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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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Jul 18, 2017

0:15

We’re are live! When there are 5 it is really 4. Derick is back! WooHoo! Derick says he was sleeping the whole time. In the good news, Derick mentions getting a distribution deal with Manning Books. Manning Books is picking ups some of Derick’s screencasts for distribution. Derick also has built some new video animation material for branding. 

3:00

In the downer news, Derick says that his business had been tanking.Derick openly talks about is depression and therapy visits. Derick talks about how his wife helped him by calling their family doctor. 

6:30

Derick talks about his medication, home life and other important events that push him to get help. Derick describes his mental battle and things he had to do to take care of himself. 

10:00

Derick talks about how he has been working on things for Manning Books, and making financial changes to get  of top of things. 

13:00

John talks about his concern for Dericks health and business. John suggests reading Tony Robbin’s Awaken The Giant Within. John talks about his encounter with anxiety and some depression. John also suggest reading anything by Dr. Wayne Dryer. 

18:30

Derick says he is not a fan of medication, but is was something that help him. Derick says he most likely will not need to be on medication. Derick says he wants to talk about this on the show because depression is serious. Derick says that depression is a lair. Derick suggests  to anyone out there to find that help they need if they’re battling depression. 

24:00

John talks about the roller coaster each member of the group has been on. John talks more about the getting the defense to help yourself. Johns cutting out all the bad stuff and only take in positive stuff. 

28:00

Chuck chimes in on his routines, books and is faith to help his current business, and life trials. Chuck says he sees the light at the end of the tunnel. John says you are exactly where you need to be at any moment… John describes his thoughts on encountering the mid-way point.

34:00

Derick talks about the things he was looking forward to, and stopping negatively. Derick talk about getting down low enough with emotions. Derick talks about apathy. 

39:00

Derick suggests checking out OSMI.org if they need help with depression. John talks about taking the pressure off. John make a great point about everyone being monkeys in suits, doing things we think that matters… 

42:00

John talks about not losing the desire to make things better, and rebuilding.  Derick talks having his wife understand his situation. Derick talks about climbing out of the big “U”.

48:00

Derick talks about how the phase is “I’m Freaking Out Right Now” is a key  to notice his situation. John suggests pick something that is out of context  to break out and have a pattern interrupt. 

52:00

John rants about the scientific physical experiences now feels with anxiety. Derick talks about how he diverts anxiety during a talk or presentation. Derick talks how he business is anxiety inducing or looking at the signs and noticing the “burning room.” Derick says “Don't try to pushing yourself during recovery.” 

59:00

John suggests to Derick to perhaps maybe get a regular job for awhile to reduce the  anxiety and other taxing situations. Derick mentions that his therapist  suggest the same thing. 

1:03:00

Chuck says that he has been feeling similar things as Derick, and his wife ask if she should get another job. John gives some suggestions to Chuck. John suggest giving it 6 months to help getting into cover stuff. Chuck talks about cutting expenses. Josh says he does not see a problem after a couple of months. 

1:11:00

John talks about clients paying up front before starting business. John suggests to Chuck to put a time limit on the situation, before changing  his business situation. Josh mentions that he needs to make sure that it is working before handing it off. 

1:15:00

John’s book is out! 

Thoughts for the Week

John - None of this shit matters… take the pressure off. 

Josh - Backups and redundancy. 

Chuck - Take some time to code… or do what you love.

Jul 11, 2017

Episode 175 “Veiny 2.0”

0:15 

We're Live! Yay. John talks about a video of a father burning his kids XBox. John talks about reasons why Derick might not be showing up for the master mind call. EntreProgrammers talk about destroying their video games consoles. 

2:45 

John updates us on his fitness levels and goals, and cracking the diet 2.0. John talks about dropping weigh after cutting all sugar, including fructose and artificial sweeteners. Josh chimes in a what he has notice about John’s calorie intake and what he burns during exercise. 

6:00

John talks about a v02 max test, and the off the charts performance. John says his new diet is about  insulin resistance. John talks about possible producing a program on the science of this  diet.

10:00

Chuck mentions that he has lost 12lbs on the Ketogenic diet. Chuck talks about going to a new doctor and getting his meds changed. Josh talks about his fasting. John ask about the medication Chuck is taking. 

17:00

John talks about what is happening to your body on the Keto diet, but also taking diabetic medication. Josh talks about his small carb intake right before workouts. Basically, tricking the brain into thinking it is getting carbs. 

20:00

John talks about his experiment with his diet, with pre and post intake. John gives Chuck some  suggestions on cutting out artificial sweeteners. 

25:00

Josh talks about an on going debate about fitness he had with John. Josh talks about flipping a switch with his diet. Josh talks about the math of a diet and how it works, after his crash diet. 

30:00

John talks about how Josh’s diet is causing insulin levels to be low and not spike. John mention reading the Obesity Code

35:00

Chuck says that everyone’s metabolism is different. Chuck changes the subject to business and talks about his business and cashflow. Chuck talks about setting a KPI or key performance indicator. 

40:00

Johns talks about how he want finding out where and how to manually find sponsors. Chuck talks about how his VA, Gerald is helping him out. Chuck talks she using LinkedIn to reach out. 

45:00

Chuck talks about doing cold out reaching for sponsors. John talks about wanting to find someone to do out reach for sponsorship.  Chuck shares how he is doing out reach, and shares his Asana broad.

48:00

Josh says he sees a lot of the companies he wants to reach out to as well on Chuck’s task board. Chuck show his sponsorship package.  Chuck talks about his plan and how that sponsorships work for the client. John talks about a re sign up clause for the sponsorship plans. 

53:00

Chuck talks about selling a solution, not a product. John talks about ROI with selling sponsorships. Josh mentions then interest levels and getting people to understand when a sponsorship actually works for a client. Chuck says he see away out of it. 

1:02:00

Chuck talks about helping  find sponsorship for other people’s shows. John announces a new EntreProgrammers subgroup. John says this could lead to an event or conference as some point. 

Thoughts for the Week!

Josh - Setting your goals for the week.

Chuck - Just stick too it. Make a list of things to quit. 

John - All labels are bad. 

 

Jul 4, 2017

0:15

We’re Live! Barely alive… John talks about Josh asking questions about the lighting in John's space. John talks about his new video projects and equipment.  John continues to talk about setting up a new Rode shotgun mic for better audio quality on his videos. Josh talks about considering a hair light.  

6:30 

John mentions that he spent 2500 on the equipment. Not a bad investment, considering that John does many videos for Simple Programmer. Josh says that John needs to make it to where Alexa controls all the video equipment in the room.

11:00

John mention the surprising video quality on the iPhone.  Chuck asks about the difference in the sound foam  an sound panels. Chuck mentions that he is thinking about doing video at some point in the near future. 

13:45

Chuck talks about his podcast processes and how the scheduling is working. Chuck is trying to determine if the podcast transcripts are worth doing. John mentions a few ways to check if people are viewing the transcripts. John also mentions that cost effectiveness of the transcripts. 

19:00

John asks Josh if he know of any kinds of metrics to see the effectiveness of the transcripts, and to see if they are beneficial and cost effective. 

22:00

Chuck talks about the performance of the new hires for transcripts and show notes. John goes back to the benefits of the transcripts.  Josh takes a peel at the analytics of a podcast on Dev Chat TV. John talks about how to gauge the need for the transcripts. 

28:00

John wants to cut off the assholes podcasters who complain about giving information, as John helps provides traffic to their podcasts.  Josh tries to leverage traffic by using Chuck’s list. Josh continues to look into JavaScript Podcast transcript traffic. John think it is not worth doing the transcripts. 

33:00

John thinks that dropping the transcripts, to move the other parts of the podcast production faster. And maybe revisit transcripts in the future when revenue is up. John talks about maybe opening the transcripts behind a pay wall. 

38:00

Josh help setup an automatic Tweet to help Simple Programmers book launch using Chuck’s reach. 

43:00

John shows Chuck the new landing page for Simple Programmer Career Guide. John talks about Smashing Mag. Josh talks about how they would not allow them a subscription. 

50:00

Josh talks about their plans with the book launch. Josh talks about getting hooked on the Facebook group for the book. John talks about the numbers he wants to hit  for the book and career guide. 

53:00

Josh mentions a Facebook Live appearance  that John is going to do soon to the group. John mention that whoever is watching this progress of the book launch is probably afraid to do their own, after all the issues Simple Programmer had. 

58:00

John talks about his plans post book launch and possible tripling business.  EntreProgarmmers talk about other kinds of projects they could do once the book launch is done.

 

Thoughts for the Week

Chuck - Finding the systems that work for you. 

Josh - Ratcheting it up takes time. 

John - Learning to maintain this new level. 

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