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How Can You Avoid Fizzling Out? By Doing These Two Things

Note from Caleb: Corbett Barr, Chase Reeves and I are launching our latest project today: Fizzle: Honest Video Training for Online Business Builders. If you want to make a difference, become an expert, or earn a living online you can find out more here.

Everyone knows that to get great at something you have you practice.

“Put in the time.”
10,000 hours.”
“Perfect practice makes perfect.”

That topic is sexy to talk about. We hear about the dedication, energy, and effort that people put into become the best at something and we want to do that too.

We all want to be experts, but we also want to get there as fast as possible. I’m not talking about shortcuts, I’m just talking about taking a direct path to your goal of becoming a leader in your field.

But what are the two best ways to do that? I’ll tell you.

To Become the Best, Learn from the Best

Unless you are trying to do something that no has EVER done or attempted before, there are people that you can learn from.

And to that note, there probably isn’t a lack of people trying to get you to pay them to teach you how to learn.

One of the hardest parts of becoming an expert is knowing who to trust and who to learn from. You don’t take advice from strangers on the street (I hope), so why do you do it online?

Take the time to really figure out who the top 10 experts in your field are, see what they offer in terms of training (paid, free, one-on-one, etc.), and make an investment into your future.

Almost no one baulks at dropping $50,000 to $100,000 for college and taking decades to pay it back, but how much have you spent on educating yourself since then?

Invest. In. Learning.

To Get to the Top, Help Others Up First

The third piece of the expert equation besides learning and doing is surrounding yourself with amazing people. Not just so that they will help you get to the top, but so that you can help THEM get to the top too.

Two of my favorite quotes about this theory are:

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

Read those again. They are powerful lessons.

1. Surround yourself with awesome people.
2. Focus on what they need, not what you need.

If you are doing work online, travelling the world, or even just working from home it can be hard to find “your tribe”. You probably just have a combination of the bloggers you read and people you’re friends with on social media and call it good.

But if you want to really take it to the next level you need more interactions, more connections, and more accountability.

Find a mastermind group, join a community or forum (like Fizzle’s), and become the leader in what you want to be known for.

Helping people is the fastest way to the top. (tweet this)


Fizzle: Honest Video Training for Online Business Builders

If you are looking for honest online business training and a community of like-minded, non-sleazy, and passionate entrepreneurs, we would love if you joined us today in Fizzle.


  • Instant access to our current training library including 127 lessons in 19 courses (over 20 hours of video training), and all future course releases
  • A front row seat in the Fizzle Community Forums, which include course discussions, monthly challenges, support, accountability, conversation, personalized help and more. This community is… amazing. People are making big moves in their lives and businesses
  • An invitation to our upcoming “office hours” sessions where you’ll be able to talk to the Fizzle team live (for “deluxe” package members)
  • Chase, Caleb and I will be right there, listening to your feedback, answering your questions and encouraging your success

It costs less each month than your cell phone bill and has the power to change your business, career, and life.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in, I hope to see you inside Fizzle.

Caleb Wojcik



More Doable Than You Might Think: Support Yourself Independently Doing What You Love on The Web

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Turning your skills and expertise into a way to support yourself is more doable than you might think.

There’s this big misconception about expertise, that you have to be one of the world’s top experts before you can earn a living from what you know.

But expertise isn’t an absolute. You might only be a 3, on a scale of 1 to 10, but there are plenty of 1’s and 2’s out there who would pay for your knowledge and experience, right now.

The key is to find a unique corner of your topic, to start building a tribe of people who trust you as their expert, not the expert, and to be resourceful about filling in the gaps by leveraging other experts when necessary.

This is why we built Fizzle, to teach you how to support yourself independently doing what you love on The Web. Fizzle is half training library, half supportive community, and it’s full of people like you who are building their thing online.

You’ll find big name courses in Fizzle, from well known and successful online business builders. We’re talking about courses like Book Yourself Solid (Michael Port), Start a Blog that Matters (Corbett Barr), and Connect With Anyone (Scott Dinsmore). And new courses are added every month.

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Since applying more and more from Fizzle, I’ve started making as much (sometimes more/month) from my online business as I do from my full-time job with a fraction of the weekly hours. It’s exhilarating. I owe you guys so much.
Preston Lee,

P.S. — we hope you’ll check Fizzle out, but we know it isn’t for everyone. We’re a little, um, different from your typical “business” training. Watch the video on the home page to see what I’m talking about. If it isn’t your style, no hard feelings :)