Getting To The Next Level Involves Surrounding Yourself With People Who Are At The Level You Want To Achieve
I am excited to share a conversation that I recently had with my great friend, mentor and business adviser, Ray Edwards. (00:20:56)
As I was reviewing the conversation we had, I noted the insights that came up during our dialog. The following is just a few of the many insights that I believe you will pull from this encounter.
– You may feel intimidated by the level of success of others. However, you would be surprised by just how much value you have to offer them.
– The difference between earning your way into a circle of influence and buying your way in.
– You become the average of the five people that you INTENTIONALLY spend the most time with.
– There is no one right format for a podcast. Create a show that you have in your heart to create.
– Once you have decided that you have all the answers, you have decided that you are ready to stop growing.
– Getting to the next level involves surrounding yourself with people who are at the level that you wish to achieve.
Building Relationships With Your Audience (00:06:14)
I recently had an exchange with one of my Podcasting A to Z students about the importance of staying focused on the two most important things, as it relates to their podcasting efforts. I explained that the two most important things were 1) Creating valuable content for your audience on a consistent basis and 2) Building relationships with those who listen to your show.
The student expressed that he thought his was great advice and asked me to recommend the best way to build that relationship. He asked if the best way as to ask for feedback via email, asking for voice mail feedback or creating a mailing list so that I can send email updates.
My response to this followup question is that the focus should not be focused on the tool used for building a relationship, but instead actually how to build the relationship itself.
In this episode, I share an example of how I've built genuine relationships with a few thousands people who have listened to the various podcasts that I have produced over the past eight years.
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