EntreProgrammers Episode 73
“You Get What You Are…”
All right we’re live!
Derick is out soaking up some sun in Cali.
Josh is trying to figure out how make time and do something with the family, twice a month. The rest of the mastermind talk about similar issues trying to make time for family.
Chuck makes a good point that his hobby is his job. So it seems like he is working all the time.
John says that as an entrepreneur, work and life are the same thing. “Once you take the blue pill you never go back.”
Chuck says “just being present and being there is enough” It does not take to much time to be with the family and make an impression.
As entrepreneurs, Chuck and John agree that their work and business schedules allow them to make time for their families.
John recommends reading “As a Man Thinketh by James Allen,” similar to Think and Grow Rich and law of attraction. The EntreProgrammers discuss the principles found in books of the 1930s, and some of the great thought leaders of the time. Also how we have to rediscover these principles to become successful as an entrepreneur, marketer, developer, etc.
Josh mention that just because you’re doing the hardest thing, doesn’t necessarily means it is the most efficient way to get to where you want to go.
John is working with Elisa from Craft Your Content, who is publishing John’s blogs. John made some connections to get with Glenn Allsopp from ViperChill.com, to help John to get on the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast with John Lee Dumas. John Is scheduled to record a podcast on October 27, 2015. John mentions he still has to move his podcast from SignalLeaf soon… John mentions that the Simple Programmers Podcast is getting 4000 downloads per week, at 3 episodes per week.
John learns to drive on the wrong side of the road, and learns to read a European gas gauge.
Josh says he may ignore his email because he is getting way to many. John like to use SaneMail, thanks to Chuck. John got 3,121 to his personal account and sent 334 email to 221 people.
Josh takes on a new client, who sells on Amazon. Josh finds out about the dark world of selling on Amazon. Josh is trying to spend time writing after this week of being unproductive. Josh is trying to figure out what to do with his Ad Words project, but has not gotten any conversions yet.
Josh shares details about his project with marketing for a client who operates a Explainer Video company. Josh talks about creating free reports, getting opt-ins, and conversions.
John got Josh thinking about real estate investing. Josh shares his interest in possibly doing investing in the future and how to go about it. John suggests real estate over investing in stocks or 401K. John shares what Josh should do if he wants to get started in real estate today.
Josh ask John what he pays they real estate managers. Johns mentions paying 8-10 percent of the rent. John gives some steps of what to do before offers and acquires real estate manager personnel
John says that in the long term a bad investment has slowly turned, and he is glad he had invested. Short term investments unless your lucky, are not going to get you a good return on investment.
Josh is thinking about switching the CPA or tax guy.
Chuck is asking about landing pages for his testing project. John ask what is the main pain that he is fixing for customer.
Josh suggest that Chuck needs to be specific to what his project is about, in order to set up an offer. John suggests a complete guide to test in Rails. Chuck covers different kinds of testing scenarios that he is thinking about doing. Josh thinks that Chuck may need more time to get this project done.
Thoughts for the Week
John - You get what you are
Josh - Being productive is better than procrastinating
Chuck - Simplify
Resources Mentioned in this episode
Book - “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen