Nearly Fearless Leader
About the Show
I know you.
You're sick of side-hustling your personal brand to bootstrapreneur your first million et ceteras. You're tired of the overclocked half-baked self-help-y life-hack-y productivity treadmill.
You just want to create something beautiful, share the good life, maybe have some fun, maybe someday make a living doing it.
Well, you're in luck. Potentially.
I'm Ben Y. Faroe, and it turns out they'll let just anybody start a publishing company.
I started out knowing nothing about any of this, but I'm a quick learner and—let's not sugarcoat it—totally compulsive about practically everything, and after plenty of experimenting, overthinking, late nights, glorious victories, and dubious decisions, I'm here to let you in on the fun.
Join me as I forge boldly ahead, openly discuss my mistakes and milestones, stay up way too late, and generally pummel, ponder, and Google my way to creative victory.
Nearly Fearless Leader is a production of Clickworks Audio in association with Clickworks Press, where we believe stories change people and people change the world. Find our books at clickworkspress.com.
Episode 19: I Started The Wrong Company
June 16th, 2017
27 mins 39 secs
Business, Strategy, author, business model, entrepreneur, freelance, publishing, self-publishing, writer
Ben figures out he started the wrong company. Awkward. But informative.
Episode 18: Micro-Honesty
June 9th, 2017
22 mins 17 secs
Prayer, counseling, freedom, god, guilt, honesty, jesus, shame, spirituality
Ben experiments with telling the truth
Episode 17: Solved the "How Are You Doing?" Issue
June 2nd, 2017
21 mins 45 secs
author, books, craft, introvert, introverts, overthinker, plot, publishing, story, writing
Ben finally solves "How are you doing?" for overthinkers. Then overthinks it.
Also, the first-ever reveal of Ben's super-cool story plotting system.
Episode 16: An Onion of Obstacles
May 26th, 2017
24 mins 1 sec
Business, Creativity, Work, balance, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, life, priorities
Ben explores work-life balance when you're making up your own work
Episode 15: Find Your Screaming Baby
May 19th, 2017
24 mins 54 secs
Business, company, entrepreneur, kpi, management, mission, planning, purpose
Ben solves his company in 20 minutes, live and unrehearsed
Episode 14: Key Perambulator Instructions
May 12th, 2017
24 mins 29 secs
Business, author, entrepreneur, kpi, management, self-publishing, writing
Ben finally gets an analogy right
Episode 13: A Fire for Every Book
May 5th, 2017
24 mins 31 secs
Productivity, clutter, email, housework, marketing, marriage, newsletter, project, publishing, self-publishing
Ben's projects are becoming mental furniture
Episode 12: Underwater Fantasy Library Cohort
April 28th, 2017
22 mins 47 secs
Business, Work, boundaries, ceo, entrepreneur, job, priorities, publishing, writing
Ben's terrible at not doing everything
Episode 11: 10x-ing In The Wrong Direction
April 21st, 2017
38 mins 53 secs
10x, Business, Creativity, efficiency, entrepreneurship, funny, growth, growth hacking, nincompoop, profit, systems
Ben needs a backstop for his obsessions
Episode 10: I Hope I'm Not A Scam
April 14th, 2017
26 mins 37 secs
Business, Strategy, author, business model, entrepreneur, publishing, self-publishing, writer
Ben's full of innovation and self-doubt
Episode 9: Dumbness Withdrawal
April 7th, 2017
29 mins 16 secs
Productivity, apps, author, brains, distractions, focus, games, writer, writing
Ben's in the throes of a horrible experiment
Episode 8: Funny Buzzy Foot
March 31st, 2017
23 mins 32 secs
Creativity, Productivity, art, author, inspiration, scheduling, workflow, writing
In which Ben fails at the simplest thing ever and ponders the reasons
Episode 7: Dubious Legal Safeguards
March 30th, 2017
16 mins 6 secs
author, author contract, company, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, founder, legal, publishing, startup
In which Ben attempts to simulate years of law school
Episode 6: You Can't Thwart a Non-Entity
March 24th, 2017
19 mins 42 secs
author, fiction, plot, publishing, story, writer, writer's block, writing
In which Ben faces writer's block, which he refuses to acknowledge is a thing