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.
Interview with Rebecca Livermore (professionalcontentcreation.com) If you want to grow your business WITHOUT paying lots of money for advertising, trying to figure out Google Adsense (why is it so complicated?) or hiring an expensive PR agent, you’ll definitely want to tune in for this interview with Rebecca Livermore. Rebecca has been a professional freelance writer since 1993. Although she got her start writing articles in print magazines, she’s been a web content writer since 2006 and that’s her primary focus with her business Professional Content Creation. She is a strong believer in both social media and content marketing, knowing that businesses that embrace these types of marketing are far more likely to succeed in today’s world, than those that stick with more traditional “old school” ways of marketing. And trust me, I’ve taken all of “old school” marketing approaches in the past, and I can tell you that they’re not very effective (and they have a tendency to drain your budget). So check out this episode to learn a marketing method that IS effective to grow your business and reach more people. Items mentioned in this episode: Professional Content Creation Content Repurposing Made Easy (Rebecca’s course) Smart Passive Income Amy Porterfield 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 033: How to Update Your Ineffective “Old-School” Marketing Strategy with Rebecca Livermore appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with Lisa Mallis (systemsavvyconsulting.com) If you are ready to move to the next level in your business but feel overwhelmed by day-to-day living, this GFY episode is for you. If you create plans to succeed time and time again, only to run out of energy/time/motivation on a daily basis before you can implement them, you are not alone. To turn all this around for you and help you skyrocket your productivity is Lisa Mallis. Lisa is a time strategy visionary who has combined her experience in (1) secondary education (2) direct sales and (3) her love of schedules, systems, and all things time management to create her company SystemSavvy Consulting. Lisa is a master at cutting to the heart of overwhelm to help you regain control of your schedule and your life. She prides herself on finding the specific techniques that work for each individual client to increase productivity, learn to balance family and career, and blaze a trail to create the life of your dreams. In this episode, you are going to be learning a 3-step system to overcome common time management obstacles plus other simple (yet powerful) tips and strategies for knocking out your to-do list in no time. Items mentioned in this episode: System Savvy Consulting Create A.W.E. Inspired Change – A 90 Day Accountability Journal Time Finders System 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 032: How to Skyrocket Your Productivity with Lisa Mallis appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with Wes Murph (wesleymurph.com) Meet Wes Murph–The Marketing Maniac. He might be insane or he might just be a genius. (You’ll have to listen to the episode in order to find out!) In 2006, Wes quit his high paying job in medical sales to start a pet business (insane?). Some people thought that was a crazy idea, but his pet business became world famous after he got featured on Cesar Millan’s TV show The Dog Whisperer (genius?). Fast forward to a few years down the road and Wes decided that owning a successful pet shop wasn’t what he wanted to do for the rest of his life (insane?). He decided to switch gears and started a direct response copywriting business that is currently going gangbusters (definitely genius). Listen to this GFY episode to get the real scoop from him about his entrepreneurial journey and learn his proven marketing secrets for creating two successful businesses in a row. Your marketing won’t be the same after listening to his tips, so you won’t want to miss it! In the meantime, don’t forget to check out his website at www.wesleymurph.com and sign up for his mailing list! 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 031: How to Break Through the Noise with Your Marketing with Wes Murph appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with Jeff Goins (www.goinswriter.com) If you don’t know Jeff Goins yet, then you’ve definitely been missing out. Jeff is a writing, speaker and blogger and spends his time trying to take over the internet. (Personally, I think he’s doing a great job because he seems to be everywhere I turn online!) He’s the author of three great books: You Are a Writer, Wrecked, and The In-Between, which you can find on his website goinswriter.com. Click here to watch a short video I made for GFY viewers about his latest book. Just this year, Jeff quit his job as the communications director of an international non-profit to work for himself. He has had amazing success so far and he’s on the podcast today to share about his journey becoming a full-time writer and how he’s effectively built his business from scratch. 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 030: How Jeff Goins is Taking the Writing World by Storm (and Making a Great Living at it) appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with Jeff Steinmann (howtoquitworking.com) On this episode of Go Fire Yourself, I’m interviewing another fantastic guest–Jeff Steinmann. Jeff is an author, blogger, and podcaster. Just last year, Jeff quit a job he hated to work for himself full-time….and here’s the kicker…to help other people do the same exact thing. Basically, his mission is pretty similar to mine here at GFY, which is awesome! Jeff is the founder of the boutique lifestyle consulting company, Braveau Experts and author of How to Quit Working, which is a complete guide to quitting your job and using what you know to create a lifestyle. He is a speaker and hosts a weekly show called “The How to Quit Working Show” that features Lifestyle Fanatics who have rejected the idea of having a JOB and put lifestyle first. Today, Jeff’s life is 180 degrees different than it was a few years ago and now his main passion in life is teaching other people how to make money based on what they know instead of what they do (there’s a big difference!) so they can quit working and find better ways to live their life. On the show, he’s sharing some amazing tips and tools that you can use to make the switch into self-employment and live an incredible life of personal freedom. A few items mentioned in this podcast… How to Quit Working (the book) How to Quit Working (Jeff’s blog & podcast) Braveau 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 029: How to Make Money with What You Know vs What You Do with Jeff Steinmann appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with Miki Strong (www.mikistrong.com) Miki Strong is a thoroughly unemployable woman. She quit her last job in 1987 working as an inventory control person at a chemical company and she’s been writing her own rules ever since. Miki is a lifestyle business strategist and money mentor. In addition, she is the founder of a new digital magazine called Unemployable Woman, which is for women entrepreneurs who are driven to (re)define the rules of how business is done, and create lifestyle balance (inside and outside business) in the process. Miki believes that no one should work a job and shares some incredible tips to help you leap over money roadblocks, harness your intuition, create cashflow from customer connection and ultimately take the plunge into self-employment (and never have to look back). A few items mentioned in this podcast… Unemployable Woman Magazine MikiStrong.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 028: Are Your Beliefs About Money Holding You Back from True Success? Ask Miki Strong… appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with Jessica Rhodes (InterviewConnections.com) Meet Jessica Rhodes. Successful “quitter”. Full-time business owner. Full-time new mom. Jessica is the founder of Entrepreneur Support Services, a business providing a variety of support services to busy and time strapped entrepreneurs and small business owners—and her latest business, Interview Connections in which she helps radio shows and podcast owners book amazing guests for their shows. Jessica’s big thing is how to design a business that fits the lifestyle she wants and not the other way around. She’s passionate about doing what she loves and she’s found a way to set up her business so that she doesn’t have to sacrifice the time she spends with her family. In March of this year, Jessica quit her job as the staff director at a non-profit she had worked at since she was 19. Now, she’s a full-time business owner and full-time mom and she’s miraculously found a way to be successful at both! Connect with Jessica at her website and on Facebook and listen to her fantastic interview! 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”). Thank you!! The post GFY 027: The Art of Being a Successful Mom Business Owner with Jessica Rhodes appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
GFY 026: Interview with Bob Baker (bob-baker.com) I like to call Bob Baker a marketing “trail blazer”. I don’t know if he agrees with this title (you can find out in the interview!), but he was one of the first marketers who discovered how to use the Internet as a tool to reach more people and spread a message to a wider audience. Today, we run into the problem that the Internet is over-saturated and we have trouble getting our business’s seen amongst the millions of other businesses & blogs out there. That’s where Bob comes in. Bob is an author, speaker, and musician. His business is dedicated to teaching musicians, authors and entrepreneurs how to get more exposure, connect with a wider audience, and increase their incomes through marketing their artistic passions. Pretty cool. Bob’s latest book is the DIY Career Manifesto: The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How into a Profitable Business. Don’t miss this great interview with Bob to learn what it takes to get your message out there and break through the noise in an overcrowded market space so you can effectively turn your passion into a profitable business. A few items mentioned in this podcast… Bob-Baker.com Diycareermanifesto.com Creative Entrepreneur Mr Buzz Factor Joel Friedlander Jeff Goins Barbara Winter Car Talk 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”). Thank you!! The post GFY 026: Turn Your Talents into a Profitable Business with Bob Baker appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Interview with William Shaker (williamshaker.com) How would it feel if you went from being on unemployment after getting laid of your job to launching an online business that made millions? Well, William Shaker did just that…and he says, “It was like living under a money tree”. In 2001, William got laid off from his job as a computer networking instructor. After collecting unemployment for 6 months, Will read a book that changed his entire life. He started an online sunglasses business and began making enough money that he didn’t have to look for another job. Today–13 years later–William is the founder of the podcast Endless Possibilities which you can find at his website williamshaker.com where he talks about his journey as an entrepreneur and also interviews other successful business owners to dive deep into what it takes to rise to the top. Don’t miss this podcast to find out what led to William’s success and the valuable (and unforgettable) lessons he’s learned along the way. A few items mentioned in this podcast… Rich Dad Poor Dad Shopify Williamshaker.com Endless Possibilities Podcast Quora The post GFY 025: How William Shaker Went from Being on Unemployment to Making Millions appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
GFY024: Interview with Nick Loper (sidehustlenation.com) Do you dream of setting up an online business that’s fully automated? Would you like to start making more money with your side business than at your regular job? Well, my guest on this episode of GFY, Nick Loper, did just that. Nick is an affiliate marketer and he quit his job working as a manufacturing rep for Ford in 2008 to go full-time with his online business. Two of his successful ventures include Shoe Sniper—a site where you can get very best prices for the top shoe brands–and Virtual Assistant Assistant–a review site that helps you choose the best personal assistant for your needs. Also, Nick runs a great blog and podcast similar to GFY called Side Hustle Nation which is all about empowering the 5-9 entrepreneur–people who are working on their business on the side of their day job. Don’t miss this episode as Nick shares the insider details of his experience and secrets of his success. A few items mentioned in this podcast… ShoeSniper.com Bing Ads Makemoneyontheinternet.com SideHustleNation.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”) The post GFY 024: Nick Loper Transforms His Side-Hustle Business into a Full-Time Career appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
GFY023: Interview with Terry Whalin (author of Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams) If you have ever thought about going the traditional route with publishing a book, you’ll definitely want to tune into this podcast. For Episode 23, I’m interviewing editor and writer–Terry Whalin. Terry is an acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing. He has written more than 60 books through traditional publishers in a wide range of topics from children’s books to biographies to co-authored books. PLUS, he as appeared in more than 50 publications. Terry has a best selling book called Book Proposals that Sell and his latest book (which we’re chatting about on this podcast) is Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams: Insider Secrets to Skyrocket Your Success. In this podcast, he provides some amazing insider secrets for easily getting into the publishing world, creating a strong platform for your writing, and how to market your final book product. Don’t miss it! A few items mentioned in this podcast… Morgan James Publishing Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams Createspace firstname.lastname@example.org Book Proposals That Sell Author 101 University Zig Ziglar 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”) The post GFY 023: Terry Whalin Shares How to Turn Your Book Dream into a Reality appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
GFY022 – Interview with Jeet Banerjee I’m excited to be chatting with Jeet Banerjee on the podcast today. Jeet quit his job as a project manager for a software development company in 2009 to start his own business. Since then, he’s launched numerous successful startups, apps and other projects. PLUS, he’s written two books and is a consultant and speaker. Currently, he’s involved with at least 4 different project, including one called StatFuse which is a virtual platform that helps students and parents conquer college admissions through a variety of interactive tools and resources. But here’s the kicker—Jeet is only 20 years old. Impressive, right? Check out the interview with Jeet to get his valuable insights on how he’s become so successful at such a young age and be sure to connect with him on Twitter at @thejeetbanerjee. Items mentioned in this podcast include: www.jeetbanerjee.com How to Build a Startup (Udemy course) Profitable SEO Strategies Pursuit of Passion 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”) The post GFY 022: 20-Year-Old Serial Entrepreneur, Jeet Banerjee, Shares His Success Secrets appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
021: How to Escape the Entrepreneur Comparison Trap Thirty years ago, you couldn’t go online and compare your business, your life and your dreams to someone else’s. Back then, when starting a business, you couldn’t always see that many of your competitors were perhaps more talented than you, more established, had celebrity clients, or had all day long to work on their business (while you’re still stuck at your day job). On top of that, we now have social media. The tricky part about social media is that it looks like everyone is winning–all the time. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be if you measure the height your success against it. These days, because of the Internet and social media, it’s really easy to to get sucked into a constant comparison trap with other people and businesses. It’s easier than ever to feel bad about yourself and your achievements as you grow your business merely based on what other people are doing. The problem is when you start a comparison cycle, you can lose momentum with your business and start second-guessing every decision you make. It’s time to escape this trap! This podcast is all about how to escape the entrepreneur comparison trap and answers the questions: How do you avoid the comparison trap? How do you go forward with your business and your dream despite all the noise and competition around you? How do you stop feeling bad when your competitors seem to be flourishing and you’re still stuck in a job? How do you stay focused on your goal when there’s a nagging voice of doubt in the back of your head? Hope you enjoy it! Will you take a moment to leave me a review on iTunes? Click here and select “View in iTunes” and “Ratings and Reviews” and leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!! Thanks! The post GFY 021: How to Escape the Entrepreneur Comparison Trap appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
9 Tips for Creating Multiple Online Income Streams for your Business Earlier this summer, I wrote a blog post about how to create multiple streams of income for your business and I decided to expand on that idea and turn it into a podcast episode. When you set up multiple income streams in your own business then… (1) you no longer have to rely on just one aspect of your business to pull in all the revenue you need (2) you can mix passive and active income streams so that you’re not working dollars-for-hours all the time. Also, as you’ve probably noticed with your clients/customers/audience—some of them like to read a physical book, others like to take a course online, and there are always those who want to interact with you directly. When you can reach all of these people by creating various services and products, your audience and your business has the potential to start growing like a weed. Listen to this podcast to get 9 great tips for expanding your business, re-purposing your content and increasing the number of revenue streams into your pocket! The post GFY 020: 9 Tips for Creating Multiple Online Income Streams for your Business appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.
Episode 019: The Fool-Proof Marketing Strategy for Service-Based Businesses When you run a service based business–consulting, copywriting, therapist, coach (relationship, business, health, etc), motivational speaker, or anything along those lines—you are what I would call an “expert”. As an expert, there is a specific way that you have to market yourself in order to be effective–the GIVE GIVE GIVE SELL method. The idea is that as an expert, you give tons of incredible, valuable and useful information FOR FREE to your audience and then (and only then) you sell to them. So you give and give and give and then sell. In other words, you don’t reach out to your audience/email list ONLY when you want to sell something to them. This is kind of sleezy and it can be annoying to people. Additionally, it is not going to help you create a strong following. Instead, you want to keep the communication open with your audience by giving them your best content for free. This turns you into a “giver” instead of a “taker”, which is how you want to be seen as an expert. What will learn in this podcast episode is… Why you needed to start an email list yesterday (if you haven’t already) How giving away your best content for free will help increase your sales What to do to funnel tons of people to sign up for your email list Tried and true ways to grow your audience and reach more people Hope you enjoy! Will you take a moment to review this podcast in iTunes? https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/go-fire-yourself/id697118705 Thank you!!! The post GFY 019: The Fool-Proof Marketing Strategy for Service-Based Businesses appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.