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Hosting a Podcast as a Side Hustle

podcastEveryone needs a side hustle.  Owning your own podcast is a great way to do this.  There are two different ways you can earn a second income through a side hustle.  The first way to to sell your time and the second is to sell your information and your brand.  By developing a podcast you are able to sell and make money by how much attention you attract instead of how many hours you can sell.  Podcasting is a great way to meet people and develop lasting relationships in a community that you develop.  I have created and cultivated a community devoted to their family in a healthy and tangible way.  Don’t get me wrong though, having a podcast is not an easy thing to do.

I dive into what it takes to own your own podcast and being an official podcaser.  You can get a lot more information and learn a lot more by visiting and being a member of the Fraternity of Gentlemen.  During the show I will let you know how much you can benefit from having a membership!


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What does it take to host your own podcast?

  • What Fraternity of gentlemen has to offer
  • Website considerations
  • Microphone choice
  • Audio editing
  • What makes a successful show
  • How to make money with your podcast
  • The reality of podcasting

I mentioned listening to a past episode to understand why I call Skilled Gentlemen Podcast a successful business through the 8 forms of capital.

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There were no resources used in the making of this episode.

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Building a Profitable Homestead

how to build a profitable homesteadEvery man should have some form of homestead.  I have mentioned this in past podcasts ad nauseum.  However, if you were to take a few extra steps you could make the homestead or farm profitable.  This could afford to pay off some of your extra expenses or even so far as to be your full time income.  Even if you do not have land to farm on, there are ways that you can develop and profit from other’s land.  This is not rocket surgery, just laborious and backbreaking work.  However, think about the possibilities it could afford you if you could quit your full time job.

Today I am going to give you the resources to build a homestead that is profitable.  You can take this information and run with it to build the best business you can or just build a really nice landscape.


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How do you build a homestead that is profitable?

  • What you should be learning now in the winter
  • Finding some land to grow on
  • Learning your market
  • Getting creative with your products
  • Looking into longer term projects
  • Building this business even if you work a 9-5
  • Im going to give you a way to learn how I am building my business

I mentioned at the end of the podcast about my open source homestead.  You can use all of the information that I provide to build your own profitable homesteading business by checking out the Big Oak Homestead website.  You can also check out the social media accounts.

Thank you for listening. Please find us on Facebook,iTunes,Twitter,Youtube,Zello and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How Resilient are You?

how resilient are youOne of the hallmarks of a Gentleman is being resilient.  Being able to bounce back from a hard situation is something that not many people are able to do.  I do believe that is a big reason why people are as depressed and sad today.  The good news is that resiliency is not something that you are born with.  Being resilient is a skill that is developed over time.  Developed through hard times and coming out on the other end of it being a better person.

Today I am going to give you the tools to be a more resilient person in your own life.  There are seven ways that you can develop your own resiliency in this podcast.  That does not mean that this is it.  I would encourage you to find your own way to be a more optimistic person in your own way.  It is the greats among people that are resilient enough to take a setback and come out the other end better than what they were before.


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How can we be more resilient in our lives?

  • Why I feel that society has lost a lot of their resiliency 
  • Find a purpose in your life
  • Embrace change
  • Be more optimistic
  • Learn to find humor
  • Manage your emotions
  • Prepare
  • Turn hardship into opportunity

I mentioned in the show that there are a few podcasts that you can go back and listen to.  The links can be found here.

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How To Crush Your Morning Routine

how to crush your morning routineEvery day of your life you make millions of decisions when we wake up.  We start our morning just like millions of regular men do.  Why not step up and design a morning routine like some of the most successful Gentlemen in America?  All men have  a way that they start their day off.  Some of us run around and try to play catch up because we hit the snooze button too many times.  Some of us do wake up but the whole morning is spent in a stooper.  Then there are the Gentlemen that have a way that their day is supposed to start.

You want to be that Gentleman that starts his day off the right way.  By the end of the podcast you are going to be prepared to absolutely crush your morning routine.  You will have no excuses to do so.  My challenge to you is to just try it for 30 days and see where it gets you in life.


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How do you crush your morning routine?

  • Why should you even considering having a daily routine
  • We dive into the morning routines of some of the greatest people in business
  • I discuss my morning routine
    • depending on the day

At the end of the podcast I play a clip from Eric Thomas.  The link to the youtube video can be found here (http://bit.ly/2iSEUmg)

Resources used in the show today:

 

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New Years Resolutions: Get Ready, It’s Coming

new years resolutionsThe New Year is right around the corner.  Within the next few weeks we will be staring down the barrel of 2017.  It is NOW that we should be thinking about what our New Years Resolutions are going to be and we are going to try and change about ourselves.  Most will think about their resolutions around about 11:00pm on December 31 and then half ass say what 90% of people say they want to change.  This is why the gym is packed on January 2nd and then empty a week later.

If you put a little bit of planning in what you want to say is your new years resolution, then you need a little bit of work to be done.  Now is the time you should be getting everything in order and written down.  Plan ahead so you don’t fail this year like most everyone did this past year.


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How should we prepare for our New Years Resolutions?

  • What are the top 2 resolutions that people plan for during new years?
  • How do these people fail with their execution?
  • What can you do to step up and be a winner this year?

I talked about a few resources that you should check out during today’s show:

December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

How To Create A Bucket List

bucket listBuilding a bucket list is a major thing to do while you are young.  We all have a limited number of days, hours, heartbeats, and breaths to enjoy.  Many men fear regret in their lives, I know that I do.  I do not want to be on my death bed wondering if I could have sky dived or had a beer in Ireland.  Building a bucket list is not a hard task to accomplish, however, there is a better way to write one.  A bucket list that will stick with you and give you the motivation to complete it.  As a Gentleman you want to be able to tell stories of how you took adventures and met amazing people.  This is your excuse to spend the money and have the best life you can live.


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How do you create a bucket list that leaves no regrets?

  • How to build a list
  • The best ways to keep from loosing the list
  • Tips on how to check off your bucket list items

Resources used in the show:

Science Of People

December the 16th is the last show that I will produce of 2016.  I hope to be able to get some videos out during this time and to take some well deserved rest for the holidays.  Skilled Gentlemen Podcast will return on January 2nd for the first show of 2017.  I say this so that you know that I am not shutting down the podcast for good, but just for a few days.

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, andPinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Your Reinvention – A Guide to Reinvent Yourself

your reinvention- how to reinvent yourselfThere comes a time in a man’s life where a reinvention is necessary.  Normally there are major life events where reinventions occur, but it is not necessary.  You can reinvent yourself whenever you feel appropriate but it it is not going to happen overnight.  You need direction to make the reinvention successful.  No one says that it is easy but the finial outcome is worth the pain and suffering it takes to get you there.  You do not want to work so hard to get to your finial self just to slip back into your old habits and your old ways.

I am taking you through the process and giving you the best tips and tricks to make your reinvention successful.  These are not easy and require a lot of work and dedication on your part.  With a few skills and a few ideas, you can change yourself into the person you want to be.  I have personally gone through a reinvention a few times and with the use of my experiences and the use of online resources, I am going to help you have a successful reinvention.


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How do we have a successful reinvention?

    • How to increase your possibility of the reinvention sticking
    • Where to start the process from
    • How to determine your final outcome
    • Who you should turn to during this process
    • What are the best things to get rid of and pick up

Resources used in the show:

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What I wish I knew Before Renting an Apartment

apartmentRenting an apartment is something that most people end up having to do at one point in time.  Rather it is during college or before you are buying a house, the correct apartment can end up being hard to find.  There are a few things that you can look out for in advance before you decide on what apartment to go with.  Rather the apartment is in the middle of the city or if it is out in the middle of nowhere, there are a lot of commonality that is involved in apartment finding.  Don’t be fooled and wowed by what the leasing agents tell you and learn to figure out what works for you before you sign your name on the contract.

I am going to take you though my experiences that I had while living in apartments all around North Carolina.  Some experiences were good and some were bad.  Rather than focusing on all that was bad, I tried to learn as much as I could about what I liked and disliked through the whole process.  They all, however, were ultimately toward something great in my life which meant that I could stand a little abuse.



What I wish I knew before renting an apartment

    • Finances involved with your first apartment
    • Safety concerns
    • How to get the low down before signing
    • What I wish I knew ahead of time
    • Dealing with Neighbors

Resources that I used in the show:

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How to keep your marriage off the rocks

marriageStatistics say that 40% to 50% of all marriages will end in divorce.  That rate is very alarming to someone that is trying to have a happy marriage.  It kind of feels like the odds are stacked against me in a way.  The fact is it is hard to be married.  You are forcing two people to come together and get along and make sacrifices for each other.  However, if you can find someone that genuinely makes you feel good and someone you can get along with, your marriage will be fulfilling and happy.  As a gentleman, we needs to sit down and talk about being someone that can help their marriage instead of possibly sabotaging it.

If you take the time to understand how to make your relationship stronger for the both of you, your relationship will get better.  I am going to do my best today to make sure that you have all of the advice that I can muster to help you accomplish this.


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How do you keep your marriage off the rocks?

    • Breaking down relationships into three different categories
    • Finding the right person for you
    • How to know you can handle them before you marry
    • 8 ways to keep a marriage alive
    • My secret to knowing if she likes the date
    • Quick talk about divorce
    • The big secret to keeping the relationship alive

Resources that were used in the making of the show:

American Psychological Association

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast on FacebookiTunes,  Twitter,  Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com

Building a Farm on the Cheap

building a farm for cheapBuilding a full sized farm is not an endeavor that most people will take on.  The biggest reason is because it is so expensive to start up.  What if I could convince you that ,regardless of what you call your farm, that you can build one that wont break your budget.  I go through all of the different tactics that I have used throughout the past few years to design my homestead.  Down to the questions that you need to ask yourself.  Then I talk about the projects that you will be doing and how to prioritize them based on your own parameters.  Lastly we discuss how to make these projects cost as little as possible.

In the show, I mentioned that you should listen to the podcast about permaculture zones and watch the YouTube video on the subject, here are those links.


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How can you build a farm for cheap?

    • First steps to designing your farm
    • How to keep it cheap but not crappy
    • The advantages of having a small plot of land versus large
    • Why the experts are looking at the small plot designs

Do not forget that around Christmas 2016 I will be putting a book on the market.  The topic will be covering being an Executive Agent for the Family.  This is a step by step guide to taking your families safety into your own hands.  Making sure that you have done everything possible to keep them safe while you are on trips and out of town.  A lot of the topics covered will be 100% new to you and not mentioned on this podcast!  More details to come later.

Resources used in the making of this podcast episode:

  • All resources used were from the experiences and setbacks from creating my own homestead

 

Thank you for listening. Please find Skilled Gentlemen Podcast onFacebook,iTunes, Twitter, Youtube, and Pinterest and follow or subscribe to keep up with us.  The wheels are always turning over here in the office.  Sign up for the newsletter to get all updates to the podcast with your email address.  All comments, complaints, concerns, or questions please either comment below or email me at skilledgentlemen@gmail.com