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You have something to say to the world. You have a contribution to make. Each of us has ideas that can reshape the world, in large ways or small.

That is how Dorie Clark opens her new book, Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It.

She goes on to say:

Whatever your issue, if you really want to make an impact, it’s important for your voice to be heard.

I could not agree more. You do have a voice and it should be heard. But the question ishow?

Well, Dorie will show you how.

Here’s what I said about the book in an Amazon review:

I’ve been in the marketing space for more than a decade. I read the book because I thought it would help the people I talk to…aspiring bloggers, business owners, and thought leaders. I honestly didn’t expect anything for ME! And yet it’s one of the most highlighted books I own. Everyone can learn WHY they should stand out, HOW to do it and ultimately WHO can benefit. This book is a MUST READ for anyone looking to share their ideas, message, and talents with the world.

In today’s episode, we go in-depth into many of ideas and principles in the book, starting with why you should find your breakthrough and build a following around it – why you should stand out!

We also talk about:

  • Why so many of us shrink back when it comes to sharing our ideas and voice.
  • What has helped Dorie overcome her fears.
  • How to stand out (without getting arrested or being born famous).
  • Why you shouldn’t want to just “blend in.”
  • The questions you need to ask yourself to discover your breakthrough idea or message.
  • How to be seen as an authority in your industry.
  • The always popular much, much more.

About Dorie

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business ReviewForbes, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press,Fortune, and Inc. magazine, she is also the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Futureanother fantastic book that I highly recommend.

Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including Google, the World Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Yale University, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the National Park Service.

We were born less than a year apart in the same hospital, which her father and my mother both worked in at the same time. Small world, huh?

For more about Dorie, check out her About Page.

Direct download: Episode_70.mp3
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Does your family have a negative history? What about your job? Is there something that it seems you inherited or as “always been that way?” If so, you are the one to break the cycle. In today’s podcast episode, I’ll show you how.

That’s right. I declared that you are a cycle breaker.

You can break the negative cycles of your father, your mother, your grandparents, your predecessor at work, or your team’s performance. You are capable of putting an end to anything you put your mind to.

That means though that you have to take responsibility for doing so. You can’t blame your parents or family history. You can’t blame the team leader before you or your boss. You can’t blame God.

A Warning

If you aren’t the one to break a cycle, it may never be broken. It will come back to haunt future generations. And it will be your fault.

If you want to learn how to break the negative cycles in your family, your business, and your community, today’s episode is for you. 

Episode Links and Resources

FREE Declarations Cheat Sheet

Jeff Goins’ Free Training: 7 Steps to Pursuing Your Calling

Jeff Goins’ Free Training on How to Become a Full-Time Writer

John Corcoran Free Training: How to Cold Email any VIP

Ask Me a Question

If you have a question, comment, thought or idea, you can leave a voicemail for me or contact me via email.

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

Join me for episode 70 with Dorie Clark, author of the brand new bestseller, Stand Out. This is an amazing book and even better interview. If you’ve ever wondered how YOU can find your breakthrough idea and actually build a following (and business) around it, this episode is for you. This is one that no platform builder or world changer should miss.

 

Question: Have you broken a cycle? If so, how did you do it? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_69.mp3
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Have you ever been rejected? That’s like asking if you’ve ever drank water. Rejection is a part of the human experience. But…have you ever purposefully been rejected…over and over again? Today’s guest has.

At the risk of giving away too much of his story, today’s guest, Jia Jiang, went on a rejection journey. After facing a crippling rejection, he started rejection therapy by purposefully seeking out opportunities to be rejected.

After his journey, he had a breakthrough. He realized that rejection isn’t something you should shy away from, but something that you can use to your advantage.

He will share with you why rejection is so hard to handle, what you can learn from rejection, how to use it to your advantage, and how to make a proper paper airplane (using a $100 bill at a bank).

About Jia

Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed, and spiraled into a period of deep self doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his “100 days of rejection” experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis–from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loud speaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it).

Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence–a plan that can’t be derailed by a single setback. Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.

Episode Links and Resources

BOOK: Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

All of the 100 Days of Rejection videos

Follow Jia on Twitter

Ask Me a Question

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

Join me for episode 69, How to be a Cycle Breaker. In this episode, I will show you how you can break the cycles that have bound you to mediocrity or defeat. Does your family have a negative history? What about your job? Is there something that it seems you inherited or as “always been that way?” If so, you are the one to break the cycle.

 

Question: How have you used rejection to your advantage? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_68.mp3
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How to Avoid the Trap of Measuring Your Impact

You cannot measure influence with numbers. When I first started my blog, I spent a lot of time caring about things like subscribers, followers, and number of this or that. The problem with that is that none of those measured my true influence in the lives of others.

If you’ve ever fallen in the trap of trying to measure your influence, this episode is for you. So many of my listeners get caught up, like we all do, in statistics. We want to know our Klout score, how many downloads we got, or how many followers we have. But the voice that says those numbers matter is a lie.

When I first started, I measured every single day obsessively. One day I would get ten sign-ups, the next day none. Then I’d wonder, what did I do wrong to get zero subscribers? The answer is nothing. That’s just what happens day-to-day.

Over time, I realized that I shouldn’t be focused on those numbers. I should be focused on my followers, not my follower count. I should be focused on you.

You are the ones who write to me and share things like:

Your post today was life-changing.

I finally found the courage to have a difficult conversation.

I will be a better father today.

I’ve been putting off asking for a raise…that stops today!

Thank you for inspiring me to start my own business.

Words like those are immeasurable. How can you possibly put a value on life-changing? How do you quantify courage? Better fathers and new businesses don’t make for pretty spreadsheets.

One changed life, one more courageous leader, one better dad, one inspired entrepreneur…that is influence, not numbers.

Today’s episode busts the lie that tells you that statistics, not people, matter most.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE BOOK: Fear No More – How to Overcome Your Negative Voices, Silence Your Critics, and Conquer Your Greatest Obstacles

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Share the Love

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

Join me for episode 68 with Jia Jiang. a man with an amazing and inspiring story of overcoming rejection…on purpose for 100 days. It’s wild story that will show you how to get past your biggest fears and overcome rejection.

Question: How are you influencing others? You can leave a comment byclicking here.

Direct download: Episode_67.mp3
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Today's guest is helping in the fight against one of the greatest epidemics of our time: fatherlessness. If you don't think it's an epidemic, consider the sobering statistics below.

The US Department of Health/Census reports that 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes, as reported by The US D.H.H.S. and Bureau of the Census. 85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes (Center for Disease Control). 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes (Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction).

This is clearly an epidemic. It might be the single biggest problem facing our nation and the world.

The reality is that children need fathers. While we appreciate, honor, and offer as much help as possible to single mothers like my mom, the statistics don't lie. A nation and a world without fathers is faltering.

Today's guest doesn't claim to have all the answers, but he is on a mission to address the problem. He hosts a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice.

Please join me in welcoming to the show, Dr. Shane Wall.

About Shane

Dr. Shane Wall is host of the Hi Dad Show, a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice. He is the founder and pastor of The Feast of the Lord in Orangeburg, SC, where he and his wife Jasmyne reside.

Pastor Wall is the author of the book, What Are You Doing After the Dance? and his newest book, Understanding.

Episode Links and Resources

Hi Dad Podcast

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

Join me for episode 67, The Lie of Influence. If you've ever fallen in the trap of trying to measure your influence, this episode is for you. So many of my listeners get caught up, like we all do, in statistics. We want to know our Klout score, how many downloads we got, or how many followers we have. But the voice that says those numbers matter is a lie. Come back for episode 67 to learn why.

Direct download: Episode_66.mp3
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Do yourself a favor…the next time you start to say something bad about yourself, SHUT UP! Seriously, shut up. Don’t say it.

You can think it, but don’t say it. Don’t mumble it under your breathe. Don’t say it to someone else. Don’t write it down.

Your negative thoughts don’t have to become reality. In fact they can’t be, because you are too valuable to the rest of us to live that way.

So shut up.

Your parents or grandparents probably told you:

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

The same applies to talking to and about yourself.

I’m not telling you to live in fantasy land. The world will keep you from ever doing that. It will knock you down, drag you around, tell you lies, and leave you the cleaning bill. I am telling you to control what only you can…your words about yourself.

In today’s episode, I will share six strategies to help you overcome the negative words you say about yourself. This might be one of the most important episodes I ever do, because I see this problem in so many people, from friends, family, and coaching clients.

If you want to be successful, you have to change the way you talk about yourself. This episode will show you how.

Episode Links and Resources

FREE CHEAT SHEET: Starter Guide to Positive Declarations

FREE WORKSHEET: How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Quotes

“Like food is to the body, self-talk is to the mind. Don’t let any junk thoughts repeat in your head.” ― Maddy Malhotra - TWEET THAT

“Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.” ― Denis Waitley - TWEET THAT

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If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

Join me for episode 66 with Dr. Shane Wall, who is playing a large role in addressing the problem of fatherlessness in this country. He hosts a call-in, text-in and email-in podcast for fatherless children get their life questions answered, in an effort to thwart the ill effects of living without fatherly advice. This is a powerful episode that you don’t want to miss.

 

 

Question: What do you need to stop telling yourself? What positive words can you replace it with? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_65.mp3
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At an early age (four years old), today’s guest decided to become a millionaire. Twenty-one years later, he achieved it. That might sound like the end of the story, but it’s actually the beginning.

Deciding at the age of four to become a millionaire is not very common. Usually four-year olds want to become a firefighter, an astronaut, or perhaps an athlete or doctor. But JV Crum III was an entrepreneur at heart, starting his first business at five years old, and made a decision early in life that he wanted to become a millionaire.

When he achieved that dream at the age of twenty-five, he discovered it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. He was basically living the American Dream but he writes, “I thought that becoming a millionaire would be the whole answer, but I wasn’t happy nor was I fulfilled.” We discuss how he came to that realization and what it was like to realize that he hit his goal, had all the stuff he dreamed about and discover he wasn’t truly happy.

I also ask JV if he thinks entrepreneurs are born, made, or if that path in life is something you have to decide on. His answer might surprise you.

We also discuss the power of visualization, specifically how he coaches someone through his conscious process. And since JV has spent decades studying ultra-successful people, I ask him about some of the common traits among them.

This is an interview that you don’t want to miss.

About JV

Our guest today is a best selling author, world-renowned business coach, and mentor. He became a self-made entrepreneur millionaire in his twenties and is an investor who has built and sold companies. Our guest is a visionary strategist and is also a speaker in the areas of conscious business, fast profit growth, and youth leadership. He holds graduate degrees in three areas – law, and MBA, and a Masters in Psychology.

He is the Founder and Director of a global non-profit that supports the development of youth leaders from age 6 to 25 who are giving back to their communities and uplifting humanity. The non-profit he founded, Conscious World Foundation, produces the annual Conscious World Day to both honor youth from around the world and inspire others with their heart-felt stories of giving back and making their difference.

On a personal level he is an adventurer and world-traveler who loves the outdoors, nature, and all things related to water, from class-five water rafting to skiing.

He’s helping people to live with consciousness and purpose. He’s showing the world that wealth and social responsibility are not mutually exclusive. And he’s inspiring a new generation to think big and think bold. JV is a true world changer.

Episode Links and Resources

Conscious Millionaire Website

Conscious World Foundation

Conscious Millionaire Book (Only $0.99 on Kindle as of Friday, April 2)

Connect with JV: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter

Share the Love

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show so that we can inspire other World Changers just like you.

Next Episode

Join me for episode 65, How to Overcome Negative Self-Talk. I’ll share with you six strategies to help you overcome the negative words you say about yourself.

Question: What successes have you had in life that didn’t fully satisfy you? How did you react? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Direct download: Episode_64.mp3
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