SPI 140: Productivity and the Early Morning Routine with Hal Elrod

I've always been a night owl. I work after the kids go to sleep (because my WHY is to spend all day with my family as much as I can), and I've found the evenings to be when I'm the most creative. Recently, however, after recording this interview with Hal Elrod, I've added a small early morning routine to my day, and the results have been amazing. Check it out!

Chasing a Dream: How to Do It Right and Still Enjoy the Journey

This is a guest post from Jeff Goins from Jeff writes about a very important part in the journey of any author or entrepreneur. Hopefully, you don't have to learn the hard way like he did. Click the box below to read it! (Reading time: 5 minutes)

The Road to 50,000 Subscribers

Last week, the Smart Passive Income Blog passed the 50,000 subscriber mark, a milestone that I never thought was possible when I started it back in 2008. It has truly been an amazing and humbling journey and I only have you to thank for it. I realize that there are several sites that have grown [...]

SPI 031: Seeds of Opportunity & Pat Goes Hollywood

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, to kick of the new year I share something special that happened to me that happened as a result of producing the SPI podcast. This is session is a little different than the rest in that it's more inspirational and motivational (as opposed to stuff that [...]

Pat FAIL – My Past Business Ideas That Didn’t Work Out So Well

I've had a lot of success online, but I've probably had even more failures - and I'm very thankful for each and every one of them. Without my failures, I would not be where I'm at today. As Winston Churchill once said, "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." It's [...]

You Are Now at Point A

Taking action is important - you know this. Without any doing, there can be no getting. But, there's a difference between working on something and working towards something that must be realized. Many people, including myself at times, work just to stay busy - to give ourselves the illusion that we're actually getting somewhere when really we're just [...]

How to Find a Mastermind Group

A mastermind group is mandatory to achieve online success. I wholeheartedly believe this statement because I would not be where I'm at today if it weren't for the mastermind groups that I've been a part of since I began doing business online. Sure, you can make progress without one, but in order to quickly get [...]

Strength in Numbers With Goal Setting

What images comes to mind when you hear the phrase "strength in numbers"? Maybe a school of bait fish trying to play the numbers game and avoid being eaten by a predator? Or how about a battle between two sides, hoping for the advantage over their adversary? A "power play" in hockey? Generally speaking, when [...]

The Realization That Enabled Me to Make a Living Online

This is a guest post from Glen Allsopp of If you've been around on my blog for a while, you may notice that I refer to Glen and his blog quite a bit. Why? Because his content is just that good, and this guest post is no exception. When I built my first website [...]

The Order of Operations for Online Business and Blogging

"Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally." Does that phrase sound familiar to you? If it does, that's because our grade school teachers used it over and over again to help us learn how to do math in the proper order. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally = Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. This is [...]