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Chris Brogan Says The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Chris Brogan is one of my favorite people, and I’m far from the only one who feels that way.

While renown for his online prowess, that’s not how he built his business. He did it through building relationships. Technology has simply been one platform he has used in order to accomplish that.
Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth
His newest book is, The Freaks Shall Inherit The Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators. It provides terrific advice on how those who don’t see themselves as part of the crowd can tap into their true authentic nature and create immense value; especially for those whose needs and desires make for a very natural connection.
Chris Brogan
And, in this brief but powerful (and, with Chris, ALWAYS entertaining) chat, Chris shows us that there’s a method to the madness…especially where freaks are concerned. :-)

Enjoy…

What were your biggest takeaways from this discussion? Any surprises? Does the word, “monchu” provide you with any ideas of what you might need to do in order to build that sense of connection with those you want to serve?

Please feel free to share your thoughts. And, of course, pick up “Freaks…” at www.CallingAllFreaks.com


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Be a Power Connector – A Chat with Judy Robinett

Friday, May 9th, 2014

We met via an introduction from Wharton Professor and noted bestselling author, Dr. Adam Grant. He told me she was someone I needed to connect with. And, when Adam says that, I listen!

It was immediately obvious that Judy Robinett was a person with that special combination of huge business acumen and an even bigger heart.

Judy-RobinettEasy to see why her then soon-to-be-published book was entitled, How to Be a Power Connector. For that matter, it’s easy to see why she’s been called “The woman with the Titanium digital Rolodex®.” To put it mildly, the book lived up to — and even greatly exceeded — everything I thought it was going to be after our initial conversation.

Her background includes more than 30 years both as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, including having been CEO of both public and private companies. She’s also served on the advisory boards of a number of startup companies and venture capital firms.

Power-Connector-BookI would recommend that whether one has just graduated college and is looking to accelerate their career, or is a long-time veteran of the business world, this is a book well worth studying. It’s truly a toolkit for systematically building a network that will make one’s business relationships a lot stronger, enriching, and profitable!

And, in this brief chat, Judy shares some important highlights. I have a feeling you’re going to be just as impressed by her as I am.

Enjoy!

Yes, that was a lot of wisdom in a fairly short conversation. What key points did you take away that you can begin to apply right now?

Pick up her book today at www.JudyRobinett.com/book


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Take The Stairs – Powerful Wisdom from Rory Vaden

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Sure, we all know that to be successful it takes self-discipline. How could it be any different? By its very nature, success is determined by one’s willingness to do those things they don’t want to do, and that separates them from pretty much most of the pack.

In other words, it takes doing those things we know we need to do…even when we don’t want to do them.

However, and somewhat paradoxically, this self-discipline actually set us free and provide us with the power to accomplish the success we desire.

And, as the young entrepreneurial phenom-turned popular speaker and bestselling author, Rory Vaden tells us in his terrific book – and in this fascinating discussion – it often means being willing to Take The Stairs…in what has very much become “an elevator world.”

Rory VadenTake The Stairs

Enjoy Rory. You’ll see why he’s one of my favorite people and a powerful example of doing things right!

Oh, and be sure and stay around until the end and find out exactly how, at seven years old, he…”created his new Dad.” :-) It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve ever heard.

So, did Rory inspire you to Take The Stairs? Be sure and take the first…“step” and order his excellent book. And, feel free to share any personal stories inspired by today’s interview.


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Your Inbox Empire – Wisdom from MaryEllen Tribby

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Two things I’ve learned about success in just over 56 years as a resident of this planet:

  1. It leaves clues. And…
  2. It doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

Success tends to occur as the result of very specific, predictable, principle-based reasons.

MaryEllen-TribbySo, when I got to meet one of my real-life action heroes, MaryEllen Tribby in person for the first time over lunch, and knowing of her huge past and current successes, I grilled her (with permission, of course…sort of) about her past.

Indeed, her very entrepreneurial beginnings at age 10 established a success pattern which she consciously continued while working her way through college and then while adding huge financial increase to the very large companies she worked with.

A couple of quick background accomplishments are: she led the growth of the online publication, Weiss Research to an increase of $55 million dollars in just one year. She then grew the inbox magazine, Early to Rise from $8 million to $26 million in just 15 months.

Now, as Founder and CEO of the hugely popular WorkingMomsOnly.com she’s done it again. And, just recently founded The CEO’s Edge.

Inbox-Empire-ProductHowever, when she told me about her newest project, Inbox Empire I asked HER if I could help her promote it.

Why? First, because I knew that for anyone who truly wanted their own lucrative online business and would be willing to learn from the master (that would be her), this would be of huge value. Secondly, because even a person was not interested in such, they could still learn a ton about business in general.

With that in mind, here’s a brief chat with MaryEllen where — after asking her to share with you some of those “learned-at-a-very-young-age” success principles that she shared with me over lunch — I ask her about a couple of very key mistakes that would-be entrepreneurs make, and how to avoid them. Please listen closely to this. Very important advice!

Then, I ask her to share her newest project with us.

Enjoy this very value-based chat with one of today’s true online business icons.

Wow! See why I have such high regard for Maryellen?! :-)

Have you made either of the two key mistakes she discussed that many new entrepreneurs make? If so, have you overcome them already? And, if not, how can you utilize her great suggestions in order to do so?

To access her exclusive training and learn more about her new Inbox Empire program visit www.InboxEmpire.com.

 


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“Body of Work” – An interview with Pamela Slim

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

In her smash bestseller, Escape from Cubicle Nation, former corporate consultant Pamela Slim paved the way for thousands of corporate employees to transition from Dilbert-like existences to successful entrepreneurship.

In her newest book, Body of Work — what Robert Sutton has called “THE modern career handbook” — she brings us a step-by-step process for determining the personal legacy we leave at the end of our lives including all the tangible and intangible things we have created. In a sense, this is our life’s true mission and purpose.

In this interview, Pamela takes us through some of the important concepts and steps to get us on our way to tying it all together, as our…body of work.

Body of Work book Pamela Slim

Enjoy this hugely valuable chat with one of the wisest people I know, as well as one of my favorites, Pam Slim:

www.PamelaSlim.com/bodyofwork

Pam Slim Body of WorkDuring our discussion, Pam referred to one of the exercises early in the book, which was:

“Imagine yourself many years in the future, on the last day of your life, looking back at the things that you created, developed, nurtured, and contributed. What, ideally, would you like to see?”

Great question. What ideally would YOU like to see?

 


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