#42 – Pete Sisco on Building an Online Business to Achieve Personal Freedom

This week’s guest is Pete Sisco from Resilient Personal Freedom. In 1996, he decided to invest $300 in himself and start his first online business. Five years later, he monetized that website. 15 years later, it has made him millions, and he still consistently makes an income from it, among other online businesses.

After living the conventional life in Idaho with his wife for many years, and after his 6 kids grew up and moved out, Pete and his wife were ready for a different lifestyle. Knowing that their online income source was portable, they decided to sell everything and live out of their suitcases while traveling the world. 10 years later, they’re still at it.

In fact, he did the interview at the place they’re currently staying at in Ireland. We talk about how technology is helping people make predictable monthly income online, why minimalism is a smart way to live, why working in a cubicle is actually more of a risk, how you can achieve an insane amount of personal freedom, and so much more.
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RWR-023: Michael Carbone on Being an Ironman & Hosting Successful Webinars

Today’s guest is Michael Carbone. He’s originally from Canada where he went down the typical path of going to college and getting a corporate job. You know, just doing the standard 9-5 grind that so many people do. Everything seemed great from the outside, but inside, he was feeling unfulfilled. Unfortunately, most people stay in this position their whole lives and never make a change. But Michael was different.

He’s going to share his story about how an Ironman race changed his life, how teaching others to win more at online poker was a gamechanger, why webinars are so lucrative, as well as using fear to force you to take more action in your life. And towards the end, he talks about traveling to Paris a few months ago… the day after the terrorist attacks. He elaborates on how that experience can relate to business, as well as showing you how fragile life is and why you should live your life to the fullest everyday.

This is definitely one of my favorite conversations so far, and I know you’re going to take several things away from this episode. Enjoy!

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Featured books:

Stop Chasing Influencers by Kimanzi Constable and Jared Easley. I took a quote out of that book and dug deeper into it in the last episode. Since then, I finished the book and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to start an online business. It gives you so many new ideas that you can use with your podcast, online course, online coaching business, e-commerce website, and more. If you want to check it out, just go to riskwithoutregret.com/influencers.

Will It Fly by Pat Flynn. As you probably know, I’m a big fan of Pat as I’ve mentioned him in several of the episodes, so it was a no-brainer to add this book to my Amazon wishlist. About a week ago, I jumped on a Skype call with my friend Jason Reaves from the Live Life Loudly podcast. After helping him for a couple hours, he said he wanted to thank me by sending me this book. Thanks again Jason, it was much appreciated!

So it showed up a few days later and I started reading it instantly. It’s already adding a lot of value but the coolest part is the free online companion course that comes with it. This book is all about testing your next business idea at the beginning so you don’t waste a lot of time and money. Most people just build something and hope people want it. You know that old quote, “If you build it, they will come.” That’s terrible biz advice and that’s why their business usually fails. So if this sounds awesome to you, just visit riskwithoutregret.com/willitfly and order this book today!
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