#065: Why You—Yes, YOU!—Should Consider Writing a Book [Podcast]

Admit it, you’ve thought about writing a book. According to a recent reader survey, 61.5% of my blog readers have thought about writing a book. Is it time for you to stop thinking and start doing?


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Being a published author has done more for my career—and my income—than I could have ever imagined. It has opened doors of opportunity I couldn’t have dreamed were possible. It can happen for you, too.

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4 Reasons to Join Platform University Now (Before the Price Goes Up)

I can’t believe it’s been almost nine months since we launched Platform University. It has been more successful than I could have imagined. The feedback from our members has been stellar.

We extended the introductory price of $25 a month longer than we initially planned. However, the price is going up to $30 a month on Friday, September 13. Until then, you can still get in at the old price and save $60 a year!

How to Get More Media Coverage for Your Product, Service, or Cause

What could happen to your product, service, brand, or cause, if you could more media coverage—the right kind of coverage?

In this brief video, my friend Stu McLaren interviews me about how platform-builders can get more media coverage for their business or cause. This is an excerpt from this month’s Master Class at Platform University.

I have done more than 1,600 radio, television, newspaper, and podcast interviews. In the Master Class, I share what I have learned—the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Are You Using These Top 5 Travel Apps?

Because of my public speaking, I spend a lot of time traveling. In just the past four weeks I have been to Charlotte, San Diego, Richmond, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Mobile, Dallas, Tulsa, and Denver.

My Top 5 Travel Apps

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In some ways traveling has never been more stressful—more delays, more canceled flights, and more crowded flights. But technology eases the burden and makes it manageable.

Andy Andrews doesn’t hope you’ll do great things with your life. He’s expecting it. Watch this touching video about putting his boys to bed to find out why!

#064: Two Kinds of Thinkers: Which One Are You? [Podcast]

Over the years, I have noticed that there are two kinds of thinking: Abundance Thinking and Scarcity Thinking. One leads to success, joy and fulfillment, while the other leads to failure, fear and discontent.


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If you look behind the outcomes—in any area of life—you will see specific actions that caused them. But if you look beyond the actions, you will see the thoughts that gave birth to them.

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Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you are doomed.

Ray Bradbury

Why You Must Delegate Before You Automate

This is a guest post by Owen McGab Enaohwo. He is the co-founder of SweetProcess, an app that enables you to quickly and easily document how you get repetitive tasks done so that your employees know exactly what to do.

In Michael’s post on successful delegation, I left the comment:

“Sometimes in order to automate a task you might have to delegate it first, and then remove all the chinks before automating it…”

Why You Have To Delegate Before You Automate: 5 Steps To Reducing Your Workload And Getting The Right Things Done!

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As Michael mentioned, delegation takes quite a bit of time and effort to setup, but in the long run it pays off.

Social media is becoming more and more visual. Check out the above infographic by Donna Moritz of Socially Sorted to see how this shift occurred and how you can leverage this trend to build your brand.

Question: Have you incorporated images into your social media posts? If so, what has been the result? Share your answer on , , or .

#063: Watch Your Mouth: How Our Words Impact Others [Podcast]

Whether we realize it or not, our words carry enormous weight. In fact, you and I probably don’t have any tool more powerful—for good and for bad—than our words.

What have i done!

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A verse in the Bible that says,

Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear” (Ephesians 4:29, NASB)

This advice applies far beyond spiritual matters and goes straight to the heart of our leadership and our impact.

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

Warren Buffett