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The Fizzle Show

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Weekly insights for online business builders and small business owners earning a living doing something they care about. We focus on modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance among other things!

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Weekly insights for online business builders and small business owners earning a living doing something they care about. We focus on modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance among other things!

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I want to like the show more

By The Eardrum - May 28 2019
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But Chase talks so much that the episodes take forever to get to the near of it. The community seems like the type I would want to be a part of. However, some constructive feedback would be to rein in the random diatribes.

Chase, let the guest speak!

By ktorres101 - Apr 04 2019
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I love you, Chase. I’ve listened to the Fizzle Show for maybe three years now, and only recently have you started having guests more often, and maybe it’s because you’re not used to the format, but you keep interrupting your guests and then go on long points! In the episode for parents that published the first week of April, it was really difficult to get into a listening groove, because whenever your guest would start to make a point, you’d jump in and make the point, or a different point, for her.

iTunes Ratings

578 Ratings
Average Ratings
522
24
12
9
11

I want to like the show more

By The Eardrum - May 28 2019
Read more
But Chase talks so much that the episodes take forever to get to the near of it. The community seems like the type I would want to be a part of. However, some constructive feedback would be to rein in the random diatribes.

Chase, let the guest speak!

By ktorres101 - Apr 04 2019
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I love you, Chase. I’ve listened to the Fizzle Show for maybe three years now, and only recently have you started having guests more often, and maybe it’s because you’re not used to the format, but you keep interrupting your guests and then go on long points! In the episode for parents that published the first week of April, it was really difficult to get into a listening groove, because whenever your guest would start to make a point, you’d jump in and make the point, or a different point, for her.
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The Fizzle Show

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Weekly insights for online business builders and small business owners earning a living doing something they care about. We focus on modern business essentials, self employment, motivation, productivity, audience growth, blogging, podcasting, content marketing, work-life balance among other things!

Rank #1: Episode 8: 008 - Choosing & Vetting A Business Idea

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Are you like the thousands we've heard from, worried and stressed about choosing a business idea? Maybe you don't think you have an idea. Or maybe you've got too many business ideas and you don't know which is best. Maybe you're stuck in analysis paralysis. In this episode we explain a simple framework that will help you take back some control and make a choice you're proud of (so at least you'll have a better answer next time to that "what is it you do again, Kelly?" cocktail party question). Be sure to visit http://fizzleShow.com/ for shownotes (and enter your email there so we can send you things like birthday party invites).Jun 27, 2013

Apr 10 2014
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 132: How to Use Email Marketing To Grow Your Business in 2015 (FS132)

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http://fizzleshow.co/132 Email marketing. Those two words pack a powerful punch in the world of independent entrepreneurs and small business. In this week's episode we tackle some of your most common questions about using email to grow your business. Corbett, Steph, and Barrett are your hosts for this week's show on email marketing tools, strategies, and terminology. But if that's all you get out of this episode, then you've missed the point. Email marketing should fuel your business strategy, not the other way around. Sure, email is as relevant as ever before in building a business, but only if you use it well. If you've been wondering when and how to get started with email marketing in your business (or perhaps you want to revamp your current email strategy), this is the perfect conversation for you. Tune in.

Oct 15 2015
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 288: The 3 Habits That Grew His Business to 428,000 Email Subscribers (FS288)

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Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/288

How can we live better lives? Do you want to implement great habits in order to achieve your goals? What determines the success of our attempts when trying to form habits?

We cannot really have a conversation about successful business owners and entrepreneurs without discussing the importance of habits and the systems that allow them to build their dreams. But what is formula to implementing this?

In this episode we get down to the real essence of habits, their relationship to individual and social identity and how they are formed. We unpack these ideas to better understand the cycle of improvement that we all should really be trying to embody.

Today on the show we are joined by James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, the creator of the Habits Academy, a weightlifter, and a travel photographer in over 30 countries. James is basically a habit expert and has loads of great ways to unpack these ideas for everyone’s benefit

We also talk about the concept of one percent better, the explore-exploit tradeoff, adaptability and reinvention. James has a bunch of really useful frameworks and distinctions that will undoubtedly progress your thinking in this area.

For a particularly inspiring and thought provoking conversation be sure to check this episode out!

Key Points From This Episode:

• Understanding the compounding effect of the one percent better concept. [0:05:12.4]
• Decision making and habits as the two pillars of success. [0:10:01.2]
• The difference between goals and systems. [0:15:36.3]
• The cardinal rule of behavior change and waiting for results. [0:20:28.4]
• Identity conflicts making changes stick through your beliefs about self. [0:26:30.3]
• Adaptability and the potential to reinvent yourself. [0:33:25.1]
• Some of James’ systems that he has used to build his site. [0:35:20.8]
• The real value of ideas and how to house them effectively. [0:39:00.4]
• James’ most valued habits for his health and business. [0:40:47.6]
• Atomic Habits and what James hopes its readers will gain. [0:46:05.3]
• The evolution of systems and the importance of reflection and review. [0:50:31.6]
• And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

• Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/
• James Clear — https://jamesclear.com/
• Atomic Habits — https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299
• Mitch Horowitz — https://mitchhorowitz.com/
• Elon Musk — https://www.forbes.com/profile/elon-musk/#2ba127667999
• Gary Vaynerchuk — https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/
• Seth Godin — https://www.sethgodin.com/

• Entrepreneur — https://www.entrepreneur.com/
• TIME — http://time.com/
• New York Times — https://www.nytimes.com/
• CBS — https://www.cbs.com/
• Derek Sivers — https://sivers.org/
• Scott Adams — https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-adams-52b1595a

• Dilbert — http://dilbert.com/
• Evernote — https://evernote.com/
• Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds — https://jamesclear.com/why-facts-dont-change-minds
• Niall Ferguson — http://www.niallferguson.com/
• Slack — https://slack.com/
• Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders
• Fizzle Website Tune Up Curse — https://fizzle.co/courses/tuneup
• Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity
• Courage and Clarity — https://www.courageandclarity.com/
• Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr
• Chase Reeves on Twitter — https://twitter.com/chase_reeves
• Start A Blog That Matters Course — https://fizzle.co/start-a-blog-that-matters
• Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web
• Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit
• Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals
• Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal
• Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce
• Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs
• Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5
• Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting

Oct 09 2018
56 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 225: Are You Pursuing Your Business, Creativity or Project Enough? (FS225)

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As an independent, a full time indie-entrepreneur, a maker of things that sell, a creator of my own wealth, a designer of my own creativity over time, I feel a strong call to do more things my way for the results I want. Which, for many of us, seems to beg this question: **can you give more of yourself over to being a creator?** Often times I hear it referred to as *“pursuing completely”* — like, how completely are you pursuing your thing? I think this plays solidly into that dream of being an artist who abandons herself to her work. Like, many of us really, if we’re honest, feel like we should have that kind of abandon, conviction, sold-out-ness to the thing we’re pursuing. Right? **BUT, what if pursuing that thing is putting other things in our life in jeopardy? ** What if we want to pursue our blogging more *completely*, BUT our blogging isn’t contributing to our financial needs yet. We want to give blogging more time because maybe that’s what’s necessary for us to even get to a place where we can generate revenue, BUT, spending more time there may take away from the job that IS earning us revenue, or our family or other relationships that might be good for us to keep in tact as well. **So, today we are going to talk about this:** how much are you pursuing your thing *AND* how much *SHOULD ANY OF US* pursue our thing? Should we leap with abandon and trust the universe and the intention of our hearts to construct the solution in real time? Or does being cautious really give us a better chance at success? Read More: http://fizzleshow.co/225

Jul 24 2017
53 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 206: Current Ideas in Small Business, Q1 2017 (FS206)

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We’ve got some articles, some books, some podcasts and some videos that can help you with your vision, motivation, productivity and all the other good stuff you need to succeed in modern indie business. Give the podcast episode a listen if you’re not already subscribed… the context on each of these is fun, inspiring and meaningful. Enjoy! Show Notes: fizzleshow.co/206

Mar 13 2017
55 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 251: What Makes a Brilliant Business Idea and How to Apply It (6 Examples)

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All businesses have to start from an idea. But just how important is the original idea behind a business? How much of a business’ success can be attributed to the idea versus the follow up work?

We know there is no real point in putting in all the work if that initial idea is not something special.

(Show Notes: http://fizzleshow.com/251)

But on the other hand an idea, even a great one, is not worth much without the follow through and the means to execute it.

That being said, what is it that differentiates the so-so ideas from the great ones?

If you’re interested in these questions we’ve got an awesome treat for you: a 60min in depth audio discussion with the answers as well as 6 examples of great business and product ideas.

In this podcast episode, we look at what can define a brilliant business idea by cycling through some examples and examining the appeal of certain products.

The Fizzle Show is here to unpack what makes some business ideas successful and what makes others flop!

Listen to this episode and you will learn the crucial customer mindset and product presentation necessary to make your products and business at large succeed. Two of the concepts you really need to understand are the importance of simplicity as well as the concept of ‘niching down’ on a simple idea to really target your market.

Tune in to hear all about it and add your comments below!

Jan 23 2018
59 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 237: You Don’t Lack Discipline, You Lack Motivation. There’s a Difference (FS237)

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As indie entrepreneurs we live and die by the execution of our ideas. Without the right focus and motivation, discipline alone won’t save you.

I find it’s very common for creatives and business builders to feel they lack discipline. We think if we had more discipline then we’d be making more progress on our idea.

I don’t agree. You don’t lack discipline, you lack motivation. You lack the internal drive, the clarity and focus of desire, that would make being disciplined almost easy.

As I said before, us indie biz people live and die off the ideas we execute. Not the ideas we capture in our Moleskine notebooks, but the ideas we execute.

And if you’ve got issue with motivation (or discipline, if you insist), then you’ve got big problems with execution.

But here’s what I believe: you deserve to bring your idea to life. You deserve it. You’re not sitting on your ass doing NOTHING; you’re doing things to make it happen… it just sometimes feels like, you know, you don’t do enough, you couldn’t do enough, you’re not enough and you’re never enough.

Again, that’s all false. You just haven’t learned how to turn on motivation and channel it at whatever project you want.

Show Notes: http://fizzleshow.co/237

Oct 17 2017
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 231: A Stupidly Simple Guide to Taking Action, Finding Clarity & Getting Clients Right Away (FS231)

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One of the things we hear most often is that people want CLARITY in order to get started.

They feel overwhelmed and murky, like they would totally get started if only they knew what to DO! Maybe you feel like you need answers before you begin, because you have to get this right.

Today, we are flipping that. I know you think you need CLARITY in order to take ACTION.

But today, we're out to prove that CLARITY comes from ACTION.

Perhaps the very best part is that you don't have to buy anything to start doing this. Not from us, not from any other marketing wizards on the internet (and please don't trust anyone who tells you otherwise.)

As you're going to hear in today's real life stories, you just need an internet connection and some conversation in order to make seriously meaningful progress.

Sep 05 2017
58 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 209: 10 Excellent Niche Business Examples to Learn From (FS209)

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Listen, there is a TON of competition in business today. The internet, which enables all of our personal businesses like never before, also makes it so now you compete with the entire world. But, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: specialization, focus, narrowing our target market, [aiming at a smaller business niche]. Now, if you’re already selling a bunch of product successfully — if your storehouse and bank account is full! — well then, you probably don’t need to specialize any more… it’s working, you’ve got it, well done. But, for many of us — especially those of us who are still getting our businesses off the ground — specialization, aiming at a smaller niche, focusing on a more precise target market, can make all the difference in getting your business flying, getting found, producing revenue. A great niche can help you: - get that difficult and necessary initial traction because your business is more remarkable to specific group of people. - resonate powerfully with visitors when they land on your website, blog, podcast, workshop, etc., because you’re “speaking their language.” - resonate, again! It can’t be overstated how important it is to be able to connect deeply with your target customers through your marketing materials; focusing on a more specific niche can make all the difference here. - come up with easy and effective marketing ideas because you know *exactly* who you’re making things for. This is another big one! Especially if you, like most modern businesses, will rely on internet content for finding new customers. Basically, defining a target market and niche that’s both “specific enough” AND currently underserve in the world will help you with everything… literally. Show Notes: Fizzleshow.co/209

Apr 03 2017
59 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 315: 6 Steps to Go from Crickets to Customers (FS315)

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Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.com/315

How’s your business? We know it’s not easy to build a business, but it’s also not impossible. Truth is, opening the door to getting a successful business feels like it’s impossible sometimes, but really, it’s just impassable. What you need is to find the key that unlocks that door.

The Fizzle Roadmap is a great place to start, teaching you things like differentiating between what you can and can’t control and helping you to discover who you are as a business owner so that you can bring your own flair to the entrepreneurial landscape.

In this episode, we are going to be talking to those of you who know you can help people and have something to say, have ticked all the boxes of how to get your business out there, but who feel like they’re shouting into an empty void. We’re going to help you grow your audience by suggesting group programs and by giving you the six steps to connecting with your clients and customers.

We also talk about the importance of packaging what you offer in the most appealing way, while also getting your clients and customers what they need most. Join us today on the Fizzle Show to find out how to do just that!

Key Points From This Episode:

• The discouraging process of trying to get a following but just not getting there. [0:10:17.0]
• Why group programs are underrated and why their popularity will likely escalate. [0:14:02.0]
• The many benefits of group programs versus learning one-on-one. [0:17:16.0]
• The six steps to building a connection-based, community-driven business. [0:21:05.0]
• Why you have to tackle the who of your business before you get to the how. [0:21:30.0]
• How a community anchor creates a common language that unifies your audience. [0:23:27.0]

• The importance of understanding what people actually want. [0:29:12.0]
• The difference between being selective about what you attract your following with and making false promises. [0:35:47.0]
• Connecting with your customers and aligning yourself with their desired outcomes. [0:40:42.0]
• The most important aspect about building your irresistible community anchor. [0:45:57.0]
• Going further with the piece of content you’ve created for your community anchor. [0:54:07.0]
• Why you have to keep track of your most engaged leads. [1:01:27.0]
• What to do once you have the people in your group. [1:03:18]
• And much more!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

• Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/
• Fizzle on Twitter — https://twitter.com/fizzle
• Fizzle Roadmap — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/small-business-roadmap-1-clarity
• Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/315
• ShamWow — https://www.shamwow.com/SHMWOW/6.0000/Index.dtm?otsid=9912
• Steph Crowder on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stephcrowder_?lang=en
• Corbett Barr on Twitter — https://twitter.com/CorbettBarr
• Chase Reeves on Twitter — https://twitter.com/chase_reeves
• Crickets to Customers — https://courageclarity.teachable.com/p/crickets-to-customers
• Gusto — http://gusto.com/fizzle
• Fizzle Just Ship It Challenge — https://app.fizzle.co/just-ship-it-challenge
• Start a Blog that Matters — https://app.fizzle.co/start-a-blog-that-matters
• The 15 Minute Weekly Planner — https://www.courageandclarity.com/plan
• Website Tune Up — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/tuneup
• StoryBrand — https://storybrand.com/
• Fyre Festival — https://www.ecr.co.za/shows/stacey-norman/fyre-festival-documentary-a-glimpse-into-the-scam-of-the-century-/
• Customer Conversations Course — https://app.fizzle.co/courses/customer-conversations
• Fizzle Try 5 — http://fizzle.co/try5
• Fizzle Sparkline — https://fizzle.co/sparkline
• Fizzle Goals Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/goals
• Fizzle Journaling Course — https://fizzle.co/courses/journal
• Fizzle Essentials of Web Design Course — https://fizzle.co/library/essentials-of-website-design-for-business-builders
• Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web
• Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit
• Fizzle Craft + Commerce — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/craft-commerce
• Fizzle Project Management for Entrepreneurs — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/project-management-for-entrepreneurs
• Fizzle Hosting — https://fizzle.co/hosting

Apr 16 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 256: The Ultimate 10 Step Sales Page Recipe (FS256)

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Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.co/256

There are 10 must-have ingredients your sales page needs to showcase.

These 10 ingredients can make all the difference for your product launch because they help you get out of your head and into the decision maker of your customer.

We’ve seen it happen so many times: a hopeful entrepreneur puts all sorts of work together to make a product. But when it comes time to sell… no sales!

There’s a terrible feeling that comes when you launch a product and don’t make any sales.

But the truth is, you may not need to change the product AT ALL. You may only need to update your sales page to make it resonate deeper with your audience.

The Fizzle team have got you covered: We look at a ten point process to construct a killer sales page to get those sales coming in.

Now, we walk you through this in an audio conversation, so get your cup of green tea and your notebook ready because you’re going to see sales pages differently after this.

In this episode, we go step by step through these ten points breaking down each one and explaining the terrain. From the headline right down to the guarantee, we’re not leaving anything out!

We also talk about the foundational importance of this feature of your website, feedback and ways that this strategy can be molded and adapted to fit your specific needs. This is a general guide, but that does not mean it cannot work for all the different businesses out there.

You might have a great product, low prices and some happy customers, but if you haven’t optimized this area of you marketing you are definitely not reaching your full potential, so listen in and let’s get you to the top of your game!

Feb 27 2018
56 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 249: 3 Big Reasons Why The Goals We Set Don't Stick

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Why is it that we set goals that fail? Why do we allow our dreams to fizzle out? Could the problem be with the way we are approaching our goals from the get-go?

2018 is here and you have things to do, right? You have dreams to achieve, goals to set and things to accomplish!

But do you know what the difference is between a goal and a New Year’s resolution?

Do you know the difference between “mountain top goals” and “foundational goals”?

Do you know why your goals are so prone to fizzle out?

THAT’S what I want to talk to you about today: how to set goals that will actually work because most of us think about goals in the WRONG way.

In this episode, we are essentially talking about how you get your sh*t done! It’s the beginning of the year and everyone is talking about New Year resolutions. New Year’s resolutions are usually things you just fizzle out of, so today we are talking about why we let them fizzle out and how to set achievable business and personal goals (rather than resolutions) moving forward into the new year.

Listen to this conversation because you are going to get some remarkable insights from it! It’s a deep dive into why we think so poorly about goal setting, and how to fix it.

Show Notes: FizzleShow.co/249

Jan 09 2018
52 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 233: How to Build a Business You Can Run From Anywhere (FS233)

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As indie entrepreneurs, sometimes all it takes is a little travel break to remind us why we started our business in the first place.

Travel is amazing for inspiration and perspective.

As indie entrepreneurs it would be terrible to make a business that doesn’t allow you to travel.

Just think about that! You put all this work in to get your business WORKING.

  • Topic we care about… check.
  • Validated unique selling proposition… check.
  • Growth channel setup… check.
  • Minimum viable product tested… check.

(BTW, all those stages above are taken from our small business roadmap training. If you’re somewhere in that process, it’s definitely worth checking into.)

You do ALL that work just to create yourself into a prison you can never take a break from!? That’d be terrible!

But it happens all the time. And it can happen to any of us if we’re not careful.

So, in this quick article (and, more importantly, the super thorough podcast episode that goes with it) that’s what I want to help you figure out:

How can we setup a modern indie business so we can travel and live with flexibility?

Show Notes: http://fizzleshow.co/233

Sep 19 2017
1 hour
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Rank #14: Episode 300: Self Sabotage & Impostor Syndrome: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

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Impostor syndrome is one way entrepreneurs can completely sabotage their own business.

Starting a business can endlessly fun at first... all the possibility, hope, potential. But soon the fear starts to creep in, the self confidence starts to slip, and the inner saboteur begins to do her work.

In this episode we dive into several helpful tools for you to break out of self sabotage mode, including:

what the onset of self sabotage looks like,
how to identify when you're in self sabotage mode,
practical ways to get out of your own way before it's too late!

Jan 01 2019
55 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 114: How to Deal With a Job You Loathe (FS114)

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http://fizzleshow.co/114 Do you get that pit in your stomach on Sunday evenings — dreading what Monday brings? Do you feel isolated from your coworkers? You might hate your job. I did. In fact, each of us on the show today have struggled with those exact feelings. And on the show today we break down how to analyze, cope and make liberating decisions about your job. Enjoy!

Jun 11 2015
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 193: 10 Trends in Small Internet Business for 2017 (FS193)

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There are 10 modern trends in small business you need to know about. 5 of them are recent, emerging, and the other 5 continue to be timeless. On the show today we’re going to walk you through each one. Enjoy! Oh wait, we are doing the first ever survey of fizzle show listeners and I want to hear your thoughts, Fizzleshow.co/survey I’ll tell you more about it in the episode, but if you’re at a computer right now go to Fizzleshow.co/survey. Okay lets do it. FizzleShow.co/193

Dec 15 2016
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: Episode 217: Tips On Using Medium as a Blogging Channel to Grow An Audience (FS217)

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Jonas Ellison spent the last year growing an audience on Medium.com, and it worked… accidentally. On the show today you’re going to hear tangible tips about Medium.com, which will help you decide if you should use this growing platform to grow an audience. There are some new features on Medium that make both Corbett and Chase do a bit of a double take on using this platform. Grab a cuppa and dive in for some entertaining education about the “youtube for bloggers”, Medium.com. Enjoy! ShowNotes: fizzleshow.co/217

May 29 2017
52 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 240: The Step-by-Step Story of Becoming a Full-Time Blogger (FS240)

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If you’re working through all the hope and doubt and strategies it takes to become a full-time blogger, then you’re going to enjoy the bejeezus out of this episode.

Today on the show we are joined by Beth Hornback, who has an incredible story about how she carefully worked the steps and stages necessary to quit her job and work on her blog full-time.

Beth is the creator of the blog, Eat Within Your Means, where she shares plant-based recipes and cooking tips to fatten your wallet and skinny your jeans. Whether that’s by cooking chickpeas from scratch or sharing ways to limit or eliminate oil, it’s easier than you think.

Along the way Beth also shares her personal successes and struggles on the path to finding her means. In today’s episode Beth shares her journey of the wins and struggles she faced while transitioning out of her corporate job and into becoming a full-time blogger.

So if your dream is to be a blogger full-time and you need a bit of guidance and motivation to get there, then this podcast is for you!

Note: Beth has been a part of the Fizzle Community for a long time and we’re so glad to get to feature her story here!

Show Notes: FizzleShow.co/240

Nov 07 2017
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 264: Finding the Balance Between Being Creative and Getting Sh*t Done (FS264)

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Shownotes: http://fizzleshow.co/264

Do you lean more to the artistic or organizational side? Are you struggling to organize your creative ideas? Is it difficult for you to make time for ideas amongst all the organization and admin that you do?

As entrepreneurs, there is a constant balancing act that takes place between these two poles. On one hand you have the inspiration, ideas and free energy of your business, and on the other hand, the structure, organization and management.

Without a good mix of these it is difficult to imagine a successful business.

In this episode, we talk about just that - how to give enough energy and time to both areas. More importantly, how to do this according to your needs and personality!

During the discussion we even help you reclaim the true meaning of ‘creativity’ so as to encompass both worlds and emphasize their dual-role in creation and production.

So come with us on this journey as we help you down the ski-slope of your business. With both feet firmly in a place and your mind as the director of each ski we are certain you can ensure a smooth ride! Tune in to hear it all!

Key Points From This Episode:

The war between chaos and order. [0:06:10.2]
Making sure the big, important creative work does not fall off the list. [0:08:23.4]
The benefits of forcing periods for creativity. [0:13:07.2]
Chase’s challenge of coming back to earth from the world of ideas. [0:17:39.6]
Comparing the actual differences between these supposedly separate spheres. [0:24:09.1]
The idea of guided flexibility as a happy medium. [0:32:01.2]
An example of a successful musician to emphasize structured creativity. [0:35:31.3]
Using your intentions and needs as the third point of the triangle [0:41:32.7]
The inherent biases that we retain around these approaches. [0:44:17.9]
The strength of polarization and harnessing this through balance. [0:49:05.2]
Assuming the role of director in your inner play. [0:52:02.7]
Recognizing and using our internal stories as a tool. [0:55:03.2]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Gusto — https://gusto.com/fizzle
Fizzle — https://fizzle.co/
Fizzle Toolkit — https://fizzle.co/toolkit
Fizzle Goals Course - https://fizzle.co/courses/goals
Fizzle 80/20 Copywriting Guide — https://fizzle.co/sparkline/writing-copy-for-web
Fizzle Journaling Course - https://fizzle.co/courses/journal
ConvertKit — http://fizzle.co/convertkit
Courage and Clarity Plan Your Week - https://www.courageandclarity.com/plan/
Do Good Be Good - https://sharonspeaks.com/
Grateful Dead - http://www.dead.net/
Elizabeth Gilbert - https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/

Apr 24 2018
1 hour
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Rank #20: Episode 248: How we Doubled Our Email List in 7 Days

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Are you feeling down about the low numbers on your email list? Have you ever wondered how you could really accelerate its growth?

(Show Notes: fizzleshow.co/248)

Perhaps all it takes is a mindset shift.

That’s what we did recently on a separate website we run and it had HUGE results.

First of all, you already know how important your email list is to your business, right? If you don’t know about how important email is to modern business, you can check out any of these educational posts.

The gist is this: for many of us successful indie entrepreneurs, our email list is the core of our business because through email we have a powerful form of “digital relationship” with our customers.

So, if you aren’t getting a very good “conversion rate” on your website — from casual visitor to email subscriber — then it can feel kinda terrible.

Like, there’s all these people coming to your website, but so few of them are taking you up on your offer.

For many of us the is a PRIME LOCATION for investing some time to improve things.

There’s a lot of places in your business you could waste time making updates — like revamping your logo, for example. You could spend hours and hours on that but your changes will almost certainly make zero impact.

Spending time on your email conversion on your website, however, is something that can make a HUGE difference. It has for us.

Because in today I want to show you an audio training where we discuss how Steph Crowder — Director of Member Success here at Fizzle — was able to DOUBLE her email list in just one week.

If you are starting your email list from scratch, or just looking for some tips, tricks and strategies on how to grow your list — and in turn your business — you will really take something away from this episode.

We also talk about the two free guides Steph created to accelerate her list and how listening, empathizing and responding to your listener community is the best thing you can do to grow your business.

There’s some notes below, but the meat of this training is really in the conversation. Enjoy!

Jan 02 2018
46 mins
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