I’ve been so very fortunate. On my radio show, I’ve had great guests who all operate at the top of their various games. Through my private coaching, I’m able to work with people who are on the verge of offering great value to the world they serve. And daily, I meet more and more people like you, all eager to do more, to be a better version of yourself.
Once It All Aligns
My newsletter on Sunday will be about what I’ve come to learn with regards to seeking out a clear and solid path to goals that drive my business to higher levels of success. There will be some solid takeaways for you to consider in there. If you don’t yet get my newsletter, this will be a good issue.
Today, I have decided to shut down the commenting feature on chrisbrogan.com. My reason is very basic: Since moving to a new platform, comment spam has fallen onto my site like a ton of bricks. And people are sending me lots of very polite and well-meaning emails telling me that my site is overrun with spam.
But that’s not the whole truth.
If you’re used to getting chrisbrogan.com in the mail, swing by and VISIT MY SITE to see the new design by Rafal Tomal of Copyblogger Media. It’s so gorgeous. I love it.
On the Owner’s Mind podcast, I ask a question or two about experimenting, and how I might better help you.
MOST of the time, I interview nice people, but this is something different. I’m sharing this here, so if you’re a blog subscriber but not a podcast subscriber, you can rectify that magically.
People are talking about how sponsored posts are showing up in their stream on places like Instagram these days. I saw one the other day for some TV show. It was a bit jarring, because I was pretty sure I wasn’t following Liev Schreiber. And that’s the thing. A sponsored post would work so much better if the people running the sponsored posts improved context.
Sponsored Posts Are Useful
I’m a fan of sponsored posts, but only if they match the intentions of the person creating them. For instance, later today, I’ll be launching a project with Jacq on BossFit about the Spartan Race. It’s paid content. It’s sponsored. And it’s on a site that’s dedicated to fitness and the business professional. It makes sense to be there.
I started journaling in 1998. It wasn’t called blogging until much later. I had no business intent. I just wanted to share stories I’d written that the mainstream had no interest in publishing. Along the way, I learned a lot (mostly by failing and adjusting), and became a New York Times bestselling author who speaks to princesses and heads of huge companies like Disney (also in the princess business). How did I get here?
Evolution is a Matter of Perception, Growth, and Persistence
When I started, I wanted to share stories. Along the way, I got interested in other topics (self-improvement, media, marketing, health, etc). I changed my blog (eventually journals became blogs), but what I really was doing was the same: sharing what I observed and providing some kind of learning you could use for yourself.
My friend, Anthony is one of the best salesmen I’ve ever met. Whenever I ask him the key to selling, he says the same thing every time without hesitation: “Sales is about creating value.”
My universe has shifted into amazing alignment lately. Ever since ferreting out what I REALLY know how to help people do better, and how that will add value to their lives, I’ve been on fire. And even then, I started like I usually do: with a bad first attempt. But now, my Owner’s Path course is going to really be my best ability to add value back to your life.
There’s what you say you sell, what you think you sell, and what others think you sell. I’m in a bit of a quandary. I think these three facets don’t line up really well right now. I know what I sell and what I intend to sell. But I need feedback from you.
What do you SEEK from me? Not what I’m selling. What do you SEEK? What are you hoping to glean? When you come here, you say, “If I read X, I’ll be able to do something in my world HERE (where?).
Randi Reed called me out. She said that I didn’t do a great job looking for women “freaks” when I said that there weren’t many of them in my book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth. She’s right. I didn’t work hard enough. To fix this, I wanted to give you Randi’s list. Some women freaks for you:
I have no business writing this book, but I did, anyway. If you want to learn how to lose weight and get healthy from someone with a trench-level view of the experience, that’s what you’ll get in Just Start Here, my new book, with lots of help from Jacqueline Carly.
That’s what Google wants me to say. They want me to say “lose weight,” because that’s what people think is the goal. Did you lose weight based on the last bunch of advice you got for losing weight? I’m going with no.