Training Clients to Work Your Way with Curtis McHale on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 36

Curtis McHale took his training as a counselor and applied it to his work in web development, writing books and articles and hosting a podcast to help small businesses define their processes. He also coaches freelancers about how to optimize their work around the life they want to lead. Along the way he’s learned how to delegate the tasks he doesn’t enjoy, while holding onto the ones he finds energizing. In this episode, Curtis will explain how he trains his clients not to send him emails, he’ll share the process he follows to separate his work time from his personal time, and he’ll tell us how he turned his passion for Lego into a branding tool for his business.

Where to find Curtis online:

Personal Website: https://curtismchale.ca/

Consulting Website: http://sfndesign.ca/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/curtismchale

Running an Effective Project: http://sfndesign.ca/Project-Success/

Resources Curtis Mentioned

Boagworld: https://boagworld.com/show/

Red Booth: https://redbooth.com/

Trello: https://trello.com/

Calendly: https://calendly.com/

Omni Focus: https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus

Lego: https://www.lego.com/

Forty Eight Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller: www.48days.com

Jeff Goins: http://goinswriter.com/

The Art of Work by Jeff Goins: http://artofworkbook.com/

The Essential Gandhi: https://books.google.com.ph/books/about/The_Essential_Gandhi.html?id=gz6l-vCVgxQC&redir_esc=y

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: http://www.stevenpressfield.com/the-war-of-art/

How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/567610.How_to_Read_a_Book

Making the App Industry Work for You with Carter Thomas on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 35

If you’re looking to build a business making and selling mobile apps, Carter Thomas has answers for you. His team at BlueCloud Solutions has provided the source code for over 1,500 apps, and sells templates and training to help people with no coding background go from idea to product to market. In this episode, Carter discusses how working with mentors and mastermind groups helps him build his own business while helping others do the same, he’ll share his sustainable approach to hiring, training, and managing a remote team, and tell us why it’s important to audit your project backlog regularly, and let go of the things that aren’t keeping you motivated.

Where to find Carter Online

Website: http://www.bluecloudsolutions.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carterthomas

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluecloudsolutions

Resources Carter Mentioned

The Four-Hour Workweek: http://fourhourworkweek.com/

Disco Style Runner app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disco-style-runner-free-saturday/id581348057

Upwork: https://www.upwork.com/

Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/

Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/

Tasnim Ahmed: http://www.bluecloudsolutions.com/blog/making-100k-with-apps/

Anthony Hammond: http://redfoxapps.com/

Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com

Slack: https://slack.com/

Skype: https://www.skype.com/en/

Asana: https://asana.com/

Flipping the Publishing Industry Around with Tom Corson-Knowles on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 34

The publishing industry has changed dramatically in the past ten years, and Tom Corson-Knowles is helping new authors navigate the choppy waters. Tom took the lessons he learned when he set out to self-publish his first book and started sharing them, building a following and a new mission along the way. He now publishes courses for writers and provides boutique publishing services. In this episode Tom will explain how his early failures in traditional publishing guided him toward self-publishing, what it took to get his first ebook to monthly sales of over $10,000 in its first year, how he leverages the power of collaboration with other industry leaders, and what techniques he uses to delegate tasks to his team so he can focus on what he enjoys doing most.

Where to find Tom online

TCK Publishing: http://www.tckpublishing.com/

Ebook Training: http://www.ebookpublishingschool.com/

Blog: http://www.tomcorsonknowles.com/blog/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JuiceTom

Resources Tom mentioned

J.A. Konrath: http://jakonrath.com/

Four-Hour Workweek: http://fourhourworkweek.com/

Asana: https://asana.com/

Basecamp: https://basecamp.com/

Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/

Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/

WordPress: https://wordpress.com/

Blogger: https://www.blogger.com/

Tumblr: https://www.tumblr.com/

Blog Business School: http://www.blogbusinessschool.com/

Sumo Me: https://sumome.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/

Networking as a Social Media Native with Tara Hunt on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 33

Tara Hunt is a networking pioneer who has considered herself a native of the online social landscape since before there were web browsers. Her enthusiasm for learning how people use new tools and techniques to connect with other people still keeps her engaged, even as the context evolves constantly. Tara’s work has included writing blogs and books about social capital (aka whuffie), creating co-working spaces, consulting with organizations large and small on social strategy, and developing video channels to support personalized brand marketing. In this episode, Tara will tell us about the challenges she faced being a single parent while her career shifted back and forth from employment to independent consulting, how she turned her own fear of missing out into an asset, and how she’s learned to keep herself steady as she surfs the turbulent waters of the social web.

Where to find Tara online:

Tara’s website: http://www.tarahunt.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/missrogue

Whuffie Factor: http://www.thewhuffiefactor.com/

Truly Social: http://www.tarahunt.com/truly-social/

Resources Tara Mentioned:

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow: http://craphound.com/category/down/

Justin Trudeau: https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau

David Weinberger: https://twitter.com/dweinberger

BarCamp: http://barcamp.org/

Shel Israel: http://shelisrael.com/

Robert Scoble: http://scobleizer.com/

TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/

Michael Arrington: https://techcrunch.com/author/michael-arrington/

Brian Solis: https://techcrunch.com/contributor/brian-solis/

Gary Vaynerchuk: https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

No Dumb Questions by Nancy Graham: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wksAoCrQ7gc

Justin Bender: http://www.canadianportfoliomanagerblog.com/

Radically Transparent Entrepreneurship with Justin McGill on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 32

As a serial entrepreneur, Justin McGill has embraced the concept of radical transparency, sharing the successes and failures of his ventures openly every week as the co-host of a public podcast, Zero to Scale. That’s allowed him to turn both his internal and external research into marketing, and grow the audience for his current company, LeadFuze. In this episode, Justin will tell us how he went from working in a trucking company to launching his first business, what he learned from reaching out to the author of the book that taught him about sales, and how he’s integrated both his personal and professional life through the project management tools he uses.

Where to find Justin online

LeadFuze: https://www.leadfuze.com/

Workado: http://workado.com/

Zero to Scale Podcast: http://zerotoscale.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Jus10Mcgill

(And if you listen to the episode, Justin also shares his direct email address.)

Resources Justin mentioned

Groove Blog: https://www.groovehq.com/blog

Alex Turnbull: https://twitter.com/alexmturnbull

Greg Hickman: http://greghickman.me/

WordPress: https://wordpress.com/

The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes: http://www.chetholmes.com/ultimate-sales-machine

Brian Casel: http://bootstrappedweb.com/about/

Jordan Gal: http://jordangal.com/

Carthook: https://carthook.com/

Patrick Campbell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickccampbell

Priceintelligently.com: http://www.priceintelligently.com/

Nathan Barry: http://nathanbarry.com/5k/

Microconf: http://www.microconf.com/

Slack: https://slack.com/

Stripe: https://stripe.com/

Intercom: https://www.intercom.com/

Zen desk: https://www.zendesk.com/

Trello: https://trello.com/

Github: https://github.com/

Zenhub: https://www.zenhub.com/

Salesforce: https://login.salesforce.com/

Moz (SEOMoz): https://moz.com/

SEMRush: https://www.semrush.com/

Clickfunnels: https://www.clickfunnels.com/

Everwebinar: https://everwebinar.com/main/index

Slice of Sales: http://sliceofsales.com/

Feedly: https://feedly.com/

Asana: https://asana.com/