Seth Czerepak podcast

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 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 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”…

Podcast 40: Self-Proclaimed Experts

Are your customers being seduced by smooth-talking self-proclaimed experts? You’ve invested decades into becoming a real expert in your niche. Why should you compete with imposters? Because they’re out there whether we like it not, and they’re damn good at fooling people. Thankfully, false experts have a few weaknesses which you can expose to your customers.

Podcast 39: Shiny Objects

Shiny object syndrome…why are some so vulnerable to it, while others seem bulletproof? Aspiring entrepreneurs have a horrible habit of chasing from one business venture to another. One year, they’re promoting an MLM business. The next year, they’re working as some kind of coach or consultant. The next year, they’re selling “how to make money online” products.

Podcast 38: False Prophets

Some people are really vulnerable to entrepreneurship scams. They’ve tried dozens of new business ideas, but they’ve spent more money than they’ve made. I’ve met people who have spent five and six-figure sums on entrepreneurial ventures, training courses, seminars and business opportunities, and made nearly nothing as a result. Why are some people so…

Podcast 37: On Dumping Drama

Drama in business…do entrepreneurs have the freedom to overcome it? It depends on two things. First, you need a way to overcome “people drama.” Second, you need a way to overcome what I call “operational drama.” People drama comes from bad customers, business partners or employees. Operational drama comes from the procedures and/or technologies used to…

Podcast 35: Dreamers vs Achievers

Entrepreneurs vs dreamers…what’s the difference? Some would say that dreamers dream, while entrepreneurs act. But, there’s more to it than that. In my experience, the most important difference between the two is that dreamers have unreasonable expectations about how hard it is to get a business off of the ground. They’re mostly interested in the good parts of being…

Podcast 34: Income Plateaus

Some entrepreneurs blow right past income plateaus on the first try. Others struggle for years, or a lifetime, to break past key barriers in their income. This barrier often depends on how much you’ve made in a year. For example, if you’ve never made more than $30k a year working for someone else, the $30k market might be your income barrier. 

Podcast 33: 7 Days Raw Vegan

Over the past seven days, I experimented with a raw, 7 day vegan diet. This is not something new to me. Just the raw part. Below is a picture of me after one year of eating non-raw vegan. I was 38 years old and still in better shape than I’d been at 19 when I was an althlete, martial artist, and a meat-eater. This time, I decided to try it raw for seven days and see the…

Podcast 32: Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome is mostly physiological. It has very little to do with your beliefs about what you’re capable of as a new freelance entrepreneur. The problem isn’t the anxiety. That’s normal and will only go away with experience. What matters is the STORY you tell yourself about why you’re anxious. Our left brain fears uncertainty. It likes labels. It NEEDS to put a label on…

Podcast 31: Staying Happily Married

If there’s one thing you should know about marriage and entrepreneurship, it’s that you’ll never turn your non-entrepreneur spouse into an entrepreneur. The harder you try, the more you’ll ruin your marriage. This is because being an entrepreneur isn’t just about running your own business. I’ve met business owners who weren’t entrepreneurs by the definition of the word.

Podcast 30: Fleeting Depression

Working at home, by yourself, can create frequent fluctuations between depression and motivation. Sometimes, you’re a whirlwind of activity and motivation. Other times, you just don’t have the energy to do anything but sit there and stare at your to-do list. How can you cut out these “slumps” and be motivated and productive all the time?

Podcast 29: A.I. and Copywriting

Will artificial intelligence replace writers? People started asking this back in 2015. I saw the discussions on forums, on social media, and in blog posts. The debate is still happening. In my opinion, those who assume that A.I. will ultimately replace writers are morons who don’t understand writing or human nature. They’ll be replaced first. But some writers never will.

Podcast 28: Beating Bad Decisions

How to overcome writing anxiety and bad decision making. Some states of mind are so negative, or anxious, you should ignore even your own advice, your own reasoning and your own interpretations of circumstances while in this state. Too many times, we get anxious, angry or depressed, and our left brain looks for reasons, and these reasons aren’t always valid.