#066: The Difference Between the Wise and the Foolish (and Why It Matters to You) [Podcast]

I recently had a call from a business acquaintance who wanted to discuss a problem he was facing at work. I asked several questions, but it quickly became obvious that he didn’t really want to solve the problem. He had a quiver full of excuses as to why things couldn’t change.

A Man Without His Shoes Tied Together

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It became apparent I was dealing with a classic “fool.” I know that sounds harsh, but it is what it is. I knew immediately that talking about it any more was a waste of time. I had to change strategies.

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I am looking forward to speaking at the Launch Conference. This is THE conference for people who want to launch a professional speaking career.

Date: April 7, 2014—April 10, 2014
Event: Launch Conference
Topic: Various
Sponsor: Dynamic Communicators International
Venue: Hilton Orlando
Location: 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
USA
Registration: Click here to register.
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An Interview with Andy Andrews About the Noticer Returns

Tomorrow marks the publication of The Noticer Returns by my good friend, Andy Andrews. The original book was a New York Times bestseller and one of my favorite books ever. I gave cases of it away. This one is sure to be just as popular. In a moment, I’ll tell you how to get a free copy.

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Andy about the book. I thought you would enjoy listening into our conversation. My questions and comments are in bold.

I am looking forward to speaking at Dan Miller’s Innovate event. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.

Date: May 23, 2014
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.
Event: Innovate 2014 May
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: 48 Days
Venue: The Sanctuary
Location: Franklin, TN 37064
USA
Registration: Click here to register.
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I am looking forward to speaking at Chris Guillebeau’s event. This will be my first time to attend.

Date: July 11, 2014—July 14, 2014
Event: World Domination Summit
Topic: TBD
Sponsor: Chris Guillebeau
Venue: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
(503) 248-4335
Location: 1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
USA
Public: Public
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I am looking forward to speaking at Dan Miller’s Innovate event. It’s one of my favorite events of the year.

Date: March 21, 2014
Time: 11:00-12:00 a.m.
Event: Innovate 2014 March
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: 48 Days
Venue: The Sanctuary
Location: Franklin, TN 37064
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

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I am looking forward to keynoting AAR’s Annual Convention in Nashville.

Date: September 30, 2013
Time: 09:00–11:00 a.m.
Event: Alabama Association of Realtors Annual Convention
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Alabama Association of Realtors
Venue: Music City Center
Location: 201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
Public: Private

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Affiliate Marketing with Integrity (a Conversation with Pat Flynn)

One of the easiest and most lucrative ways to monetize your blog is through affiliate marketing. For example, you review a book and include an affiliate link to the appropriate product page on Amazon. If you readers click on the link and buy the book, Amazon pays you a commission.

This is how I got started back in 2008. I didn’t make much money initially, but it was enough to cover my blog hosting fees. Fast forward to today. Affiliate marketing is my single biggest source of income. That’s why I believe it should be part of every blogger’s monetization strategy.

5 Commitments I Made at Experts Academy

Gail and I just returned last night from Experts Academy in Santa Clara, California. This four-day event is hosted by Brendon Burchard, author of The Millionaire Messenger. It is one of the top three events I have ever attended.

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In addition to Brendon—who is perhaps the most energetic and inspiring presenter I have ever heard—we heard from several surprise speakers. These included Marie Forleo, Jeff Walker, Chalene Johnson, and Marianne Williamson. I took notes non-stop for four days. While I didn’t agree with everything, I learned from everyone.