The Write Way to Answer Your Most Pressing Questions

fingers typing on keyboard - a simple ways to access your inner genious

I’m going to go out on a limb here. Because what I’m about to suggest might seem a little crazy.

But it really works.

And I want you to know about this simple habit, because the sooner you adopt it, the sooner you’ll start to see what I discovered.

I stumbled upon this weird (and unexpected) benefit while I was developing a different habit.

Now the habit is a daily practice for me because of the powerful results it produces.

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Protecting Your Digital Business: A Primer on Small Business and the Law


Litigation isn’t something any of us want to think about, but having to put a plan together when the time comes isn’t an option.

Johnny Lee is a Managing Director at Grant Thornton, forensic investigator, and licensed attorney. He shares his expertise with us to help small businesses gain a better understanding of what eDiscovery and records retention is, and why — from a legal perspective — it’s important for us to have a basic plan in place to protect our businesses.

Here’s a short primer on handling electronic records, like email, so we can be prepared.

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Pro Tips on Building an Audience That Will Stick with You


This week on The Showrunner, get a sneak peek at the lessons inside The Showrunner Podcasting Course as Chris Garrett and Christina Canters provide expert advice on the right way to build, and even move, your audience.

The episode opens with a reflection on the unique experience Jerod and Jonny shared this week: Jerod stepping into Jonny’s Hack the Entrepreneur host shoes and hacking … Jonny.

The occasion? The 100th episode of Hack the Entrepreneur. (And yes, there was an important lesson learned.)

Then it’s sneak peek time.

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The (Unfinished) Story of an Accidental Entrepreneur


On this episode of No Sidebar with Brian Gardner, you’ll hear a story of one creative who followed his passion and built a company without a business plan.

In the journey of every person who wants to build a digital business, there comes a point when you need to make a decision. Usually that decision is surrounded by fear, and in some cases that fear can be crippling.

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How to Use SEO to Attract and Retain Customers


What does it take to rank in Google now?

And how should SEO fit into your plans of attraction, retention, and conversion?

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A Mildly Spooky Illustration of ‘Reason Why’ Copy


During the past four months, one of the things Demian Farnworth has been trying to experiment with is telling more stories. Historical stories, fake stories, personal stories.

See, what he’s trying to do is make the audio more visual. And he has found the best way to do that is to share stories. Illustrations. Anecdotes. Et cetera.

Audio really challenges your storytelling abilities because you must paint a vivid picture. You might have noticed a string of stories in the last few episodes of Rough Draft.

So, no surprise Demian has another one for you today.

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How to Master the Technology that Drives Your Digital Business

frustrated man at laptop - time to conquer your fear of technology

Technology is frustrating when you’re not a technical person, and dealing with “techies” is even more so.

Developers, designers, and power users speak a different language, and often lose sight of the day-to-day challenges that entrepreneurs and freelancers face.

Users want tech to “just work,” and technologists often throw up their hands and tell everyone to reboot … again.

It cuts both ways, but it doesn’t have to be so difficult.

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Eric Enge on the Art of LinkedIn Marketing


The co-author of The Art of SEO (and one of the leading SEO and content marketing experts in the world) drops by The Missing Link today to share his LinkedIn insights.

Over the years, Sean Jackson has become a huge fan of Eric Enge and the team at Stone Temple Consulting. They are smart, easy going, and always willing to help others.

But what has really set Eric and his team apart is the amount of experimenting and research they do … sorting fact from fiction in the field of SEO and content marketing.

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Why the Phrase ‘Leaders Are Readers’ Should Die


The prevailing business and management wisdom over the years has been that “leaders are readers.”

Is this still true today?

With the emergence of technology like podcasts and an over-abundance of opportunities to learn, it seems like the landscape may be changing … In fact, was the idea “leaders are readers” ever really true?

And so, in this new edition of “Hero v. Villain” on The Lede Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth debate the issue with the hot vehemence that only white Midwesterners can truly muster.

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Deviance, Obsession, and Sharing Your Gifts with the World: A Conversation with Bill O’Hanlon


Therapist, writer, coach, businessman, iconoclast: Bill O’Hanlon has a complicated résumé.

Bill is someone who approaches life and business with a lot of curiosity and humor.

Sonia Simone and Bill got together to talk about his passionate approach to business, therapy, and life.

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