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#26: Mindset Lessons From Standup Comedy with Jamarr Johnson

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Terry Lin, eCommerce Enthusiast

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#26: Mindset Lessons From Standup Comedy with Jamarr Johnson

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In Episode #10 of Seth Godin's Startup School, he talks about the challenges of being a standup comedian, and how it's exactly the same as what an entrepreneur goes through. Coincidentally, one of our listeners Jamarr Johnson works in New York as a comedian, actor, singer, writer, artist, and handyman. I got him on the show to draw some parallels between his experience and entrepreneurs just starting their E-Commerce stores.   Topics Discussed: 03:00 - Background of Jamarr 07:30 - How the comedy industry works 09:40 - How do comedians create content 12:00 - Split testing your content 13:30 - Tweaking your value proposition as a comedian 14:50 - What happens when your jokes don't work 18:47 - Write for one person, not a million people 20:45 - Niching down in the comedy business 23:30 - Finding your own voice in comedy 27:45 - Dealing with haters and hecklers 30:00 - Turning haters into your biggest fans 32:50 - Dealing with nervousness on stage 34:45 - A comedian's content creation process 36:00 - Different niches within the comedy industry 37:45 - Working with other comedians like guest blogging 39:08 - Imitation of Barack Obama 39:55 - Getting comfortable putting yourself out there 41:20 - The best pickup line in history Interested in online eCommerce master classes about SEO, marketing, and conversions? Help choose a topic by filling out a one question survey at www.buildmyonlinestore.tv

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