DYFConf Notes: Ed Gandia – Effortless Productivity

It’s not about time management. It’s about managing yourself. It’s all about improving your Focus! It’s not a productivity problem, it’s a focus problem How many people check their emails at a traffic light? Develop more periods of FLOW in your day. <- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (research on FLOW) How do you get into the FLOW […]

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DYFConf Notes: Nathan Barry – How to Become an Authority

Becoming an Authority took Nathan from being an introvert at a conference with no one to talk to -> people approaching him now at conferences. Becoming an Authority. Initially thought it was a really hard thing. Nathan thought paid advertising was the only way to get in front of people. Initially thought he was better […]

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DYFConf Notes: Allan Branch – When/How to Hire Employees and Subcontractors

Situations are different, companies are different. When do you hire? don’t grow for growth’s sake hire if that person can push closer to whatever is success The business is built to be what you want it to be Why do we hire? to do a job better than you can free up time to do […]

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DYFConf Notes: Jonathan Stark – The Path to Value Pricing

how hourly is hurting your business how value pricing works how to transition to value pricing Hourly billing erodes the trust between you and the client. “Is the meter running?” Everything is fine with a quote until you hit the quoted hours and you’re not done Misaligns incentives b/w you and your client. Clients would […]

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DYFConf Notes: Mojca Mars – Don’t Be a Robot

How not to fully automate. Don’t be a Robot. was called into work and was fired. blog post. then couple glasses of wine later. “went to work” no clients, no leads did cold emailing and social media cold email = first clients, a lot of work for little results, had to repeat the process over […]

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DYFConf Notes: Kurt Elster – Work Smarter, Not Harder

Specializes in Shopify ecommerce development. Productized consulting: websiterescues.com Had just accepted Feast or famine cycle as part of the business. Rollercoaster. Are we going to meet deadlines? Feast or famine cycle happens because we get busy. You stop doing all the things you’re supposed to do. You stop doing it because it doesn’t feel necessary. […]

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DYFConf Notes: Sarah Bray – Share Better — A People Gathering Strategy For The Rest Of Us

Content I like has inverse relationship to content that added value to people on the internet. Content either funny sometimes, informative sometimes. Haphazardly doing it. Wrote a book: Gather the People. Decided to build a business around her book. Built a business that could sustain itself. Recurring income. Especially important when focusing on the next […]

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DYFConf Notes: James Clear – How to develop better work habits.

3 things: write (jamesclear.com 200k subscribers, 30k visitors/mo ), teach (seminar habits), speak 5yrs entrepreneur. blog after in parents basement after MBA struggled a lot. Lost money on different apps Started studying consumer psychology Shift in the way he viewed his accomplishments/goals. Shift from goals to writing everyday at 8am Difference from amateurs and professionals: […]

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Support, Launches, and More!

I hope your week is ending well. Mine has been insane. I crammed all thru the night Wednesday to get the book done. First time I’ve had that kind of session since college. Minus the Ramen. Let’s talk support contracts. I’m going to give you an example of how I almost messed up my first […]

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