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Podcast #11: Leaps of faith and finding work/family balance with Bob and Linda Lotich

One of the greatest parts of this podcast for us is getting to connect with other inspiring, like-minded couples, and this podcast was no exception.

Ryan first connected with Bob on a bundle project early last fall, and then I met both Bob and Linda briefly at a conference in October. We were both impressed with the work they had done to build up their blog, ChristianPF.com, into their family’s sole source of income.

What I love about their story is how they’ve bravely jumped into this lifestyle of being entrepreneurs, even though it was never the original plan, and in the midst of a difficult layoff. Their quick success with the blog is testimony to their hard work and especially Bob’s tenacity in testing, experimenting and learning how he could best optimize the site and maximize their revenue.

I know you’re going to be inspired by hearing their story, so let’s get right to it…

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Bob and his wife Linda took a huge leap of faith following a lay-off; and how through his blog, Bob was able to surpass his old income in just 9 months
  • How trust has played a huge role in Bob and Linda’s success — from their trust in each other, to the trust that Bob has built with readers
  • What it really feels like in the earliest days as an entrepreneur (Hint: A lot like hacking through the jungle with a machete!)
  • How Bob has built readership over time, and the tools the pair have used to continue to grow their website
  • That Bob wasn’t always great with finances!
  • A look at Bob and Linda’s evolving schedule, especially now that they’ve added a baby to their family
  • Bob and Linda’s advice for finding work/family balance
  • How Bob has learned to see past inevitable business plateaus
  • How the family is enjoying the freedom of being entrepreneurs– from embracing travel, to each sunny day.
  • And the first-ever appearance of a baby on this podcast. Hi Alden!

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Resources from this podcast:

The Tim Ferriss show — a podcast from the author of The 4-Hour Workweek

I will Teach You to Be Rich — podcasts from Ramit Sethi

The Smart Passive Income Podcast — from Pat Flynn

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow

Launch: An Internet Milionaire’s Secret Formula To Sell Almost Anything Online, Build a Business You Love, and The Life of Your Dreams by Jeff Walker

As well as our ever-growing page of resources.

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Find Bob and Linda

ChristianPF — Bob’s blog, Christian Personal Finance

Twitter

Facebook

Pinterest

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His books:

How to Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day Job with My Blog

Managing Money God’s Way: A 31-Day Devotional

Pro-Blogging Secrets: Strategies, Tips, And Answers You Need To Grow Your Blog and Earn More Money

How to Save Money: A 21-Day Challenge to Save $500/month

Quotable:

“Fear creeps up on you — Is this really going to work? Is this real going to happen? And having a support behind you that really believes in you is such an amazing thing.” ~ Bob Lotich

Go ahead and listen by clicking on the play button right here at the top of the post.

Or, listen directly through iTunes or Stitcher!

Thanks for joining us for today’s podcast!

Have you taken a leap of faith in your entrepreneurial journey?

 

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Podcast #6: Planning to achieve your goals in 2015 and dreaming big dreams

What are your dreams for this coming year?

As we approach 2015 (tomorrow — can you believe it?!), Ryan and I have been steadily working to assess this past year, and set goals and direction for the new year.

Like most spouses, I would imagine, we tend to approach it differently.

Ryan is the BIG dreamer, the writer of impossible things on massive white boards, the one who conjures up grand schemes out loud before slowing down to figure out whether it’s actually feasible or even something he really wants to do. I tend to be the opposite. I dream more quietly, more slowly, more conservatively. While I do usually set ambitious goals and aim high in the things I do, it takes me longer to process it all and I usually have a more focused idea by the time I begin to communicate it.

Sometimes I struggle not to squash Ryan’s dreaming process, and he encourages me to be a bit (or a lot) freer with my own.

It makes us a good team, I think, and we both know that having a direction and a plan for where we want to go is crucial if we’re going to stay on target and actually move towards the grand goals we dream up. In today’s podcast episode, we give you an inside look at our own ways of both dreaming, and then planning to accomplish those dreams, as well as discuss the idea of personal retreats and a little about our time and goal management tools of choice. 

So grab a mug of something warm, or crank up the volume real loud in that minivan, and let’s talk about dreaming big dreams and how to achieve them!

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