Emmet Audio

Emmet Audio

By Emmet Van Driesche
Welcome to Emmet Audio, the first podcast about spooncarving with a mix of business topics and other things related to working for myself, hustling out a living doing what I love.
Available on 10 platforms
48- Transitioning
How and when to transition to working for yourself is such a tricky, and personal, question. Here's my story and thoughts on the matter.
07:53
December 18, 2018
47- Bottleneck
Figuring out what can go wrong is often a matter of finding the bottleneck.
05:39
December 17, 2018
46-Discipline
You don't know if you've got it until you let go.
04:40
December 16, 2018
45- Be Generous
It's easy to be generous with those more powerful or connected than ourselves. It's far more important, however, to be generous to those less connected and powerful than ourselves.
07:26
December 14, 2018
44- Be Quiet
It can be the hardest and best thing
05:09
December 13, 2018
Burnout
How to avoid it and what to do when it inevitably shows up
06:33
December 12, 2018
Repeat customers and what they tell you
The repeat customer is your most valuable resource
05:18
December 11, 2018
41- Saying no (and when to do it)
The importance of analyzing demand and profit to figure out if it's time to start saying no to things
05:43
December 10, 2018
Clarity
Success comes from knowing what it means for you, in this moment, to succeed
05:53
December 9, 2018
39-Staying Motivated
It can be so so hard...
05:12
December 8, 2018
Working From Home
Some considerations to keep in mind when you start to work from home
06:10
December 7, 2018
37-Change
One thing is certain: you cannot just keep doing the same thing, even (and especially) if it is working
05:55
December 6, 2018
Building Your Customer Base
It's a long one, because it's jam packed with good stuff
17:31
December 5, 2018
35-Necessary Waste
In the beginning of a journey, a certain amount of waste can be strategically necessary that would not be tolerated later on
08:06
December 4, 2018
34- Tunnel Vision
The pitfalls of thinking too narrowly
05:40
December 3, 2018
Pricing by reacting
We over think pricing.
07:08
December 2, 2018
32-Trust
And now for a little story....
04:54
December 1, 2018
31-what your website isn't doing (yet)
Longer than usual episode because there are a lot of details to cover.
12:15
November 30, 2018
30-Selling in the Beginning
Keeping your sense of self worth intact in the face of early slow sales is one of the toughest things. Here are some tactics.
06:19
November 29, 2018
29- Get To the Edge
The edge is where the meaningful contributions to the community are.
05:38
November 28, 2018
28- Control Your Supply
Controlling the means of production is one of the strengths of a land-based business
09:11
November 27, 2018
27- Dealing with Imperfection
How do you feel good about your work when, as a craftsperson, you know that some is better than others?
07:33
November 26, 2018
26- The Danger of Double Counting
No, not that kind of double counting!
06:13
November 25, 2018
Build a Community, Not a Following
Social media metrics makes it easy to focus on the wrong things. But in the end, a community is what is going to support you when you need them.
06:35
November 24, 2018
24- The Value of Free
The psychology of free vs. on sale
05:49
November 23, 2018
23- Don't Go All In
It's popular opinion that to succeed at something you need to go all in. I'm here to tell you that's not necessarily true.
06:13
November 21, 2018
22-Permission
No one is going to give it to you. (Except me, right here.)
05:18
November 21, 2018
21- Serving Your Customers
Doing one thing is not enough. Instead, you need to realize the needs of your current customers and address those
06:12
November 20, 2018
20- Product, Service, Education
There are three basic ways to earn money as a craftsperson. You should probably figure out all three.
05:53
November 19, 2018
Your Life
Short episode today guys.
03:50
November 18, 2018
18- Be About More Than One Thing
You don't need to be the best. You just need to be pretty good at a unique combination of things.
05:00
November 17, 2018
Start Before You Are Comfortable
A little pep talk for people feeling out of their depth
05:19
November 17, 2018
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Sometimes the stories we tell ourselves don't serve us.
05:08
November 15, 2018
15- Keep the Bar Low
We usually start projects with high standards and expectations. Here, I argue that it is crucial to lower these.
05:01
November 14, 2018
14- Now Is the Time
Get off your butt and do that thing you tell yourself you will do in six months. Right now.
05:11
November 13, 2018
13- 5AM
There is time. There is always time. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes?
04:14
November 12, 2018
12- Deliberate Practice
How deliberate practice can help you lean into your thing and really improve.
06:09
November 11, 2018
11- Real Engagement
Thoughts on the value of creating a community through engagement rather than focusing on the metrics
05:32
November 10, 2018
10- So Good They Can't Ignore You
Despite a cold and my dog going nuts at the end, I managed to hold it together on this one...
05:00
November 9, 2018
Selfies
If you are like me, you cringe at the thought of them. But they are surprisingly important to your business.
05:20
November 8, 2018
08- Educate Yourself
Lately I've been shifting my time and attention from entertainment to education, consuming podcasts and books that help me grow towards my goals.
05:24
November 7, 2018
07- Change Your Handle
Why I changed my handle to be my name and why I think that's important.
06:08
November 6, 2018
Taking Product Pictures
My tips on taking decent photographs of products, in this instance the wooden spoons that I carve.
05:19
November 5, 2018
05: Chinking the Gaps
The shift from doing your thing some of the time to doing it most of the time is a delicate transition.
05:10
November 4, 2018
Innovate the Process
Boy I really ended up in a different place with this than what I thought. A great example of how the act of doing something leads you to uncharted territory.
05:08
November 3, 2018
The More You Give
The philosophy and strategy of sharing all your best stuff.
05:07
November 2, 2018
Life is Slow
It is really hard to see your daily actions stack up into results. That is true across the board.
05:06
November 1, 2018
The Value of Small Customers
Diversification is the key on so many levels. Maintaining a broad base of smaller customers and clients is one of the ways to mitigate risk when you work for yourself.
05:10
October 31, 2018
Emmet Audio teaser
Short introduction to Emmet Audio. Thanks for listening!
00:55
October 30, 2018
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