Mike Kilcoyne - The ART of Writing & Just Embracing The Suck

January 7, 2016

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In this episode of FridgeCast, we drive into the process of embracing the suck. So for this episode, we have written expert Mike Kilcoyne (@mikekilcoyne), creator of the Embrace The Suck.

Mike is the go-to expert for everything real and raw in the journey of startups and entrepreneurship. His hard-hitting articles and his willingness to take on any subject have made him one of the most viewed contributors on Quora and authority on mind management.

During this chat with Mike I dive into many subjects from how the education system is surviving the ‘startup-minded person.’ The good and evil of all failure plus the steps to get back on track instantly. And he reveals his process of writing A.R.T. I hope you enjoy my chat with Mike about all thing Embrace The Suck related.

Keep it Cool!


This Episode Is Bought To You By

Aaron Morton

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This podcast is brought to you by top peak performance coach Aaron Morton. I am no fan of people telling me that I can improve one thing in my life, and then after focusing so much on one aspect of life, it wrecks everything else. So have always been skeptical of mind and body coaches.

Then I met Aaron, and his unique mix of skills from NLP to his fitness training, and remarkable ability to connect the dots. I now regularly turn to Aaron and his coaching to help me maximise my full potential from both body and mind and run businesses worldwide.

The process of going on the same transformative journey I have been through is easy as:

  1. Go to the same page here: I went to receive a FREE one-on-one consultation with Aaron.
  2. With the page in front of you click the ‘Yes. Please’ button and answer a couple of questions to get started.
  3. Now, Aaron will get back to you to set up your free one-on-one consultation.

So what are you waiting for? To get started check out: http://aaronmorton.co/fridgemagazine


Show Links

Mike's Article on Why Entrepreneurs Commit Suicide & Why “It’s A Startup” Is Bulls**t.

IA Writer the app Mike uses to write all of his articles and stories in

Evernote

Connect with Mike:
www.justembracethesuck.com | @mikekilcoyne

Show Notes

[07:44] "All you have when you are starting out is the truth."

[12:13] Why Mike things he should have had more changes to fail

[17:31] Is college setting us for positive failure?

[22:52] How having the facts can help Mike deal with situations

[24:04] How Mike goes about writing ART

[30:25] How Mike harnesses his inner emotions in a creative way

[34:07] The one 'thing' that inspires Mike every day.


Thank you for listening. I look forward to catching you on another episode of FridgeCast.

Keep it cool!

Henry

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5 Reasons to Celebrate the Tough Times

December 18, 2015
View full article: http://www.fridgemagazine.com/entrepreneurs/5-reasons-celebrate-tough-times/

5 Reasons Celebrate Tough Times
Written by Jon Rennie
Read by Henry Reith, Fridge Magazine Editor

I was talking to a friend the other day and we were reminiscing about a business we worked at that went through a rough period. Market demand had dropped, orders were down, margins were being squeezed, and we had a new business system that limited our view of the situation. He mentioned something that really struck me. He said, “I’m glad we went through that time because it made me a much better leader.”

“I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.”
Louisa May Alcott

Leading during difficult times takes everything you have, but the truth is, you will be better off because of that experience. In a great article called 9 Things Great Leaders Do in Difficult Times, Bill Murphy Jr. says,

“Great leadership seems easy when things are good and everybody's happy. When times grow tough, however, a leader's true colors are revealed.”

Murphy suggests that in difficult times, great leaders:

  1. Control their fears
  2. Focus on the mission
  3. Put the mission ahead of themselves
  4. Rely on their training and preparation
  5. Are tough, but human
  6. Encourage their people
  7. Communicate effectively
  8. Use their resources wisely
  9. Imitate the leaders who inspire them

Having led both military and business organizations through some pretty difficult periods, I would agree with Murphy’s thoughts on this subject. I also think there is another side to tough times that he did not consider. As my friend said to me, tough times make you a better leader.

Celebrate the Tough Times...

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Paul Minors - The Process Of Achieving Productivity

December 15, 2015

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In this first episode of FridgeCast we drive in to the process of achieving productivity. So for this episode we have productivity expert Paul Minors (@paulminors), creator of the Productivity Toolkit.

Paul has successfully made the transition from everyday productivity into a lifestyle where he just achieves his goals on a daily basis. He has recorded much of his journey on his blog and has built up wide knowledge of the processes that work! His work has been featured on respected productivity websites including Zapier and Evernote.

During this chat with Paul I dive into many subjects from his productivity journey start to finish. And he reveals the many processes he lives by on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy my chat with Paul about all thing productive processes related.

Keep it Cool!


This Episode Is Bought To You By

Aaron Morton

Aaron Morton Logo

This podcast is brought to you by top peak performance coach Aaron Morton. I am no fan of people telling me that I can improve one thing in my life, then after focusing so much on one aspect of life it wrecks everything else. So have always been skeptical of mind and body coaches.

Then i met Aaron, and his unique mix of skills from NLP to his fitness training, and awesome ability to connect the dots. I now regularly turn to Aaron and his coaching to help me maximise my full potential from both body and mind and run businesses worldwide.

The process of going on the same transformative journey i have been through is easy as:

  1. Go to the same page here: i went to receive a FREE one-on-one consultation with Aaron.
  2. With the page in front of you click the ‘Yes. Please’ button and answer a couple of questions to get started.
  3. Now, Aaron will get back to you to set up your free one-on-one consultation.

So what are you waiting for? To get started check out: http://aaronmorton.co/fridgemagazine


Show Links

Sunrise Calendar App

Asana

Evernote

Scannable by Evernote

Book Recommendations:

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Productivity Tool Kit

Picture of what is included in the Productivity Toolkit to give you a simple process to increase productivity

Connect with Paul:
www.paulminors.com | @paulminors

Show Notes

[06:44] Why productivity become Paul's prime focus?

[12:44] The first steps you can take to become 'Productive'

[16:37] The first steps you can take to become 'Productive'

[21:02] How to go about scheduling your time inside and outside work

[23:13] How getting up at 5am has helped Paul become more productive

[26:17] How Paul's morning and evening routine works

[32:07] The process Paul uses to get himself back on track if he feels his productivity slipping

[34:29] The tools Paul uses and how he uses them

[37:34] How Paul uses Evernote

[41:33] Paul's view on if pen and paper still relevant in this modern world?

[46:35] If Paul could have anything in his Fridge, what would it be and why?


Thank you for listening. I look forward to catching you on another episode of FridgeCast.

Keep it cool!

Henry

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5 Ways To Stay In Good Health As An Entrepreneur

November 30, 2015

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5 Ways To Stay In Good Health As An Entrepreneur
Written by Nicole Alicia - http://nicolealiciawrites.com
Read by Henry reith, Fridge Magazine Editor
Transcript

Going into the holiday season, a busy time of the year where we tend to forget about taking care of ourselves. It can be hard to stay in good health as an entrepreneur. So this maybe a good time to do a quick self-assessment before going into 2016.

It’s important to take care of yourself, mind and body, now more than ever!

You run a business, but you also may have others who depend on your right? Family, friends, clients and loved ones.

Sometimes things occur with our health that we have no control over. But we can also be proactive in our approach to our health by taking steps to try and prevent anything bad health wise from occurring. Unlike working in the corporate world where we can rely on several others to pick up the slack, we are mainly responsible for carrying the workload. Sick days or injuries can be a critical blow to an entrepreneur's business.

Here are things we can do as preventative measures so that we continue to keep doing what we love to do for years and years to come.

How To Stay In Good Health As An Entrepreneur

Diet

Picture of a woman holding a watermelon to show how Entrepreneurs can stay healthy by having a good diet
Watermelon

I get it; you love what you do daily, so do I! But don’t love it so much that you so wrapped up in your work and you forget to feed yourself. And no I’m not talking just a snack, you must stop what you’re doing for meals.

We can’t forget, that our bodies depend on food for fuel. So make sure you stock your fridge with extra good healthy snacks.

Oh, and don’t forget to drink plenty of water, staying hydrated is key to a healthy mind and body as water helps cleanse our system of toxins... [Cont.]

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Budgeting 101: How To Plan A Budget To Make More From Less In 5 Easy Steps

November 11, 2015

Budgeting 101: How To Plan A Budget To Make More From Less In 5 Easy Steps
Written by Michaud Chantal, of https://haleks.ca/
Read by Henry Reith, Fridge Magazine Editor.

Transcript:

I have always gone through life with the notion that budgets are for people who can’t manage their money. The purpose of budgets eluded me. I was not an impulse buyer, I had a sound saving account and didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything.

Wikipedia defines a budget as:

A budget is a quantitative expression of a plan for a defined period of time. It may include planned sales volumes and revenues, resource quantities, costs and expenses, assets, liabilities and cash flows. It expresses strategic plans of business units, organizations, activities or events in measurable terms.

Working without a Budget worked for me… then I decided to try it out.

Budgeting has helped me grow my savings while making me more aware of my spending.

Though it’s not an easy task, I believe everyone can benefit from putting together a simple budgeting plan. Here are a few tips to help you along the process....


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4 Easy Online Marketing Strategies You Must Be Doing

October 7, 2015

View full article: http://www.fridgemagazine.com/marketing/4-remarkably-easy-pillars-of-online-marketing-you-absolutely-must-never-ignore/

The purpose of this article is to highlight four important pillars of digital marketing in a project marketing or sales organisation setting and introduces tools meant to help you run a cost effective and efficient setup.

The Four Digital Pillars Of Online Marketing

In project marketing for real estate, there are actually more pillars than four if you include offline strategies. However, as I am a digital marketer my expertise lies in digital marketing and hence, my focus. Some or all of these pillars resonate with some small businesses that have a focus on sales. Here are the four digital pillars in project marketing, in no particular order:

  1. Email Marketing
  2. SMS Marketing
  3. Social Media Marketing
  4. Website

This article will introduce some tools for effective performance in each of these tiers.

1. Email Marketing

Email marketing is an essential staple for project marketing. Done correctly, it is inexpensive and has an extensive reach. In my experience sending emails to people who want.....

View full Article: http://www.fridgemagazine.com/marketing/4-remarkably-easy-pillars-of-online-marketing-you-absolutely-must-never-ignore/

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5 Popular Customer Service Words You Need To Stop Saying

October 5, 2015

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There is an inverse relationship between technological advancement and customer service. It seems that the better the tech, the lower the quality of person to person interaction. Perhaps this is because the number of queries per million transactions can be quite small. If we don’t practice something, we don’t get better at it.

Regardless of the size or nature of your business, if you are talking to a customer who has a problem, then this is a discussion that needs to be carefully and sensitively handled. The circumstances aren’t necessary and are not something you, as the provider, can judge the sensitivity of. Whether your customer is right or wrong is immaterial.

As a quick primer, here are five things you need to stop saying in customer service, right now....

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3 Key Ingredients for a Successful Self-Funded Startup

September 24, 2015
3 Key Ingredients for a Successful Self-Funded Startup

Article Preview:

How did two family men develop a SaaS startup that powers the biggest sports and entertainment brands in North America without any investor funding? Darshan Kaler, CEO of Tradable Bits (a digital marketing platform), provides his insight.

Young entrepreneurs are obsessed with funding. Yes - sometimes it’s necessary, it accelerates your growth and it often earns you lots of free press. But new founders often fail to realize that it can also distract from your core objectives, cripple your autonomy and ultimately cause you to crash even faster than you grew. Securing funding is a full-time job that too often distracts from your essential CEO duties..... 

Continued here: http://www.fridgemagazine.com/entrepreneurs/3-key-ingredients-for-a-successful-self-funded-startup/

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How To Easily Find Time To Start A Business

September 14, 2015

How To Easily Find Time To Start A Business


Transcript

“I have this great business idea!”

“Someday I’d love to work for myself.”

“This isn’t my real passion.”

“I just don’t have time to start.”

Do any of these statements sound familiar? More and more these days people are trying to escape the daily grind and branch out on their own. We’ve all done it; thought about new apps or businesses we’d like to see in the world. So many people talk about starting their own business and one day working for themselves. But that’s all it ever is - talk. What if instead of just talking about your idea you could start building a business that can support you and your family? What if you could build a company that allows you to escape the 9 to 5 and live the real 4 hour work week.... Cont.

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