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STP097: The Stress of Being in Charge of a Business with Rick Duris
Episode 975th August 2015 • Smashing the Plateau • Smashing the Plateau
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Today’s episode of Smashing the Plateau features a special interview with Rick Duris. Though he normally likes to help people from behind the scenes, Rick agreed to come on the show to share his story of building a successful software development company, experiencing the stress of owning a software development company during Y2K, and his consequent nervous breakdown. He also shares how he “got his entrepreneurial spirit back” after a two year break.

Rick also discusses:

  • Positioning yourself as an expert
  • The stress of being in charge of a business
  • How he got sued after Y2K
  • Embracing what’s happening rather than avoiding pain and stress—this will lead to a breakthrough
  • Working in a competitive market

Rick Duris is the founder of He is publicly one of the top “pay-for-performance” copywriters in the country. Behind the scenes, he’s responsible for some of the biggest Internet marketing campaigns and celebrities.

Learn more about Rick’s business at or you can email him at








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