Sean D'Souza made two vows when he started up Psychotactics back in 2002. The first was that he'd always get paid in advance and the second was that work wouldn't control his life. He decided to take three months off every year. But how do you take three months off, without affecting your business and profits? Do you buy into the myth of "outsourcing everything and working just a few hours a week?" Not really. Instead, you structure your business in a way that enables you to work hard and then take three months off every single year. And Sean walks his talk. Since 2004, he's taken three months off every year (except in 2005, when there was a medical emergency). This podcast isn't about the easy life. It's not some magic trick about working less. Instead with this podcast you learn how to really enjoy your work, enjoy your vacation time and yes, get paid in advance.
Why I keep writing articles (despite having written for 22 years).
Isn’t it better to recycle instead of writing all the time? A tiny bit of recycling may not be out of place but there’s a good reason why we should keep writing new material all the time. Well, here are my reasons anyway.
The 5000bc story (Part 2): When the diversion turned out to be better than the destination
You know how you're told to set a goal and then benchmark your success based on that goal? Well, that's what we set out to do with our membership site at 5000bc. However, we kept running into these headaches that seemed to derail us. In time, however, we found that these constant diversions were to our benefit. That if we just stopped fighting them so much, and figured out a way out, we'd end up better than we expected. And we did. Here's the story.
The 5000bc story (Part 1): The ups and downs.
What does it take to get a membership site to keep going? We go on a wild journey where the entire site was wiped out and how it bounced back again. And how nearly 20 years later it’s still going.
Why kids seem to learn faster than adults (Part 2)
Kids have a superpower. When they're very young, they don't know Monday from Sunday. And it's this lack of knowledge that also gives them an upper hand when they're learning. Unlike adults who are clear about how the result needs to look like. just about anything will do with a child.
How do we take that child-like attitude and use it to speed up adult learning?
Let's find out in this episode.
Next Step: Interesting in more learning methods? Read or listen to:
How To Accelerate Learning (And The Surprising Power Of Fun)
Why kids seem to learn faster than adults
You’ve heard the line many times before, haven’t you? And at times, it seems like kids learn at a blinding pace.
But why does this phenomenon occur?
Is it because kids are smart or just that we are more accommodating as trainers?
Let's find out in this episode.
Next Step: More about kids and what you can learn from them.
What I Learned From Children (And How It Lowered My Stress Levels)
Why Sales Pages Are Annoyingly Difficult To Write..
One of the toughest tasks a business owner can have is when it's time to write a sales page.
You know that it's unlikely your product or service will sell unless you have that sales page. Yet, once you sit down to write something, it's almost impossible to write anything down. And when you do, the words are so um, boring that you believe it's something to do with you.
In reality, it's because you haven't done a target profile interview. Why does that interview become crucial, even to seasoned copywriters?
Let's find out in this sales page episode.
Next Step: Find out How To Create Extremely Focused Sales Pages—The Pebble System
Inspiring and Insightful
I was initially hesitant about listening to Sean’s podcast. Because my thought surrounded this question: what value could it provide me beyond the rich information he already provides in his articles? I was mistaken; Sean’s Podcast enables me to absorb information through sensing. Consequently, I can process the textual information in different ways. The podcast music selection and Sean’s narration tends to relax my mind, which increases my engagement and retention of the shared information.
Humble, Thoughtful, Practical, Actionable
I met Sean D’Souza at a conference many years ago when I was first starting my online business and was struck by how thoughtful, humble and helpful he was.
He went out of his way to give me concrete practical advice in several areas that still help me today. I read his blog posts, bought some of his materials and found them incredibly insightful & helpful. But then I went on to chase a bunch of other online biz teachers.
Now after many years of some hard won lessons, I’m back to the place where I should have stayed all along. Sean is not just a smart, well-informed, exceptional teacher...
He’s someone who cares deeply about helping people make the big transformations they yearn for. And so I’m back and diving into his podcast episodes because (as with everything Sean does) these episodes are pure magic, pure gold, valuable beyond measure.
Consistency of brand through music, pace, and practicality
I love your podcast Sean D’Souza!!! Why? Love the usefulness and applicability of the topics, the music throughout it and pace(which offers some much needed pauses), the summary, the one point to take forward, and the way you end it and then come back right away and say “still here.” Also love the way you start it by saying "....it isn't some magic trick to work less but about how to enjoy the work you do and enjoy your vacation time." Thank you 🙏💜💪