Give What Grows — How to Overcome Burnout (FS200)

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“Though usually regarded as the result of trying to give too much, burnout in my experience results from trying to give what I do not possess.” That is a quote from Parker Palmer. Parker Palmer is awesome. I’ll prove it. And you are awesome too. But you’re in danger of burnout. If you want to create something interesting… you’re up against burnout. If you want to create something important… you’re up against burnout. If you want to create something you care about… burnout. On the show today we hear from a Fizzle member who is literally burnt out. We talk about why burnout happens and how you can overcome it before it makes you give up. And if you’re … Read Entire Story

A Real Honest Talk About What It’s Like To Make Content For A Living (FS199)

This is episode 199 (one hundred and ninety-nine!) of the Fizzle show. That’s one podcast a week for three and a half years. For many of you listening running a blog or podcast for a living is a dream. For others, it’s a nightmare, or a necessary step to creating an audience you can serve for over time. On this incredibly honest episode you’ll hear about what it’s like behind the scenes of a large blog and podcast. We get into: Why we started the Fizzle Show in the first… Read Entire Story

How to Become Successful, Seriously (FS198)

Might sound crazy, but in this podcast we literally teach you how to be successful. Simple as that. You want to become successful. You want to make headway towards your goal. You want to feel inspired and insightful about the work you do. You want to live life on your terms, employ your own damn self, define your own lifestyle. In this podcast we teach you — as I said — literally how to do that… how to get successful. It’s a … Read Entire Story

Why You Need Sustainable Motivation (Register ASAP!)

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When you’re working on business or personal projects for yourself it is so easy to become un-focused, to lose energy, to lose motivation. Which, of course, makes working on that project a nightmare. you run out of energy you lose focus you get distracted easily it takes so much effort to make the smallest progress So, if you want to make progress on your projects, if you want to make consistent headway on your goals… … you have got to learn how to develop sustainable motivation. Sustainable Motivation Sustainable motivation doesn’t come and go. It doesn’t make you high on clarity one week and leave you bogged down in the details the next. Sustainable motivation is not overzealous and does not lead to burnout. Sustainable… Read Entire Story

The 3 Most Difficult Things in Your Business Right Now (FS196)

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We surveyed Fizzle members and asked them: what is the most difficult thing in your business right now. Today on the show we talk about 3 of the most common responses to that question, offering in return some of that wisdom, humor and experience you’ve come to expect from the Fizzle Show. (BTW, you can see the results of the entire survey here with beautiful illustrations.) Enjoy! It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe (how to) iTunes Overcast Pocket Casts Stitcher Soundcloud RSS “Are these the 3 most difficult things in your business right now? Probably.” Tweet This … Read Entire Story

Here’s Proof it’s Possible for Regular People to Find Business Freedom

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It is absolutely possible for regular people to do great things in business without venture backing, super mentors or expensive business training. It’s absolutely possible. We have proof. At Fizzle this is our goal, our mission, and it’s working! This past year Fizzle members have been digging in and doing. the. work. We are a diverse group of people with dreams of personal freedom — working for ourselves, designing our lives the way we want them to be. And it’s working! This… Read Entire Story

10 Pieces of Gear We Rely on to Get Our Work Done (FS195)

I’ve been working for myself full time for a little under a decade now and I use tools to get my work done every day. Some tools are essential, like, I wouldn’t be able to get my work done without them. Others are just super helpful. On the show today we talk about 10 pieces of gear we rely on to get our work done. Some are fun, some are serious, some are perfect for that Amazon gift card you’ve got burning a hole in your pocket :) Be sure to subscribe and say hi in the comments below and enjoy this episode of The Fizzle Show! It’s… Read Entire Story

Goal Setting Sucks! Here’s A New 5-Step Approach (FS194)

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Today we are talking about goal setting… which is not a favorite subject of mine. If you feel the same way, this conversation is for you because the Steph will literally change everything you think and feel about goals. I know because it happened to me… live… as we recorded the episode. In this episode she walks us through a kind of 5-step process for setting REAL goals… not the fake stuff that you set and feel hopeful about for a few weeks before fizzling out. If you want to learn how to set goals that you’ll STICK with, press play and download the workbook below to follow along. Enjoy! It&rsquo… Read Entire Story

End This Year STRONG: 8 Ways to Stay Motivated In 2016 (FS192)

We’ve got a few weeks left until the end of the year and you can probably feel it’d be pretty easy to just take your foot off the gas, let things slow down, maybe mindlessly read the news a little? OR, you could take a breath, make a plan, and finish the year off STRONG. Today on the show we’re sharing 8 ways to end this year strong so you can start off next year with clear eyes and a clean slate. Enjoy! It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe (how to) iTunes Overcast Pocket Casts Stitcher Soundcloud RSS “End this year STRONG: 8 ways to set intention and follow through” Tweet This 1. The college finals… Read Entire Story

Squarespace vs WordPress: The Ultimate Comparison

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If you’re trying to decide between Squarespace vs WordPress, you’re in the right place. We’re going to cover every important decision factor here, so you can make a decision and move on to the next step. Most of us feel like the right website can go a long way to helping us get discovered. But most of us also don’t have a large chunk of money lying around to pay for a beautiful custom website. So, we have to do it ourselves. That usually means choosing between Squarespace and WordPress. Putting together a great website can be a nightmare, and there’s a lot riding on the decisions we make… Read Entire Story

6 Ways Work Environment Shapes Your Productivity (FS191)

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You want to be more productive and motivated? Let’s talk about your work environment — and more specifically how your work environment shapes your productivity. On the show today Corbett, Chase and Steph walk you through insights about how our work places effect our work practices. This one’s especially helpful for those of us who work from home (and coffee shops and libraries and bars and…) Enjoy! It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe (how to) iTunes Overcast Pocket Casts Stitcher Soundcloud RSS “How does your work environment effect productivity? Here’s 6 things to look for.” Tweet This Separation — spacially and mentally. Steph, especially as a new mom, finds it necessary to separate the different… Read Entire Story

127 Ways to Grow Your Email List (and the Only 3 that Really Matter)

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Email marketing is an insanely effective way for most small businesses to build trust and invite potential customers to purchase products and services. Unlike a Facebook or Instagram feed where your message is simply one of thousands (if it gets displayed at all), in the email inbox you’ll have a much higher likelihood of getting your message seen and read. This is called engagement, and your business will fail without it. That’s why the oft-used… Read Entire Story