Success Road

What is mindset and why is it important?

  • Your mindset is your attitude about what you’re doing.
  • If you have the wrong mindset, it can derail the work you’re trying to do.
    • Money-first – this mindset puts you in a place of desperation or greed.
    • All-or-nothing – this mindset puts unreal expectations on yourself and you’ll be more likely to quit.
    • Service-only – this is great, but can lead to over-working and not enough money to sustain your needs.
    • Scarcity – this mindset makes you believe there are only a limited number of resources or customers. If you win, someone must lose. There is some truth to this, but not as a guiding principle.
  • If you have the right mindset, it will help propel you forward.

How to create the right mindset

  • Acknowledge your limiting beliefs (wrong mindsets) – don’t accept them though.
  • Face your fears.
  • Take small steps (think incredibly big, but act incredibly small – The One Thing).
  • Choose to keep company with people that will help lift you up.
    • Encouraging family and friends
    • Mastermind group
    • Online friends
  • Determine to serve first, but charge according to the value for your customer.
  • Be purposeful instead of entrepreneurial.
  • Don’t neglect your health and personal needs.
    • Sleep
    • Eating right
    • Exercise
  • Find ways to educate and grow yourself

Do you have something to say?

  • If you have a question or comment, I’d love to hear it! You can contact via the website ( or call 405-771-0567.
  • You can also leave a comment on the show notes on the website, on social media, or by leaving a rating and review on your podcast player. These not only give me feedback, but can help the community as well.
  • I’m thinking about starting a Facebook group that can serve as a way to help you create and keep the right mindset. It’ll be like an informal mastermind group where you can ask and answer questions as well as share the progress of your side biz. If you’d be interested in this, please let me know. I don’t want to create a ghost town, so I want to know that there is interest in this.
Direct download: sr302.mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 1:00am CST

Welcome to the first episode of Side Biz Start

  • What is this podcast?
  • Main topic – why start a side biz?
  • Who am I?

What is this podcast?

  • Help you start a side biz
  • Help you grow your side biz
  • Help your personal growth
  • Give you support, encouragement, and inspiration

Why start a side biz?

  • You just want a little extra income
  • You want to replace your current job, but don’t want to leave your job right away
    • You Can Test Your Product Before Taking the Leap
    • You Won’t Incur as Much Risk
    • You Can Use Your Salary to Help Fund the Business
    • You Can Build Your Business Slowly
    • You Can Keep Your Job Benefits
  • You Can Do What You Love
  • Financial freedom
  • Time freedom
  • Be your own boss

Who am I?

  • Personal history
    • Didn’t grow up as an entrepreneur – I shied away from everything to do with selling
    • In high school, I started doing some “side work” by getting a part-time job…and then a second part time job
    • After graduating high school, I often had either college with a job or (at least) two jobs
    • Around 2003-04, I dabbled a bit into some kind of newspaper ad/mail scheme
    • Around 2006-07, I started creating some websites for pastors and churches I knew
    • This continued until 2010, when I started to see that I had actually created a side-biz
    • I took college classes to improve my skills from 2010-2013
    • From 2010-2015, I continued to create websites for a small handful of clients
    • I started podcasting in 2012
    • 2015 was the year I switched my side biz from website creation to podcast editing
    • I officially started Podcast Guy Media, LLC in 2016
    • I slowly grew the side biz until I got way too busy and started outsourcing some work in 2017
  • Personal realization
    • I like taking different personality tests to learn more about myself
    • One of the realizations that I’ve had while comparing and blending the results from different tests is that I haven’t be working in some of my strengths – specifically that of learning and teaching what I learn
    • This podcast is to help me share what I have already learned, what I’m currently learning, and also for me to continue to learn as I talk with guest experts and others in the trenches
Direct download: sr301.mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 3:34pm CST

This is a short update announcing a series talking about starting and growing a side business. 

Direct download: sr-sbs.mp3
Category:career -- posted at: 3:14pm CST