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159: 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup [Podcast]

Write your 15 minute business plan and then get moving providing goods and services for other people. After all, the only person who reads most business plans is the person who wrote it - the business owner. But unlike all those people who spend months writing a plan, you need to develop your 15-minute business plan and then start with the execution phase. Here is all you need. 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup (podcast outline) The key elements of a business plan are simple and should be obvious if you are getting ready to start making money and serving customers. Your 15-minute business plan should answer the following questions: What problem(s) are you trying to solve? Do not be cute or wordy, just state what the problem is in normal words. Best to use the words you have heard potential customers use. Example: Help busy moms with preteen kids lose weight. They are so busy with kids that taking care of themselves is hard. Who you will serve? It needs to be someone who has the problem and is aware that they have it. For example, an overweight person who does not feel overweight or feel motivated to change it will not want your products. Example: Busy moms with kids who are from 5-12 worried about their weight. What products or services will you offer to solve that problem? Do not over complicate it, but think about the most valuable thing you can offer. The book The Lean Startup calls this the MVP (Minimally Viable Product). Do not overthink it. Be clear. Example: An iPhone app that will trigger mom to plan her day the night before. What clothes she needs out to workout then go on with her day. What foods she needs to prep. Then during the day, the app will remind her what to eat and what exercises to do. The goal - where you want to be in the next 3 years. Then break down to 1 year and 3 months. Remember goals should motivate you and make you think you can do it - just outside of your comfort zone. Goals are not a wish list - they are things you really are willing to work to accomplish Avoid the delusional zone. ($1billion in sales in 3 years) Think simple steps. Do not overthink it. Create Mainline Goals, Big Win, and Stretch Goals Mainline - The minimum you want to see and still feel like it was a win. Big Win - You will feel awesome Stretch - If all works right and grows as you planned and other good things happen - this is a stretch. Who is your competition? Name the people - not just companies? How can you get to know them and be friends with them? What makes you different Business proposition: We do X for Y so that they can Z. Unlike other companies, we … Example: We provide IT services for small companies that do not have IT experts so that they can focus on running their business. Unlike other IT service companies such as Gee Squad, we provide fast service and turn arounds so your business keeps running. Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not, I encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! If you like what you hear, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast.

26 MIN6 d ago
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159: 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup [Podcast]

158: Quit Believing Stupid Lies about Money and Wealth [Podcast]

Stupid lies about money are certainly prevalent. Like weight loss, everyone has advice about how to make money and grow wealth. The problem is - most of that advice comes from people who do not have any money. Kinda like taking weight loss advice from a fat person. OK - to be transparent I am not fat. Oh - you really do not care about that, do you. Maybe you care more about this. I have zero debt (including real estate) and I am a multimillionaire with multiple streams of income and I generally love what I do. - even the parts when I am working with idiots. You can hear about that on Podcast 157: Finding Joy on the Job Even When You Work for an Idiot. But I am certainly blessed. I do not claim to be wise in all things money - but I do constantly learn from others who know a lot - and little - about growing wealth. There are definitely many lies we believe. Before we look at those lies, there are simple, but important truths about growing wealth that we overlook. Today let’s look at...

27 MIN1 w ago
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158: Quit Believing Stupid Lies about Money and Wealth [Podcast]

157: Finding Joy on the Job – Even When You Work for an Idiot [Podcast]

Is finding joy on the job - even when you work for an idiot - even possible? No, I am not asking is working for an idiot possible - we all know that it is. Painfully! But finding joy on the job is an important part. Can it be done if you work for that idiot? I think so. In fact, I know you can find joy at work, even while working for an idiot. Here are some ideas on how. Finding Joy on the Job - Even When You Work for an Idiot (Podcast Outline) Leave. Start looking for something else in a serious hunt. You do not have to be committed to leaving - but just the hunt alone might help you find joy. Recently I was working with someone who was unappreciated at his job. He was not the most organized guy - but he was powerfully effective with clients. But the establishment did not appreciate him - especially two women on the team. He was dogged in every meeting of management. Then when he got a new manager, that manager led by giving him a written warning with human resources. I told Jack t...

20 MIN2 w ago
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157: Finding Joy on the Job – Even When You Work for an Idiot [Podcast]

156: How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void [Podcast]

Leadership void is the norm. Some voids are caused by poor leaders who provide little vision or direction. Others are caused by transitions in roles (esp for your leaders) and the inability for overall leadership to define issues and set a strategy. Either way - as John Maxwell puts it - Everything rises and falls on leadership. Unfortunately - even if you are a leader - you are often impacted by the leadership above you and you get stuck waiting for their direction - and in the meantime, you fail to provide direction to those who report to you. You, therefore, become a bad leader. (I have been here a number of times myself) So no matter your role or the reason - leadership void is the norm - not the exception. Here are some things to do. How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void (Podcast Outline) The Bold Approach * Engage the leader. Ask them what is going on. Politely let them know you see a void and things are not working. You might find That something big is going on ...

20 MIN3 w ago
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156: How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void [Podcast]

155: Five Ways to Grow Your Income Without Leaving Your Day Job [Podcast]

Looking to grow your income without leaving your day job? Growing our income is one of the most common goals we all have - but we rarely talk about it like growth. Instead, I hear others tell me “I want to make more money” But what does that mean? Usually a new job or a pay raise. When I ask “How are you going to make that happen?” the answers come back Wait for my boss to give me a raise, I guess? Hope that they finally pay me what I am worth. I am looking for a new job. (usually passively) The challenge is most of us are waiting on someone else to grow our income. STOP. Take control. YOU GROW YOUR OWN INCOME! Five Ways to Grow Your Income Without Leaving Your Day Job (Podcast Outline) #1 - Start a side hustle doing what you love. There is no easier way to increase your income and create a long term flow of money. * Teaching others how to do what you love and are good at. We see a lot of this on - courses on how to use their camera, learn a language, do building projects, fix h...

22 MIN2019 DEC 24
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155: Five Ways to Grow Your Income Without Leaving Your Day Job [Podcast]

154: The First 5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business or Side Hustle [Podcast]

What are the first 5 steps to starting your own business or side hustle? You could do what most people do when they start a business. Write a business plan. Yes, get bogged down in the nasty details that really will not matter nor be read by anyone. Go find funding — usually a loan. Avoid these stupid steps for almost everyone. Here is what to do instead. The First 5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business or Side Hustle (Podcast Outline) 1. Find a problem to solve. Make sure the problem is for real people. * Helping people take care of their lawns. * Pressure washing their drives. * Reducing accidents in manufacturing plants by doing periodic safety assessments. * Assisting online marketers to be more productive by being their virtual assistant. Avoid things that are not real problems people have. * Saving the environment. 2. Who is the customer who will pay? A business or an individual. If you cannot figure this out - move on. Sometimes these poorly defined ideas leave you looking fo...

20 MIN2019 DEC 17
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154: The First 5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business or Side Hustle [Podcast]

153: The Big Career Fears [Podcast]

Career fears are those silly things that keep us from making wise career decisions we want to make. So many of us look in the mirror and know that we are CONTROLLED BY OUR FEAR. The Big Career Fears (Podcast Outline) Here are the primary fears holding us back in our careers. * Perfectionism - I will make a mistake. I cannot do anything unless it is perfect. * Wrong Path - Once I pick, I am stuck. Careers. College, anything. * Self- Made Prisoner - I am stuck in my job/career. It also has to do with relationships. “So much invested.” * Overwhelmed - I cannot handle it. I am not qualified — Esp in jobs. Most jobs are not that hard. * Fear of fear - We are afraid we might be afraid. We might look stupid. We might be nervous. We might have to ask for help. Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not, I encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! If you like what you...

-1 s2019 DEC 10
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153: The Big Career Fears [Podcast]

152: How to Recognize and Overcome Fear [Podcast]

How do you recognize and overcome fear? Fear plays a dominate part of most lives. But success often is found on the other side of fear. How to Recognize and Overcome Fear (Podcast Outline) * What fear really looks like * Excuses * Procrastination * Perfectionism - Seth Godin - SHIP IT. * What it feels like * Panic attack Frozen (not like the song or movie) * What drives fear Danger - Reality Ego and Pride * How to get past the fear Consistent actions- Daily Drive through fear - not around Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not, I encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! If you like what you hear, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast. I also love reading them and connecting with you. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me kn...

-1 s2019 DEC 3
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152: How to Recognize and Overcome Fear [Podcast]

151: You Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? [Podcast]

It's OK If You Don't Want to Be an Entrepreneur. Really! You see the message everywhere that you should quit your day job, take the risk, and make money. You might be hearing statements like: * You are busy making someone else rich. * You are selling out. * Entrepreneurs are modern heroes. * Business owners make the big bucks. * University Entrepreneurship programs are booming. Must be something - right? Forget the lies and the hype - instead, learn to be a company of one - as an entrepreneur or an employee. Then you have all the choices in the world! It's OK If You Don't Want to Be an Entrepreneur (Podcast Outline) The messages we hear about entrepreneurship. What is the truth? About earnings. About freedom. About being the CEO. About customers. About entrepreneurship programs at universities. Being a Company of One. * Find the work you love doing. * Serve others. * Grow. Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not,...

18 MIN2019 NOV 26
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151: You Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? [Podcast]

150: How to Continue to Grow Your Career as an Engineer [Podcast]

You should want to grow your career. Right? It just makes sense? But wanting to grow your career is not enough - you have to work at it. Once we start our engineering career (or any career for that matter), we get busy. Work and life take over, and we are so tied up in just keeping up that we forget we need to keep growing. Last week we hit on the subject of WHY you need to grow your career. This week we want to dive into some of the HOWs. How do you grow your career continually and intentionally? How to Continue to Grow Your Career as an Engineer (Podcast Outline) Develop a Mindset of Growth Enjoy the game of growth - always explore. Be curious. Be OK with change - it is going to change anyway. Do not be afraid of breaking things. Learn from successful people/companies Pay attention to the competition. Pay attention to innovations - LinkedIn videos, conferences, things you hear that you might discount as being irrelevant. Think strategically. “Skate to where the puck is going to b...

25 MIN2019 NOV 12
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150: How to Continue to Grow Your Career as an Engineer [Podcast]

Latest Episodes

159: 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup [Podcast]

Write your 15 minute business plan and then get moving providing goods and services for other people. After all, the only person who reads most business plans is the person who wrote it - the business owner. But unlike all those people who spend months writing a plan, you need to develop your 15-minute business plan and then start with the execution phase. Here is all you need. 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup (podcast outline) The key elements of a business plan are simple and should be obvious if you are getting ready to start making money and serving customers. Your 15-minute business plan should answer the following questions: What problem(s) are you trying to solve? Do not be cute or wordy, just state what the problem is in normal words. Best to use the words you have heard potential customers use. Example: Help busy moms with preteen kids lose weight. They are so busy with kids that taking care of themselves is hard. Who you will serve? It needs to be someone who has the problem and is aware that they have it. For example, an overweight person who does not feel overweight or feel motivated to change it will not want your products. Example: Busy moms with kids who are from 5-12 worried about their weight. What products or services will you offer to solve that problem? Do not over complicate it, but think about the most valuable thing you can offer. The book The Lean Startup calls this the MVP (Minimally Viable Product). Do not overthink it. Be clear. Example: An iPhone app that will trigger mom to plan her day the night before. What clothes she needs out to workout then go on with her day. What foods she needs to prep. Then during the day, the app will remind her what to eat and what exercises to do. The goal - where you want to be in the next 3 years. Then break down to 1 year and 3 months. Remember goals should motivate you and make you think you can do it - just outside of your comfort zone. Goals are not a wish list - they are things you really are willing to work to accomplish Avoid the delusional zone. ($1billion in sales in 3 years) Think simple steps. Do not overthink it. Create Mainline Goals, Big Win, and Stretch Goals Mainline - The minimum you want to see and still feel like it was a win. Big Win - You will feel awesome Stretch - If all works right and grows as you planned and other good things happen - this is a stretch. Who is your competition? Name the people - not just companies? How can you get to know them and be friends with them? What makes you different Business proposition: We do X for Y so that they can Z. Unlike other companies, we … Example: We provide IT services for small companies that do not have IT experts so that they can focus on running their business. Unlike other IT service companies such as Gee Squad, we provide fast service and turn arounds so your business keeps running. Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not, I encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! If you like what you hear, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast.

26 MIN6 d ago
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159: 15 Minute Business Plan for Your Startup [Podcast]

158: Quit Believing Stupid Lies about Money and Wealth [Podcast]

Stupid lies about money are certainly prevalent. Like weight loss, everyone has advice about how to make money and grow wealth. The problem is - most of that advice comes from people who do not have any money. Kinda like taking weight loss advice from a fat person. OK - to be transparent I am not fat. Oh - you really do not care about that, do you. Maybe you care more about this. I have zero debt (including real estate) and I am a multimillionaire with multiple streams of income and I generally love what I do. - even the parts when I am working with idiots. You can hear about that on Podcast 157: Finding Joy on the Job Even When You Work for an Idiot. But I am certainly blessed. I do not claim to be wise in all things money - but I do constantly learn from others who know a lot - and little - about growing wealth. There are definitely many lies we believe. Before we look at those lies, there are simple, but important truths about growing wealth that we overlook. Today let’s look at...

27 MIN1 w ago
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158: Quit Believing Stupid Lies about Money and Wealth [Podcast]

157: Finding Joy on the Job – Even When You Work for an Idiot [Podcast]

Is finding joy on the job - even when you work for an idiot - even possible? No, I am not asking is working for an idiot possible - we all know that it is. Painfully! But finding joy on the job is an important part. Can it be done if you work for that idiot? I think so. In fact, I know you can find joy at work, even while working for an idiot. Here are some ideas on how. Finding Joy on the Job - Even When You Work for an Idiot (Podcast Outline) Leave. Start looking for something else in a serious hunt. You do not have to be committed to leaving - but just the hunt alone might help you find joy. Recently I was working with someone who was unappreciated at his job. He was not the most organized guy - but he was powerfully effective with clients. But the establishment did not appreciate him - especially two women on the team. He was dogged in every meeting of management. Then when he got a new manager, that manager led by giving him a written warning with human resources. I told Jack t...

20 MIN2 w ago
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157: Finding Joy on the Job – Even When You Work for an Idiot [Podcast]

156: How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void [Podcast]

Leadership void is the norm. Some voids are caused by poor leaders who provide little vision or direction. Others are caused by transitions in roles (esp for your leaders) and the inability for overall leadership to define issues and set a strategy. Either way - as John Maxwell puts it - Everything rises and falls on leadership. Unfortunately - even if you are a leader - you are often impacted by the leadership above you and you get stuck waiting for their direction - and in the meantime, you fail to provide direction to those who report to you. You, therefore, become a bad leader. (I have been here a number of times myself) So no matter your role or the reason - leadership void is the norm - not the exception. Here are some things to do. How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void (Podcast Outline) The Bold Approach * Engage the leader. Ask them what is going on. Politely let them know you see a void and things are not working. You might find That something big is going on ...

20 MIN3 w ago
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156: How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void [Podcast]

155: Five Ways to Grow Your Income Without Leaving Your Day Job [Podcast]

Looking to grow your income without leaving your day job? Growing our income is one of the most common goals we all have - but we rarely talk about it like growth. Instead, I hear others tell me “I want to make more money” But what does that mean? Usually a new job or a pay raise. When I ask “How are you going to make that happen?” the answers come back Wait for my boss to give me a raise, I guess? Hope that they finally pay me what I am worth. I am looking for a new job. (usually passively) The challenge is most of us are waiting on someone else to grow our income. STOP. Take control. YOU GROW YOUR OWN INCOME! Five Ways to Grow Your Income Without Leaving Your Day Job (Podcast Outline) #1 - Start a side hustle doing what you love. There is no easier way to increase your income and create a long term flow of money. * Teaching others how to do what you love and are good at. We see a lot of this on - courses on how to use their camera, learn a language, do building projects, fix h...

22 MIN2019 DEC 24
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155: Five Ways to Grow Your Income Without Leaving Your Day Job [Podcast]

154: The First 5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business or Side Hustle [Podcast]

What are the first 5 steps to starting your own business or side hustle? You could do what most people do when they start a business. Write a business plan. Yes, get bogged down in the nasty details that really will not matter nor be read by anyone. Go find funding — usually a loan. Avoid these stupid steps for almost everyone. Here is what to do instead. The First 5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business or Side Hustle (Podcast Outline) 1. Find a problem to solve. Make sure the problem is for real people. * Helping people take care of their lawns. * Pressure washing their drives. * Reducing accidents in manufacturing plants by doing periodic safety assessments. * Assisting online marketers to be more productive by being their virtual assistant. Avoid things that are not real problems people have. * Saving the environment. 2. Who is the customer who will pay? A business or an individual. If you cannot figure this out - move on. Sometimes these poorly defined ideas leave you looking fo...

20 MIN2019 DEC 17
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154: The First 5 Steps to Starting Your Own Business or Side Hustle [Podcast]

153: The Big Career Fears [Podcast]

Career fears are those silly things that keep us from making wise career decisions we want to make. So many of us look in the mirror and know that we are CONTROLLED BY OUR FEAR. The Big Career Fears (Podcast Outline) Here are the primary fears holding us back in our careers. * Perfectionism - I will make a mistake. I cannot do anything unless it is perfect. * Wrong Path - Once I pick, I am stuck. Careers. College, anything. * Self- Made Prisoner - I am stuck in my job/career. It also has to do with relationships. “So much invested.” * Overwhelmed - I cannot handle it. I am not qualified — Esp in jobs. Most jobs are not that hard. * Fear of fear - We are afraid we might be afraid. We might look stupid. We might be nervous. We might have to ask for help. Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not, I encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! If you like what you...

-1 s2019 DEC 10
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153: The Big Career Fears [Podcast]

152: How to Recognize and Overcome Fear [Podcast]

How do you recognize and overcome fear? Fear plays a dominate part of most lives. But success often is found on the other side of fear. How to Recognize and Overcome Fear (Podcast Outline) * What fear really looks like * Excuses * Procrastination * Perfectionism - Seth Godin - SHIP IT. * What it feels like * Panic attack Frozen (not like the song or movie) * What drives fear Danger - Reality Ego and Pride * How to get past the fear Consistent actions- Daily Drive through fear - not around Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not, I encourage you to do that today so you don’t miss an episode. Click here to subscribe in iTunes! If you like what you hear, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast. I also love reading them and connecting with you. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me kn...

-1 s2019 DEC 3
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152: How to Recognize and Overcome Fear [Podcast]

151: You Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? [Podcast]

It's OK If You Don't Want to Be an Entrepreneur. Really! You see the message everywhere that you should quit your day job, take the risk, and make money. You might be hearing statements like: * You are busy making someone else rich. * You are selling out. * Entrepreneurs are modern heroes. * Business owners make the big bucks. * University Entrepreneurship programs are booming. Must be something - right? Forget the lies and the hype - instead, learn to be a company of one - as an entrepreneur or an employee. Then you have all the choices in the world! It's OK If You Don't Want to Be an Entrepreneur (Podcast Outline) The messages we hear about entrepreneurship. What is the truth? About earnings. About freedom. About being the CEO. About customers. About entrepreneurship programs at universities. Being a Company of One. * Find the work you love doing. * Serve others. * Grow. Click here to listen now. Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you subscribed to my Company of One? If you’re not,...

18 MIN2019 NOV 26
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151: You Don’t Want to Be an Entrepreneur? [Podcast]

150: How to Continue to Grow Your Career as an Engineer [Podcast]

You should want to grow your career. Right? It just makes sense? But wanting to grow your career is not enough - you have to work at it. Once we start our engineering career (or any career for that matter), we get busy. Work and life take over, and we are so tied up in just keeping up that we forget we need to keep growing. Last week we hit on the subject of WHY you need to grow your career. This week we want to dive into some of the HOWs. How do you grow your career continually and intentionally? How to Continue to Grow Your Career as an Engineer (Podcast Outline) Develop a Mindset of Growth Enjoy the game of growth - always explore. Be curious. Be OK with change - it is going to change anyway. Do not be afraid of breaking things. Learn from successful people/companies Pay attention to the competition. Pay attention to innovations - LinkedIn videos, conferences, things you hear that you might discount as being irrelevant. Think strategically. “Skate to where the puck is going to b...

25 MIN2019 NOV 12
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150: How to Continue to Grow Your Career as an Engineer [Podcast]
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