Episode #115: Pat Flynn Helps You Validate Your Business Idea

From the New Book Will It Fly?

Pat FlynnPat Flynn calls himself the “crash-test dummy of online business.” He’s also extremely successful at it. But that wasn’t always the case.

After losing his job as an architect in 2008 as the U.S. economy struggled, Pat turned to the internet for a possible new career path. In the months and years that followed, learning all he could about being an online entrepreneur, Pat launched the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast as a way to teach and inspire others who craved the same freedoms he’d come to enjoy.

Those platforms have enabled him to do work he loves – helping other passionate entrepreneurs build and grow successful online businesses. Like me, Pat says that being let go was the best thing to ever happen to him.  

After first appearing on Episode #007 back in 2013, Pat returns to chat about his latest book, Will It Fly? How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time and Money.

To join my conversation with Pat, simply hit the play button below. You are sure to learn a lot.

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In today’s episode, Pat and I discuss:

  • Why being able to execute on an idea, for many, seems to be the exception and not the rule
  • I’m curious to know more about his obsession with Mind Mapping and why he finds the process so useful.
  • I’ll ask Pat to share an overview of his process of researching People, Places and Products…
  • And a lot more…

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Pat Flynn’s Latest Book

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Pat Flynn in Action

Books Pat Recommends

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy…Create a Mass of Raving Fans…and Take Any Business to the Next Level by Ryan Levesque

Pat Flynn Resources Resources

The best place to find out more about Pat is on his company website.

Here, you can pick up a copy of Pat’s new book.

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