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Hosted By Sonja Thorsvik. Gigging For Gold inspires and empowers self-employed entrepreneurs to reach their first six-figure year. Listen in to hear information on finance, tools, and mindset so that you can achieve your financial independence goals.

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Hosted By Sonja Thorsvik. Gigging For Gold inspires and empowers self-employed entrepreneurs to reach their first six-figure year. Listen in to hear information on finance, tools, and mindset so that you can achieve your financial independence goals.

    Harnessing The Power Of Patience

    Harnessing The Power Of Patience

    Episode 25: (Host Sonja Thorsvik & AI Voice Ben) In this episode, we delve into the concept of patience and its profound impact on our personal and professional lives. We explore how patience, often overlooked in our fast-paced world, is a key ingredient in long-term success and fulfillment. We then explore the benefits of cultivating patience, including improved self-control, better decision-making skills, long-term goal achievement, and increased emotional intelligence. We also discuss how patience can enhance our personal relationships by fostering healthier communication and deeper emotional bonds. Join us in today's episode where you will not only hear from our host, but from an experimental AI voice as well.



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    How To Identify Problematic Clients Before You Sign

    How To Identify Problematic Clients Before You Sign

    Episode 24: (Host Sonja Thorsvik) Join us in this week's illuminating episode where we dive deep into the intricate art of detecting potential business red flags. This proactive approach helps to safeguard your vital resources, precious time, and emotional well-being. We unravel the many complexities of identifying bad clients such as unrealistic demands, and poor communication styles, and teach you how to spot a disregard for contractual norms. Listen in and leave equipped with the wisdom necessary for making astute decisions that nurture healthy, respectful business relationships. This is an episode that no entrepreneur should miss.



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    The Search Engine Wars: Google’s Power Play

    The Search Engine Wars: Google’s Power Play

    Episode 23: (host @sonjathorsvik) In this episode, we dive into Google's recent comeback in the search engine wars, as they unveil their AI language model, PaLM 2, in response to Bing's integration of ChatGPT. We'll explore how this new search technology, dubbed "Search Generative Experience" (SGE), takes us beyond traditional search engines by emulating the human mind's creative processes. We'll also discuss the impact of SGE on the way we shop and touch upon the potential implications on advertising, marketing, and website traffic.



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    Peanuts Are Legumes Not Nuts: A Remarkable History And The Entrepreneurs Who Made Them An American Staple

    Peanuts Are Legumes Not Nuts: A Remarkable History And The Entrepreneurs Who Made Them An American Staple

    Episode 22: (host @sonjathorsvik) In this captivating episode, we explore the fascinating history of the peanut—a deceptively delightful legume that has long masqueraded as a nut. Unearth the origins of this versatile bean, from its humble beginnings in South America to its meteoric rise as an American staple, fueled by the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation of visionaries like George Washington Carver and John Harvey Kellogg. Delve into the peanut's unique use during times of War, its culinary transition into peanut butter, and the marketing tactics that have solidified its place in the world of nuts. As we unravel the peanut's extraordinary journey, we'll reveal how the entrepreneurs of the past shaped the future of this beloved snack, ultimately transforming the peanut into an iconic symbol of American culture.



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    AI Takeover, Fake Podcasters & Permission To Not Use TikTok

    AI Takeover, Fake Podcasters & Permission To Not Use TikTok

    Episode 21: (Host @sonjathorsvik) From the rise of AI to the emergence of fake podcasters, this episode is full of thought-provoking insights. We start with the staggering growth of Chat GPT, a chatbot software that has surpassed Instagram's record for fastest growing app of all time. The potential impact of AI is further explored through the perspectives of tech giants like Bill Gates and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. And, as AI continues to change the job market, we also see the emergence of fake podcasters with the rise of "podcasting kayfabe". And in a surprising twist, our host gives us permission to not use TikTok, a social media platform that may not be the best fit for everyone. Tune in for an episode that will challenge your perspective on technology, media, and more.

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    POV: You’re 39 And Starting Again

    POV: You’re 39 And Starting Again

    Episode 20: (@sonjathorsvik) In this episode of Gigging for Gold, we delve into the topic of starting over, no matter what stage of life one may find themselves in. Hosted by a seasoned entrepreneur, Sonja Thorsvik, listeners gain invaluable insights into navigating the challenges and fears that inevitably arise when embarking on a new venture. Drawing upon personal experiences, our host shares candidly about the biggest hurdles faced and how they were successfully overcome. From fears surrounding lack of knowledge to the importance of passion and a clear mission, listeners will come away feeling empowered and inspired to pursue their own dreams, no matter how daunting they may seem. Join us as we explore the power of resilience and the transformative impact of embracing change.



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