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I saw this on my twitter earlier and made sure that I came back and read it. It's funny because you're spot on with this and I think it's post that deserves more attention and more discussion . Also glad to see you're using @Livefyre :). There's really great book you might enjoy by Jonathan Acuff called Quitter. It's about how held down a day job for three years while building two wildly popular blogs and became a best selling author. Don't worry, he's on my list to interview for blogcastFM. But the gist of it was that it's possible to do both. in fact he says that the fact the had a paycheck coming in made so much more possible. Sure it was a hell of a lot of work, but anything worth doing is. Very thought provoking post.
2 years, 9 months ago on Why You Don't Have To Quit Your Job To Change The World
Love the bit on unicorns :). And the other parts of my life have a HUGE impact on my brand. I think my brand would actually suffer if I didn't surf.
1 year, 5 months ago on The amazing magical secret that makes a good brand. For reals. Actual magical secret. And unicorns. And cows.
My list would be as long as your post, if not longer. So thanks for writing this. You might have seen what I said yesterday about should and timelines.
By now you should be married
By now you should have kids
By now you should be richer
By now you should really be dead
On a long enough timeline the logic of should gets ridiculous.
1 year, 10 months ago on Are you shoulding all over yourself?
I shared this on my Linkedin profile asking people to please read it before they connect with me. I get so many random requests and I have no idea what the heck the point is to them. If I send a connection request, I always make it a point to include a personalized message. What's amazing is tomorrow my inbox there will filled with connection requests from people who don't give any reason. The funny thing is I even put a status update there saying "please specify why you want to connect." It was followed with 6 random connection requests. So THANK YOU for writing this. I hope the CEO of Linkedin finds it and shares it.
1 year, 10 months ago on The Bitch Slap: Stop Being a Jackass With Your LinkedIn Requests
Love love love what you said about slides. Too many bullet points have caused people to sound like idiots. I'm a hardcore presentation Zen guy. Every time I sit down to prep for talk break open that book
1 year, 10 months ago on So You Want to Be a Paid Speaker? Six Unforgettable Tips
Thanks for sharing this. I've been reading your company blog. It's cool to see that you guys are writing about things other than your product or are willing to write things that are loosely related. As somebody who has built a personal blog, it's really refreshing to see this.
1 year, 11 months ago on What We've Been Reading: Inbox Empty, Writing Better, Startups vs Football
Really interesting post. As someone who has built his entire platform through connecting with people (primarily through interviews), I'd say it depends. What I think that we have to learn to do is become aware of when we truly experience a special connection with somebody. I've been lucky enough to interview some of the most famous people online, but that doesn't meant I can call up Tim Ferriss when I'm having a lousy day :). On the flip side there's certain people, even if you've never met them in person that you just have chemistry with. I think that it's something you learn to pay attention to over time an. But I think there is definitely some "professional stalking." There's lots to be said about this subject And you made some great points.
2 years ago on What is Your Professional Social Stalking Protocol?
@JaclynLA Thanks Jaclyn. It's a mistake I've made myself as you heard me mention in the interview. One thing that really struck a chord with me was the idea you work less, sell less, but make more money.
2 years, 1 month ago on Best of 2012: #5 Megan Auman
@MisterNastyClamps Yeah Dave is definitely inspiring. We don't really focus too much on the health and diet side of things in the online world. Yet it's so important. This is why I always say surfing has a profoundly positive impact on every part of my life.
2 years, 1 month ago on Best of 2012: #7 Dave Asprey
@webnavigatorgal Laura, Dave was definitely a really interesting guest. There's a good chance I'll bring him back to in 2013. I really loved the bio hacking stuff. Considering I'm the poster child for ADHD, I needed to hear so many of the ideas in this one.
@BerniXiong @unmarketing @blogcastfm I remember when we had him hear two years ago. He shaped so much of how I approached twitter. In this one I think his insights on valuing your time were priceless. I've been playing with using a VA service this month. I have to say,it's a HUGE time saver
2 years, 1 month ago on The Business of Awesome with Scott Stratten
@BerniXiong Well that's music to my ears. Erika definitely has that effect on people. I've listened to this one 2-3 times because there was so much in it to learn from.
2 years, 1 month ago on Best of 2012: #10 Erika Lyremark
@squeezeddaily I think you hadn't discovered us yet. This is why we do replays :). That's the fun of operating like a media company. Some things are so good they deserve reruns.
2 years, 1 month ago on Best of 2012: #9 Erika Napoletano
@BerniXiong It's no surprise he was in our top 10 for the year, you'll hear him again tomorrow, This interview was one of my favorites of al time.
2 years, 1 month ago on How Greg Hartle Built His Business with 10 Dollars and a Laptop
@JulienLucas Thanks Julien. I really appreciate that. Danielle is amazing and really has an energy that is infectious.
2 years, 1 month ago on Living the Life You Desire with Danielle LaPorte
@hello_glow Welcome to our family :). I love it when people get addicted to our content. Stick around and dig through our archives as well.
@BerniXiong That she is. You'd love probably love the one we did about Firestarter sessions as well. We actually got into details about how she creates things that get people to hang on her words
@Marta Tracy Thanks for listening :).
@jhcorcoran Congrats on getting started. The more you do the more you'll improve. If you listen to my really early interviews you'll see I was no master at it. We plant to publish the Seth Interview to kick of 2013 and what we're affectionately referring to as "Season 4" of BlogcastFM :)
2 years, 1 month ago on 7 Lessons on Interviewing Famous People
First off, the site redesign looks fabulous. Looks like you did a few more updates since I was last here. I really appreciated this post. You definitely pointed out some major flaws in the whole industry. Part of the reason I never reviewed the Landmark Forum on my blog was because, I wanted to see what things would be like after the "high" wore off. You're right that you can't fix a lifetime of problems in a weekend. People want the magic pill so somebody goes out and sells it.
I think the discovery that you're a bigger loser than you initially thought is actually what turns self help into a self destructive effort.
I love that you brought up research based work. I recently came across a book called The Happiness Advantage that you might enjoy. It's probably the most practical research based book I've come across and the ideas in it seem to really be effective.
2 years, 1 month ago on 5 Problems with Self Help
@squeezeddaily @AngEngland Angela is a rockstar isn't she? I talked to her almost every single day :)
2 years, 1 month ago on From Untrained Housewife to Published Author with Angela England
@squeezeddaily @Michael Stelzner Hey Sarah, We'll look into it. But what I would recommend is taking a look at our resources page and picking up DAvid Siteman Garland's Create awesome interviews course.
2 years, 1 month ago on How Social Media Examiner Grew to Over 170,000 Subscribers
@deecpatience @unmarketing. Hey Dee,
Some people are ridiculous aren't they? It's funny that people tell Scott he doesn't know what he's talking about. My mind set has always been make friends not followers. That's helped a great deal.
@AndreaSodergrenVahl @Michael Stelzner Thanks so much. Mike you were excellent. Lots of tactical gems in this.
@acoyfellow David and I were talking about this last night. We came up with the idea of doing more artistic projects just for fun and ego diversification.
2 years, 1 month ago on How to Become World Class in 6 Months with Tim Ferriss
@deecpatience Thanks for your kind words Dee. I think you'll be great. I think being you will be exactly what sets you apart. These are my lessons on interviewing people. Take what works for YOU and discard the rest. Nothing in life is a one sized fits all solution.
@Monica Lee Thanks Monica. I really enjoyed our conversation. I do think some of us are just curious and were born to be behind the mic. Maybe that's what Robert Greene would call our life's task.
@caroldodsley Excellent points. If interviewing people was the ticket to fortune i'd be billionaire. Perhaps the greatest value of interviews is the relationship that you build with people. While you'll become lifelong friends with some people there will be others you don't click with (even if they give you a fantastic interview).
The thing I've learned to do is pay close attention to the guests who are rooting for you to crush it. Keep them close to you. Surround yourself with people who light a fire under you.
@remadebyhand Yeah I guess avoiding reality TV might be a good thing. It's strange I think I'd struggle with a script. HEHE
@independentian Well I guess it's fitting since my first book was titled Relationship Marketing for bloggers. There was actually a section of the post I took out where I said I should apply these strategies to my dating life. LOL
@Shelia Thanks Sheila. I think you do a great job with your show.
@Kate Luella I agree. It does suck when they don't share an interview. But the best way to approach it is just to let them know about the the fact that it's live. As we've grown of course people realize that their interview actually is a great prom tool. The key is not to develop the rep of being the person who won't leave your guest alone about promoting the interview.
Our podcast is free and as I've said, there are those who haven't promoted their interviews. I've learned not to take it personally.
@webnavigatorgal Thanks Laura. Glad to know the link is working. Definitely a fun post to write and lift the hood a bit.
@Kate Luella Hey Kate, thanks for the heads up on the link. It's fixed now. The affiliate link monsters seem to be out to get me since that's twice it's happen this week.
No doubt you want to give them the tools to promote. To me that example of what somebody asked Tara to do was really a "jackass" moment. And you're right sometimes they don't need to promote since the listeners will promote it. Of course we'd be grateful if they did. But we never ask. WE let them know it's live and we leave it at that. And yes you definitely don't want to say "famous to who". What's funny is they dont' even think of themselves as famous most of the time.
@mrurbick Thank you. The idea of making something you love is lost on us. We don't think about it nearly enough. When I did the Extraordinary achiever's manifesto I never thought about how I would sell it. In fact it's free. Putting it together was the most fun I ever had with a project.
@BrinnerBunny So glad you liked it. When tough choices liberate you that's the greatest feeling in the world isn't it?
@robgranholm thanks Robert. It was really awesome to get a guy who has influenced so many of our lives on the show. Looking forward to the listener feedback on this.
@AdrijusG The new book is stellar. Mentors are absolutely essential to that big boost. Fortunately I've had about 300 of them as a byproduct o this show.
2 years, 2 months ago on How to Become a Master with Robert Greene
@dino_dogan He absolutely is my friend. That's why I referred him to as the James Cameron of publishing. I plan on going back to his older books after this interview as well.
@Craig McBreen Thanks my friend. This was definitely one of those interviews that I knew would be special because Robert such an incredible author. The new book is so relevant to the age we live in.
@JeffRutherford thanks Jeff. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Hope that you stick around and check our archives as well. The world of publishing is going through a major transformation right now and people like Colin are really pushing the envelope of what's possible.
2 years, 2 months ago on How to Build a Publishing Empire with Colin Wright
@mopsaaspom Awesome. Glad to hear it. I learned a ton about creating larger bodies of work in this interview.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Non-Linear Process of Creativity with Tammy Strobel
@squeezeddaily @colinismyname Thanks Sarah. Colin has always been one of my favorite people online because he's always up to some really interesting things. He manges to execute really well on several thins at at time and if you haven't read his work I'd give it a read. He's a stellar writer.
2 years, 3 months ago on How to Build a Publishing Empire with Colin Wright
@CamiBami He's definitely one of the most inspring guest we've had. It's definitely a bit of tough love, but I think what he's doing is holding us to a higher standard.
2 years, 3 months ago on How to Apply the Impact Equation with Julien Smith
@Jamie Alexander Julien is an incredible writer and I highly recommend you check out his blog. It's funny that you haven't heard of him. AS you know buy know he's Chris Brogan's co-author. The team dynamic between them really fascinates me.
@squeezeddaily Thanks Sarah. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think there were some priceless writing tips in this one. I've used many of them for my own manifestos and they've definitely resulted in progress.
2 years, 3 months ago on How to Be A Remarkable Misfit with AJ Leon
@Yakezie Well, there has to be a conversation flow as well and AJ had plenty of good things to say about the interview. I know probably for somebody who has been around some of the story has been heard before. But I also do make it a point to listen to every one to see what I could do better the next time around.
@Yakezie Thanks for the feedback Sam. It's always a balancing act with each guest and something I try to be conscious of. I wasn't aware of it in this case, but good to know for future reference.
@AlainGuillot Hey Alain, thanks so much for your kind words. iTunes is not our favorite thing in the world since it gives us lots of problems :). I'll look into this to see if we can do something, but I know that at the moment iTunes has a limit on the number of podcast downloads you can allow. My business partner is our techie guy so i'll talk o him about it and see what he says.
2 years, 3 months ago on How Freshbooks Has Grown to Over 5 Million Users with Mike McDerment
@Yakezie If' it's a 5-10 minute response that's ok with me. It's when somebody wants to setup a full blown conversation that takes far more time that I think we have to draw the line. It sounds like you have.
2 years, 3 months ago on Yes You can Pick my Brain, but I'm Going To Send You a Bill