Update: after 4 years of publishing at this domain, we’ve decided to move all future podcasts and articles to our main site– TropicalMBA.com. We are continuing to publish a podcast every Thursday morning 8AM, EST, but it’s a good idea to grab the new feed…
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Dan and Ian started the Lifestyle Business Podcast as an outlet to share their experiences with other entrepreneurs. In 2007 they began building a product development and e-commerce business that currently employs 13 people worldwide and does 7-figures in annual sales (you can follow along with part of the story by listening to the first 50 episodes).
The guys have recently expanded their Tropical MBA program to help entrepreneurs looking to make their business location independent (or for people just looking to join the party!) Participants are invited to a tropical island in the Philippines to work intensively in a startup accelerator environment, while learning Dan and Ian’s unique approach to bootstrapping businesses.
The guys have developed a devoted audience that often ranks the LBP as a Top 25 iTunes Business Podcast. Based on this audience, they have also built an online community (Dynamite Circle) with over 500 of the web’s most prominent location independent entrepreneurs.
If you’d like to learn more about the show or get involved with the LBP community, you can:
- Subscribe to our iTunes feed. Your iTunes client will be automatically updated every Thursday morning when we post new shows.
- Say hey to us on twitter! We love hanging out there, @TropicalMBA @AnythingIan
- Send us brief emails! Dan at lifestylebusinesspodcast.com and Ian at lifestylebusinesspodcast.com.
- Download our first 50 podcast episodes for free by singing up for our mailing list. That’s 30 hours of entrepreneurial inspiration for the cost of an email address… Balla!!! (You’ll receive the download link instantly upon putting your address in to the form).
You’ll be in great company when you join the LBP community…
Who else is listening to the Lifestyle Business Podcast?
Matt Bellemare, founder of taketake
As an entrepreneur who has relocated to Asia for 5 years now, I’m still learning new things and look forward to each new episode. It’s smart, full of energy and you’ll find practical information in each episodes. My head is flying high listening to the show – spinning with new ideas each week.
Tommy Schultz. Check out Tommy’s sweet underwater photography on his website.
If you’ve ever said ‘I could never start my own business and live abroad’, the LBP is for you.
In every episode, Dan and Ian share both their successes and failures, letting you see firsthand what the day-to-day running of a location independent business looks like. It’s almost like sitting in the room with them while they’re working out the challenges of building their business in the Philippines, San Diego, Bali, or Thailand.
You’re sure to pick up real-world solutions to problems you’re facing in your own business and also get inspired to take what you’ve learned and use it to create an ideal business (and lifestyle) for yourself.
I’m a fan of the Lifestyle Business Podcast because Dan and Ian are authentic. They tell it like it is, even when talking about mistakes that have cost them thousands.
This is the #1 reason they are consistently in the short list of podcasts I’m most excited to listen to.
Rob, Jet Set Life Tv and Jet Set Money
Just wanted to take a sec and let you know how much I enjoy your podcast. In each show I’m not only entertained but I’m inspired by you two who are actually walking the walk.
There are a lot of people who read the “Four Hour Work Week” and talk a good game about lifestyle design….but you two are actually LIVING IT.
Thanks for being an inspiration and bringing a smile to my face each week. You info is invaluable to me.
Srinivas Rao is a digital nomad in progress. He turns surf sessions into life lessons at The Skool of Life, is the host and co-founder of BlogcastFM, and the editor in chief of theFlightster Travel Blog.
Dan and Ian are truly amazing. As a podcaster myself I’m quite discerning about what I’ll listen to. These guys pack every episode with insane amounts of value, and they are entertaining as hell to listen to. If you’re intent on getting on the path to Lifestyle Design and Lifestlye-Centric businesses, this should be on your list of things you listen to regularly.
Sean Ogle is a location independent entrepreneur and blogs at Location 180.
I’ve been listening to the LBP since it’s inception, and I’ve had the chance to work closer than most with Dan and Ian. These guys are the real deal, and are seeing more success in their business ventures than just about anyone I know. The combination of credibility, applicable information, and entertainment just can’t be beat. Hands down my favorite podcast.
Sebastian Marshall is a strategist who writes on unappologetic victory.
I really dig the Lifestyle Business Podcast. Dan and Ian put real numbers to things, give really practical good advice, tell tons of funny stories… and most importantly, it never feels like “work” to listen. Listening to the LBP feels like hanging out at a barbeque with a bunch of skilled cool entrepreneurial guys. You’re going to pick up good stories, anecdotes, tips, tools, inspiration, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Recommended highly.
David Berger, sound engineer of this podcast and affiliate marketer. Check out his niche marketing and travel blog.
If you don’t want to hear Dan & Ian ramble and swear on the podcast, do yourself a favor and support the show.
Pat Flynn, online entrepreneur and blogger. Pat writes at Smart Passive Income.
As a blogger and podcaster myself, I have a high standard when it comes to the podcasts that I listen to, and the Lifestyle Business Podcast is exactly the type of podcast that I enjoy. Dan and Ian are extremely engaging and very easy to listen to, and the show is always full of great information and it’s always fun to listen to as well. It’s definitely one of my top recommended podcasts.
Here we have 2 passionate and open-minded guys who share, inspire and help people create their own business by sharing their own successes and failures. Whether you are just starting out in business or are a seasoned entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll learn something from every episode.
Adam Weitz. Check out Adam’s corporate design company, New Harbor Design.
I’ve been listening to this podcast since the beginning and it gets better and better every time. Even if you aren’t interested in being location independent or outsourcing your business you’ll find their episodes inspiring as a business owner. These guys are transparent and don’t put up a front and don’t try to sell you a thing. They don’t have all the answers but they value getting in the game and working hard. I’ll take that over some guru any day.
There are only a few resources that I go back to when I feel stuck or bummed about the growth of my business and this is one of them. No joke, even if I’m not interested in the particular topic they focus an episode around, my mind usually starts cranking by the end of it. If you need something to inspire or inform you or even spark your entrepreneurial creativity, then subscribe. It’s my secret weapon against the dark, lonely path that comes from being a business owner.
I’ll listen as long as they keep making them.
Josh Crocker from Taking Fun Seriously
After paying for business information for a year and a half in another industry, I still can’t believe that Dan and Ian do this for FREE! Not only is it the absolutely very BEST info I’ve heard concerning modern day (as in…. right now!) business, but it’s still FREE. Holy cow!
I too am one of the many fans who checks back to iTunes and to their website to see if they’ve posted a new podcast, adn almost get antsy when time between podcasts has gone “too” long (who am I to determine “too long” they’re still giving this stuff away for free!)
Many in the business education world can learn a lot from these two gentlemen. By the end of this season, I will have learned more about PRACTICAL entrepreneurship than many of my younger friends who are pursuing business degrees at major universities (except I won’t be tens of thousands of dollars in debt)!
Simply put, bravo gentlemen. Keep up the great work!
Joel Runyon from the Blog of Impossible Things
Short Story: Dan & Ian Rock.
Each episode is packed with good info that’s easy to listen to. They’re practical, funny and actually interact with their listeners. Each podcast feels less like a podcast and more like a party that Ian & Dan are hosting. Do yourself a favor and subscribe. You won’t be disappointed.
My favorite podcast.
I’m sure few people will believe me when I say that one of the first things I do in the morning is roll over and see if Dan and Ian have posted a new podcast for me to listen to on my drive to work. In fact, I check every morning before even getting out of bed. I know it typically only comes once a week, but hey, I can hope… right?
I continue to be amazed out how much knowledge and information comes from these two men. They’re actually DOING business, not just theorizing about it or speculating what “might” work. Their knowledge and what they say has already been tested by THEM before it gets to us. If only more information was held to such standards!
And not only are they crazy smart, they’re just plain enjoyable to listen to. You can tell there is a great friendship and working relationship between the two guys just baed on how they interact. I love it! I love finding something that is not only smart and tested, but shows how enjoyable work can truly be.
I continually recommend this podcast to people looking to escape theri desk. ABSOLUTELY my favorite podcast!!! These guys rock so hard, you face will fall off.
PS, if you ever release more than one podcast in one week, I’m going to pretend it is just for me.
Cody McKibben from ThrillingHeroics
“Anyone who wants to live the dream & have a rockin’ biz, @TropicalMBA & @AnythingIan’s podcast is the f***ing BEST. Get ON it.”
Mentions around the web…
“Go check out … Dan & Ian talk about the side of things that support the wide-eyed, idealistic orgy of good intention commonly called lifestyle design. Seriously, it’s probably being liberal to say for every 1,000 people preaching “the why”, there’s 1 hammering out “the how” of a lifestyle business…” David Walsh of Muselife.com
“I was impressed by what Dan and Ian have set up, a real business that provides real products to individuals and businesses, not just your average information product marketing. Dan and Ian host a pod-cast called the Lifestyle Business Podcast which you should check out because those two guys are the real deal and know what they are talking about.” – Nomadic Neil of NomadicNeil.com
“They have a different approach, they have a business that allows them to dictate their own schedules, they aren’t [just dudes] with a blog… they have a tangible business… its a more scalable approach.” Adam Baker of Man vs. Debt.
“If the gym could turn the radio off and put your podcast on, it’d make me really happy…” Tyrone Shum of MassOutsource.com
“….These are two everyday guys who are going after it BIG TIME!” Kim Doyal from the WordPressChick.com.
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EMAIL: You can contact us via email: Dan [at] LifestyleBusinessPodcast.com and Ian [at] LifestyleBusinessPodcast.com.