The majority of the population has a hard time asking for things, even from those whom they’ve helped. For some, the idea of it is downright terrifying. But if you are going to succeed in launching a product or service, you’ll have to get over your fears and learn how to ASK.
I recently received a very common question from a reader, Adam Franklin. Adam is one of our top partners in multiple launches and one of my favorite people in online marketing. You should definitely follow him on his blog.
The #1 thing I struggle with is the “ask” — especially when I ask people to support me.
I am totally fine supporting other people’s launches, as you’ve probably noticed. And I’ve spent the last 18 months, forming and strengthening relationships on this basis. It’s easy because it’s GIVING.
But…when I try to recruit JV partners to support my material, that makes me a bit uncomfortable because I feel it more as TAKING. I know it’s meant to be win-win etc… but there’s discomfort.
When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with one thing (and it’s not what you think). I woke up thinking about it, I went to bed thinking about it, and it consumed my mind throughout the day. After school, I could not wait for it. I planned every minute of my day around it. I was obsessed…and highly successful at this one thing.
For me, that one thing was golf. And the lessons I learned reaching the top levels of that game have benefited me throughout my life.
Have you ever thought of yourself as a prophet? Probably not. After all, what comes to mind when you think of prophets? Perhaps crazy people from the olden days who walk around predicting the future or calling down fire on a mountaintop. That’s not you, but you are a prophet.
Yes, you. You are a prophet.
And it’s time to start acting like one.
Your words have immense power! And I want for you to use that power to your advantage.
Today, I share a story about a guy named Tom who prophesied his own downfall. I share what he did and what you can learn from it so that you don’t make the same mistake.
Your future becomes what you say about it today. Choose your words wisely.
Are you like the 99.997% of people who struggle with self-doubt?
Have you wanted to do something amazing, launch a product, or start a movement, but let fear cripple you?
Well, today’s guest knows a thing or two about overcoming self-doubt, tackling fear head on, and starting something world-change.
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His name is Jared Easley and in today’s episode we talk about his journey, what it’s like to interview world changers around the globe about how they starved their doubts, and how he started a MOVEMENT…literally.
He’s interviewed guests such as Seth Godin, Guy Kawasaki, Gary Vaynerchuk, and many more, but the true value of this interview lies in his story.
So sit back, relax, forget about your fears and doubts and join Jared Easley and I for an amazing conversation.
Jared is the host of the Starve the Doubts Podcast, where he shares his conversations with successful entrepreneurs and high achievers on how to overcome self doubt. I’ve been a past guest and I assure you that it is one of the most unique and informative podcasts out there. Jared is also the co-founder of the Podcast Movement, a conference which just wrapped up its first year and from all accounts was a resounding success.
That is a major focus of this episode…how he took that from concept to must-attend, world-changing status and what you can learn from that experience.
If you are a leader, stop punishing your team when they make mistakes.
Here’s what Jack Welch says about it in his book Jack: Straight from the Gut…and he’s Jack Welch. You’re probably not. (But, if you are, seriously, hit me up, let’s do lunch)
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Be a leader. Build your team up.
That’s what they need when life kicks them down.
The same goes for your children, your friends, your spouse, and your family.
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You had great expectations, but you fell short. Now what?
How do you let go of expectations and regain your confidence?
As promised yesterday, today I give you my five steps for letting go of expectations and getting your confidence back.
- Give yourself grace. Be nice to yourself. Don’t call yourself a name or tell others how pathetic you are. Talk to yourself as you would a hurting friend. It really is going to be OK.