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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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Sep 29, 2015

EntreProgrammers Episode 84

"I Could Stick My Head Up a Cow's..."

3:05

We’re Live!

3:30 

Derick is sad to see RayGun.io go as a sponsor. Thanks to RayGun.IO for sponsoring the EntreProgrammers Podcast. 

4:40

John’s T-Pain vocal effects are not working. Technical Issues with his mic. 

5:30

Derick is also having a happy week. Derick gain 86 new subscribers to Watch Me Code, which is an overall 25% increase. Awesome!

7:45

Derick has been working on updating his website, redoing the subscription section. Derick is planning to work on a new Drip sequence for his email list. 

11:50 

John suggest implementing a new offer to upgrade the new subscribers to a full year, to keep them of dropping off over time. Derick mentions he has a better hold on the marketing strategies and tools.

15:30 

Derick gives an update on his son’s tests. Derick so far is getting back on track and is happy with this past week’s success. 

17:00

Josh ask if Derick is able to do a webinar to build up more clients. Josh shares his vision on the webinar idea. 

21:30

Derick may possibly pitch to John’s audience for a webinar idea. John thinks that creating a joint product with be more affective, then pitching as an affiliate.  

26:00

John share a pitch he did to is email list for Steve Young, and it was not a success for the mobile app marketing. 

29:30

Josh mentions “White Labeling,” idea. Which may be an interesting way to market digital products. John talks about another strategy of purchasing licensing to the product and selling and keeping 100% profits. 

35:00

Derick talks about how there are tons of great ideas, and still working on catching up to them. 

36:00

Josh drop 128 envelopes into the mail, which is a  sales letter to Infusionsoft consultants. This is a partial handwritten letter. This project took Josh 8 hours to complete. Josh is trying to get more copywriting clients. Josh is thinking about doing a monthly newsletter to keep his prospects in the loop. Josh is implementing a “Host Parasite” practice.  

40:00

Josh shares all the connections he is making and people he is talking too. Josh mentions he may be attending a Dan Kennedy meet up. 

46:00

Josh hired a coach Laurie, who is helping him with staying on track and to network with her audience as well.

47:30

John talks about eating one meal every two days, a 48 hour fast! John talks about science behind this, because no one has ever done this.  John then runs 6 miles after eating a meal when the fast of complete.  John continues to talk about the fasting through out the week. 

51:40

John shares that the fasting has been “hell,”  and s difficult experiment.

54:00

John talks about getting depressed during the fast. John is talking about all the “Should I do this or …” On the other hand, John talks about the depression might be because he was not eating and it may have had a mental impact. John may write a blog post called “How I Broke Myself,” about his fasting experiment.

58:30

Derick talks about the depression that occurs in some entrepreneurs, and how not eating right may cause a depression or  may kill motivation. 

1:08:00

John talks about the Ketogenic diet experiment done by a certain individual, which is an experiment he wants to try. Derrick mention that John turns EntreProgrammers into an episode of Get Up and Code.

1:12:00

John talks about the mental consequences when experimenting with these diets. Derick shares his diet changes in caffeine and specific times he eats, and how that has improved certain things in his workflow and concentration.

1:17:50

John talks about book “Shopcraft as Soulcraft” by  Matthew Crawford. John is interested in the rewards of creatively and the negative psychological effects of getting paid to do your passion. Sort of Kinda?

1:24:00

John talks about reaching the level of wealth to have complete freedom. This is somewhere between 5k-20k of passive income. Josh talks about how some people will inflate their lifestyle, and it is not realistic. John say to go “Get the FU money!”

1:30:00

In other news! John is learning to type. The EntreProgrammers talk about their  struggles learning to type in the past. John is spending 30 minutes a day retraining himself to type the proper way. 

1:35:00

John is going to get rid of the need for glasses. John talks about practice and self training to correct his own vision. Another interesting experiment he is willing to try. 

1:47:00

John talks about his book, “Soft Skills” is doing great on Audible.com John hit #2 in the Health subject, and #3 in Computer science. 

1:50:00

The EntreProgrammers discuss the political options or having no options. 

Thoughts of the Week

Josh - Rather people value what your do for them, it depends on how your positioned in their mind.

Derick  - Do one thing a day. Something small.

John -  Trust the process. Your brain will automatically learn, and own the process. 

Resources Mentioned in this Episode 

Steve Young 

Mobile App Marketing

Dan Kennedy

http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/dan-s-kennedy 

Shopcraft as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford

http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Class-Soulcraft-Inquiry-Value/dp/0143117467/ref=sr_1_1/189-5203509-8014660?ie=UTF8&qid=1443457768&sr=8-1&keywords=shopcraft+as+soul+craft

Soft Skills - audio book 

http://www.audible.com/pd/Science-Technology/Soft-Skills-The-Software-Developers-Life-Manual-Audiobook/B014QJB8AG/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1443462371&sr=1-1

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