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Listener Criticism: What Really Happens in the First Year of Business (FS033)

Fizzle Show listener Bob Harper sent in a video calling us out. He’s a fan of the show but feels we haven’t been honest.

Bob’s putting his ass on the line for his business and his family and he wants some answers.

In this episode we hear his criticism and get into a mess of good stuff like:

  • Should I just start my business cold turkey, pull the rip chord and hope for the best?
  • Or should I do some financial planning and give myself a bit of padding?
  • What should I expect about the process of starting a business? How long should it take to start making money?
  • What role should my family play in how I pursue my business?

It’s a great episode. You’re gonna dig it. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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“Bob called the @fizzle guys out. Here’s how they responded.”


Thanks Bob

Our thanks to Bob Harper for sending in his “rant.” You’re a good man and we’re glad you felt comfortable sending this in to us. Check out Bob’s site Get Kinetic to learn more about what he’s up to.


Show Notes

The Focus Factor™ — Ice to the Brim — Here’s the video where I discuss the digging, the desert and discovering your vocation.

Stephen Pressfield You, as the Muse Sees You“What follows is my own personal metaphysical model for how writing (and all art) works. You may think I’m crazy. I may indeed be crazy.”

Dan Harmon, Community – XOXO Festival (2012) – YouTube“Dan Harmon is an Emmy-winning writer, the former executive producer of NBC’s Community…”


Closing Quote:

“It was not till I was in college that the idea of work finally broke free from the idea of making a living. Then the important question became not how to make money, but what to work on. Ideally these coincided, but some spectacular boundary cases (like Einstein in the patent office) proved they weren’t identical.”

Paul Graham


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One topic that comes up over and over again with both groups is mistakes made in starting businesses. Newbies love to learn about mistakes so they can avoid them. Veterans love to talk about what they wish they had known when starting out.

These conversations have been fascinating, so we compiled a list of the 10 mistakes we hear most often into a nifty lil' guide.

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