Category Archives: Mindset

Audience-Building, Online Business, and Community: An Interview with Jeff Goins

Audience-Building, Online Business, and Community:  An Interview with Jeff Goins

Dreaming of going from blogger-obscurity to thriving online business owner? Then don’t miss this awesome interview with online business maven, Jeff Goins.

Four years ago, Jeff hoped to attract an audience of 250 readers, and was hesitant about spending $50 on his business. Today, he’s not only a bestselling author, but is also the creator of 3 successful online courses that have changed the lives of thousands.

In our time together, Jeff shares his perspective on:

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How To Break-Into Your Dream Job (and Publish Your Book): An Interview with Kary Oberbrunner

An Interview with Kary Oberbrunner

Want to know how to crack the code and break into your Dream Job?  Author, coach, soul-igniter and truth-teller, Kary Oberbrunner, (www.karyoberbrunner.com) wants to show you how!

Kary has found the way to break out of the “Day Job” and into the “Dream Job,” and has built an entire business around helping you do the same.  He’s here to debunk myths about overnight success, and teach you how to think instead.

Oh, and did I mention that he wants to help you get your book published?  

Yeah, that too!

My talk with him was more like an hour of free business coaching than an interview!  You definitely want to cash in on this time with a pro, and learn about:

  • How to set your prices and determine your “compensation value.”
  • How to approach partnerships or supporting roles with other business influencers.
  • How to avoid overload by abandoning perfection, and delegating-out.
  • And, most importantly, how to become an author, and get your book published!
  • (There’s so much more, I can’t give it all away here!)

Oh, and it was a barrel of laughs, too!  So watch-away below, and have a belly-laugh with us!

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Big List, Big Pivots, Big Values: An Interview with James Clear

An Interview with James Clear

What a privilege to have an opportunity to talk with, and learn from, a true master of online writing, and online business!

In this power-packed interview, James Clear (jamesclear.com) enlightens us on:

  • His most successful list-building strategies, and the true cost of having a large e-mail list
  • How using “the pivot” is critical for long-term success
  • How to use personal values as a starting point for decision making
  • How to build your site to serve your audience

This guy has seen incredible success in growing his subscriber base, and in his online business . . . don’t miss this chance to learn from a seasoned pro!

What he’s shared is pure gold.

For real.

Oh, and when you make it to the end, you get to see all of my awesome mess-ups (#oops), and have a laugh with us. (Note – James didn’t mess up. Not once. #rockstar)
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Don’t Quit. Or, What I’ve Learned from Jeff Goins

Don’t Quit.  Or, What I’ve Learned from Jeff Goins

Business is hard.

Writing is hard.

I’ve come really close to quitting. Really close.

My guess is that you have, too.

Something didn’t go right?  Those little voices in your head gotcha? Telling you “You don’t know enough. You aren’t WORTH it. This is too hard. Somebody else is already doing that. Nobody wants your thing.”

Yeah, I’ve heard those, too.

I’ve almost quit over them. Have you?

I’ve pulled the covers over my head. I’ve cried. I’ve curled up in a ball on the floor and whimpered, just to feel what it’s like to do that (didn’t really feel that good, and didn’t help at all.)
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Perfection is NOT the enemy!

Have you ever heard the expression: “perfection is the enemy”?

I’ve heard it . . . and I disagree.

I happen to love perfection. I believe that perfection is beautiful. But then again, I see perfection differently than most people.

I know you wanted to see that whole pic.
I know you wanted to see that whole pic.

I believe that perfection is both relative, and contextual. And I think that it is really a measure of a formula. I’m going to give you the formula . . . in just a sec. (Keep reading. There’s a secret down there, too.)

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Superman, Heart Socks, and a Volcano of Money . . . Tribe Conference 2015 in Review

What do you get when you cross Superman, heart socks, and a volcano of money?  Tribe Conference 2015, of course!

If you didn’t make it over to Jeff Goins’ first-ever Tribe Conference TribeConflast weekend, then I gotta say . . . you plain missed out. Not only was it an incredible learning and networking opportunity, but it was also side-splittingly funny, and a total tear-jerker.

(Whether or not you were there, click here to score my Top 5 Takeaways from the Conference!)

I implore you: don’t miss next year.

the real dealI’m here to tell you, if you have never met Jeff, then you need to rearrange your calendar to find a way to connect with him. This guy’s the real deal. I’d seen enough online to know that he’s a pretty genuine guy.  In person, I was not disappointed: he was super fun, wicked confident, totally personable, and downright hilarious.
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Masters in the Art of Caring: Jeff Goins’ Tribe Conference

Are you hungry for an example of what it looks like when a business shows its Heart, and reaches out to Care for people?

In Franklin, TN for the weekend, I am honored to be a part of Jeff Goins’ first-ever Tribe Conference.  And while all of the tips and tricks being shared by the speakers are industry gold, the most captivating talks for me have been the ones that are showcasing business Heart.  (YES! Go, Jeff!)

Not only is Jeff doing an amazing job of Caring for us; but also, he took the time yesterday to share the stage with a couple of incredible organizations, which are doing work to care for the needs of people all around the world. Like a Master in the Art of Caring, Jeff used his platform to shine the light on these folks, (and encourage us to get involved), while simultaneously enlightening us about how he uses his business (even proceeds from the Conference) to Care outwardly via these organizations.

As a result, I officially have to give Jeff 5-Heart-Stars (a rating scale that I just made up right now) in how he is using his business to Care for people.

We had the opportunity to hear from Chris Marlow, the CEO and founder of Help One Now.

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With a presence in 8 countries, Help One Now “is a catalytic tribe committed to empowering and resourcing high-capacity local leaders who care for orphans and vulnerable children in order to transform communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty.”

As a sponsor of the event, Chris has resources available to us on-site this weekend, to educate us on what they are doing in the world, and to lend opportunity for us to get involved. “Not out of guilt,” they ensure us, but out of a heart of compassion, and a desire to love on those in need.

Jeff also shined the light on Know Think Act, who is “investing in Africa’s communities . . . one need at a time,” when he spoke with the president, John Walter.

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Their mission statement is simple: “We empower local leaders who are working to end extreme poverty in their own communities.” Jeff even talked with us about his own journey to Kenya with Know Think Act. It was a profound and moving moment in the day. An incredible example of building a business that Cares for people.

Perhaps the most powerful message of the evening (perhaps even some men cried) was the breathtaking presentation shared by Jeremy Cowart.

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Jeremy is a globally-known photographer at the top of his game. His impact reaches far and wide; his influence is palpable. But it is not his accomplishments in photography that he chooses to draw attention to. Instead, he has chosen to use his platform, and his business, to draw attention to areas of the world where there is deep need and intense suffering.

Jeremy invited us into his Heart as demonstrated Care for individuals through his projects here in the U.S., in Haiti, and in Rwanda. His presentation was thought-provoking and tear-jerking, and left a profound impression on us all about how we can use our business to reach out and Care for people.

Breathtaking.

It was my favorite part of the day.

In the coming months, I will have the opportunity to speak more with some of these gentlemen, as I purpose to capture a deeper look into their Hearts for service, and showcase their inspiring Care for people.

You won’t want to miss that!

In the meantime, stay tuned here in the days to come as I put together my full write-up about the event.  But for now, i just had to break-out, and give Jeff a big high-five for leading by example in using his business to Care for people.

High-five, Jeff!

Are you at the Conference with me right now?? In the comments below, I’d love to hear your thoughts about these great guys!

Your friends need to know about all this Carin’ goin’ on – be sure to share this with them! Go on . . . fill their heart, and make their day!

Jeff Goins: The Art of Work

Did you ever see the movie The Neverending Story?

Do you remember the part when Bastian is lying on the attic floor reading the book, and Atreyu is headed for the Magic Mirror Gate (the huge mirror that reflects your true self)?

As he approaches, Atreyu indeed sees his true self: it is Bastian, lying on the attic floor reading the book.

“Reading” this, Bastian freaks out.

And throws the book across the room.

That was me reading Jeff Goins’ The Art of Work.
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#twentyfourteentheme

Yep, you saw it right! I’m over here ROCKIN’ the WP Twenty Fourteen theme like an anthem.

It’s my rally-cry to all the creative entrepreneurs out there who feel like they can’t START because they don’t have that spanky custom website yet.

Because you can’t wait for the “perfect” to permit you to START!

So, let’s band together.  Squash “perfection.”  And

Just.

Go.

Fly.

I am dying to get talking with you.

Chomping at the bit.
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