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Entreprogrammers Podcast

Entreprogrammers is the podcast for developers that are striking out on their own! Join John Sonmez, Josh Earl and Derick Bailey and be a fly on the wall as they talk about everything that they are going through - the ups and downs, the highlights and depressing lows. Nothing is spared in this no-holds-barred look at what it really takes for 3 developers to engage in entrepreneurial activities!
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Aug 30, 2016

2:00

We’re Live!  

John mentions that EntreProgrammers got a down vote the last episode. John was a guess on the Coding Newbies podcast recently. John talks about taking what he says out of context. John refers back to and old Ruby Rouges episodes to explain himself in the context of the situation at the time. 

8:00

Chuck talks about voicing options and having a conversation, rather then immediately coming to conclusion. 

10:00

Josh talks about the tendency to celebrate differences, rather than common goals. Josh says you will rarely be successful, punching people in the face, right out of the gate. 

14:00

John talks about the lack of balance content on people social media feeds. People usual have a ton of content on their social media feeds that supports their views, rather than a little bit of both.  John says he respects Tom Cruise. Another Down Vote! 

19:00

John talks about how fully understanding world views can have a kind of paradigm shift in your views. 

21:15

John talks about having to take his Surface Pro in for service agian. Chuck wants to learn more webinars from Josh. Chuck shares that he may being adding more webinars/conferences. Josh talks about setting of DPD with Xaphier. 

29:00

Chuck talks about using Drip to tag people with the product for the sales of seats in the webinar. 

34:00

John mentions that he uses webinar ninja and is willing to share with Chuck. EntreProgrammers talk about the multiple ways to conduct a webinar, as far as taking payment to the software to run a webinar. 

38:00

Chuck is hoping to get most of the work done today. Chuck shares some information about the content go the book to build relationships.

43:00

John talks about reading “How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big” by Scott Adams. John talks about optimizing later… Chuck shares an idea about hiring an intern for a friend. 

54:00

Josh suggest looking for interns in their late teens or in the later years of high school. John says to round up a few homeless guys. Chuck talks about the language barrier with people from the  Philippines.

1:00:00

John says that Chuck would have to make sure the interns understand that they are contractors. The EntreProgrammers talk about how to document the tasks and time to complete a job. 

1:05:00

John says part of the trouble is that Chuck did not document with task with Mandy. Chuck says that John is making more work for him. 

1:12:00

Chuck shares that he is thinking about creating a wiki, Josh and John suggest starting in Google Docs. Chuck talks about a payment dispute with Mandy. Josh agrees that Chuck has to pay the late fee, and should end the work relationship. 

1:22:00

Josh share a story about selling an item on Ebay. John gives advice to put the ball in her court to make a fair decision on the late payment fees. 

1:29:00

Josh shared that they had a crappy product launch on the Simple Programmer sight. They are hoping for incoming sales at some point.  Josh is calling this the BS detector for real estate. John says this is spending 500 dollars to see if you really want to do real estate investing. 

1:34:00

John and Josh share the possible stories for the real estate project to help warm up to the audience. John says the that people could buy the course and tell them what they might be missing, and they might get it. 

1:39:00

Chuck ask about the steps of a launch that Josh and John are using for their recent projects. Chuck ask about prefacing the subject line on emails.  Josh says to test several subject line to see which work best. 

1:50:00

Josh talks about the automation of the How to Market Yourself email course. John talks about gaining more subscribers  about 4500 a month. John talks about the mystery of YouTube analytics. 

2:03:00

John mention that after Entreprogrammers today, he is going to be on .Net Rocks podcast. Chuck ask if anyone has use Medium.

Thoughts Of the Week

John - There was an intelligent person who made these goals. If you feeling bad, you are just in a bad mental state. 

Josh - More people work only hard enough to make it work…”

Chuck - Sometimes you need the time off. No need to panic.

Aug 23, 2016

Episode 130 “Troglodytes”

2:00

We’re live! No Derick today. Derick is conducting his webinar. John talks about being late because of  being sucked into a Youtube comment.  

8:00

EntreProgrammers continue to talk about the distortions in reality. John talks about taking the reality punch when meeting with the mastermind. 

13:30

Josh asks about Chuck’s question on the up coming conference projects. Chuck talks about using Member Press for ticket sales. Josh mentions a feature called Events in Drip. 

18:00

Josh mention way to keep audience warm for the tickets sales. Josh says to target last years audience with an email. Josh recommends broadcast to Chuck.  Josh talks about forgetting to publish a draft. 

25:00

Josh says lesson learned is not to get too tricky with your automation first time through. Do it the simplest way possible. 

27:00

Chuck is trying to decide if he should do and Early Bird pricing like last year. He mention to really needing to do an early bird ticket sale. Josh and Chuck see not real issue in doing an early bird, depending on the price difference. 

31:00

Chuck mentions doing the early bird to create urgency and doing a double launch. 

38:00

Chuck thinks that Java Script, Angular and React are going to do best for this year. Chuck talks about the scheduling of the conferences for the best sales. 

42:00

Josh talks about selling 30 seats for his upcoming webinar. Josh mention that he could possible get some help with at email for Bob Bly. This could help get more on his email list. 

49:00

Josh talks about people reaching out the him and John for content to add to a passive income bundle from Azat. 

50:00

The EntreProgrammers talks about seeing familiar name from hyper responders on their emailing list, as they sign-up or opt-in to products, programs, or services. 

54:00

John talks about how his Surface Pro is running hot, and never using the tablet feature or disconnecting it.  Chuck talks about his iPad Pro and how appealing it is as a tablet. Josh says he is over using a tablet. 

58:00

Chuck talks about his long journey with his Mac, but is thinking about switching about to Window or Linux. John mention he would not go to Linux.  Josh talks about the trouble he had when he first move to a Mac. 

1:08:00

John talks about the changes between Mac and Windows, and the conflict with touch screen. John talks about the possible future of computing, like the Hololens. 

1:12:00

Chuck ask about how to fit exercise into the his schedule. Josh talks about this routine for exercise and daily habit he built-in to his work day. 

1:16:00

John shares that he runs an hour and half as a standing appointment everyday. John suggests starting the day with the most brain intensive activity, because your attention wears down. 

1:24:00

Josh talks about the creating deficit in caloric intake, and creating overhead in the exercise daily. John talks about changing your location to make changes, like a boot camp situation.  

1:30:00

John mention that he is still not back to where he left off in weight, before he went to China. Josh mention that he sign up for SumoCon in Austin TX. Josh shares more on the “How To Market Yourself” email course.  Josh talks about the differences this course will make for those who are interested. 

1:45:00

Chuck asks about the notification in Thrives and patches to correct and issue. John mentions that Youtube subscribers are jumping and growing to 35,000 subscribers. John talks about a controversial thumbnail on one of his Simple Programmer videos. Video

1:50:00

The EntreProgrammers talk about controversial topics on race and how people talk about different cultures on nationalities

Thoughts of the Week!

John - Troglodytes

Chuck - Focus on one priority a day

Josh - When you push yourself consistently for awhile, you redefine what your capable of doing.

 

Aug 18, 2016

“To Busy To Shave”

2:00

We’re Live! Derick’s room lighting looks different. Derick shares his new lighting setup and new camera. New tools for new projects? 

4:50

Josh shares that he just recently ended his experiment with home automation. Its a train wreck and more trouble than its worth.

7:00

Derick talks about getting addicted to playing No Man’s Sky video game. Listen to Derick geek out on this game. 

14:00

John talks about feeling like he wanted to shut it all down.. Talk him off the ledge people. John shares that he wants to expand out and move on more automation and new projects. Josh says to try acting. 

18:00

Josh talks about how comments on the Simple Programmer YouTube channel, 100s of people say John looks like Matthew McConaughey. John says he had be mistaken for Jeff Goldblum. 

22:00

John shared that he was on The Faster Than Normal Podcast, an ADHD topic podcast. John talk abut his encounter with the Host of the FTN Podcast and their discussion topic on ADHD. 

26:00

Chuck says he started setting up the automation of his business and setting up his Calenldy accounts. Chuck asks about “Gravity Forms.” Josh talks about using A WordPress content feature. 

32:00

Chuck mentions that if he automates the conferences, he will not have any work of Mandy to do, and may not need her help. Chuck mention that he is working to automate the projects. John says that Chuck needs to document the process of the jobs, so the automation part is easier to implement. 

39:00

Chuck talks about the change up of topics on Ruby Rouges, and how it is less about tech. Chuck mentions that Ruby is use as a stable system to build stuff. 

45:00

John says that Chuck needs a Python show.  Chuck shares the rough stats of the podcasts show on his Dev Chat network. 

53:00

Chuck is trying figure out how to be a better person and rid his bad habits. “Its Just stuff”

55:00

John gives us an update of his book, Soft Skills, and its sales in China. Currently, his new book is developing or being written. EntreProgrammers discuss the possible topics to write in the book with John. 

1:05:00

Josh talks about the road map he wanted to see as he was up an coming as a programmer. Josh thinks that the goal is that these areas exist for developers. Chuck talks about how this book is the difference between learning to get a job and source control. 

1:15:00

John say this book is his “magnum opus”. John says he has several chapters to complete before it is done. 

1:18:00

John says to book will be done way before the blog posts are ready to go. Chuck mention he might steal this tactic. 

1:25:00

John talks about getting off track on his diet plan, but he shares a tactic to get back on track.  Not Shaving. John is doing some extreme fasting and exercise at the same time.  John is going to pound some pickle juice? The EntreProgrammers talks about their diet and exercise plans. 

1:32:00

Johns says the difference between anorexia and body builders is muscle. Josh talks about promoting a product, and is trying to make a $1000 total. Josh is hiring a coach to get his project done.    

1:42:00

John and Josh talk about how to create a product for Josh to sale. John says that Josh needs to learn to make Youtube videos, because he is going to be the Simple Programmer guy. Josh mentions he is struggling with create the product. 

1:45:00

Josh is talking about an October release for his new product. Josh says that webinar has been getting traction. Josh says that the new email for “How to Market Yourself” is out and he is waiting for the product to pickup sales.  

Thoughts of the Week

John - Have systems in place to remind you of what you want to become.

Josh - Hire a personal trainer.. 

Derick - Accountability is important….  

Chuck - Changing one thing to make a difference.

Aug 9, 2016

“Sticker Cheap…”

2:00

John mentions trying to connect to the internet last week. John talk about his experiences in China. John talks about his trip or tours of China. John talks about the language barrier and the difficulties of communication during the trip. 

7:30

John talks about the difference between Europe and China, and language barriers. John talks about the complexities of communication in China. 

9:36

John thinks that China will rapidly surpass the US. in world power and growth in technology.  John talks about how their economics are based on entrepreneurship rather than conventional jobs.  

11:59 

John talk about how his book was #1 on amazon in China, and possibly translating Simply Programmer into Chinese. 

15:00

John talks about gaining 10 t0 15lbs because he could not do any exercise. Panda Express everyday. John mentions that KCF is very popular in China. KFC everywhere!n John talks about the similarities in food to American from China.  

20:00

Josh ask about the  safety in China. John says it was very safe and the evenings were busy.  John talks about the different cultures all over China. John share the dinning rituals in China and the different cultural practices. John shares the cheap prices of food. 

35:00

John talks about the cost of living in parts of China. 

36:00

Josh talks about the week he did not have John around. Josh shares that he did has been lightening up his workload. Josh share his work for the week while John was out on vacation to China. 

43:00

Josh share some of his interest on the upcoming webinars his is doing.  Josh share his ideas for his webinar. 

48:00

John asks Josh if he read the 10X Rule book. Josh talks about having a great month at Simple Programmer. Josh shares some numbers. 

58:00

Josh and John talk about the Patreon project and fund. Josh talks about losing people on a course and possible ways to try to rebound numbers. 

1:01:00

Chuck asks if the majority of sales come from product sales for Simple Programmer. Josh explains the multiple streams of income Simple Programmers is generating. John talks about the upcoming ideas for the new book sales and bundle type ideas. 

1:11:00

Josh talks about actually taking a break and down consistent production over time. 

1:15:00

Josh shares that he has been losing weight along with John and working out on consistent basis. Josh shares his workout plans. 

1:21:00

John talks about the prescriptive workout. Chuck talks about getting back for training for boycott leaders. Chuck hires Podcast Motor for audio editing for some of Dev Chat Tv’s podcasts. Chuck spill the beans to Mandy about changing up the editing for the podcasts. 

1:28:00

Chuck is working on automating stuff for his business. Chuck shares his ideas for working with Podcast Motor. 

1:36:00

Chuck mention that his next sprint is working on the conferences are transferring work for podcast to Podcast Motor. 

1:44:00

John talks about the 80 20 rule and having built up a revenue channel. Josh talks ways Chuck can promote his project.  Josh talks about being ask to teach a class or course. 

1:50:00

John shares his he experience with the traveling and international date line.

Thoughts for the Week

John - Take a realistic assessment of where you are, and that is where you are. 

Chuck - Sometime you have to make those tuff decisions. 

Josh - What would this look like if it were easy.

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