SPI 274: How to Avoid the Slimy Sell with Chalene Johnson

I used to hate selling. It made me feel slimy. Despite earning a living for years through online business, I never felt comfortable delivering a sales pitch. That’s all changed, and I’ve invited the brilliant Chalene Johnson here today to explore how that change occurred. Ever since Chalene invited me Read more…

SPI 272: Starting and Running a Business as a Couple Featuring the Bakers

Not long ago, I asked you guys to send me your favorite business partnerships—couples and friends who’ve teamed up to start and run a business together. I received lots of recommendations for one couple in particular, who’d impressed you all with their transparency as business owners and knack for communication: Read more…

SPI 271: An Interview with The Five-Minute Journal Founders UJ Ramdas and Alex Ikonn

This month, I’ve been learning everything I can about creating and selling physical products. I’ve explored how new products get made, how they get in the hands of customers, and how great products attract communities of raving fans. Today, I’m digging a little deeper and asking “why”—why should my audience use my product, and how Read more…

SPI 269: How to Build a Massive Community Behind Your Physical Product with Tom from Chubbies

This month, I’m on a mission to learn everything I can about creating and selling a stellar physical product. That’s why today I’m talking to Tom Montgomery, co-founder of a hugely successful clothing company with a massive fan following, Chubbies Shorts. Tom and his friends had a problem: Mainstream men’s fashion didn’t Read more…