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We (Lee Rankinen & Justin Malik) read you the best content on entrepreneurship, startups, side hustles, freelancing, and more, with author permission. Think of Optimal Business Daily as an audioblog or blogcast. :) Optimal Business Daily is a podcast created for those looking to start or improve their own small business: lifelong entrepreneurs and life optimizers. Lee Rankinen & Justin Malik bring you the best content from blogs and other resources and read it to you, so that you don't have to waste your time finding and reading blogs yourself--listen during your commute, workout, regular routines, or during your down time 7 days a week and launch or improve your business one step at a time. Each episode brings you a reading from a popular blog post or resource--practical and actionable information that has been proven to be worthy of large audiences. Current sites and authors include: EOFire.com (Entrepreneur On Fire) - Kate Erickson & John Lee Dumas JamesAltucher.com - James Altucher Sivers.org - Derek Sivers NeilPatel.com - Neil Patel ZenHabits.net - Leo Babauta IWillTeachYouToBeRich.com - Ramit Sethi StevePavlina.com - Steve Pavlina RyanHoover.me - Ryan Hoover SideHustleNation.com - Nick Loper NirAndFar.com - Nir Eyal MyWifeQuitHerJob.com - Steve Chou GoodLifeZen.com - Mary Jaksch and more being added! Subscribe now--your optimal life awaits! *Optimal Living Daily has received permission from the original authors to read content on this show.
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Jun 30, 2017

Steve Pavlina has a 12-part series on how to network with busy people! This is Part 9.

Episode 150: How to Network with Busy People - Part 9 by Steve Pavlina (Business Social Psychology to Get Attention from Influencers).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/08/how-to-network-with-busy-people-part-9

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Jun 29, 2017

Philip Taylor of PT Money shares the importance of being able to scale your business.

Episode 149: How to Find Business Ideas That Work by Philip Taylor (Hack the Entrepreneur: Passive Income |Business Ideas | Marketing).

PTMoney.com is about helping you make extra money, save more money, and spend your money wisely--all in an effort to help you fix your finances so you can build the life you want. It was started by Philip Taylor, a CPA, entrepreneur, and blogger who started the site in 2007. He also created FinCon, the popular conference for financial nerds.

The original post is located here: https://ptmoney.com/business-ideas-that-work-scale

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Jun 28, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares a powerful philosophy of getting things done.

Episode 148: Why "What's the Next Action" is the Most Important Question by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Efficiency & Productivity).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/why-whats-the-next-action-is-the-most-important-question

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Jun 27, 2017

Nick Loper shares what you should think about before taking the leap and quitting your job.

Episode 147: 5 Questions to Answer Before You Quit Your Job: Your Make the Leap Checklist by Nick Loper of The Side Hustle Show.

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation is an entrepreneur involved in a variety of projects. He started the website because he believes in the hustle. After all, what’s riskier: starting a business, or relying on your job as your only source of income? He used to work full-time for a giant corporation, but built his business during the night and weekends... and you can do it too.

The original post is located here: http://www.sidehustlenation.com/before-you-quit-your-job-checklist

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Jun 26, 2017

Steve Chou shares how to find time to start a side business.

Episode 146: How to Find Time to Start a Side Business by Steve Chou of My Wife Quit Her Job (Work-Life Balance: Crush It Like Gary Vee).

Steve Chou of My Wife Quit Her Job carries both a bachelors and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, but spent a good portion of his graduate education studying entrepreneurship and small business. When he and his wife had a child, they launched an online store to supplement their income, and quickly replaced Steve's wife's income stream through the new business. Steve blogs about it all at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com

The original post is located here: http://mywifequitherjob.com/how-to-find-time-to-start-a-side-business

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Jun 23, 2017

Neil Patel shares 13 strategies to use if your domain isn't available. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 145: 13 Strategies If Your Domain Isn't Available - Part 2 by Neil Patel (Dot Com Secrets - Things You Should Know About).

Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

The original post is located here: http://neilpatel.com/blog/domain-name-unavailable

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Jun 22, 2017

Neil Patel shares 13 strategies to use if your domain isn't available. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 144: 13 Strategies to Use If Your Domain Isn't Available by Neil Patel (Similar to The Blog Millionaire by Brandon Gaille).

Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

The original post is located here: http://neilpatel.com/blog/domain-name-unavailable

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Jun 21, 2017

Ramit Seth interviews Charlotte Genevier of Social Engine. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 143: Friday Entrepreneurs: Charlotte Genevier, Social Engine - Part 2 by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (Lessons).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/friday-entrepreneurs-charlotte-genevier-socialengine

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Jun 20, 2017

Ramit Seth interviews Charlotte Genevier of Social Engine. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 142: Friday Entrepreneurs: Charlotte Genevier, Social Engine - Part 1 by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (Interview).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/friday-entrepreneurs-charlotte-genevier-socialengine

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Jun 19, 2017

2 posts from Derek Sivers with business insights that you might not have thought about before.

Episode 141: Switch Strategies And Same Word. Different Places? Different Meanings by Derek Sivers (International Business - Adlandia).

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

The original posts are located here:

https://sivers.org/switch

https://sivers.org/quality

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Jun 16, 2017

Steve Pavlina has a 12-part series on how to network with busy people! This is Part 8.

Episode 140: How to Network with Busy People - Part 8 by Steve Pavlina (Like The DAIS Podcast by Rachel Hollis - Social Networking).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/08/how-to-network-with-busy-people-part-8

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Jun 15, 2017

Erin Blaskie continues her article on a $250,000 launch strategy.

Episode 139: Inside a $250,000 Product Launch Pt 2 by Erin Blaskie (Like The Amazing Seller Podcast & StartupCamp Dale Partridge).

Erin Blaskie has helped numerous businesses come online, establish their web presence and create community. Erin’s primary expertise is in creating solid systems and processes for businesses but she also leads clients to leverage the power of the Internet to nurture community, create culture and inspire change. She is a TEDx speaker and a Google Certified Speaker and speaks all around the world.

The original post is located here: http://erinblaskie.com/inside-a-250000-digital-product-launch-part-two

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Jun 14, 2017

Guest author Mary Kathryn Johnson on Entrepreneur on Fire shares how to stay motivated with your business.

Episode 138: Beyond the Baby Effect: How to Stay On Fire Even When Your Back is No Longer Against the Wall by Mary Kathryn Johnson.

Kate Erickson joined John Lee Dumas and the EOFire team in April 2013 as the Content Creator. Since then, she's grown to consider herself the overall Implementer of all things at EOFire.
Over the past several years at EOFire, she has uncovered new passions. Her most recent: helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow.

The original post is located here: https://www.eofire.com/beyond-the-baby-effect-how-to-stay-on-fire-even-when-your-back-is-no-longer-against-the-wall

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Jun 13, 2017

Nir Eyal shares what placebo buttons are and their place in the world of products and design.

Episode 137: Your World is Full of Placebo Buttons (And That's a Good Thing) by Nir Eyal (Like Dudes Doing Business from Grandex Media).

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”
Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn).
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2016/10/your-world-is-full-of-placebo-buttons-and-thats-a-good-thing.html

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Jun 12, 2017

James Altucher shares why procrastination is actually a superpower.

Episode 136: 10 Reasons Why Procrastination is a Superpower by James Altucher (Procrastination and Motivation, iProcrastinate Podcast).

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2017/06/procrastination-superpower

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Jun 9, 2017

Steve Pavlina has a 12-part series on how to network with busy people! Here's the second half of Part 7.

Episode 135: How to Network with Busy People - Pt 2 of 7 (Being Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for Creative Entrepreneurs).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/08/how-to-network-with-busy-people-part-7

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Jun 8, 2017

Steve Pavlina has a 12-part series on how to network with busy people! Here's the first half of Part 7.

Episode 134: How to Network with Busy People - Part 1 of Part 7 by Steve Pavlina (Similar to No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis by ABC News).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/08/how-to-network-with-busy-people-part-7

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Jun 7, 2017

Philip Taylor of PT Money shares how to find extra time to make good money with your side hustles.

Episode 133: 5 Ways to Find Plenty of Extra Time to Make Good Money by Philip Taylor of PT Money (Personal Finance for Entrepreneurs).

PTMoney.com is about helping you make extra money, save more money, and spend your money wisely--all in an effort to help you fix your finances so you can build the life you want. It was started by Philip Taylor, a CPA, entrepreneur, and blogger who started the site in 2007. He also created FinCon, the popular conference for financial nerds.

The original post is located here: https://ptmoney.com/how-to-find-time-to-make-extra-money

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Jun 6, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares 7 powerful steps for beating procrastination and getting stuff done.

Episode 132: 7 Powerful Steps to Overcoming Resistance & Actually Getting Stuff Done by Leo Babauta (The War of Art Steven Pressfield).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/7-powerful-steps-to-overcoming-resistance-and-actually-getting-stuff-done

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Jun 5, 2017

Ryan Hoover shares why there's no right way to start up, with examples.

Episode 131: There's No Right Way to Start Up by Ryan Hoover of Product Hunt (Learn from Shark Tank Entrepreneurial Elevator Pitches).

Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt, is a product guy with a passion for startups, product design, and personal growth. He also created Startup Edition, worked as an EIR at Tradecraft, and was the Director of Product at PlayHaven. He's a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. Additionally, he has written over 150 essays, many of which are featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web.

The original post is located here: http://ryanhoover.me/post/79296806668/theres-no-right-way-to-start-up

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Jun 2, 2017

Steve Pavlina has a 12-part series on how to network with busy people! Here's the second half of Part 6.

Episode 130: How to Network with Busy People - Part 2 of Part 6 by Steve Pavlina (Getting Attention from Celebrities and Influencers).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/08/how-to-network-with-busy-people-part-6

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Jun 1, 2017

Steve Pavlina has a 12-part series on how to network with busy people! Here's the first half of Part 6.

Episode 129: How to Network with Busy People - Part 1 of Part 6 by Steve Pavlina (Emotional Intelligence in Small Businesses & StartUps).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/08/how-to-network-with-busy-people-part-6

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