Podcast #120 with Jon Nastor of Hack The Entrepreneur

Summary:

In Episode #120 Ari sits down with fellow Mastermind enthusiast Jon Nastor of Hack the Entrepreneur. During their conversation, Ari and Jon discuss processes for successful podcasting and the often overlooked benefits that come with setting up a successful podcast.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

21:34 – Introduction of Jon Nastor of Hack the Entrepreneur 21:46 – The background surrounding Jon and Hack the Entrepreneur 23:22 – Jon’s first guest on the podcast 25:20 – Podcasting is a great way to gain access to high-level people who would normally never sit down for an interview 28:00 – The importance of sound quality and the podcast process 30:10 – Most podcasts don’t sound good, so making sure the quality is good can make your program standout 31:34 – If it sounds like crap, people won’t listen 32:25: Ari listens to most podcasts at double (2X) speed 32:47 – The sound of a podcast (the delivery) can sometimes be more important than the content itself because it makes for a more enjoyable listening experience 33:15 – Jon has only recently started hiring help for his podcast, until he established a revenue stream he did everything himself 34:52 – The biggest hack Jon has discovered (thus far) is this: check email on your Smartphone first thing in the morning before getting out of bed 35:50 – Figure out who you are and be confident in that person 36:06 – Optimize yourself, don’t change yourself 37:32 – Many of the productivity programs on the market have an attitude of “this is how I’m productive, so this is how you need to be productive,” and that mantra does not work 38:58 – Practice one to two sentence emails—Simplicity with email is no longer optional 40:15 – ScheduleOnce 40:55 – Jon’s Top Three Tips to be More Effective: 41:15 – Get started; Mark today on the calendar and just get the ball rolling… momentum will eventually take over 42:37 – Determine what you want to do 42:48 – Break your goal into components based on time 43:48 – HackTheEntrepreneur or Jon@HackTheEntrepreneur.com

7 Key Points:

Podcasting is a great way to broaden your network of high-level people. Audio quality may be the most important element of podcasting yet it is often one of the most overlooked. If it sounds like crap, people won’t listen. Unless you have an adversarial relationship with email, make a habit of checking it first thing in the morning. Optimize yourself, don’t change yourself. Try and keep emails to one or two sentences; short, concise thoughts work best. When trying to accomplish anything, just get started; left foot, right foot and the rest will follow

Resources Mentioned:

SnapCopy – On-demand optimization and creative services for copywriting ReturnSaver – A service from Clarus that provides unlimited FedEx returns for online purchases UpKeep – An app designed to help people keep track of all their day-to-day tasks Kanbanote – Organizational project management tool that combines the best of Trello with Evernote KairosTBand – Solves the style problems commonly associated with smart-watches Mountary – On-Demand picture framing HotelMyPhone – Smartphone hosting made incredibly easy

Credits:

Music and Audio Editing provided by Felix Bird Show Notes provided by Mike Rossi