Giant Ken

It was never about the chair.

An episode of Giant Ken

By Ken
Listen to the frustrating, yet optimistic journey to building a 7-figure online business. On the side. With a large family, and a day job.
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It was never about the chair.
As I’m finishing my cup of coffee here on my screen porch, this anecdote popped into my mind today. I don’t know why, but for some reason I started thinking about this story with new eyes. I’ve shared this story so many times, but I’ve never thought about it from this perspective. Maybe this can help you.
August 16, 2019
08 Compassion and Business Are Not Opposites
Don't set up a false dichotomy between making money and being concerned for people. Compassion and business are not at odds. You don't need to choose one or the other. You can do both. Often, growing your business can help a lot of people.
September 10, 2017
07 Some things can't be tested
There are some parts of your new business that you're going to just have to take a deep breath and wing it. Put something out there, see what happens.
September 7, 2017
06 What about your other podcast?
Here's a quick answer to a question I was asked on the twitters about why The Nights and Weekends Podcast has gone kinda silent this year.
August 4, 2017
05 Screen Porch Sunday
Working from the screen porch today.
June 6, 2017
04 Baseball makes for a bad Pomodoro timer
Sometimes, life gives you natural stopping points for time blocking. Examples: Work on this task until the kids get off the bus.  Think about this coupon strategy until it's time for that meeting.  Work on that UX problem until timer on the oven says that the lasagna is done.  Work on the app (from my laptop, on the couch) until the baseball game is finished. Ahhh, the best laid plans. Sometimes, life throws you a curve ball and you accidentally pull an all-nighter.
June 4, 2017
03 CEO vs Worker Bee, Onboarding, Freemium
Big picture thinking, vs. task-oriented focus. Sometimes, you just gotta keep your nose to the grind stone and execute on the vision. Sometimes, though, you need to rethink that overall vision. Here's where it gets tough... you can't do both at the same time.
April 28, 2017
02 Adding scarcity to a pre-launch
Let's discuss switching to a launch model for this membership, rather than an always-open model.
April 27, 2017
01 Framing the business problems to be solved
Candid talk about building the next phase of MastermindJam
April 26, 2017
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