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Thank you so much for your honesty, transparency, and vulnerability while making these super challenging habit changes! Loving the knowledge I’m getting from you. Thank you Alex.

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I'm learning something new everyday. Thanks!

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93 Ratings
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83
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Love it

By Supplesmarn - Jun 13 2018
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Thank you so much for your honesty, transparency, and vulnerability while making these super challenging habit changes! Loving the knowledge I’m getting from you. Thank you Alex.

Well done

By Arstes one - Sep 01 2016
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I'm learning something new everyday. Thanks!
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The 66 Day Experiment: Job-Free Income in 66 Days | A Business Bootcamp Using the Power of Habits

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Rank #1: How to Influence People & Ben Franklin & Sex – Day 2 – Season 1

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In this episode, I discuss the book that changed my life, “How To Win Friends and Influence People” By Dale Carnegie. Also, how sexy is Benjamin Franklin?

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Jun 08 2015

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Rank #2: #JoinTheRide on the Entrepreneur’s Roller Coaster – Day 3 – Season 1

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What it takes to start a biz, the struggles of starting a new habit after only 3 days into the 66 Day Experiment.

Tweet: Great spirits always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds. -Albert Einstein #JoinTheRide http://ctt.ec/h47T6+ @itsalexbarker

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Jun 09 2015

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Rank #3: Aspiring Entrepreneurs – Stop Buying Courses and Do This Instead

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Too many aspiring entrepreneurs waste their precious time and money on online courses. Let me share a personal story to explain and what new entrepreneur should do instead of buying courses.

My friend Mark told me he wants to start a side-hustle business, but hasn’t made significant progress. Recently, I asked him how his business was coming along and what he told me was discouraging.

Mark said he was very distracted. He wasn’t able to make a profit from his idea. After diving deeper about his lack of focus, I discovered he bought 32 online courses in 2015. The most expensive one was $1200, but the majority were priced around $50. His yearly “education” cost totaled around $2,000.

The sad truth was Mark failed to complete 30 out of 32 courses.

Mark isn’t alone. Around 10% of course buyers end up finishing a course, according to one study by Infinia.

Here are 3 misguided reasons aspiring entrepreneurs tell themselves to buy a course:

1 – I believe *this* course will make me successful

2 – I don’t know enough about [insert subject here], so I need to learn more before I take action (Imposter Syndrome)

3 – I need to add this skill to my business, plus there’s a 90% off deal, so I better buy it now

One of these beliefs will blind the aspiring entrepreneur, like Mark, to believe that a course will provide the “ultimate roadmap towards success.”

Rather than educate yourself with a passive learning model (ie watch videos of instructor talking), I suggest a different approach to your education.

Robert Green, in his book Mastery, describes the way every renown creator (from Albert Einstein to Henry Ford to Leonardo Da Vinci) grows into a master of a craft. The way to mastery involves an apprenticeship, which involves thousands of hours honing the craft. Green describes the best way to grow is by practicing the craft as the master does, rather than by reading textbooks or passively learning in the lecture hall (the lowest form of learning).

Never believe you must “master” a subject with a course before taking action. Every master starts as an apprentice. Every apprentice’s first creation never looks perfect, but by mimicking a master over time her creations begin to look more like her master’s.

If you believe you must first “master” a subject by learning from a course before taking action, then you will bog yourself down with unnecessary information and waste valuable time.

Learning is vital for the continued success of every entrepreneur. But how can one manage the need for self-development and simultaneously hustle her way to success?

I propose this way of learning:

Action-Based Learning (ABL)

I define ABL as educating oneself with necessary information to complete an active task or improve a required skill.

The key to ABL is identifying a task or skill as “active” or “required” for a project you currently work on.

Rather than learning things you believe “I’ll use this course one day”, ABL ensures you only learn things that are absolutely necessary in order to complete a task.

An entrepreneur who uses ABL asks herself questions before buying a course like,

  • “Will I see an immediate turn on investment if I buy this course?”
  • “Do I need to learn this material, or can one of my employees learn this skill?”
  • “Would learning this skill improve on what I’m already doing?”

Let’s use our aspiring entrepreneur Mark to explain how to use ABL.

Mark wants his website visitors to become customers. He heard on a podcast that the “best way” to do that is to create an email list. He proceeds to create an email opt-in form on the website, complete with an “ethical bribe” (lead magnet). However, Mark becomes discouraged to see after 3 months his autoresponder email series has not made a single customer.

He begins to research online how to create an autoresponder series that converts subscribers into customers. He finds no shortage of websites that offer free info, along with pitches to costly courses. He’s wary of the courses (some cheap and some expensive).

Mark has three choices

  • Buy a course
  • Learn as much as he can from free info
  • Hire a consultant/coach to improve his skill or do the work themselves

Mark decides to implement the free suggestions into his email autoresponder. After another 3 months, he’ll decide what he needs to change and if he needs more education.

Mark put ABL into action. Before using ABL, when Mark realized he needed an email list, he would have immediately searched for cheap courses to teach how to create an autoresponder email series. Mark used ABL by understanding that he first must take action, rather than learn material first.

When you buy a course before taking action, you submit to Imposter Syndrome. You believe that the course will make you less of an imposter and more of professional.

Take action and learn as you go. You’ll save yourself time and money.

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May 25 2016

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Rank #4: Introducing the Next Experiment with Brian and Irina – Season 4 Episode 1

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For Season 4 of the 66 Day Experiment, we have Brian and Irina Glass, and we talk about their story, and what their goals are for their online business, Kismates.com.

Jul 11 2016

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Rank #5: When You Become Lazy – Season 3

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Apr 06 2016

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Rank #6: How to Make Customers Love You – Season 4, Episode 8

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How can we build trust with your audience?

How can we get clients now?

How can we use social media to get clients now?

Aug 08 2016

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Rank #7: Connect or Die and Other Secrets of Relationships ­- Day 4 – Season 1

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“Alex, if you keep treating this way, you will never have any friends and be lonely for the rest of your life,” my mom yelled.

I was in big trouble with my Mom.

You see, I had a real problem with disrespecting my mom and “adults” when I was in high school. I mean, I probably received a detention every other week. I once told my German teacher, “Screw You.”

I thought I was funny, but my mom hated it.

She continued, “If you want to keep being a jerk now, then you’ll be a jerk when you’re an adult. And no one likes to work when you’re an adult.”

Sadly, I didn’t learn my lesson.

I was told by multiple mentors and advisors that my personal skills suck.

I treated people like they were the village idiots and I was Einstein.

As I entered college, I made the ultimate career mistake: devalue relationships.

Relationships are your most important life tool. They are what bring new opportunities into your career and life.

I devalued other people; and because I did this I was

  • Fired from 2 jobs
  • Declined by multiple new job positions
  • Today’s episode is all about the power of relationships and how to build them.

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Jun 10 2015

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Rank #8: How You Can Sponsor Anything – Season 3

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Mar 04 2016

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Rank #9: Do this to create Motivation!

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Jun 29 2016

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Rank #10: One Question to Live Without Regrets – Day 35 – Season 1

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100% honesty today. I ask myself and you a difficult question. This question, if asked daily, can motivate you towards your end goal. We’ll discuss in this episode:

The number one regret people have before they die
● How living the average life creates multiple regrets
How to identify the actions in your life that cause regrets
● And what steps you need to take to live without regret today

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Jul 11 2015

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Rank #11: Do This if You Don’t Have Enough Time – Season 3

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Apr 18 2016

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Rank #12: The Simple Success Principle Everyone Ignores – Day 31 – Season 1

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● Once you apply this principle in your life, everything becomes a little simpler
● You’ll learn the key step that you need to take in order to get further ahead on your goals
● Why bees are smarter than you and how to fix that

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Jul 07 2015

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Rank #13: How to Fix Wasting Time – Day 5 – Season 1

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Don’t you love it when you discover a new life hack that saves you hours, even minutes, of time?

Imagine that feeling and multiply it times ecstasy (which equates to around 10X, in my medical opinion). That multiplied feeling should be what you feel after you walk thru this exercise I talk about in Day 5 of the 66 Day Experiment.

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Jun 11 2015

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Rank #14: This Rule Will Save You Precious Time – Season 3

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May 02 2016

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Rank #15: Halfway There: What I Should Have Done From the Start – Day 33 – Season 1

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I share key lessons from the greatest difficulties of starting my 66 Day Experiment

What I would do differently if I were start this all over

Key lessons from the first part of the 66 Day Experiment

  • ­ Habits are hard to establish
    – my exercise habit has been the most difficult to maintain
    — I feel like I almost convince myself not to do it in the mornings, and then before I know it, I have to get ready and go to work
  • –  have the same trigger every day
    —  a worthwhile reward is needed for this podcast; but a tracking system helps too
  • ­ Fear or the Resistance is POWERFUL
    –  give up daily
  • ­ Tracking is essential
    – use the habit tracker
    — wouldn’t have know how far I’ve come
    —  also would realize that these “habits’ wouldn’t actually stick if I track them
  • ­ Accountability + Feedback is essential
    – find someone or someway to be accountable
  • ­ Do differently
  • ­ Probably would record everything and then release it into a podcast
    –  there’s advantages and disadvantages to this
    — disadvantage ­ lack of feedback before it’s all over
    — advantage ­ focus on promoting the podcast more than recording it every day
  • ­ Procrastination has been more difficult than I thought

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Jul 09 2015

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Rank #16: Are You in the Right Crowd? – Season 4, Episode 11

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Aug 18 2016

38mins

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Rank #17: How to Stop Your Inner Critic and Pursue Great Ideas Moving Past Failure – Season 1

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Sep 07 2015

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Rank #18: How to Unleash Your Greatest Work Using Flow – Day 44 – Season 1

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Do you wish everytime you worked you were less distracted, got more done in less time, felt creativity and accomplished?

Today you and I chat about “flow” (defined as profound mental clarity provided by the state) and how to use it in our everyday lives. ­ how to use our environment to place in a state of ultimate creativity

  • ­ where to place ourselves do to our greatest work
  • who we should surround ourselves that synergizes your work and enhance flow
  • what we can do on a day to day basis to enter flow

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Jul 20 2015

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Rank #19: How to Kill your Inner Doubt – Season 3

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Feb 17 2016

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Rank #20: 4 Money Habits That Lead to Happiness – Day 54 – Season 1

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Money Rules:  Here are 4 habits on money that we live by:

Take It Away
● Give Gifts
Pay Yourself First
● Apply the 2-week Rule

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Jul 30 2015

17mins

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