Why JoelZaslofsky.com Is Our New Home for Simplicity, Community, and All Things Groovy – SASM 091
90 podcast episodes published … 158 blog posts written … countless hugs given.
Those are some of the Value of Simple related stats since it was born on July 2012. But today?
Ohhhh, ho ho! Today! Value of Simple is Internet history and the schweet JoelZaslofsky.com has taken its place!
Let's just say that it's a good thing podcasting primarily uses my voice – because I'm bleary-eyed from staring at pixels and hand-cramped from a month of clicking, dragging, and tweaking JoelZaslofsky.com behind-the-scenes.
If you've never listened to a Smart and Simple Matters episode, you may be wondering, “So what, Joel? You have a pretty new website. Whoop-dee-freakin'-doo. How does this Value of Simple to JoelZaslofsky.com thing help me?”
And if you're a regular Smart and Simple Matters listener, you may be thinking, “Does this mean Joel's going to stop saying ‘sweet sassy molassy' so much or start finishing his solo episodes in a reasonable amount of time?”
I have answers to these questions and a whole lot of fun, practical stuff in this big announcement episode.
(Although I may briefly discuss filet mignon carving specialists and “niching down” into info-products about salad greens with the highest iodine content for people with thyroid conditions.)
Here's how the general flow goes:
- My back story from hopeless blogger to slightly less hopeless podcaster to moderately good creator.
- What's not changing in my move from Value of Simple to JoelZaslofsky.com and why you need to know a bit about my “why.”
- Practical info and specific steps for you to maximize the new site.
- A surprisingly vibrant verbal walk-through of some website pages and highlights of what you can expect – and get out of – each one.
It's episode 91 time, baby – the first on JoelZaslofsky.com! And I hear there's even a new sign-off and some new wrinkles in this one.
Let's rock and roll, hooch-ee-coo, because here … we … go.
You're about to Learn ...
- All the nifty new ways I'll contribute to your life.
- Why my favorite currencies are hugs, smiles, and authentic chats.
- What my top five values are (surprisingly, spreadsheets don't factor in).
- How my five non-negotiables mesh with my top values.
- Why my “lens statement” guides everything I do.
- What happens when your inner-curator comes out to party.
- Why my move from Value of Simple is more gradual than radical.
- The one medium I've happily process-of-eliminated myself into.
- How to get the most out of the main pages on JoelZaslofsky.com.
Resources and Items Mentioned in This Episode
- The Funky Fresh JoelZaslofsky.com Newsletter
- The New Smart and Simple Matters Landing Page
- The Continuous Creation Challenge
- Ask Me to Speak, Host, or Lead a Workshop at Your Event
- Live Your Legend Local
- How to Be More Intentional about Expressing Your Feelings
- The Secret Damage to You From Being Disorganized
- Here Is a Simple Solution to Your Forgetful, Leaky Brian – “Just Put It in a Spreadsheet”
- Spreadsheet Spotlight: Mastering Home and Auto Maintenance Tracking
- Spreadsheet Spotlight: Baby Names (Without the War)
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Timestamps and Topics
- [04:19] The back story and context of my move to JoelZaslofsky.com
- [13:17] My current “why”s, top values, and non-negotiables
- [22:33] Practically speaking, what the move to JoelZaslofsky.com means to you
- [27:19] A walk-through of the new permanent pages on JZ.com
- [45:20] A funky recap
Extra Gratitude and Special Mentions
Now, here's an extra dose of love for Emily who left this recent iTunes review for the show:
“I'm so glad I found this podcast! It's produced well and I've already been able to apply some great insights to my life. If you're interested in simple living or minimalism, this is a good place to start or further your development.”
Emily, I receive that personally and on behalf of the nifty folks who regularly listen to the show!
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