Do you remember 2001? When Tweeting was something only birds did and most businesses didn’t even had a web site. Is it possible that what was true about online business then is still true today?
Recently, I looked through one of my wife’s old business books from college. In the section about entrepreneurship, it had a half page about online business. A half page out of 400+ pages. That was the extent of their lesson on the internet.
For much of my adult life, I’ve worked from home. If you are like me, you know the ups and downs of working from home. It has some of the greatest benefits, but also some of the most difficult challenges. Now, we have an anthem thanks to Tripp and Tyler (featuring Rayvon Owen).
I personally love working from home. I get to see my family throughout the day, even if it’s just for a few minutes at a time. I get to take “personal” time anytime I want. That means soccer in the middle of the day with our daughter, never missing a game, and getting to be there for almost all of their important events.
For most of us, once we get a taste of what a having a little impact does for us and others, we want more. It feels good. It’s addictive. It’s motivating and inspiring. So, how do we amplify our impact?
I’ll cut right to the chase and share a FREE resource that will help you to do just that.
It’s called the Amplify Summit.
It started this past Monday but there is plenty of time to register for it.
Jonathan Milligan has assembled 27 of the most successful writers, speakers, and coaches and ask them to reveal how they have built multiple streams of income in their business.
Have you ever had the opportunity to talk with someone that you have looked up to for a long time? What would you ask them? What would you talk about? Recently I had the opportunity to do just that…my guest and I talk about fear, business and how to prosper with purpose.
In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:
- What the root of business is
- How business is inherently good
- What “prosperity with purpose” means
- The importance of authenticity in business
- The role Ray’s faith plays in his life
About Today’s Guest
Ray is a copywriter by trade (meaning he writes sales copy, so don’t ask him how to copyright your new widget). He has worked with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and Tony Robbins. He is also a speaker and author, hosts my favorite podcast, wrote the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches, and a good friend.
I’m about to share with you the story of one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made in business. It was a decision that, in retrospect, began the downward spiral of a company I helped launch. But first, I want to tell you about “The Idiots.”
The story of the 2004 Boston Red Sox baseball team is the stuff of legend. What they did in the postseason only happens in the movies…except that it really happened.
“I’m not a businessman. I’m a business, man.” ~Jay-Z
Can business success lead to business failure? Yes. I’ve allowed it to happen. Seven years removed from my time at one business, I had time to do an autopsy. Here is what I learned.
One of my favorite authors, if you haven’t noticed already is Greg McKeown, author of the book, Essentialism. He writes about what he calls the clarity paradox. The question he asked is:
Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful?
He then presented four stages which moderately successful business often go through:
Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.
Phase 2:When we have success, it leads to more options and opportunities.
Phase 3:When we have increased options and opportunities, it leads to diffused efforts.
Phase 4:Diffused efforts undermine the very clarity that led to our success in the first place.
It’s not every day that I get to interview my favorite podcaster.
Well, that’s exactly what I got to do recently.
I was honored to recently interview the great Ray Edwards, host of my favorite podcast, The Ray Edwards Show.
We discuss overcoming fear, his philosophy on business, prospering with purpose, and how he is changing the world. I hope you’ll join Ray and I for this awesome conversation.
Ray is a copywriter by trade (meaning he writes sales copy, so don’t ask him how to copyright your new widget). He has worked with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and Tony Robbins. He is also a speaker and author, hosts my favorite podcast, and wrote the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches. Oh, but there is so much more to this man.
Competition is a powerful fuel for motivation.
Competition helps us to get and stay motivated. It helps us generate new energy when we are stagnated.
Let’s face it, most of us are competitive to some extent. We are competitive with each other, with ourselves, with time. If we are playing a sport, I want to beat you, plain and simple. Sure, I will enjoy the game either way, but the fact is I will get more enjoyment out of it if I win.
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Today, we’re going to discuss how competition can be the fuel to drive you to success.
PLUS, fives ways that competition pushes you to the next level in business and five ways you can use competition in your personal life.
How would you like to build a powerful network that you can call on when you need it most?
The kind of network that you can call on when you lose your job, launch a new product, or simply need some advice. The kind of network that makes you money, is there when you need it, and continues to grow simply from introductions from other people in your network. Would you like that kind of a network?
Well, the good news is that it’s completely possible. All it takes is a little effort and a little know-how. Today, I will share with you the five simple ways I’ve grown my network and kept it warm for when I need it.
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The old saying goes: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”