I'm an avid surfer, self help blogger,and I run BlogcastFM, a podcast to help you kick some Blogging A#$#
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.
4 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.
My latest conversation: Best of 2012: #3 Danielle LaPorte
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 1 week 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
8 months, 3 weeks 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.
9 months, 2 weeks 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.
11 months 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.
11 months, 2 weeks 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.
My latest conversation: Best of 2012: #5 Megan Auman
11 months, 2 weeks 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
My latest conversation: Best of 2012: #6 Chris Guillebeau
11 months, 3 weeks 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.
My latest conversation: Erika Napoletano - Blogcast FM
11 months, 3 weeks 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.
11 months, 3 weeks 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.
My latest conversation: Best of 2012: #9 Erika Napoletano
11 months, 3 weeks 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.
My latest conversation: The Business of Awesome with Scott Stratten
11 months, 3 weeks 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 :).
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Living the Life You Desire with Danielle LaPorte
@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 :)
11 months, 4 weeks 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.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on 5 Problems with Self Help
@squeezeddaily @AngEngland Angela is a rockstar isn't she? I talked to her almost every single day :)
11 months, 4 weeks ago on From Untrained Housewife to Published Author with Angela England