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How to Solve this ANNOYING Email Problem

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 We talk about building email lists all the time here at SPI. Email lists are critical, and not just for communicating with your audience and automating your business. If you don’t have one, that means your business is relying solely on other platforms that can change their rules...
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5 days ago • 5 min read

We all have pacifiers 😬

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 I haven’t used a pacifier for over 10 years now. Wait — I mean as a parent, for one of my babies. Not for myself. 😅 The origin of the word pacifier — derived from the 15th-century word pacify — literally means to “make peace” or “bring peace,” and if you’re a parent with a crying...
12 days ago • 4 min read

The hidden costs of “yes” 😬

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 I’ve never met another entrepreneur or creator who hasn’t been overwhelmed. In a way, experiencing overwhelm is like a rite of passage for anyone trying to create something new, especially online. There’s so much to do and so much to think about!”. I’m sure you can...
19 days ago • 4 min read

A Gentle (Much Needed) Reminder

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 On March 4th, 2008, a man named Kevin Kelly published a blog post titled 1000 True Fans. Less than a year later, that blog post changed my life. Whether you’ve read that post or not, I’m going to share the biggest takeaways. We (content creators and online entrepreneurs like you)...
26 days ago • 5 min read

Inside the Bottle.

Hey there, it’s Pat! 👋 Someone told me a long time ago that “you can’t read the label when you’re inside the bottle.” In other words, when we’re heads down in our work, we sometimes become blind to the obvious. We need an outside perspective, or else we might make a dramatic mistake that could...
about 1 month ago • 4 min read

How a near-death experience changed the way I think.

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 There are a lot of business and life quotes that involve roads. You have “The road to success is always under construction,” or, “It’s a long road, but it’s worth it,” and then there’s the classic, “Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations.” Quotes are cool, but they usually...
about 1 month ago • 5 min read

I made them cry 😢

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 A couple weeks ago, after publishing a video on my Pokémon YouTube channel, Deep Pocket Monster, this happened: This was one of hundreds of comments, within hours, that mentioned crying or tearing up. Here’s another: Why is this important? The truth is, this is not about the...
about 2 months ago • 4 min read

I was hacked 😞

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 On Thursday, January 12th, I got a text message from one of my team members: Not good. Not good at all. You never think it’s going to happen to you until it does. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. In this email, I’ll share exactly what happened, where we stand now, and what to do to...
about 2 months ago • 4 min read

I Went Against My Mentor's Advice

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 In the early stages of my business, one of my mentors offered me some advice. I know you’re supposed to listen to your mentors, but there was something in my gut telling me to go the other way. There was tension, for sure, that all-too-familiar push and pull of what the right...
2 months ago • 4 min read

A Tale of Two Upsells

Hi, it’s Pat! 👋 Pro tip: become a conscious content consumer. A conscious content consumer is one who tries to understand not just what they are reading, but why. Why did the author or podcaster say that? Why does the sales page start with that imagery? Why does the YouTuber insert b-roll in that...
2 months ago • 7 min read