Josh and Chris go live every 2nd week to discuss their businesses, recent progress, struggles and focus for the next few weeks.
In this episode we discuss:
- getting a new podcast started
- Etsy stores
- productized service landing pages
- cold calling
- balancing growing pains
- newsletter growth strategies
- optimizing social media content strategies
Resources we mentioned:
- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
- Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
- Vipassana meditation
- Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
- Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried
Follow Josh at https://solopreneurgrind.com/join
Follow Chris at https://conversionalchemy.net/
00:00 Christopher and Josh had technical difficulties while trying to livestream their podcast episode. Christopher successfully completed his goal of recording the first podcast episode and transitioning to a weekly email.
11:35 Josh and christopher discussed the challenges of recording a podcast episode and the benefits of doing so. They also talked about the importance of providing a brief introduction to the podcast and christopher’s plans to create an Etsy store related to his podcast.
21:27 Christopher and Josh discussed various goals and tasks, including creating t-shirt ideas for an Etsy store, redesigning productized services landing pages, and increasing cold call outreach. They also talked about strategies for promoting their email lists and the challenges of fundraising.
30:51 Josh and Christopher discussed their morning routines and the importance of incorporating moments of silence and reflection into their day. They also shared book recommendations, including “The Power of Now” and “Hagakure: The Secret Wisdom of the Samurai.”
39:06 Josh and christopher discussed various books they have read, including one by George Lucas and another by the founders of Basecamp. They recommended the books for their practical advice on entrepreneurship and managing a business, and found them to be easy and quick reads.