Entrepreneur Showdown

Jason Womack, Networking Leverage, and Are you on the Right Path? – ES028

jason-womackAre you on the wrong track in your life? It’s scary to think about, but Dan and Joe dive into Round 1 discussing this topic, and what many people do in the early stage of their life.  If you’re a recent graduate or have started a new career, you’ll want to check out this article and listen to Round 1.

In Round 2, we’ll discuss Building Your Network and when should you do it, a topic from Jason Womack (hint, he’ll be the guest!).  Dan and Joe have different takes on when YOU might want to start building it and who is actually involved in your network.  Joe and Jason don’t seem to agree, we’ll need to settle this in the Main Event!

 People want to move beyond transaction, into relationship, toward opportunity– Jason Womack CLICK TO TWEET

We bring Jason Womack on the Main Event to discuss networking and more.  Jason says he had to prepare by listening to multiple episodes of the ES to get ready for this, so don’t miss it! Learn about how Jason keeps track of all his networking contacts.  Discover the 4 questions, what are they? Where can you find opportunities with your connections?  Jason will help you out!

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James Clear, Becoming a Chosen One, and Risky vs Reckless – ES 027

james-clearWhen you think of an entrepreneur, you sometimes think immediately “Risk-Taker”. Is there a line past that to reckless? Dan and Joe tackle the issue, what temperament they are, and perhaps identify which one you are!

In Round 2, we’ll discuss the “Chosen Ones.” Are some people chosen for success, and is every generation thinking the next is entitled? We’ll tackle this topic inspired by James Clear.

“Luck Provides Opportunities, but YOU have to walk through the door” – James Clear  CLICK TO TWEET

James Clear enters the Ring to delve further into “old-style” work ethic and the “knowledge” work ethic.  James is a health guru as well and gives you tips on maintaining your health, its importance in business, and developing habits around it.  Listen for the gem in this interview with how Environment can play a key in your habitual and marketing efforts!

Ben Krueger, Niche Podcasting, and Introvert or Extrovert in Business – ES 026

ben-kruegerAre you an introvert or extrovert? Now that you’ve answered that, should you tailor your business to whether you are an introvert or extrovert? Joe and Dan discuss in an extended round 1 about their thoughts.

Ben Krueger, the founder of Authority Engine, is the focus in Round 2 as it brings up the topic of whether you should Niche down your podcast or stay more general? Joe and Dan won’t agree on this one!

Forget the griping of the scrubs, lets bring on Ben to settle the score.  Ben says he’s actually being a “flip-flopper” on his thoughts? How did his views change? Ben Krueger also lets us know what we’re doing right and what you can do to separate yourself from the pack!

Greg Ciotti, Unique Selling Propositions, and Cutting Expenses – ES 025

greg-ciottiIt’s personal finance time on the Showdown.  Here, Joe and Dan discuss cutting expenses like an Entrepreneur, and give some juicy tips on negotiating.  Find out Dan’s tips on getting added bonuses when you travel.

In Round 2, we all know how daunting a task it is to dive into a business arena full of competition.  We will dive ourselves into Greg Ciotti’s recent article on standing out in a sea of competition.   How does Abercrombie and Fitch tie into this?  You’ll have to listen to find out!

You know what we do for the Main Event, bring on our guest Greg Ciotti to go deeper on how your business or blog can stand out i.e. Building your Unique Selling Proposition.  Greg will give you tips on that with real-world examples.  He’s also making some big transitions and you can get in on the ground floor.  As a bonus, Greg tells you why social media is WAY overhyped!

Billy Murphy, the Art of Being Interesting, and E-Commerce Excellence – ES 024

billy-murphyWhat is the key to being Interesting? With online content, it’s easy to get a little bit too serious.  In this Round 1, Joe and Dan let you know how you can become more exciting and enticing! Guess what, you can be wrong and be interesting, check it!

Dan and Joe dive into our friend, Billy Murphy’s, new venture over at Forever Jobless.  He started EcomLab to help others learn how to start drop-shipping sites.  We admit, we’re not sure what this e-commerce business is all about, so we don’t waste much time and get right to the Main Event!

Billy Murphy drops into the Main Event to answer what an e-commerce store is, and explains that it’s a lot easier than you think and YOU need to try it!  Billy walks through what you need to do right away with finding the right niche, suppliers, and how quickly you can set up your store.  One of our most tactical interviews to date!

Tim Conley, CEO Double Duty, and Breaking Out of Comfort Zones – ES 023

tim-conleyIt’s fun to say that you’re the CEO of something, but what about all the other small stuff? Let’s start wearing some different hats, and that’s what Joe and Dan dig into for Round 1. There’s always work going on in the background, it’s not all glamour, sometimes you could be the janitor!

Round 2 has Dan and Joe revealing some of the ways they try and break out of their comfort zone based on Tim Conley’s recent podcast episode on Foolish Adventure. Dan admits to being an introvert around strangers. If you’ve ever heard one of his long winded questions to our guests, you might sound the B.S. alarm. Let’s see if he can talk his way out of this one!

And you know it’s coming, Tim Conley’s on the Main Event to tackle your FEARS. What are Tim’s Triple D’s he likes (not those, sicko)! Also learn about what the “Black box” is in business.  Who should have one? Do you have one? You’re gonna need to find out! Finally, we all have our queasy moments outside our comfort zone, but Tim can help you out with those.  You can only benefit from going out of your CZone. Also find out the best way to seek revenge on someone who takes advantage of your kindness. Don’t miss what Tim says you should do!

Neil Patel, Eating Dinner Like an Entrepreneur, and Visual Marketing – ES 022

neil-patelCould the way you eat tell you about your productivity? In this Round 1, it seems Joe and Dan have cracked the code to it!  Don’t miss this tasty treat of the showdown!

In Round 2, we discuss some of Neil Patel’s, our guest, recent posts on visualization, copy-writing and more.  Did you know visualization in images can increase sales?  We discuss specific tips and tricks, and some might surprise you!

For the Main Event we bring on the Main Man of the Main Event, Neil Patel, to get his insights on what you can do to immediately increase conversions.  What should you be doing with images on your site? We also learn how Neil picks which images to use! (And no it’s not always a pretty lady!)

Jake Hower, Social Media Marketing, and Forced Entrepreneurship – ES 021

jake-howerWhat if everyone around you doesn’t get the “Entrepreneur” craze? Should you shove this stuff down their throat? Joe and Dan discuss this as well as what it means for each person to be an entrepreneur.

In Round 2, Dan and Joe talk about Jake Hower’s recent interview with Justin Brooks.  What should you be doing, organic traffic or paid traffic? What kind of quality can you expect from it and learn from Dan and Joe’s personal experience with both! How good is Facebook advertising, what do you think?  Joe and Dan have their own thoughts, but they’re no experts so they decided to bring one on!

We bring on Jake Hower to get his take on it as he’s a social media Australian macho man.  Learn the different tactics Jake uses with different social media mediums.  You don’t want to miss these marketing ninja tricks!

Yaro Starak, the Art of Belief, and Storytelling for Profits – ES 020

yaro-starakEveryone loves a good story (HINT: Especially customers and consumers), but what kind of story should your business tell? It’s a tricky and dense subject that Joe and Dan dig into in this week’s Round 1.  How has storytelling developed, and how should you develop your story?

In Round 2, Yaro Starak is the focus with his recent post on reaching goals. He preaches that belief is the key to unlocking your success, but Dan and Joe are actually confused by this post! They know that it is an important concept, though, and will need Yaro to untangle it in the Main Event.

In the Main Event, Yaro Starak takes on visualization and what could be a pitfall of it.  Of course Yaro brings more than expected, and turns the tables on Dan and Joe on their own positive or negative mindset. Oh, and ladies, you don’t want to miss the Aussie’s dating status!

Chris Ducker, Blogging for Fun or Business, and Just Saying No – ES 019

chris-duckerAre you too agreeable when you negotiate? Dan and Joe discuss why saying “No” will help you in the long run when you negotiate!  What mindset should you have going into a negotiation? You might be surprised with some of their revelations!

In Round 2, we discuss Chris Ducker’s recent post, “Think Like a Business Owner First and a Blogger Second.” We come up with a few examples of top entrepreneurs that defy this, so we will need to ask Chris about the exceptions!

Finally, Chris Ducker is center stage for the Main Event to discuss his mindset when producing content.  What mindset do you have? Chris is also a master when it comes to hosting and participating in masterminds, and we hear the benefits and sometimes pitfalls of them straight from the horse’s mouth.  Chris also threatens “to go Jason Statham” on Joe, so tune in to find out why!