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Hello everybody and thanks for joining my first Smart Energized Entrepreneurs Podcast. Whether you’re listening to this in the car, on the treadmill, at work, or in a cave in Afghanistan, welcome aboard! I’m so happy you chose to click my play button! It really means a lot to me!
Since this is my first podcast, I think introductions and explanations are in order. That means this episode will be different than the rest.
My whole reason for taking the time and effort to create this podcast is to help you live your entrepreneurial dream life, just like I do and just like millions of other people do.
It takes both smarts and energy to do it successfully. If you have energy but no smarts, you’ll go nowhere really fast. If you have smarts but no energy, you’ll know a lot but you’ll never go anywhere. That’s why I call this the Smart Energized Entrepreneurs podcast. We’re going to talk to smart, energized entrepreneurs who reveal their secrets to starting and running a successful business!
My typical podcast episode will feature a guest and we’ll chat about several different things. My main goal is to share energizing and educational success stories so you can learn from other people who’ve started their own businesses and also, so you can be inspired by them.
In episode 2, you’ll meet my first guest who started selling products on Amazon about 18 months ago and he’s already making a 6 figure salary from it. He shares some of his tips, tricks and methodologies for doing it so you can do the same thing.
While I focus on web startups and online business, I’m not going to limit my success stories to only those. I have several connections who own traditional brick & mortar businesses, and their stories are just as energizing and educational. Besides, they ALL have websites and they all use social media and online marketing to get customers. We can learn a lot from them, too.
If you’d like to share your success story with my listeners, drop me a note [in the comments section below] and I’ll contact you. If I think your story is a good match for my audience, we’ll schedule a time to do an interview.
Sometimes, if I don’t have a guest speaker, I’ll talk about a specific topic and reveal the secrets I’ve learned about it during my years and years of experience in the online business world.
After each episode, I want you to walk away with new ideas, new ways of doing things, and a renewed energy and excitement for starting or growing your own business.
If you haven’t checked out my website yet at JPStonestreet.com or read my book, “The Web Startup Roadmap: Navigate Your Way to a Successful Online Business,” you might not know much about me. If I was sitting in your car seat or cave, I’d want to know why I should listen to this crazy bald guy, so let me tell you a little about my background.
Starting in the mid-90’s a launched half a dozen businesses and they all failed for one reason or another. After nearly 10 years of failures, I finally lost hope. I gave up and got a job. It was a contract position as a software developer and on my third day, they terminated my contract. The lead developer didn’t like me, but really, I think the Universe was using him to kick me in the butt and put me back on course.
On the way home from that miserable 3 days of employment, as I was sitting in rush hour traffic on the highway, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t give up on my entrepreneurial dream life. I was going to do whatever it took to be a successful entrepreneur.
Two months later, I launched QuoteCatcher.com and three years after that, I sold it to a company just outside Silicon Valley.
Since then, I’ve been helping other people start their own businesses and live their entrepreneurial dream lives as a speaker, trainer and author.
It took 10 years of trial and error for me to figure out what the heck I was doing wrong, but I finally learned my lessons and applied them to build, run and sell a successful business. Now I’m sharing those lessons with anyone who has the patience to listen to me.
My greatest joy in helping people is seeing them come to life…seeing their eyes light up when they launch their new business. What a great feeling that is!
I’ve been doing that in a one-on-one setting for years, but now I’m hoping to take my message to the big time through this podcast, through my blog at JPStonestreet.com and through YouTube so I can reach more people.
If you walk away from my podcast episodes feeling energized and educated, I’ll be a happy podcaster. And I’ll be even happier if you click the little Subscribe button on iTunes and tell all of your entrepreneurial dreamer friends and family to do the same.
More subscribers mean more people will know about this podcast and that’ll give me the opportunity to energize and educate even more entrepreneurial dreamers! This is the age of the entrepreneur! Help me spread the word! Everyone is welcome!
I think that about does it for the first episode of the Smart Energized Entrepreneurs Podcast. You can find the show notes for this episode and all the others on my website at JPStonestreet.com. Please head over there to comment and ask questions. I promise I’ll respond to every single comment. Plus, it’s nice to know you care enough to share. It makes me feel all warm and tingly on the inside.
Thank you so much for sticking with it until the end.
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