It’s our first anniversary edition!

Key Takeaways

  • Sometimes simpler is better. Remember this when looking at a shiny, new object or project.
  • Taking on a brand new platform—be it blogging or podcasting or something altogether difference—is a challenge that will lead you toward several failures, but will also teach you lessons and bring you great successes.
  • An accountability partner will work side-by-side with you and will adjust with you as your needs adjust.
  • 50% of success is just showing up!
  • Gauging success of a new undertaking means going beyond looking at profitability.

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Time-Stamped Show Highlights

  • [2:30] – How Alissa and Alan met
  • [6:54] – The slippery slope of skipping “just one” episode/post/etc.

If you skip one, it’s super easy to skip the next. And any loyal following you have will think you aren’t dependable.

  • [7:52] – Challenges over the first year
  • [16:31] – How an accountability partnership works
  • [21:50] – How Alan measures success
  • [23:03] – The importance of hearing from your audience

It is human nature to want to feel needed and wanted and that you’re doing important work.

  • [25:55] – Start with your “why” and keep an eye on the long game
  • [28:15] – Capitalizing on Strengths when running a business with your spouse

As much as married couples really need to understand not only what their own Strengths are but to see the light in their spouse’s Strengths, to be able to re-shift that is important to change the conversation. 

  • [31:32] – Shining the light on Alissa

Over the course of the past year, Alissa has not only released 89 podcast episodes, but also wrote and released a book!

  • [34:02] – If you’re thinking about starting something new…

If you think you just don’t have it all together yet… That time will NEVER happen! You just have to move forward.

  • [35:14] – When you feel like you just want to quit
  • [37:13] – How to handle your failures to keep moving forward

You can either be crushed by your failures or you can seek out the lesson. Pivoting is awesome, and we need to do that, quitting should never be an option.

  • [39:25] – Quitting versus a planned exit
  • [39:45] – Closing with a quote

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with but whether it is the same problem you had last year.”

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