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Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs a ...
 
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Jinny Oh provides loads of lessons about how to grow your business faster by collaborating with your team and even your clients. She s a UX designer and founder of WANDR, leading an agile team of B2B product and UX experts. And she runs her business as she travels all over the world! Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: Never assume …
 
Nicki Krawczyk shares how to start a freelance copywriter business using her own story as inspiration. She s a copywriter and content marketer. She also helps other copywriters start their own freelance business. Learn more about her work at FilthyRichWriter. Lot of great lessons in our conversations including: Debunking the myth that you can t ear…
 
Ryan Clover shares how to become a freelance web developer. His story provides an actionable template for building any type of freelance business. He s a freelance web developer and founder of BuildWithMaple. He s also part of our 30-Day Accelerator team of experts, answering all of our members’ questions about web design and development. Lot of gr…
 
Iggy Perillo shares how to start a mastermind, so get support from your peers as you build your business. Iggy is a leadership coach and the founder of WSL Leadership Coaching, helping teams improve their communications by improving their relationships. She s also a member of our Spring 2020 Accelerator and an amazing example of what can be accompl…
 
Luke Frye is going to help demystify accounting for solopreneur startups. He s a CPA for entrepreneurs and the co-founder of TimberTax.co. He s also part of our 30-Day Accelerator team of experts, answering all of our members’ questions about accounting, taxes and finance. Lot of great lessons in our conversations including: How he started his own …
 
Nikki Groom is going to share how to build your business from the inside out instead of from the traditional outside in approach. She s the author of A Power of Your Own and helps freelancers and small business owners learn how to earn more by working less. Lot of great lessons in our conversations including: Why you ll never have everything all fi…
 
Geoff Woods wants to inspire you to do the one thing that matters to you most! He s the co-founder of ProduKtive, the training company behind the best-selling book The ONE Thing and he s the host of The ONE Thing podcast. Lot of great lessons in our conversations including: Why your time is more valuable than your money. Life is about searching for…
 
Lisette Sutherland shares how to work together anywhere, but in a way that s right for you and your team. She s the author of Work Together Anywhere and helps corporate teams learn how to work remotely more effectively. Lot of great lessons in our conversations including: How the pandemic turned her 2-year old book into a must-read. Her curiosity t…
 
Dustin Heiner is going to provide you a master class in how to earn passive income from real estate investing. He s the founder of Master Passive Income. He s teaching everything he s learned about building a business that runs itself by investing in real estate. If you re getting ready to quit your job, check out Dustin s book, Successfully Unempl…
 
Charles Max Wood provides a detailed case study of how to become a freelance software developer. He s been a software developer for the past 13 years as an employee, freelancer, agency owner and now a podcast producer. He s the founder of DevChat.tv, a network of podcasts for software developers, including the Freelancers Show, Javascript Jabber, a…
 
Dan Cumberland wants to share how to be yourself in your work, so you know longer feel like you have to be someone you re not. He s a photographer, an entrepreneur and the founder of The Meaning Movement, a blog, podcast and courses to help you find your path toward your calling. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: How he discovered…
 
Matthew Zachary wants to inspire you to choose to live life on your terms. He s the founder of OffScrip Media, a media production company that produces edgy podcasts around uncomfortable healthcare conversations like Am I Dying and Brave New Weed. He s the host of the Out of Patients Podcast, focused on patient advocacy. At the age of 21 he was dia…
 
Alex French is going to provide you a master class in how to fight off failure to succeed. He s the founder of Get Bizzy Coffee, a #1 selling coffee brand on Amazon and focused on making the best cup of cold brew you ve ever had! He started working on his business 5 years ago and has only recently felt like he has financially succeeded. Lot of grea…
 
Fabian Dittrich wants to share how to make just enough money to live your ideal lifestyle. He s a nomad after my own heart and is as passionate as I am about showing others the possibilities of working for yourself. To pay the bills, he is an authorized ZenDesk partner. Learn more about his work at helpando.it. However, what really excites him thes…
 
Sarah Davis wants to inspire you to learn how you learn and how to learn about yourself. She s a learning experience designer and founder of Clewen Learning Experience Design. Sarah s transition into self-employment is a great example of how to turn professional experience gained from conventional employment into a consulting gig. Lot of great less…
 
Mike Holp wants to inspire you to start a business as you travel the world. He s a business consultant, digital nomad and a travel photographer that wants to help entrepreneurs adapt to the remote lifestyle. He s in the very early days of getting his business off the ground. I know many of you appreciate when I bring on guests who don t have it all…
 
Aditya Nagrath shares his transition from hourly employee to startup founder and how his money mindset evolved along the way. He s the co-founder of Elephant Learning Math Academy. It s a gamification software that not only makes learning math more fun for students, but also they also learn more quickly. On average, students using his software for …
 
William Brown wants to inspire you to show up in your work as yourself. Imagine what might happen if you did?! He’s a business life coach who says he has business conversations with his clients as he listens to their lives. I met William at the Camp Good Life Project two years ago and we have a shared dislike of labels because they stifle great con…
 
Ever feel like you are quite enough or doing enough? You re not alone! We all feel that way from time to time. Tracy Litt wants to share why you’re enough and why you already have everything you need to live the life you want on your terms! She s the author of Worthy Human. I read it this past December and just when I thought I had everything figur…
 
Do you wish you could understand what s on someone s mind, so you could make a better decision? Don t we all! Dan Hill wants to inspire you to create meaningful connections reading faces. He s the founder of Sensory Logic and an emotions expert, helping large organizations make big decisions using facial coding. He’s also the author of Emotionomics…
 
When you work from home, do you struggle to get things done? The legendary productivity sage, David Allen, wants to inspire you to get things done working from home by clearing space in your head to focus on the work that matters to you most. David is the author of the productivity bible, Getting Things Done. If you re struggling to get organized, …
 
Do you have money issues holding you back from gaining your work freedom? Ericka Young wants to inspire you to get unstuck financially. She s a money coach and founder of Tailor-Made Budgets. She and her husband were once deeply stuck in debt and then found their way out of it. Now she wants to show others it s possible for them too. Lot of great l…
 
Chris Guillebeau shares unconventional advice about working for yourself, so you can leave conventional work behind! He s a prolific writer about how to live and work without conforming to what everyone else around you might be doing. I read his first book, The Art of Nonconformity a decade ago and he just released his 7th book, The Money Tree: Fin…
 
Are you tired of chasing after happiness? Jordin James wants to inspire you to find your inner peace, so you can finally get to be yourself in your work and in every other aspect of your life regardless of what anyone else thinks! Jordin is a former civil engineer turned inner peace coach. You can enroll in her free inner peace course at JordinJame…
 
As our economy continues to change rapidly, I believe how we define entrepreneurs is expanding. Sarah Weaver wants to inspire you to invest in real estate to fund your passion! She technically works for someone else, but she is such a great example of an intrapreneur or a careerpreneur. She might not own her own business, but sure sure managers her…
 
Why do you want to work for yourself? If it’s so you can travel the world, then then listen up! Travis Sherry wants to share how to live location independent. Travis and his wife, Heather, started Extra Pack of Peanuts to share their travel secrets with the rest of us and now it funds their location independent lifestyle. He’s also the founder of L…
 
The starting point of your business isn’t your idea, it’s your voice. Engel Jones wants to help you realize that your voice is your business. I’m constantly telling our Accelerator members that the first and most important step most entrepreneurs skip when they start their business is understanding themselves. Engel is the leader of Amazel Enterpri…
 
Jamey Mossengren exemplifies how to just get paid for being you. He’s going to share how to make a living as a street performer. Honestly, he’s SO much more than that as you’ll soon learn! We have a category in our podcast archive called, Be Yourself. It’s all of our interviews with solopreneurs who have built their business in complete alignment w…
 
How do you know when to give up on your business idea? Sarah Nolet wants to inspire you to give your business idea a chance by relentlessly experimenting with it. She’s the founder and CEO of AgThentic, a consulting firm that works with agtech startups based in Australia. She’s also the co-founder of Tenacious Ventures, an investment fund that help…
 
You’ve probably heard me say this before, but one of the first things you need to do as a solopreneur is to grow your business by telling your story, no matter how fuzzy it is! When you tell your story, you give people the opportunity to help you, so you can gain clarity about the business you want to build. Michael Jamin wants to empower you to gr…
 
I was supposed to celebrate my first Nyepi in Bali on March 25, 2020. It’s part of the 6-day celebration of the Hindi New Year. What a fitting time for this, the Great Reflection. Nyepi means “to keep silent . Life on the entire island of Bali will come to a standstill. All businesses will be closed, no one is allowed on the roads, there are no lig…
 
Are you afraid to start your business because you are waiting for someone to tell you the right way for how to get started? If you’ve been listening to this podcast long enough, you know the only right way is the way that’s right for you! Jessica Thiefels wants to inspire you to trust yourself to figure out your own work. She’s going to provide you…
 
Did you realize you can work the way you want to feel? It’s possible! Why do we all assume work as to be a little miserable to be considered work? Personally, I want to feel happy, so I found a way to create work that makes me happy and I want the same for you! Cindy Caughey also believes you can make work the way you want to feel. She said early o…
 
I’m so excited to share a conversation with one of my entrepreneur heroes, David Neeleman, the founder and former CEO of JetBlue. Why am I such a big fan? The thread of his 30+ year career has been all about making air travel more human and as a result, he runs businesses by focusing on humans first. This year, he’s launching his fourth airline, Br…
 
Are you struggling to find the time or even the extra energy to start a side business? Rich Jones wants to teach you how to sustain your energy and to find the time for running a side business while working full time. Rich works full time at Google as an internal communications strategist. He’s also one of the hosts of the popular podcasts Paycheck…
 
As a solopreneur, I hang out in coffee shops a lot to work! After watching many different coffee shop owners work so hard on their business, I’ve often wondered what it takes to run one. This episode will share the process of how to start a coffee shop. When I visit my sister and business partner in Viera, FL, we often hang out at a coffee shop cal…
 
Aren’t you tired of your money issues controlling you? Diania Merriam wants to inspire you to confront your money issues, so you can make your money work for you! She tackled her own money issues by learning how to reframe her mindset about money. She’s so passionate about liberating others from their own money issues, she decided to create a confe…
 
Have you ever made an excuse about why you can’t do the work you really want to do? Yasmine Dabbous wants to inspire you to own your fate by owning your story! She has suffered all kinds of health and economic setbacks, but she has used each experience as another chapter in her story to keep moving her career forward. Yasmine is one of those rare i…
 
Do you feel like you’re never getting enough work done? Meredith Marder wants to inspire you to get work done in a way that makes sense to you! She left her job at a corporate law firm a year ago to take better care of clients by learning how to take better care of herself. She works with small business owners to help them manage their risk. Learn …
 
Your most limited personal resource is your attention. However, most of us do a horrible job using it to focus on what we say we really want in life. Neil Pasricha wants to teach you how to be more intentional, so you can create the life and work that’s right for you. He’s the author of several books, a speaker, and the director of The Institute fo…
 
Are you seeking a change in how you work, but you’re not quite sure where to begin? Lillian Rafson wants to inspire you to take a surprise trip to see where life takes you! She’s the founder of the surprise travel agency Pack Up + Go. She plans 3-day getaways tailored to your individual needs, but you have no idea where you’re going until the day y…
 
Are you tired of working at a frenetic pace? Maybe that’s why you even want to work for yourself, so you can slow down! Noé Khalfa and Harmony Eichsteadt want to inspire you to build your business slowly, so you can create work that makes sense for your lifestyle needs and abilities. They’ll share how success and working more slowly aren’t mutually…
 
As much as I talk about how our mass market is being divided into infinite niches, figuring out your niche is often not where you want to start your business. Your starting point is yourself! Angie Cole will inspire you to practice your craft to find your niche. If you want to build a business in alignment with your values, you gotta build it from …
 
One of the very first actions you need to take if you want to work for yourself is sharing what it is you want to do. You need to commit to your business idea. If you don’t, how are other people going to know how to help you?! I’m so excited to introduce you to another one of our past Accelerator members, Brian Schoolcraft. This past spring he took…
 
I believe the key to working on your own successfully is all about your ability to sustain your motivation through the ups and downs of your journey. As you listen to Matt Rudnitsky, he will inspire you to follow your curiosity to fuel your motivation! His curiosity helped him explore writing as a career path, inspired him to work for himself and i…
 
Even if you aren’t pursuing a career in law, you’re going to learn a ton about how to design your working by using yourself as the starting point from Jamie Lieberman! And if you are an attorney or considering a career in law, she’s going to share insights on how to build a law firm on your terms. She’s the foudner of Hashtag-Legal, a law firm focu…
 
I’m always telling our Accelerator members, you aren’t going to just think your way into growing your business, you also have to feel it too! Adam Johnston wants to inspire you to use your intuition to build your business. He’s co-founder and CEO of Last Call Trivia, a company that produces hundreds of trivia shows around the country each week. As …
 
Do you feel creative? Do you feel like it’s time to unleash your creativity? It’s kind of a trick question because I always remind people that to be human is to be creative! It’s in our nature. Tania Katan wants to inspire you to unleash your creativity! And she means everyone, from accountants to dancers, and including you! She’s an innovation tra…
 
It’s our 300th episode! Time for some solopreneur lessons! To mark this very special occasion, we wanted to invite a very special guest. Not only has he listened to over 200 episodes of Life Skills That Matter, but he’s also edited them! Scott Donnell, our podcast editor, shares solopreneur lessons from his own journey as a freelance audio editor a…
 
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by what everyone else thinks about how you should start your business? Josh Paulson, wants to inspire you to stop listening to the noise and listen to yourself instead. The whole point of leaving your conventional job is to stop doing what you think you are supposed to do! He’s the CEO of Quality Cage Crafters, a manufa…
 
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