Posts Tagged "7 habits"

On maximizing the value of an invitation to Podcasters Paradise Cruise – or any other industry conference for that matter.

On maximizing the value of an invitation to Podcasters Paradise Cruise – or any other industry conference for that matter.

Just had an amazing call with THE John Lee Dumas to interview for the Podcaster’s Paradise Cruise in November, and it sparked this brainstorm. You have to Begin with the End in mind, as Stephen Covey put it.  With that in mind, here is my 10 list for today. 10 ways to make the Podcast Paradise Cruise  as meaningful as possible (don’t miss the boat): Get into the VIP Group – this could change your life.  See this video post from Nick Unsworth on why paying for ACCESS was one of the most critical steps he took in his career. He also had a post about being at a dinner during the Genius network weekend, and they did something like dinner tab roullete (involves one person picking up the check), and how that really changed his perspective and increased his gratitude.  Couldn’t find the link…maybe Nick will post it in the comments. 😉   Really understand why you’re there – what’s your WHY.  If you don’t have this piece figured out, chances are you didn’t make it past the interviews, but needless to say, the Why of your attendance will be critical when you’re tasked with deciding exactly how and with whom you spend your time during that week.  My answer to JLD on the #1 reason I want to go?  I want it to be a celebration of my breaking through my Podcastination and creating my freedom business this year.  No more waiting.  I’m grateful for the webinar this week that planted the seed, regardless of the cruise, b/c I’m more committed than ever to make this a reality.   Along with knowing what you want to get out of it, be clear (with yourself and anybody else who listens) about what you can bring to it!  In my interview with John, I told him I’d been thinking about their (very thoughtful) interveiw questions, in particular this one.  And, while at first I was self-deprecating (in my head – I beat myself up more than any bully ever tried to), I realized that, Hey, I haven’t paid to attend a conference (in my industry) in 3+ yrs!  Why?  Because I’ve been able to hustle my way into being a PRESENTER.  Presenters don’t pay to attend, AND you establish immediate credibility with the audience (which generally means, in my case, more leads at the conference).  So, in terms of what I can bring to the Cruise, I am very clear on how I can help others be better networkers, presenters, and hustlers (especially in this niche topic) in the world of offline selling – of yourself, your product, your vision.   Get to Miami/FLL early and hang out with...

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0003: Sharpen the Saw

0003: Sharpen the Saw

Despite missing 2 days, I feel as creative and idea-laden as ever.  I was encouraged listening to the Wolf Den [podcast] interview this morning with James Altucher when he said that part of this exercise is to get out the bad ideas, and that most of the ideas he writes daily are bad.  Phew, gone are the shackles of perfectionism and guilded pride that may otherwise bridle my fingers and make me think this needs to be an hour or even 30 min. endeavor.  Maybe I should strip back all pretense and forego an intro, even.  Just Lists.   Today is random, I’ve been up since 3 am, and should have already done the list.  Now I’ll “invest time” on this task to help me get my mind focused on my day job.  Like Stephen covey says, you gotta find ways daily to sharpen the saw. Sell a package of motivational desktop background images – I spent a couple of hours compiling a bunch that are on auto-rotate to inspire me.  Maybe there are other maniacs like me who would happily pay $0.99 (or more) to download them instead of investing an hr to look around Shoe slippers that can easily go over bottom of your dress/work shoes to prevent the oh-so-annoying squeeking sound that happens when you walk on a clean tile floor (most often in an office) with compound rubber soles. Set a daily reminder to drink at least 1 liter of water first thing in the morning, and track your a) hydration b) alertness c)weight and other metrics to see what it improves over 30 days An app that allows people to leave private messages/videos for one person or a group of people as a legacy, training, or memory – would work for communication between a military parent and a child who is not easily reachable when the parent has an idea they want to share – could allow for time-delayed delivery (like, on your 16th birthday) Put a button on this website that allows readers to “like” and/or Upvote a specific idea – to come up with popular ideas by tracking reader feedback Put links into each daily list that highlight interesting podcast(s) I like lately or which are influencing my ideas/thoughts. Start a daily video-cast of the rundown of my ideas – host on Youtube or Vimeo – backlink to site, and find a way to have video comments also be embedded on that day’s list on the site.  over time, you should be able to see if it’s complimentary, or if it’s even a better medium for posts Create a simplified visual image of the daily list and post to instagram Condense daily...

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