job in the field for six and a half years before resigning to run his business. Along his journey, there have been both major sacrifices and major payoffs. Like other entrepreneurs, he has a few other irons in the fire in addition to his watch strap business but everything he does is specifically designed to ensure lots of play time in the outdoors. In this episode, you’ll go along for the ride in Rob’s life as he shares his story of escaping his mediocre day job to becoming a passionate, free-spirited entrepreneur. Rob’s Top Book Recommendations: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie  The Monk and The Riddle by Randy Komisar The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch The Art Of Learning by  Josh Waitzkin The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy Training the Samurai Mind translated and edited by Thomas Cleary The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey   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 048: Bringing Tim Ferriss’s “Lifestyle Design” Idea to Life appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 047: When Making Millions of Dollars Isn’t Enough | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Gene Hammett (Founder of LeadersintheTrenches.com) Would you be able to pick yourself back up after losing 3 million dollars in your business in one day? Well, that’s exactly what my guest today—Gene Hammett—did after his two multi-million dollar businesses went under in a short period of time . Today, Gene lives to tell the tale and he’s has built his entrepreneurial career back up as a business strategist and the founder of Leaders in the Trenches. When Gene looks back on this super-successful million-dollar online ticket selling businesses, he claims, “These businesses just didn’t feel right to me. I wanted to add more value to the world and I would have picked something else if I could do it all over again.” But Gene has proven that it’s never too late to follow your passion and create the business of your dreams. Now, with over 20 years of experience in business, Gene is fiercely committed to inspiring and working with high‐achieving leaders in small businesses who want to lead with confidence and achieve true financial freedom (in months, not years). Basically, he helps small business owners just like you transform from stagnate, stressed out, and struggling to thriving, growing, and loving their work. And he’s here on the show to share some life-changing advice for new entrepreneurs who are currently in the trenches trying to build great businesses and permanently exit their day jobs. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Leaders in the Trenches (Gene’s website) Faceplant: Lessons for When Life Trips You Up (Gene’s wife’s book)   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 047: When Making Millions of Dollars Isn’t Enough appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 046: Go From a Boring Desk Job to Self-Sufficient World Traveler | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Jackie Laulainen (founder of TheBudgetMindedTraveler.com) Location-independence is a dream for many entrepreneurs. Being able to work from anywhere in the world—at your home, on the beach, in Thailand or ANYWHERE else—is a sign you have achieved ultimate freedom in your life. I’m guessing you’d jump on a plane tomorrow if you knew the bills were going to be paid while you were gone, right? But here’s what you might not know—you don’t have to be making a ton of money to get started living a life of freedom and traveling the world. On this episode of GFY, I’m chatting with Jackie Laulainen who’s designed her life and business so she can make money while having one amazing adventure after another. Jackie Laulainen a travel blogger at The Budget-Minded Traveler. She has been to more than 37 countries in the last 12 years and is passionate about inspiring and equipping others to travel the world as well…on a budget. She is also the author of The Aspiring Traveler’s Handbook, a step-by-step preparation guide to planning an international trip. Besides traveling the world as often as she can, Jackie does freelance web design from her home in Bozeman, Montana. Today, she’s joining me on the show to talk about what it was like to quit her day job as a legal assistant to work for herself and travel the world full-time. Don’t miss hearing her inspiring story! Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: TheBudgetMindedTraveler.com Simple Start Web Design The Aspiring Traveler’s Handbook (Jackie’s book)   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 046: Go From a Boring Desk Job to Self-Sufficient World Traveler appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 045: Building a Creative DIY Online Business From Scratch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Pete Sveen (founder of DIYPete.com) What if you could live anywhere in the world, make cool stuff, videotape how you did it, and companies would pay to sponsor you? That’s a pretty awesome business model, right? On this episode of GFY, I’m hanging out with Pete Sveen—a.k.a DIY Pete—who has done just that by turning his passion for building furniture and modern rustic decor into a profitable online business. Pete is an avid entrepreneur and outdoorsman from Bozeman, Montana. After he graduated college, Pete packed up a U-haul and moved to Montana to start a business. Today, he owns a niche e-commerce store named signsofthemountains.com which makes and sells ski and trail signs. In addition, he runs two niche blogs: (1) ThinkEntrepreneurship.com which is blog and podcast devoted to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. (2) DIYPete.com in which he provides instructional plans and videos to facilitate Do-It-Yourself building projects. It’s not just a fluke that Pete has founded several successful businesses while still in his 20’s. Listen up to this episode to find out how he did it and how you can do it, too! Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: DIYPete.com ThinkEntrepreneurship.com Real Mean Real Style Check out my article in which I talk more about Pete   Did this podcast rock your world? Let’s try some reverse psychology: If you liked this podcast, don’t review it on iTunes at www.gofireyourself.com/review. Just don’t think about the warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll get to participate in the show. And please for the love of God don’t tell anyone about this episode by using the social share icons below. The post GFY 045: Building a Creative DIY Online Business From Scratch appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 044: How Lori Cheek Took Cheek’d from an Idea to the Shark Tank | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Lori Cheek (founder of Cheek’d — cheekd.com) When Lori Cheek was out to lunch with a colleague six years ago, the idea for her revolutionary online dating business hit her like a freight train. At the time, she was an architect in New York City working on projects in Paris for companies like Christian Dior. Not a bad gig, but Lori decided to give it all up in pursuit of her newfound passion. Today, Lori is no longer building structures, she’s building relationships. Lori is the Founder and CEO of Cheekd.com — the reverse engineered dating site coined by the New York Times as “the next generation of online dating.” Other press for Cheek’d includes the American Express Open Forum pegging Lori as “The Digital Dating Disruptor” and “One of the Top 10 CEOs to Watch in 2013.” Not bad for a small town Kentucky girl, huh? In this GFY episode, you’ll get the inside scoop of what it’s like to finance, market, and grow a successful business from scratch (Note: it’s not the fairytale story you might think). Tune is as Lori shares how she bootstrapped Cheek’d all the way from a basic idea to the carpet of Shark Tank. Don’t miss watching Lori Cheek and her business Cheek’d on ABC’s Shark Tank on February 28th! Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Cheekd.com Lori will be on Shark Tank on 2/28 The New Dating Tools: A Card and a Wink (New York Times Article featuring Cheek’d) Entrepreneurship Isn’t Always Pretty (latest article on GFY about Lori) Did this podcast rock your world? Let’s try some reverse psychology: If you liked this podcast, don’t review it on iTunes at www.gofireyourself.com/review. Just don’t think about the warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll get to participate in the show. And please for the love of God don’t tell anyone about this episode by using the social share icons below.

 GFY 043: The Secrets to Starting Two Multi-Million Dollar Businesses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Mike Kawula (SelfEmployedKing.com) How would you feel if you simultaneously started two businesses and both hit the million dollar mark in record time? You’d probably feel pretty damn good, right? Well, that’s exactly what happened with my guest on this episode—Mike Kawala—and it wasn’t just dumb luck that propelled him to the top. After college, Mike started out working on Wall Street and spent the next 7 years of his life in the rat race until he decided to buy a franchise and start living his entrepreneurial dreams full-time. Since then, he has built and sold two multi-million dollar businesses and has channeled his years of experience into his latest venture—The Self Employed King—where he helps other business owners achieve the financial success they desire. On this episode, you’re going to discover his fool-proof business-building strategies for online AND offline businesses and find out how you can follow in his footsteps. You don’t want to miss this one! Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: Self Employed King (Mike’s website) HARO (Help a Reporter Out) Did this podcast rock your world? Let’s try some reverse psychology: If you liked this podcast, don’t review it on iTunes at www.gofireyourself.com/review. Just don’t think about the warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll get to participate in the show. And please for the love of God don’t tell anyone about this episode by using the social share icons below. The post GFY 043: The Secrets to Starting Two Multi-Million Dollar Businesses appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 042: How to Make Millions, Lose it All and Do it Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Matt Theriault (TheDoOverGuy.com) What if you started a business, made millions of dollars, and then lost it all and had to go back to working a day job bagging groceries? I’m hanging out with The Do-Over Guy in this podcast episode—Matt Theriault—who did just that years ago, BUT now, he has built a second business that is on track to surpass the first in a fraction of the time. Matt’s done what we all want–he’s completely escaped the rat race and is living his dream life while his business does all the work for him. After high school, Matt started a record label and turned it into a lucrative business that made millions of dollars. Then he lost it all and ended up working a $7 per hour day job when his boss gave him a piece of advice that changed his entire life. Now, he’s living the high life again—doing what he wants, when he wants, and he’s here to share the secrets to his amazing success…and how you can follow in his footsteps. Cool stuff mentioned in this episode: YourDoOver.com (Matt’s Do Over Podcast…check out the episode with me!) EpicRealEstateInvesting.com (Matt’s real estate podcast) Rich Dad Poor Dad Did this podcast rock your world? Let’s try some reverse psychology: If you liked this podcast, don’t review it on iTunes at www.gofireyourself.com/review. Just don’t think about the warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll get to participate in the show. And please for the love of God don’t tell anyone about this episode by using the social share icons below. The post GFY 042: How to Make Millions, Lose it All and Do it Again appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 041: Quitting the Path to Corporate America to Become a Blogger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Tony Robinson (founder of DoReallyGood.com) The minute I start thinking my journey to becoming an entrepreneur was a tough one, I talk to Tony Robinson. Tony became a father in high school and set out on the safe route in college (i.e. to get an engineering degree) so he could enter into corporate America and provide for his son.  But midway through his college career, he got bitten by the entrepreneur bug (or caught the entrepreneur disease…however you want to put it) and diverted from this path–still with the pressures of being a young dad resting on his shoulders. His struggles the last few years inspired him to launch an online business (while he’s still in college) that helps other people get through tough times and struggles in their own lives. Today, Tony is the founder of DoReallyGood.com—an inspirational blog and podcast—which is the place to go online if you want the info and motivation you need to take your life’s most important goals and turn them into a reality. Tony created Do Really Good for people like him who believe it’s important to live a life they’re excited about, and are willing to turn off the TV, get off the couch and take action to make their dreams a reality. In this episode, you’ll get the behind-the-scenes on Tony’s blog and get helpful advice that you can use in your own life to quit your job and create a life that you love. Stuff mentioned in this episode: Do Really Good Mastermind Group DoReallyGood.com Tony on Instagram Did this podcast rock your world? Let’s try some reverse psychology: If you liked this podcast, don’t review it on iTunes at www.gofireyourself.com/review. Just don’t think about the warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll get to participate in the show. And please for the love of God don’t tell anyone about this episode by using the social share icons below. The post GFY 041: Quitting the Path to Corporate America to Become a Blogger appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 040: Digital Marketing in Action for Small Online Businesses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Cristina Roman (OneWomanShop.com) Some entrepreneurs don’t get a chance to “fire” themselves before their employer does it for them. That’s exactly what happened to Cristina Roman. One day she’ll happily employed at Living Social and the next day they do a round of layoffs and all of sudden, she’s jobless, business-less and doesn’t have a clue what do to. But did she get another job? No way. She took the loss of her job as an opportunity to become her own boss and build two businesses from scratch. Cristina’s two businesses are (1) CMR Strategies—where she is a digital marketing consultant, business & career coach and runs productivity seminars & courses, and also (2) One Woman Shop—which is a resource and community for female solopreneurs. Get the inside scoop about how Cristina went from working a day job to now helping other small business owners never have another case of the Monday’s. Stuff mentioned in this episode: FollowerWonk CMR Strategies OneWomanShop.com Did this podcast rock your world?     Let’s try some reverse psychology: If you liked this podcast, don’t review it on iTunes at www.gofireyourself.com/review. Just don’t think about the warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll get to participate in the show. And please for the love of God don’t tell anyone about this episode by using the social share icons below. The post GFY 040: Digital Marketing in Action for Small Online Businesses appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 039: Use Your Brainpower to Take Your Business to the Million-Dollar Level with Dana Wilde | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Dana Wilde (danawilde.com) Meet Dana Wilde–entrepreneur, speaker, radio host and author of Train Your Brain. With over 60,000 followers in 17 countries, Dana is an expert at training brains and changing lives. In less than 19 months, Dana built two businesses that reached the million-dollar mark using “brain training” to leverage the power of having the right mindset.  Using the same theory of mantras and brainpower, she created the Train Your Brain training system for business owners, which she has now turned into a book that she and I are chatting about in this episode of Go Fire Yourself. In addition to all this she is also the founder and CEO of “The Mind Aware”, which is a company currently helping thousands of entrepreneurs, small-biz owners and independent professionals to grow their businesses in record time. Tune in to this episode to find out how you can take your business to the million-dollar level using her simple and effective approach. You won’t want to miss it! Items mentioned in this episode: Free “Train Your Brain” training Train Your Brain book on Amazon DanaWilde.com Did you like the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes: www.gofireyourself.com/review (Click on “View in iTunes” on the left side and then write a review under “ratings and reviews”). You rock!! The post GFY 039: Use Your Brainpower to Take Your Business to the Million-Dollar Level with Dana Wilde appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 038: Save Time, Money & Energy with These Killer Organization Techniques by Cathy Sexton | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Cathy Sexton (IgniteYourProductivityRadio.com) I learned about my guest–Cathy Sexton–from her Ignite your Productivity radio show and immediately became a fan. I love all things related to productivity and organization and that’s what she’s all about. A few month ago, I was a guest on Cathy’s radio show sharing all my great tips and tools about being productive. When Cathy shared the mp3 with me, I posted it as a GFY podcast episode, that you can check out here: #34 – How to Get More Accomplished & Reach Your Long-Term Goals by Doing Less Work Cathy has been a productivity strategist and coach since 2003. She owns and operates The Productivity Experts, and helps clients who are seeking to improve their work environment, grow their business, advance their career, spend more time with family and friends or just reduce daily pressures. Cathy is devoted, passionate and committed to helping clients accomplish more with less effort and less stress saving them time, money and energy. If you’re ready to make 2014 the best year of your life yet by consistently accomplishing your goals and staying organized without stressing out constantly, this is the episode for you! Don’t miss it. Items mentioned in this episode: Ignite Your Productivity Radio The Productivity Experts Did you like the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes: www.gofireyourself.com/review (Click on “View in iTunes” on the left side and then write a review under “ratings and reviews”). You rock!! The post GFY 038: Save Time, Money & Energy with These Killer Organization Techniques by Cathy Sexton appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 037: How to Partner Up with Your Partner Without Killing Each Other with Diane Tegarden | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Diane Tegarden (FirewalkerPublications.com) Diane Tegarden–author and entrepreneur–is joining me on the show and we’re talking all about (successfully) running a small business with your significant other. So if you’re currently in business with your partner or thinking about it, you’ll definitely want to tune in! There are ways to work together as a couple that will ensure that your relationship doesn’t implode on you. In this episode, we’re discussing the do’s and don’ts of couples working together, and how to alleviate some of your problems, if you are already in a partnership with your partner. Diane’s business, FireWalker Publications Inc., was formed in 2004 to promote her original written works, materials, ideas and creations. Since 2005, she’s been writing for Yahoo! Content, and has contributed to The Examiner.com. To date, she has published four books; a full-length sci-fi novel, a collection of poetry, and two self-help books. She has also run a business with her husband for over a decade and…yes…they are still together! Tune in for my interview with Diane as she shares some great tips and advice for keeping your relationship solid, bills paid and stress levels below the red line. Items mentioned in this episode: FirewalkerPublications.com Did you like the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes: www.gofireyourself.com/review (Click on “View in iTunes” on the left side and then write a review under “ratings and reviews”). You rock!! The post GFY 037: How to Partner Up with Your Partner Without Killing Each Other with Diane Tegarden appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 036: Income-Producing Social Media Strategies for New Business Owners with Rivka Kawano | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Rivka Kawano (WhatToPost.com) If you’re new to running a business, chances are you’re also new to how to use social media as a business tool instead of just a way to share your pet photos or baby pictures with your friends and family.  It’s actually more tricky to navigate the waters than you would think. Being the highly-motivated entrepreneur you are, you probably just dove right in and tried to figure it all out. But you quickly discovered that you were met with limited success if you didn’t implement the right techniques for a great business social media presence. Therefore, you end up spending countless hours trying to engage an audience online and then feel deflated when no one seems to care. If you’re in this position or you just want to know how to create content that will get people to like, share, retweet, and most importantly–grow your audience—this is the episode for you! My guest, Rivka Kawano, fired herself in 2007 before the birth of her first son and has never looked back. Now a successful business owner with two employees, highly reviewed speaker and coach, and upcoming author, she helps others take the leap into their dreams and marketing themselves and their businesses, especially using the powers of social media. Hope you enjoy the show! Items mentioned in this episode: AuthorSensei.com WhattoPost.com RivkaKawano.com Did you like the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes: www.gofireyourself.com/review (Click on “View in iTunes” on the left side and then write a review under “ratings and reviews”). You rock!! The post GFY 036: Income-Producing Social Media Strategies for New Business Owners with Rivka Kawano appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 035: Jordan Harbinger Turns His Hobby Into a 7-Figure Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Interview with Jordan Harbinger (theartofcharm.com) Meet Jordan Harbinger. Successful quitter and business extraordinaire. Jordan is a Dating and Relationship Coach who co-founded The Art of Charm dating school, which is a team of social dynamics instructors that teaches the skills to become successful in both business and life, with an emphasis on social interaction coaching. In short, they teach guys to be the best man that they can be – confident, charismatic, sexy and living the life they know they deserve. Sounds awesome, right? Well, it definitely is. Jordan started this venture as a hobby with his two friends and they’ve successfully turned it into a 7-figure business. Bam. Love that. Check out this podcast episode to learn how how Jordan was able to quit his job as an attorney on Wall Street and grow The Art of Charm into the thriving business it is today. Once you get the inside scoop, you can follow in his footsteps! Did you like the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes: www.gofireyourself.com/review (Click on “View in iTunes” on the left side and then write a review under “ratings and reviews”). You rock!! The post GFY 035: Jordan Harbinger Turns His Hobby Into a 7-Figure Business appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

 GFY 034: How to Get More Accomplished & Reach Your Long-Term Goals by Doing Less Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Laurel interviewed on Ignite Your Productivity Radio with Cathy Sexton I’m mixing things up on the podcast today! Recently, I was a guest on Ignite Your Productivity Radio with Cathy Sexton. The show was aired a couple weeks ago and Cathy just sent me the mp3 file, so I thought I would share it with you. I’m not going to lie to you, I am a pretty productive person. My boyfriend is in awe that in addition to running my businesses, I can find the time to exercise, cook 2-3 meals a day, keep the house clean, put every single dish in the dishwasher and make it to bed by 10:30pm sharp. But compared to a lot of busy people–that’s nothing. You might have kids, a day job, family, meetings, or important engagements on top off all the regular work you have to do. It can start to pile up! During my interview on her show, I share some of the best productivity and time management tips that have worked for me and other busy entrepreneurs to get more done in less time. Who doesn’t want that? As the holidays start ramping up, these strategies can help you stay on top of your game and help you jumpstart 2014. Hope you enjoy the show! Items mentioned in this episode: Ignite Your Productivity Radio The Productivity Experts Did you like the podcast? Please leave a review on iTunes: www.gofireyourself.com/review (Click on “View in iTunes” on the left side and then write a review under “ratings and reviews”). You rock!! The post GFY 034: How to Get More Accomplished & Reach Your Long-Term Goals by Doing Less Work appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.

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