The Conversational Nature of Reality

This talk is different than what you’re used to. For one, it’s held by a poet. A poet who works with businesses.

In this talk, he encourages you to keep and open mind and trust the intangible elements around you.

He nudges you to look at the world around you in a different light, with different eyes.

He begins with a poem, then speaks, and ends with a poem. As I write this, I feel something has changed inside me. I don’t know what. But I’m glad I watched this talk.

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Love and Entrepreneurship

I recently bumped into Kamal Ravikant, the author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It and Live Your Truth.

And not only is he a great writer, but his message resonates deeply with me.

He talks about doing what you love, but he approaches it from a different angle than I do.

I highly recommend you read his books, but if you want to get a taste for what the guy with the silvery hair is like, I found a talk with him I wanted to share.

Grab your beverage of choice, prop your legs up, and lean back. This is a talk you will enjoy.

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Why Smart People Underperform (And What to Do About It)

Ever find yourself feeling like you aren’t living up to your potential?

Or that you just aren’t getting enough stuff done, even though you aren’t working yourself to death?

I’m in the same boat, which is why I was delighted when I bumped into this interview (video below).

In this video you get five actionable tips on what you can do to get your life (and focus) back on track.

With that said, here’s the video:

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How to Grow Your Email List with an Ethical Bribe

In today’s world, a visitor will rarely join your email list unless you give them a good reason.

What’s a good reason? A relevant, high-quality bribe.

They join your email list, and they get instant satisfaction in terms of a PDF report, a short MP3 recording, a video, or even the first email of an enticing email sequence.

In this interview, Zell and I chat about what incentive might fit for his website, so buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

Please note that this was recorded in 2013 when Zell was just getting started. Zell has come a long way since then. You’ll also notice, if you visit his website, that he doesn’t have a sign up incentive, at least not at the time I write this. Why? Because he’s testing what works and what doesn’t.

The key here is to take action and test things, not to get stuck on finding the perfect formula. As you listen to you interview, take what resonates, but above all, do what you can with what you have.

That said, here’s what you’re about to discover:

  • What to do if your idea feels too stupid or too simple
  • Other fears (and how I deal with them in the early days)
  • How to blend in your story (and allow the right people to gravitate to you)
  • How to come up with a hypnotic signup incentive that makes people go ‘wow’
  • What to put in your welcome email (so your subscribers don’t flee for their lives)

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How to Launch Your First Product

Ever wonder what it takes to launch a digital product?

Well, Dejan wasn’t absolutely sure, so we got on Skype and he interviewed me.

In other words, he asked me a bunch of questions so that he could prepare for his upcoming product launch.

Curiosity Inducers

Without further rambling, here’s what you’ll learn:

  • What payment processor to use
  • How to protect your product (and files)
  • How to make an up-sell (and should you do it?)
  • Do you need a separate email list for your product?
  • What emails to send when you’re about to launch
  • How to build in urgency (without being sleazy)
  • Why you should set your price first
  • How to price your product (before and after launch)
  • Bonuses: yay or nay?
  • Why you need to relax (and have more fun)
  • How to design your product (cover + insides)
  • How to keep promoting your product (after launch)

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How to Find and Follow Your Passion

In this interview, Tracy grills me on finding and following your passion.

Tracy runs the blog The Love Vitamin, and she offers this interview as a bonus for those who buy her book, Find Your Passion & Live Your Dreams.

So I thought I’d snap the interview and share it with you guys since we covered a lot of valuable ground.

In this interview, you’ll discover:

  • How I found and followed my passion in the early days
  • Why your definition of passion determines your happiness
  • The power of starting small (and letting things take their time)
  • How to start taking action (and what to look out for)
  • What keeps me motivated and excited
  • Why you’re already on the right track
  • The pitfall of thinking “I’ll be happy when…”
  • The truth about fears and challenges
  • And so much more

We cover quite a lot, so download the MP3 and listen to it, or read the transcript.

Either way, I recommend you go through both formats, because it’ll help you learn more and get even more ideas.

And like I always say, the more you come back to the same material, the more you get out of it, because we do not retain everything in one single read or listen.

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How to Make $6,000 Per Month with Kindle Books

Steve Scott

A smiling Steve Scott

Steve Scott is an affiliate marketer who stumbled upon Kindle publishing in early 2012.

He eventually used Kindle books to drive traffic to his websites, but as time went on, he discovered that he could actually make a substantial amount of money by writing books.

So he began writing, and he began putting out high-quality books, and it helped him get to $6,000-$8,000 per month from Kindle books alone.

Here’s a taste of the goodness you’re about to discover:

  • Exactly how much money Steve is making with his books
  • How long it takes for a beginner to reach $1,000 per month with Kindle books
  • The biggest mistake Steve made (and how to avoid it)
  • The writing style that Amazon readers love
  • How to come up with fantastic titles for your books
  • Why you should give away your book for free
  • A glimpse into Steve’s writing process
  • And so much more …

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What a Freewriting Session Looks Like

Dejan has been writing his book, and he asked me what a freewriting session looks like.

So I started recording right away, completely unprepared. I wanted to show you exactly what it looks like when I write.

You’ll see how messy a first draft is. Sometimes it gets even messier than this. That’s why I keep telling you to make your first draft of anything horrible.

The goal of your first draft should be to dump your mind on paper. And in this video, you’ll see how exactly I do that.

Remember to click full screen if you want to see better.

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How to Start a Podcast

Podcasting is growing every single year.

There are only a few hundred thousand active podcasts, while there are millions and millions of blogs out there. The competition is fierce, and starting a podcast is a great way to stand out.

Remember, if you’re just getting started, you don’t have to try and start a podcast right away. Pick one thing and focus on that.

If you enjoy talking and resonate with starting a podcast, then this interview will help.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover:

  • The main benefits of doing a podcast
  • How to get influential people to come on your podcast
  • How to find your style of interviewing
  • Do you need an intro/outro song (and other fancy stuff)?
  • How to beat nervousness
  • What software and equipment do you need to record a podcast?
  • The importance of eliminating noises (and why most people make this mistake)
  • What software to use to edit your podcast (it’s free)
  • Why you should NEVER host your podcast with your regular webhost
  • How long should your podcast episodes be?

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