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Here at Fizzle, our members have no shortage of useful skills and incredible ideas. But making measurable progress day after day? Well, lots of us fall down when it comes to execution. If you have some big dreams, you probably know what it feels like when days and weeks pass without feeling like you've made actual, measurable progress.

If you are stuck in the romantic notion of what it looks like to create a business and you need some motivation to stop running away from the hard work, you’re going to love this episode. On today’s show we are joined by none other than Justin Jackson, who went from having a day job to being a successful author and creating 100 projects in one year, all to show that it is possible for you to become an indie entrepreneur (even in Canada!).

If you’ve been around the online biz block for a while, chances are you’ve heard about how important it is to be consistent in your business. And whenever you hear about being consistent, you probably start to feel pretty crappy about yourself. How do I know? Because it happens to me every damn time.

If you’re working through all the hope and doubt and strategies it takes to become a full-time blogger, then you’re going to enjoy the bejeezus out of this episode. Today on the show we are joined by Beth Hornback, who has an incredible story about how she carefully worked the steps and stages necessary to quit her job and work on her blog full-time.

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