It might come as a shock to you, dear listener, but Jeremy of Jeremy Moore presents Jeremy Moore’s Adventures in Businessing with Jeremy Moore is on vacation. Again.
The remaining hosts spend the opening of the episode commenting on Jeremy’s apparent mid-life crisis. He sold his business, bought a Tesla, and is taking a trip around the world without his family. I mean, it does sound like a mid-life crisis.
Rob, Kevin, and James have a good laugh at Jeremy’s expense, but to be fair, he could have rebutted had he not been on his Rumschpringe.
In this episode, the hosts, minus Jeremy, discuss how to handle competitors.
Rob regales us with the tail of two competitors: one he has loved, and one he has hated. Or, more correctly, one tolerates him with a modicum of professionalism, while the other is openly hostile, going as far as to warn possible clients not to use his services. He suggests that you should always deal with competition in a professional manner, and proves how professional he his by not giving the name of the local competitor that hates him.
James and Kevin talk about how different competition is within the WordPress space. Apparently, they are friends with most of the forms businesses within their space. James even points out that Kevin is wearing one of their competitors’ t-shirts.
All three regular hosts agree that you should focus on your own business, while keeping an eye on competitors. Kevin gives the analogy of driving a car: you have to keep your eyes forward to see where you’re going, but you always glance up in the rearview or side mirrors every so often. Treat your competition like they are your mirrors.
James wants you to use an app to help your kids learn to do chores around the house. Chore Monster helps you gamify the act of doing chores. Children can do chores for a chance to spin a wheel, earn monsters, win prizes, or earn toys. Man. These kids have it so easy. When I was a kid the only Chore Monster was my mom as the threatened to beat me with a belt if I didn’t do my chores.
Rob’s tip is to cancel your Movie Pass if you haven’t already. He tells the story about how he once spent a few weeks sending faxes and reports to an empty building. He’s moved on to the AMC monthly movie pass. You might want to buy some Movie Pass stock, though. Rob thinks that it might rebound enough to make you some money.
Kevin recommends that you listen to a show that Rob is often on called Man Up America. In case you didn’t know, Kevin is a pretty liberal guy, while the hosts of Man Up America have fairly conservative viewpoints. He claims that he doesn’t actually agree with the hosts on many issues, but enjoys the fact that they try to have an honest and intellectual debate. I wonder what that feels like? Anyone know of a show that needs someone to write show notes?