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.”

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

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

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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.

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"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.

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How I Keep Doubling My Income Every Year

The Proven Formula I Use for Every New Product—Plus a Free Look at How I Do It

When people hear my business has doubled every year for the past three years, they want to know why. I can boil down my answer to just five words: Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula.

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Forbes calls Jeff the “$400 million man” because PLF students have made literally hundreds of millions with his strategies and tactics.

I signed up for Jeff’s PLF course about three years ago. It was pricey—and also priceless. Why? Because it revolutionized my marketing and enabled me to put a rocket under my revenues.

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This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, I shared a behind-the-scenes look at one of my recent video shoots.

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “The Results from My 30-Day Periscope Experiment.”

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

This is a Periscope replay of the #VirtualMentor. In this scope, we discussed my blog post, “How to Launch With Nearly Instant Momentum and Sales: The Proven Formula I Use for Every New Product.”

Note this is the first time I used Periscope’s new landscape mode. I definitely still have some bugs to work out!

If you are interested, I broadcast daily on Periscope, Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT. If I published a new blog post or podcast, we discuss that. If not, we talk about whatever I am thinking about. And I always take some off-topic questions.

You’ll need to download the free Periscope app if you want to watch live. You can get the iPhone and Android versions here.

The Results of My 30-Day Periscope Experiment

What I Learned and Where We Go from Here

When I first heard about Periscope, Twitter’s new live-streaming video app, I responded the same way I did when I heard about Twitter for the first time. I thought it was stupid.

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Who has time for another social media channel, I thought. I have all I can manage with my blog, my podcast, Facebook, Twitter, and (occasionally) Instagram.

But I noticed that people I respect, like Chalene Johnson and Chris Ducker, were going all in—and killing it. Within a few days I had contracted FOMO (“fear of missing out”). I thought it was time to give it a shot.

There’s No Present Like the Time

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

This is a guest post by Wayne Stiles. He serves as an executive vice president at Insight for Living Ministries. His newest book, Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing, released this week. If you get a copy before August 25, Wayne will send you some free resources.

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.

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The metrics can get maddening—even addicting—when building a platform. After all, we’re building. And anything we pour our time, passions, and money into needs to prove its worth. We want to see progress. Daily.