Holy Snikey it’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog post.
The primary reason for my hiatus is I’ve been focusing on creating content for my podcast The Competitive Edge as well as exploring new opportunities since moving back on American Soil a few weeks ago.
I plan on writing a series of posts about some ideas and strategies for people who want to start and grow a podcast. This one is going to be about what seems to be the juiciest topic amongst current and future podcasters…
How do I market and grow my podcast?
I’ve tried a boatload of marketing tactics to grow my podcast and in this post, I want to share what works, what doesn’t and what the 80-20 for podcast marketing is.
First let’s chat …
On Monday I launched a book on Amazon that climbed to #1 in Business and #4 amongst all Kindle books on Amazon in the free section.
I’m new to this game and have no idea whether this will actually result in anything in besides bio bling, but that’s not what this post is about…
What I want to share with you is the exact process of how this kindle “Best Seller” was created in less than 5 hours by leveraging outsourcing and assets I already had…
My hope is that by the end of this post, you’ll have some fresh ideas about how you can be creating assets that push you forward using things you already have without too much heavy …
Two years ago I started my outsourcing journey.
Since then I’ve tried a ton of different companies and works to offload as many tasks that I shouldn’t be doing as possible.
Today I want to share the most effective business outsourcing setup I’ve come across. It’s what I use today and has massively increased my output….
Here’s the deal.
If you’ve heard of outsourcing, you know there is probably specialists who could be executing tasks you’re currently doing. Odds are they can probably do a better job for less than your hourly rate as well.
So why the heck doesn’t everyone outsource everything other people could do to affordable specialists?
The main reason is that there is a ton of friction in the hiring process.
Where do I …
“You’re going on in 5…and relax. You’re only going to be in front of a few million people.”
I wasn’t quite sporting the same grin as the Channel 7 camera guy.
I was about to do a live interview on their Sunrise breakfast program. It was Australia’s most popular morning show. Similar to Good Morning America, but for the land down under I suppose.
Two hours before that I was at an ABC studio filming for FusionTV on the heels of a call with Radio New Zealand.
How the heck did this happen from a single blog post?
Below is the story of how I accidentally got international, mainstream media coverage…without having a big name or massive audience.
I’ll codify the series of events …
I strongly believe the main reason that 2013 was the most productive, fun, and interesting year of my life was due to the goal setting exercise I performed below…
A few days ago, I published the framework I used to create holistically ambitious goals last year.
Below is a transparent view of my thought process to craft my goals for 2014 culminating in a list that displays all of them.
The Goal Setting Process
The first step was to revaluate and confirm the areas of my life that are most important to me. In no particular order they are:
Family / Personal / Social Well-Being
Professional Development / Business Growth
Fun / Leisure / Recreation
After establishing these steps I completed the following statements:
I want …
This post will teach you how to create goals for this upcoming year that won’t leave you empty when you achieve them.
This actually happens a lot because “goal lists” are rarely accountable to all areas of our lives that are important to us.
If you have a bunch of goals that are solely focused on one area of your life (cough work), you’ll probably end up feeling unhappy even if you crush them.
Below is a methodology you can use to set goals for 2014 that are holistically ambitious. It relies heavily on a 400 year old Buddhist tool called the Bhavacakra or “Wheel of Life.”
You can use this framework precisely as outlined like I did last year or simply as a …
At the end of last year, I wrote out everything I wanted to achieve in 2013.
Here’s how I finished up as well as some breakthrough realizations I had this year.
Pay off student loans
Steady side income of over 2k a month that takes less than 4 hours of work to maintain
Reach 1,000 blog subscribers
Guest blog for 6 reputable blogs
Create and market a digital product
Travel to 2 new countries (China, Peru, Chile, Netherlands, Brazil)
Start an interview series
Drinking 1 less day per month
Create an LLC to write off expenses
Create an event that people love (New York Personal Development Meetup)
Redesign my blog
Go to China to visit one of my best friends while he’s there
Take 2 weekend trips with friends (Jackson Hole, Montauk …
Four months ago I committed to completely cutting lying out of my life.
The positive results from this change have been shocking and hopefully serve as a potent motivator to consider doing the same in your own life.
In the process of striving for 100% honesty at all times, I’ve realized that:
a) I used to tell told lots of baby lies.
b) Lying is one of the most crippling things to your personal growth.
Below I want to explain how lying, even in the most minuscule forms, is hindering you from becoming the most virtuous, courageous, happy member of society that you can be…
But first, have you ever heard someone say this?
“Honesty Is Very Important to Me”
If you …