Today, I'm honored to introduce you to the man known only as Norcross. We met in 2010 when my online business was a mess and I needed serious help. A mutual friend connected us, and it was all sorted out over a weekend. Only later did I realize how fortunate I was. In online circles, Norcross is regarded as one of the best and the brightest, particularly when it comes to WordPress. Nearly daily, he fields tweeted questions from around the globe, suggesting fixes, plugins, or technical particulars. If Gary V says we should seek to be useful, he could write a case study on Norcross. For those of us looking to sort out the new world of work, Norcross shows one path to success. Be exceedingly competent in your craft and relentlessly helpful to your network. On this Labor Day, I wanted to share this special profile.
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I'll share 3 preemptive measures, 3 processing tactics, and 3 advanced strategies for mastering your email and getting to Inbox Zero. Plus, your teams will work better, and you'll accomplish more of your goals. Listen in, and you’ll learn why there's an inverse relationship between email and productivity, why email causes us so much stress, and which three proactive habits will eliminate most unnecessary email, and which three processing habits will help you organize your important communications, and which three strategies will improve your leadership and help you achieve your goals.
Often, we assume that the best online marketers are young. I'm delighted to share this week's profile because Sue Wallace shows us why that stereotype is dead wrong. I've known Sue for over a decade, and our conversations are always peppered with the new skills and technologies she's learning. It's been a joy to watch her enjoy year after year of success by consistently applying new ideas to her business. In this interview, Sue takes us back to the mindset and priorities that provide her foundation, and how she continues to add new layers in building her business and her life.
Today, I'm delighted to share another special habit profile and interview. It's not often we get to talk to entrepreneurs while they're in startup mode, but Billy Murphy is taking us inside his life and his mind. In particular, Billy has a unique way of explaining why getting a job is very risky and starting a business may not be. We'll explore why he feels that way, what a typical day looks like, and what he's working on next.
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we'll explore how habits can be used to overcome the unique challenges of working from home. Listen in, and you’ll learn the surprising truth about freedom, why willpower is worthless, why consistency is better than bursts, and which key habits matter most in building your business.
Today, I'm excited to share a special habit profile and interview with Mike Hrostoski. On June 4, 2011, Mike's life changed dramatically with the loss of his mother and the discovery of a new tribe. Over the last two years, he has transformed from a frustrated Fortune 50 executive to someone that lives exactly as he would if he only had 30 days left. Even though Mike is a men's coach and focused on being location independent, he shares several principles that can we can all apply to live better.
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we'll explore why accountability is so powerful and the simple ways you can get started using it to propel you forward and keep your momentum. Listen in, and you’ll learn why accountability is an important asset for entrepreneurs and habit-builders, who you should select as an accountability partner (and who you should avoid), what type of accountability structure is most successful, and how you can easily get started.
I'm attending the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon, this weekend with 2,800 folks from around the world that believe in the same spirit of community, adventure, and service. I'll share the key ideas and habits I'm learning this year on Tuesday's podcast. But there's one story that couldn't wait. Today, I wanted to share the unique personal journey of one of our speakers - Jia Jiang. His inspiring and heartfelt talk received a standing ovation, and I was able to catch up with him for a few minutes afterwards. Last July 4th, Jia confided in his pregnant wife that he was very unhappy with himself for giving up on his dreams and following the "safe" conventional path. He expected her to chide him for being selfish and ungrateful. Instead, she encouraged him to pursue his dream. But the happy ending wasn't next. Jia suffered a significant setback and struggled to find the courage to continue. That's where the real journey begins.
In this bonus episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we'll share a special interview with creator of the six-figure Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast, John Dumas. He'll share the habits he uses to keep up a daily podcast. Listen in, and you'll learn why a consistent focus on delivering value is most important, how a creative workflow can help you do more in less time, why discipline is so important, how to setup your systems to achieve and maintain momentum, and how to build genuine relationships.
One of the things I've learned to treasure most is friends that challenge me - with both their words and their actions. I've learned what a gift it is when someone is courageous enough to lovingly tell me when I'm off track. And I'm also very grateful when they pave the way with their own life and are willing to share their lessons with me. Today, I'm honored to share an interview with one of my personal "Master Chefs." I recognized Laura Harris as a business leader in our community a decade ago. Now, I'm even more inspired by her journey to grow in her faith and leadership. I think you'll appreciate her honesty and candor in revealing her own challenges and how she has worked to overcome them.