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Jill Salzman wants no part of the traditional business landscape. Also, she can't stop shouting, especially when it comes to biz advice. "Why Are We Shouting?" tackles the A’s to every mom entrepreneur’s Q’s when it comes to running a company and lets you in on the stories along the way. Jill ponders the big questions of our day: “How can I grow my business without losing my mind?” “Why can’t my kids stop whining when I’m on an important call?” "How long will it take before Stephen Colbert's ...
 
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Hope you have as fun listening to this one as I had making it! I had no idea prior to digging into this topic, that Lovecraft was so influential on modern horror. Like Stranger Things? Heavily influenced by Lovecraft. Like Stephen King's It? The cosmic monster who presents as Pennywise is a creature who could have come directly from the Cthulhu myt…
 
What’s In This Episode: Is social media overwhelming your day, every day? We already have so many tasks to do as small business owners that we can’t keep up with all of the demands that Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest and YouTube and LinkedIn require of us. It can be too much. That’s why Jill will help you out with 3 easy to-do’s t…
 
What’s In This Episode: Know how to write good copy? Entrepreneurs that write marketing copy often second-guess every sentence that they construct. But what about folks that write for a living? Erin Pennings is a copywriting pro who proves that it's not just you. Her business blunder will help anyone who’s ever had to come up with copy to promote h…
 
What’s In This Episode: How are you telling your story? One of the best ways to get the word out about your business is to interview with media outlets of all kinds. When someone learns about you through their trusted source, they’ll be more inclined to check out your website or even buy what you sell. But a lot of entrepreneurs are doing it wrong.…
 
Big episode for a big, complex topic today. PT Barnum has been called the The Greatest Showman on Earth. And he certainly was the most famous promoter of the 19th century. He brought entertainment to millions, and millions loved him for it. He also stirred up a fair amount of controversy and many in the modern day have not looked back kindly on him…
 
Hi Meatsack! You know if you've listened to even one episode that charity is important to us here. We've donated monthly to charities for over three years now, going back to May of 2018. Over $220,000 and counting! And now, I'm sharing an episode of a podcast totally dedicated to giving back - the Real Good podcast. Real Good is a show that started…
 
What’s In This Episode: Are you one of those people that’s good at predicting the next big business craze? Jill’s lived through plenty of fads – those products and people and exercise regimens and diet suggestions that have come and go. We know what they are once they’ve gone bust, but it’s hard to tell a hot trend from something sensational that’s…
 
The Great Pyramid of Giza. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Colossus of Rhodes. The Lighthouse of Alexandria. The Temple of Artemis. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. These are just SOME of the wonders we go over today. Get ready to want to explore the world. We are so surrounded by so many impressive man-made monuments.…
 
What’s In This Episode: Are you working really, really hard to build your business – so hard that you don’t have time for much else? 9 out of 10 doctors agree: you’re gonna need to buckle up for Minessa Konecky’s big business blunder. If you’re an entrepreneur who finds herself constantly working towards more money, more vacation time, and that pri…
 
When the 1830s began, nearly 125,000 various tribal members lived on millions of acres of land in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Florida - land where their ancestors had lived for centuries. By the end of that decade, only a handful of indigenous Americans would remain in the southeastern United States. The federal government had f…
 
Heard of this guy before? If you haven't, I'm with you. I hadn't either. And then once I got into this story, I wondered HOW had I never heard of him? This story is insane. Karl Denke killed, it seems, at least 30 people in Ziębice, Poland (formerly Münsterberg, Weimar Republic aka Germany). And he ate them. And he sold some of their meat to others…
 
#50 - What’s In This Episode: Let's get legal. Should you hire a lawyer to create a contract? What about whether to sign one? Is it better to just close your eyes, hold your breath, and sign everything? You’re invited to dip your toes into the scary legal waters that involve a lot of paperwork, some Latin, and a large pile of legal jargon that no o…
 
Today we take a fun and sometimes concerning tour around the United States looking at laws that are still on the books that either definitely shouldn't be, shouldn't have ever been, are sadly necessary, or are just plain... odd. Did you know that in Indiana it's illegal to have a "a covered clearly erect penis" at a city park? Or that it's illegal …
 
What’s In This Episode: Ever think about doing a tech detox? You know that it’s good for you. You’ve heard about other people doing it. But you can’t find the time to step away from the technology thats’s at your fingertips 24/7 to take a mental health day, amirite? Corbett Barr, Fizzle founder and internet iconoclast, has gone a lot farther than y…
 
Cult! Cult! Cult! We're back to sucking on a cult - a small and relatively unknown one which is surprising considering how crazy this story is. For well over a decade, conman Daniel Perez convinced a small band of followers into thinking he was possessed by three mostly evil angels, or maybe was an angel, and that he had the keys to heaven, or mayb…
 
What’s In This Episode: Wanna become a YouTube sensation? Then don’t do it the way that Jill did. In Jill’s efforts to become an overnight Internet star and have one of her videos go viral, a turn of events made things go in a very different direction for her. Find out how she attempted to game the system and it ended up backfiring. Bigtime. Jill S…
 
Whiskey! Today’s suck is SOAKED in whiskey. Mostly, in Jameson - some Irish whiskey. John Jameson - the founder of Jameson - was originally a lawyer from Alloa in Scotland before he founded a distillery in Dublin in 1780. In 1805, he was joined by his son John Jameson II who took over the family business. For the next 41 years, John Jameson Jr. bui…
 
What’s In This Episode: Are you happy with the name that you gave your business or did it turn out to be a rookie mistake? What about giving away the stuff you sell in an effort to entice new customers? We don’t always know exactly what we’re doing when we’re in the startup phase. Sure, we’re supposed to work it out before launch day, but it doesn’…
 
QAnon is the conspiracy cult involving so, so many things. It MOSTLY centers around belief in an elite, leftist, Satanic, child sex trafficking slash human sacrifice slash adrenochrome harvesting ring and the one man thought to be destined to expose and destroy this Deep State, evil, globalist cabal - former president Donald Trump. Seriously. That'…
 
What’s In This Episode: If you have to make a choice between a fun job and a less fun resume builder, and the pay is the same for both options, which one would you choose? Find out what Jill did when she had to decide between two insanely different internships and how she recommends that you make up your mind when you’re faced with a tough decision…
 
“We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” Anonymous - the hacking collective that for many put hacking on the map. Since 2007, Anonymous has hacked just about everyone: the CIA, NSA, the Federal Reserve, other governmental agency websites around the world, the KKK, the Church of Scientology as well. They've released millions …
 
What’s In This Episode: Ever forget to check your work and make an unthinkable, unforgettable error? This week’s Big Business Blunder comes from Laura Best, founder of Passion Collective and marketing expert extraordinaire who overlooked one simple phone number. That ended up causing her some serious hotline havoc that led to a very important lesso…
 
What a wild one we have today. I set out, fascinated by his two escapes from prison, to only explore cartel leader El Chapo. And then I got sucked into the history of the War on Drugs. And what a crazy history it is. Saying drugs are bad and that's why they're illegal is to vastly oversimplify US drug policy. Does the War on Drugs make any sense at…
 
What’s In This Episode: Words matter. What we choose to say can impact people in a myriad of ways. Do you ever stop to consider that what you say to your business colleagues might be misconstrued? Jill learned this one the hard way. She discusses a popular phrase that we’ve all heard before, one that got her into big trouble for including it in her…
 
Mao Zedong's name is associated with one of the heinous totalitarian regimes of the 20th century - if not one of the most heinous regimes in the history of the world. Due to famines brought about directly by his brutal policies and political "purges" he authorized, roughly 45 million Chinese citizens died. Possibly tens of millions more. Chairman M…
 
What’s In This Episode: Do you have a mentor in your life? Maybe it’s an advisor, a colleague, or a friend. If you do, you’re ahead of the curve. For most entrepreneurs, we have a hard time finding folks that can support us. That’s why Jill rehashes her experience working with a mentor. She never ever ever thought she’d be the person who’d have any…
 
Robert Pickton was born in 1949 just outside of Vancouver, CA, in Port Coquitlam, on a pig farm. His parents were Helen and Leonard Pickton, two insanely filthy human beings who couldn’t have cared less about clean clothes or a house that wasn’t full of animal shit or even about bathing their children, Robert, his sister Linda, and his brother, Dav…
 
What’s In This Episode: What if you had the opportunity to receive a call from your favorite celebrity…and they told you exactly what you wanted to hear? There’s an app for that. It’s called Cameo, and Jill’s review of her experience on it details exactly what it takes for app creators to do things right. She also makes a magical connection with Ne…
 
We got a wild one today. Today's Suck is really three Sucks in one. There is the abduction of Steven Stayner, the backstory of a notorious pedophile, Kenneth Parnell, and the story of serial killer, Cary Stayner aka the Yosemite Killer. In late 1972, Steven was abducted on the way home from school, at the age of seven, and he wouldn't see his famil…
 
What’s In This Episode: There’s a very short person in Jill’s household who has a lot to say about how people should conduct business. Her name is Miss Roses and she wants to make sure that founders are doing the right things so that they can sell more stuff. She’s eleven years old. She notices things. Things that are seemingly obvious, incredibly …
 
Today we take a huge deviation for the type of topic we typically cover here on Timesuck. The Space Lizards on Patreon vote on two topics a month through the app, and for today, they voted in my grandfather who passed away back on December 23rd. Probably the most influential person in my life. Today, I cover how the Hall family ended up in Idaho wh…
 
What’s In This Episode: Remember that time an investor courted you for months and then decided it was in his best professional interest to ghost you? Oh wait. That was Jill. She recounts her story from the very scary year of 2020 when an investor showed up and offered to acquire her company. It’s a detailed inside look at what went on behind the sc…
 
Founded in 1974 by a man named Joe Ricci, the Elan School was supposed to be someplace where you could send your troubled teen so they could be rehabilitated and put back on the right track. But in reality, it was a cruel and chaotic nightmare where students were constantly being pressured to confess to things they’d done “wrong,” called “guilts,” …
 
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