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Why I’m Considering Alexa Flash Briefs

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The other day, my friend Marc Mawhinney of Natural Born Coaches and the uber popular Facebook group “The Coaching Jungle” announced a webinar talking about the power of Alexa Flash Briefs (AFB). Marc’s guest for the webinar was Jeff Smith. Jeff is known as “The Alexa Guy”. What is an Alexa Flash Brief? An AFB…

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Why a Heavier Work Load = Less Work

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Since switching the format of the MusicPreneur.Com podcast to 5x a week, M-F, I’ve seen really great results. Download numbers are up. Engagement with the audience is up. My own engagement with the show is up. All in all, a great decision. At first, I was thinking it was going to be a ton of…

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Where Did You Go to School?

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If you watch NFL and NBA games, they always introduce the starting players, along with the college they attended. Why do they do this? I personally think it’s to grease the skids of the self-perpetuating machine the NCAA and those two businesses have created. Like the U of North Carolina continuing to get credit for…

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20 Jan

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Just had a great time interviewing Matt Steady for the MusicPreneur podcast.   Spoiler: Musicians are like the ice cream man.

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Easy, Killer

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About a year ago, I tried having a co-host on the MusicPreneur podcast. At the time, the show was 3 days per week, with Friday being me going solo. So I asked a friend of mine if he would “co-host”, meaning that I did all the talking while he acted as the person with whom…

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A Tweak Changes the Dynamic

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Who would have known that a punter would change football? Well, it might be a bit of a stretch to say that Sam Koch changed football as we know it forever. But he did change the craft of punting forever. In case you’re a football ignoramus, here’s how it works. The team is allowed 4 tries to…

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Treat People Like Dogs

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My family recently had dog-sitting duty. Some friends of ours who live down the street took a trip for the holidays, but weren’t able to take their dog with them. We were happy to watch the little guy for 10 days or so. Something that made me laugh was how my 3 year old son…

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Worry About What You Can Control

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Don’t Go It Alone. Join the MusicPreneur.Community today! About a month ago, I got an email from a lady in the town I live in asking if I would teach her son trumpet lessons. I said I would, and we’ve had a lesson every week since. He’s preparing for an all-district audition and wanted some…

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What If You Had to Move to Hawaii?

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A brief personal history here. In 2005, I was employed by the John Birch Society as a coordinator for the state of Minnesota and small slivers of the Dakotas. I was hired while I still lived in Washington State, where I had started a small but rewarding business cleaning windows and gutters, power washing, roof…

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What I Don’t Want to be Doing in 5 Years

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Yesterday I had a rehearsal for a Christmas eve gig I’m playing. I’m grateful that I’ve positioned myself in a way that people want to call me for gigs with really good musicians here in Raleigh. I’m also grateful that I’m building an online business so that I’ll eventually be able to politely decline such…

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