We let you down last week. Listen to what happened and how it pertains to the article we covered today on conquering self-sabotage from Ramit Sethi. Sometimes the issue with our problems isn’t outside troubles, but actually the fight going on inside of you. Dan and Joe dive deep into this issue in Round 1 revealing some of their own self- sabotage moments.
For Round 2, we discuss an event in the life of our Main Event guest, Ryan Avery, as he has lunch with a billionaire and gets to hear the “secrets” to success. Hear who the billionaire is and a couple of the tips he provides and hear Joe and Dan debate over it.
You’re stuck looking for your business passion, aren’t you? You’re probably using it as an excuse to not get started as well, right? We’ve had that issue as well. Never fear, we discuss an excellent piece from expert Stephanie Sammons on finding your business passion; however, Dan seems to have questions about some of her thoughts, what do you think?
How do you use your time? It’s something we struggle with on the Showdown so we got some help from Jane Willmott with tips on Making the best and most use of your time. Dan and Joe even have some of their own tips you can use right now……
Jill Stanton lands in the Main Event, having built dozens of authority and niche sites, she’s a great resource to learn about them and the lifeblood they need to thrive. It’s easy to be scammy in the niche site world, but Jill can show you how to get around that type of branding
The BEST way to get things done besides the normal “write it down” advice.
Difference between a niche site and an authority site and which is for you.
The Key Ingredient to having a successful niche site
What Jill worries about with her site’s ALL the time!
Which affiliate programs are the best for you? Hint, according to Jill, “Amazon affiliate program is bulls***!” Learn more!
We have a special round 1 today! We discuss Dan’s recent project, Podcast Movement, which recently made over 5 figures in 48 hours! You’ll need to hear about this and how to validate your new idea and why it’s important with real life results, not some theory BS.
For Round 2, we discuss Tom Morkes’ recent article on how he enlisted the help of many A-Listers for his recent project. Is it that important to have big names back your project? Are there specific tactics you should be doing? Joe has a problem with one of Tom’s tactics that he’ll need to challenge that point in the Main Event!
Tom Morkes lands in the Main Event from his exotic abode in Indonesia. But it’s not all pina colada’s, he’s trying to get his publishing company off the ground, but he has some great tactics for increasing sales and your confidence in this chat.
Dan and Joe admit their troubles with email marketing in Round 1, but have great examples of those who KNOW how to do it right. If you’re just starting out in your email marketing campaign, this Round 1 is for you!
Having trouble coming up with an idea for a business? Sean Ogle can help with that as we dive into Round 2 discussing how he comes up with new ideas. Joe discusses methods he’s used to try and validate some of his potential ideas.
For the Main Event, Sean Ogle graces us with his presence but greats the value. Sean runs Location 180 and at the same time started a new venture, Breaking Eighty, to harness his love of golfing. If you don’t have an idea, Sean has some harsh words for you….
Is your mentality to learn important for your success? Dan and Joe discuss some on the job training skills with a “learning-as-you-go” attitude. Joe has a certain way he learns new processes, do you have the same style or the opposite? Find out in Round 1.
Round 2 has us discussing a recent post from Stan Smith about the traits of successful blog marketers. Dan and Joe actually found a unique trait Stan doesn’t touch on that up-and-coming bloggers are now utilizing. We may have to bring this up with Stan…..heck…you know we will! Let’s move on to Stan!
Stanford Smith comes on the Main Event to give his take on how to be a successful blog marketer. He has some sweet strategies that Joe says is, “Genius.” You’ll need to hear it as well as how he defined his target market. Check out Stan!
Buying the new, shiny course doesn’t mean you’ll be successful, hear Dan’s story from NMX that demonstrates this.
Should you be using vulnerability in your writing?
The “Genius” way Stan gets new clients through his blog posts
Tips on using recent events in the media
How Stan overcomes self-doubt when publishing new posts
Tax Time! It’s the most wonderful time of the year isn’t it? Maybe not…..Still, you got to pay your dues to IRS and Dan, our CPA, has some tips on MAXIMIZING your deductions this season. Our fellow-Texan friend Carrie Smith provided the inspiration for this with her article on enjoying your taxes (because you may get some back!)
Round 2 brings up the topic about drop shipping and importing. Is there a difference? Will Mitchell thinks so, but Joe’s having a hard time wrapping his head around it. Will he figure it out?
In the Main Event, Will Mitchell hits us up to give his thoughts on the importing business. He discusses his strategies and how you could find the right product to start selling. He’s just a kid but has a wealth of knowledge and can help you start off your business without needing an idea.
Dan has a new idea….but does it need validation? We will dive into the questions you may need to ask yourself and your new idea as well as maybe some parameters that prove validation.
We all use mobile apps everyday (even if you don’t know it….), how hard is it to start building one? Even more on your mind, HOW MUCH is it to do it? Joe and Dan discuss their experience before diving into the Main Event with Steve P Young.
Steve P Young (not to be confused with the Niners QB) enters the ring to talk about mobile apps for the first time on the Showdown. Steve talks about his app failures and successes and what you can do to start to get into the space.
Joe and Dan are broadcasting LIVE from New Media Expo and are bringing some harsh truths and takeaways from their experience. What should you be focusing on: Attending the sessions or meetups? Joe had some blunt statements about some of the sessions that could be said to be over the line…..judge for yourself!
In Round 2, we discuss a recent post from JD Roth on being the CFO of your Life. Especially with the younger generation, it is tempting to start out their financial journey with debt and rapid spending. Joe and Dan have some quick stories and tips about their financial journey (being in their 20’s.) Do you share some of these experiences?
For the Main Event, JD comes into the ring to give you further advice on becoming a CFO, yes you! He’s had many setbacks in his life and goes into how he overcome those struggles including his diet plans for all you New Year resolutions! We have a great discussion on how young people can succeed early on, they don’t need to wait until they’re retired. JD gives specific strategies on how you can do that, Dig into this episode to find out!
In Round 1, we look at a post from our friend Laurel Staples over at Go Fire Yourself about building the RIGHT mindset to success. We go the longest ever on a Round 1 as it is soooo important in your growth and success on your career path. Learn how Dan went on a “fast” and made everyday much better!
We learn about time management and efficiency in Carrie Wilkerson’s most recent about pears. Yes, a Pear-able about pears (witty!) Joe and Dan dive into personal stories of their own based on Carrie’s points. You’ll need to go check out the post yourself and get your eureka moment while reading it, all from pears!
Carrie comes onto the Main Event and comes with energy! She has some awesome words for women and also some tips on pursuing the most profitable and efficient niche for you. Carrie also isn’t some single bachelor, she’s a working Mom with kids at the same time and has time to cook dinner. You’re going to be amazed at the advice Carrie freely dishes out and she’s alot of fun as well. This is one of Joe’s favorite interviews and we think it’ll be one of yours as well!