Solo show baby!
I was trying to get a few guests on, but I work at night, so it’s a bit tough to get people on my grind schedule.
All good though, I ran with it, and doing solo shows is actually nice. It helps me get some thoughts out, and share all the things on my mind, with you!
In this episode…
Let me just reiterate that I suck at show notes, but here’s what I spoke about.
- Is this a WordPress Podcast?
- Why I’m doing a solo show.
- The strategy for SureFire and my new solo brand!
I share some insight as to what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and how it will all work and come together!
Sit back, grab some beer, or coffee, or water, whatever you want, and enjoy the show!
Track At The End
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