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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 29, 2017

0:15

Josh mentions that he finally got his new monitor. Some talk on monitors and tech. John says on a wimp, he sign up to run a half marathon. Wow. Rome by night. John talks about all the regulations before he can participate in the run.  John talks about he EKG test and the doctor's remarks. 

8:00

Chuck talks but a new sponsor coming soon. Big news, and Chuck talks about how the routine follow ups worked. Persistence. Chuck talks about reading the Secrets of the Millionaire Mind again, and a few others that gave Chuck a paradigm shift. 

12:00

John talks about being internally ready to receive. John says he like Joe Dispenza. Chuck talks about how most people are only set up for being comfortable. John talks about quantum physics and how thoughts work as far as shaping your own reality. 

17:00

John ask if you know a successful person who is a pessimist. Chuck talks about a friend who has the means to continually be successfully because that is just who he is as a person. Chuck talks about manifesting other event and thing in his current situation. 

23:00

Chuck says there is a power in the things that we want to do and we can make it happen for ourselves. John says that it is all in the mind set. Josh ask Chuck how many time he follows up with people. Chuck talks about his messaging and the opportunities he looks for to break the ice. 

31:00

John says his sends everyone to Josh when people are looking for sponsoring. John talks about some of these prospects can be good for the company. 

35:00

Johns mention that he is helping guys videos on plural sight, by sending traffic to it videos. The Entreprogrammers talk about helping courses and video with sending traffic to the area. John talks about visiting the Sistine Chapel. 

43:00

Josh again, talks about dealing with the workman’s compensation stuff. John talks about how to fix the situation. John talks about running a business and have certain kinds of insurance. 

50:00

Chuck talks about making changes, gaining traffic, and redesigning the website. John talks about some details to looking into. Chuck says he wants to grow the podcast audience.  John talks about text to join features to gain an audience. 

Thoughts for the Week

Chuck - Getting up early

John -  Be willing to go further

Josh - Don’t try to hack this on your own.

Aug 22, 2017

0:15

Technical issues with video and sound. John talks about a scam with trying to buy a sim card and getting internet access. 

5:00

Chuck talks about his experience with data and cell phones in Italy some 20 years ago. Chuck says get away form the airports. John and Chuck talks about their experiences in Italy. John talks about trying to find a gym.  John also talks about making the effort to speaking Italian only. 

10:00

John talks about wanting to hire to tutor for speaking Italian. Chuck talks about his crash course with Italian. John mentions their travel plans until the 17th of September. Chuck talks about the time he staying Italy and everything he explored. 

15:00

John mentions liking the cornettos. John ask what he has to try while he is in Italy. Chuck says to ask he locals. More talk about the similarities today with European culture and American culture. 

21:00

John and Josh talks about who is in charge at Simple Programmer. Josh talks about his recent family adventure to The Great Wolfs Lodge. Josh further describes his adventure with his kids. 

30:00

John and Josh talk about how they hate  to responding to loads of emails after vacation. John says some opportunities and more emails with Blue Host and such. 

32:00

Chuck talks about his getaway to get some work done and relax. Now Chuck has been planing and doing the 12 week year. Chuck says he is going to have to miss the podcast movement. 

35:00

Chuck talks about this sponsorship workflow with Asana, but he may need to change how that is setup. Chuck says he is getting sponsors, but that can't pay until a month away. 

41:00

Johns makes some suggestions and help Chuck think about things to think about. John talks about ways Chuck can line up new sponsors.  

45:00

Chuck talks about planning to going to the Build conference. Josh ask what Chuck’s plan is for the 12 week year.  Chuck explains some steps and strategy for the next 12 years. 

49:00

Chuck talks about his plans for the sponsorship on some of his podcasts. Chuck has need talking to Wes Boss and Dave Thomas. 

51:00

Chuck asks how to get hooked up with Plural Sight as a sponsor. John says he might be able to do an intro email for Chuck.  John and Josh talks about the sponsors or affiliates that have been working for them. 

55:00

John talks about interview Cake. Josh again talks about how helpful PluralSight will be as an affiliate for Chuck. 

1:01:00

Chuck talks about what he did after his short getaway, from small steps and following the plan. Entreprogrammers talks about which numbers to care about. 

1:05:00

EntreProgrammers talk about testing an debugging and thinking they are going to use the data. Josh talks about the wrap up of the book launch and what is next. Plural Sight and sponsorships.  

Thoughts for the Week

John - If someone is not a challenge… 

Josh - You have to take risk…

Chuck - You inner world creates your outer world. 

Aug 15, 2017

0:15

We’re Live! Guess where John is at? John talks about his experience with fondue in Switzerland.  Did they dye this lake…Lake Geneva. 

3:00

Chuck talks about finding a getaway. EntreProgrammers talk about stupidity in everything. John talks about forming a secret society and such. Secret society of Anti fill-in the blank. 

8:30 

Derick congratulate Chuck on being like Jerry Springer. John say that Europe is a bunch of rule following pricks. Derick raises a questions about why rules are in place anywhere. John talks about rule following. 

12:00

John talks about how people are running on a program and the stupidity is funny. People are living life base on a social type of program. 

14:00

Derick talks about starting work with a client. Derick talks about his contract job as an architect, or a non-coding architect. Derick says he is impress with the people he is working with from all over the world. Derick said with job with run for a good while and will pay the bills. 

18:00

Derick talks about getting a second client who has prepaid for work. Also, was approach by  a popular fruit company that has budgeted money for him to do some Docker videos for training.  John says that the podcast he did with Chuck has landed him this gig.  Derick says he needs some time to get the class off the ground. 

24:00

Josh ask if these videos/classes/training with be exclusive to the company or will it be open.  Derick is excited for the brand new class and brand new client work. 

29:00

Derick talks about saying no to the latest and greatest technology. Derick talks his excitement for new computers. 

32:00

Chuck talks about freaking out, and making ends meet. John says to stop trying to control the situation. We can only control our actions. John says he has try to eliminate things he did not want to happen, but it never worked. 

38:00

John talks about running on the auto-pilot program and retraining or reprogram. Johns say he has to shift thinking and change the self talk. Chuck talks about trying to figure out how to overcome the cycle of freaking out. 

41:00

Josh talks about journaling and embracing what is going on in your head, and get it out. John talks a book called Your Erroneous Zones. John reads some paradigm shifting quotes. 

49:00

Derick talks about doubling the medication, and finally feeling like himself. Chuck talks about feeling guilt taking time off. John makes some suggestion about when and how to take a break. Derick makes a suggestion of trading time off with the wife. 

1:02:00

John makes another book suggestion called The way of the Superior Man.

Thoughts for the Week

Derick - listen to other people… 

Chuck - Lay down, have a plan.. 

Josh - No Thoughts.. 

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 179 “Starting to Sound Like a Country Song…”

0:15 

We're Live! Just Chuck and Josh today.  EntreProgrammers talks about  fireworks, 4th of July,  and state holidays.  Where do we buy legal fireworks? Chuck is at a coffee shop and talks about his week paying bills. Dead AC issues. 

5:00

Chuck talks about all the problems happening around him. Tons of personal issues and some business issues. Funny thing , Chuck says he is not discouraged. Chuck talks about his deal with MicroSoft sponsorship. Chuck wants to be an approved vendor as some point. 

9:30 

Chuck talks about letting go of one of his contractors. Chuck talks about specific need of sponsors who are looking to target geographically. Chuck talks about having to figure out the conferences and sales to gain some revenue. 

15:00

Derick enters with a suggestion about upgrades to those who bought ticket to some of these conferences. Derick mentions ways to do up-sales. Chuck continues with talk about the all access pass.

20:00

Josh ask Chuck what his plan is to not get back in to this position. Chuck talks about getting a plan together and implementing ideas from the book Profit First. Chuck talks about how Profit First works. 

26:00

Josh talks about the Salary process John and himself do each month. Chuck talks about reading Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. Chuck talks about talking with his bookkeeper and cutting back on some useless services. 

32:00

Derick talks about his interesting week… Short version: A phone call with a guy from Canada… Derick mentions getting a contract for 30 hours a week and wondering how to get all the working done. When a few hours ago he did not know how to pay the bills. 

37:00

Derick, again talks about getting a prepay on a Rabbit MQ  contract as well. Derick says he sees the light at the end of the tunnel for his recent financial fall back. 

40:00

Derick talk about the health care contractor is use to do work for, and some of the issues he had encountered. Chuck says he is glad that things are looking up for Derick. 

46:00

Derick talks about his Tweet last week, and nothing happen. But all of a sudden has turn around this week. Chuck say he may have to pick up some contract work. 

48:00

Derick talks about upping his medication dosage after talking to his doctor. But he is feeling a bit sick stomach wise..  Derick says things are looking better altogether.

51:00

Derick mentions that Watch Me Code is going on the back burner for now, and he does not want bother with it for now.  Derick says he is talking about this to help others not for a pat on the back. 

52:00

Josh says he is going crazy with Simple Programmer, because John has been offline for the past few days. Josh talks about telling everyone when to do so far. Josh talks about way to implement Workman or Workers Compensation. 

54:00

Derick says that Josh needs to looking into talking to a lawyer for workman’s comp. Josh talks about try to get answers…

 57:00

Derick pokes fun at John’s story telling.. Josh talks about is dealing with a shopping cart feature or program. Josh talks about maybe using Member Press..  Derick gives some suggestions on the streaming on other features.   

Thoughts of the Week

Derick - Careful what you wish for

Chuck -  It ain’t over till its over 

Josh -  If someone does a good job, let them know.

 

Aug 1, 2017

0:15

Chuck says he could try to convince John to fire himself from Simple Programmer. Chuck says he is tried of writing show notes. Chuck has been trying to catch up. John pops in! Chuck gives an more detailed update on his podcasts situations. Chuck lays down the rules on his podcast production. 

5:00

Josh gives some feedback on the workflows that Chuck has recently implemented. Things are looking better. Chuck say he does not have to have these people like him. Josh say they will like you if you are super clear with them and there is a lot of communication. 

10:00

Derick talks about how is doing better, still working on feeling 100 percent. Better talks about his recent publishing deal for his courses. Derick talks about getting work doing consulting and contract work. 

13:00

Derick talks about a new contracting work doing development. Derick mentions talking to people to about getting client work. Progress is being made. 

19:00

Derick talks about when he will be getting the first payment for the new publishing deal. Derick says he is their first screencaster for Manning. Josh asks if he is able to implement a kind of lead magnet. Derick say he is able to do so, and he make no mention on behalf of Manning. 

23:00

John says they sold over 10K book within the first few days, and out sold some big names whom launch at the same time. John also mention selling 173 in the printed copy sales. John talks about all the logicist with the book sales. John mention getting in contact with a known book agent. 

28:00

John talks about how the book can up the overall revenue of Simple Programmer. Josh mention the Look Inside feature and gaining subscribers. Josh says this is the #2 source of subscribers. John talks about kill it, even while launch along people like Ryan Holiday. 

32:00

John talks about the perks on using his own Amazon affiliate link. John continues with his plan and out reach with the newly launched book. Josh and Chuck talks about troubles with working with book publishers. 

41:00

Josh talks about the dark sides of success. Josh talks about the account rep from Drip, and being notified about spam. Josh goes into questing Drip about pruning  their list, or deleting half of their business. Josh talks about how they discovered a person who may be seeding their list. 

47:00

Josh talks about the bonus material that is apart of the book. Josh talk about using a new tool call Price Cart. 

51:00

Josh talks about needing Derick’s help with setting up a membership site. Derick says there is a number ways to accomplish a membership site. Derick talks about Member Press  and Content Pro.  John says this will solve a lot of problem they have. 

55:00

John says with will solve their issues with streaming HD video. John says he is Sweden. John says the best thing he found a his favor ice cream. 

1:00:00

John and Josh talks about doing a short notice meet up. 

Thoughts for the Week

Chuck - Commitment 

Derick - Don’t wait for it work for it 

John - Sleep is really important 

Josh - Check your thyroid, get blood work done

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