"Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings." -Unknown
“Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, your actions louder than your words, and your faith stronger than your feelings.” -Unknown

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Everything You Fear About Platforms Is Wrong

How One Critic Got It 180-degrees Backward—and Why It Matters for the Rest of Us

Every now and then I read something so ridiculous I think, this must be a joke. But then I read deeper and realize, no, sadly, the writer is serious.

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That happened to me the other day when I read an article about why platform-building supposedly “threatens to throttle the church.”

5 Steps to Reach More People, Make More Money, and Create More Impact

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One of the hardest things in building an online brand is not knowing how to get from where you are right now to where you know you have the potential to go.

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If you’re like me, you’ve felt like this from time to time—maybe even right now. You’ve got something important to say or something useful to sell. You know you it could make a difference in people’s lives. But navigating the platform world can feel like driving without road signs.

Imagine if you had a guide—a roadmap that could help you get from here to there. Now you do, and it’s free.

If you’re looking for a guide to grow your online brand sign up now for my webinar, Your Platform Roadmap. Registration is free, but spots are limited.

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Season 5, Episode 11: The Treasure in the Trials [Podcast]

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Life

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to discover the treasures in the trials we all experience.

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No one gets through life without setbacks, and most of us face some kind of trial on a regular basis. Here’s one question you can ask that can turn the experience from a negative to a positive.

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Get My ‘Evernote Hacks for Bloggers’: Free to Anyone Who Registers for Platform University Today

One of the biggest struggles I hear from platform builders is that they can’t find time to post consistently.

I’ve faced this myself, but I’ve also found the solution. I use Evernote to blog consistently, efficiently, and effectively. And now I’m making my personal workflows, tips, and workarounds available to you in my step-by-step screencast and ebook, Evernote Hacks for Bloggers.

This exclusive resource reveals how you can:

  • Save time with six of the most common blogging tasks.
  • Create a system that allows you to produce better, more effective content.
  • Do it all without tons of technical knowhow. Just about anyone can use this system.

Evernote Hacks for Bloggers not only pairs my step-by-step video instruction with downloadable guidebook, it also includes my personal Evernote blogging template I use for my own posts.

And it’s available free to anyone who registers for Platform University today, October 21. Act fast, because this offer goes away after 11:59 P.M. Pacific.

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It’s Time to Experience the Impact You Were Meant to Have

Public Registration for Platform University is Open for One Week Only

The reaction to my video series, Skyrocket Your Impact, has been phenomenal. People are really excited about how simple it is to close the Value Gap and generate more traffic, greater influence, and bigger impact for their message.

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And here’s the great news: What we revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you feel like your message could reach more people, do more good, and even generate significant income, now’s your chance to join the one online community that can help you accelerate your growth and make your mark.

How? Through focused training, insider tips, and an engaged group of committed platform-builders just like you.

To gain access to premium, video coaching on growing your platform sign up for Platform University. Public registration is only open for a week. Click here for more information.

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How to Maximize a Windfall

4 Ways to Profit from the Happy Accidents of Life

Sometimes the best things that happen to us come totally out of the blue. We don’t plan them, seek them, or try to make them happen. They just show up. So how do we make the most of these happy accidents?

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One of my team members was telling me about a biography of the essayist Montaigne. It’s called How to Live by Sarah Bakewell, and it was a big bestseller a few years ago. But here’s what’s amazing. It all started as a fluke.

In the back of the book, Bakewell says she discovered Montaigne because she was traveling in Europe and the only thing she could find on the train in English was a copy of his Essays. This is going to be terrible, she thought. But no. Not only was the book highly entertaining, it also created the possibility for a whole new direction in her life.

"The more success you experience, the more lives you can change." -Michael Hyatt

From my new FREE video series, “Skyrocket Your Platform”. Watch here.

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Don’t Let the Value Gap Sabotage Your Message [Free Video Series]

Discover the Tweaks That Will Skyrocket Your Traffic, Influence, and Impact

If you’re looking to skyrocket your impact, it’s imperative to identify your Value Gap and close it fast. And here’s the good news: My free new video series will show you exactly how.

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Communication is simple: There’s what you say and what others hear. But they don’t always sync up, do they? The Value Gap is what exists when your audience fails to “get” the value you think you’re providing. And it happens to all of us.

The good news is that there are eight simple tweaks you can make that will close this gap, allow you to be heard, and create the impact your message deserves.

My new three-part video series Skyrocket Your Impact will help you create momentum for your message—whether you’re just starting or you want to grow your existing following into a full-­time business. Registration is free, and Video 2 goes live today. Click here to find out more and get instant access.

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Season 5, Episode 10: How to Safeguard Your Most Important Asset [Podcast]

4 Heart-Defending Disciplines

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the most important asset for leaders and how to safeguard it.

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It affects our perspective and purpose. It impacts how we interact with our teams, potential clients, and customers. What is this critical leadership asset? It’s our heart. Today I’m sharing four disciplines to keep it in shape.

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How to Skyrocket Your Impact [Free New Video Series]

Narrow Your Focus, Create Momentum for Your Message, and Reach Thousands

We all like options, but when it comes to making an impact in the world today, the number of choices can be paralyzing.

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If you’ve got something to say or sell, you’ve probably thought about launching a blog or podcast, advertising on Facebook or Twitter, and investigating marketing and email strategies.

Or maybe you’re further along and weighing even bigger investments of time and money, but you’re unsure about how to proceed and in what direction.

My new three-part video series, Skyrocket Your Impact: A Proven Plan for Reaching Thousands with Your Message, will help you create momentum for your message—whether you’re just getting started or you already have a large following but want to grow it into a full-­time business. Registration is free. Click here to find out more and get instant access to Video No. 1.

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