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Seth Czerepak’s Podcast: “The Story of My Experiments With Hope”

Podcast 62: Quit the System

Economic crisis is the BEST reason to start your own business. For years, you’ve heard being an entrepreneur is “risky.” Now look, you’re right where you were afraid you’d end up. Not because you started your own business and failed, but because you worked a “real” job, and lost it. When the economic system fails you, the smartest thing you can do, it leave it for good.

Podcast 61: Working from Home

Working from home long term requires a totally different approach than working from home temporarily. First, your lifestyle goals should drive your income goals AND the kind of work you decide to work in. If you get this backwards, you’ll burnout in the first few years and end up back at the office working for someone else.

Podcast 60: My Coronavirus Rant

America was built by entrepreneurs. Now, panicked and ignorant bureaucrats and media bobbleheads (many of whom have never built anything from the ground up) are destroying small businesses with their short-sighted response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. We MUST have a conversation about the livelihoods that are being ruined by our response to this crisis.

Podcast 59: My Forex Experiment

I’m starting Forex trading with 100 dollars this year. So far, I’ve managed to keep what I started with. I’ve had some gains and some losses, basically broken even. Since I’m determined to give this an honest try, I’m giving myself 90 days before I decide to quit. If I still have all my initial $100 after this 90-day experiment, I’ll keep going. I’ll document my results in these podcasts…

Podcast 58: New Year’s Myths

Here’s the truth about New Year’s Resolutions…they’re one of the most ridiculous superstitions in the modern world. How many people get TRULY spooked on Friday the 13th? I’m talking about those people who they honestly bad things are going to happen to them just because of a date on a calendar? If you think these people are nuts, you should honestly ask why you’re…

Podcast 57: Persuading Your Spouse

I heard this, and things like it, many, many times during my coaching career. As someone who once had to end their marriage over this issue, I understand how serious it can be. However, my current wife is often more supportive of my entrepreneurial aspirations than I am. So, I’ve seen this problem from both angles now, and I’ve helped plenty of people get through it.  In my…

Podcast 56: Going Off-Grid

Just over a year ago, I started this podcast to track my entrepreneurial journey. My first podcast was about restarting from nothing. A few weeks ago, I published my “one year later” update and shared how I built my remote income source to $5,000+ a month. My next goal is to create passive income sources and to prepare for going “Off the Grid.” This has been a dream of…

Podcast 55: Income Goals

An important part of becoming a successful entrepreneur is knowing how to set income goals. In my experience, most people get this really wrong. For example, let’s assume I ask you how much money you want to make in a year, and you say $1 Million. Totally possible, but what do you plan to do with the money? If you want to reach your goal, THIS is the question that matters.

Podcast 54: “Smartphonitis”

How is your smartphone killing your productivity? Try this tomorrow morning…take your smartphone out, turn it off, and give it to someone who you trust to keep it until your workday is over. Do this for a week and see how much you get done. Compare that week to your average workweek and you’ll see what I mean. If you’re an entrepreneur working from home, you…

Podcast 53: One Year Later

One year ago, I was restarting from nothing. Since then, I’ve documented my journey back to entrepreneurial success in this podcast. At the time of my first podcast, I was making zero dollars a month. Today, I’m making about $5,000+ a month on average. Of course, this month is only partially over, so I’m working on this month’s goal. But, this ought to show people what’s…

Podcast 52: Tragedy and Meaning

We rarely think about finding meaning in tragedy. Until tragedy hits. This week, it did. A very close family member of ours died of a heart attack at 35. It was totally unexpected news. So, in today’s podcast I’m talking about how we find meaning in tragedy. My personal experience has shown me that death is not the end. But, for those who survive us, it often is. At least for a while.

Podcast 51: Trial and Error

Some entrepreneurs are good planners. Others learn and perfect their methods through trial and error. Which is more important in business? I’m going to say, they’re both important. And no, that’s not a cop-out. Sure, you’ll learn more and get more done through trial and error than you will by planning. But, ONLY if you consistently practice these two habits…

Podcast 50: Toxic Relationships

Nothing will crash your entrepreneurial dreams faster than toxic relationships in business. The same is true in your personal life. If you’re an ambitious person with big dreams, you’re one in a million. The odds are slim of you finding a business partner who is nearly as hardworking, creative, and persistent as you are. The odds are even slimmer that you’ll find a romantic…

Podcast 49: Risk Beats Regret

Risk vs Regret…at some point in your life, you’ll face one or the other. If you run from risk today, you’re almost certain to face regret later. The only way to escape this is to deny your own ambitions when you finally realize that you didn’t have the courage to pursue them. The saddest and most common deathbed regret is…”I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself…”

Podcast 48: Reverse Procrastination

By my definition, reverse procrastination is when you’re in so much of a hurry to get things done “ahead of time,” you rush through them, burn yourself out, and/or work past the point of diminishing return. All of these behaviors are destructive to your productivity. Sure, they might seem to “work” in the short run. But over time, they wear down what Stephen R Covey calls…

Podcast 47: Your Online Reputation

How important is your online reputation when you’re not a big brand or a local business? I’ve often told people that your online reputation is practically written in stone. Once someone says something about you on the internet, it’s there. And in almost all cases, it’s not going anywhere. Whether it’s true or not doesn’t matter. The downside of the “everyone gets a seat at the table”

Podcast 46: The Myth of Security

Most aspiring Entrepreneurs never make “the leap” into the world of entrepreneurship because of their misconceptions of uncertainty in entrepreneurship. They assume that having a job is more financially secure and that they’re “giving up” this security by venturing out on their own. But this is a myth. Here’s why working for an employer actually carries more risk…

Podcast 45: Principle of Gender

What is the Principle of Gender in Business? It’s the combination of the Masculine Principle of Order, and the Feminine Principle of Motion. Order without motion leads to procrastination, while motion without order leads to chaos. But, when applied in balance and in sync with the Principle of Rhythm, the Principles of Order and Motion will make you unstoppable as an…

Podcast 44: Truth About “USPs”

What is a USP in marketing? Don’t be fooled by phony marketing myths. A real USP (Unique Selling Proposition) is something your competitor can’t duplicate without landing themselves in court. Most people confuse USPs with limited time offers, benefit statements, or even vague claims like “we really care about our customers…” or “we pride ourselves on quality…

Podcast 43: Learning from Chaos

Knowing how to deal with chaos at work is just as important as knowing how to deal with failure, or success. Chaos seems sudden. But, it’s almost always the result of dozens (or hundreds) of small choices you’ve made (or neglected to make) over a period of time. Most of us never consciously consider choices until the consequences of those choices show up. Many times…

Podcast 42: Above the Snakeline

Working above the snakeline is the secret to achieving the infamous “4-Hour Workweek.” From my 10,000+ hours of one-on-one coaching with thousands of entrepreneurs, working with everyone from the broke, to the wealthy, I’ve learned that the standard Monday to Friday, 40 plus hour workweek is just a fossil of the industrial age model. Working “above the snakeline”…