Blow Up Your Blog! [Podcast S06E12]

10 Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic This Week

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to blow up your blog traffic. We blog because we have something to share, right? A message, a story, a solution we think will make a difference. But sometimes it seems like no […]

10 Reasons You’re Hesitating About Platform University

And Why You Can’t Afford to Wait Any Longer

Twice a year I open registration to Platform University for one week and one week only. And today’s your last chance to join until next year. But you’re hesitating. Why? I can think of ten key reasons. All I’m asking is a chance to address these very common objections.

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

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. And here’s the great news: What we revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you […]

The Influence and Impact Summit Is Finally Here

For One Week Only Top Presenters Reveal How They Reach Millions

It’s finally here. If you have something to say or sell, you’re going to love my new Influence and Impact Summit. And it starts today. What is it? Imagine more than twenty amazing presenters who have achieved tremendous results in business and life. Imagine they’re sharing their secrets, strategies, fears, insights, hacks, and victories. And […]

4 Stages for Creating Maximum Impact for Your Message

The Inside Scoop on My Content Strategy

I create a lot of content across my blog, podcast, online courses, books, and membership site. And sometimes readers and other content creators wonder about my strategy. The other day I heard from a reader who not only follows my blog and podcast, but is also a Platform University member and follows #VirtualMentor. When he […]

There’s No Present Like the Time

How Your ‘Why’ Helps You When Your Platform Makes You Wait

Some days, I wish I’d never met Google Analytics. I mean, a couple of clicks shows me everything from my blog’s unique monthly visitors to what post a reader in Oslo is reading right now. It’s amazing! And honestly, it’s depressing. The metrics can get maddening—even addicting—when building a platform. After all, we’re building. And […]

Update! Help Us Pick the Winner of the Next Platform University Makeover

We Have 5 Finalists. Who Deserves to Win? You Decide

One of the things I love most about Platform University is our ability to help platform-builders at all levels reach more people and create a bigger impact. One way we’ve done that is through platform makeovers. Last year we received an incredible response to the work we did with Jackie Bledsoe. Now we’re ready to […]

What It Takes to Get a Publisher’s Attention and Ink a Deal for Your Book

My Newest Resource Shows You How to Craft an Irresistible Book Proposal

Odds are good you have a story to tell and a message to share. But do you know how to get the attention of a publisher? Along with a powerful personal platform, you also need an irresistible book proposal. If you had just one shot to hold a publisher’s interest and sell them on your […]

Why You Don’t Need a Huge Platform to Get Published—And What it Really Takes Instead

If You’re a New or Aspiring Author, the Answer is within Your Reach

These days everyone knows that you need a platform to get published. But if you’re like a lot of people I meet, you’re overwhelmed, short on time, and not sure where to begin. It feels impossible. But what if I told you it’s easier than you think? Part of our problem is that we blow […]

What to Do When There’s No Wind in Your Sails

The One Thing to Avoid When Your Business Lacks Momentum

Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’ve got it. But sometimes it can feel like we’re just sitting in the water going nowhere. I’ve certainly felt that. When I first started blogging, I was only drawing a few hundred visitors a month to my site. No matter what I tried it seemed like I couldn’t […]