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TCRS 669 – How Do I Avoid Frustration With My Day Job When My Side Business Is Not Yet Mature Enough To Take Flight?

I recently hosted an ASK ME ANYTHING room on CLUBHOUSE titled How To Never Work And Get Paid Well To Do It. My friend, Jared Elrod, posed the following question…

How do you avoid experiencing frustration with your current job if you know that you still have a little bit of a runway… a year, two years, or whatever it is…? How do you maintain a level of happiness and positivity at your current job rather than resenting it when you just want to move on to your next thing?

I shared two significant insights with Jared and I thought that this brief conversation would be sharing with you in this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

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668 – Breaking Free From The Cycle of Indecision

In this episode, I share a coaching conversation that I recently had with Abd Aref via the Free The Dream Clubhouse Community.

Here is the question that was posed…

Whenever I make a decision, I'd always set out the pros and cons. And then I would predict the outcome. I will also communicate to seek some advice from people who have already made decisions similar to mine. But the thing is that I ALWAYS GET STUCK in this stage where I always think about WHAT IF… , WHAT IF… , WHAT IF… , WHAT IF… It leaves me emotionally drawn. I cannot sleep. I cannot do ANYTHING! I would always just have these… (thoughts?) It could be negative, it could be positive…. But it makes me take long periods to make a decision. And I end up not making the right decision. So what's your take on that?

If you find that you resonate with this question, I encourage you to listen to this episode to hear my response.

Of course I encourage you to read the book that I recommended in this episode. It is Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded by Dr. Maxwell Maltz.

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667 – Why Trying Harder Isn’t The Answer And How It May Just Kill You!

In this episode, I share an amazing story that I discovered within a book titled “PSYCH-K… The Missing Piece/Peace In Your Life” by author Robert Williams.

Once I read the story of “the fly,” I knew that I had to read this and speak out loud what was going through my mind as I thought about the truths that are found within.

I hope you enjoy!

Also in this episode, I announce the launch of the ALL NEW Podcast Answer Man podcast.

I encourage you to see a list of the other shows that I produce on MY PODCASTS PAGE.

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666 – Do You Really Know Who You Are And What You Want?

In this episode, I share a recent podcast interview that I did with with Michael DeLon for his Experts Speak Podcast.

There were some powerful insights that I had shared in this episode that I have not shared in a public setting before. I hope that you'll come away with at least a few significant insights from what came up in this conversation.

Noteworthy Links:
Next Level Mastermind
One-on-One Coaching
TrainWIthCliff.com
gspn.tv

665 – The Next Level of Content Creation Begins

I’m back from my 10 day personal retreat in the Smokey Mountains and I'm inspired, more than ever before (and that's saying A LOT) to create content at “the next level.”

I share the launch of The Lord of The Rings Fan Podcast.

I talked about how I used to produce a very large number of podcast shows where I averaged between seven to fifteen podcast episodes a week and why I eventually shut down most of those shows.

However, because of Kajabi's Podcasting Functionality, and its absolute ease of use, I can now pursue my vision for content creation according to the way I envision it.

Here are the active shows that I mentioned in this episode:

Train With Cliff Audio Program
• The Cliff Ravenscraft Show (That's this show)
Cliff’s Notes on Profitable Coaching
Family From The Heart
Lord of The Rings Fan Podcast
Twilight Saga Podcast
The Community Voice

And of course I share a list of potential shows that I'm likely to launch over the next few weeks and months.

See gspn.tv for the shows that I've already moved over from my old Generally Speaking Production Network archives.

Don't forget, if you are seeing this before July 26th, 2021, you can get THREE MONTHS OF KAJABI FOR ONLY $99. To get this deal, CLICK HERE

664 – Most Exciting Podcasting News Since 2005! Kajabi Adds Podcasting Feature

In this episode, I share why Kajabi adding podcasting functionality to their offering is the most exciting podcasting news I’ve heard since 2005.

By the way, if you sign up for Kajabi using my affiliate link at MindsetAnswerMan.com/Kajabi before July 26th, you can get full access to all that Kajabi has to offer for three full months for only $99.

663 – Getting To What You Truly Want – Destinations Vs Vehicles


In this episode, I have a share another coaching conversation that I recently had on Clubhouse. Carolina had asked the question, “When do you think would be a good time to stop trying to go after the things that you want in life?”

Carolina had been attempting to get a scholarship for a Masters Degree Program in another country for many years. She had applied four separate times and had not got the scholarship. Having already decided to stop pursuing this dream, she is faced with a desire to apply once again. She's wondering if she should do it or just “stop.”

It is my sincere hope that our conversation will bring forth a great deal of insight in your own life as you begin to dig much deeper to find out what it is that you “truly” want in life. Once you find out what you truly want, you'll often discover that there are a number of ways to get it and all the resources you need are already available to you.

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662 – How You Can Stay Positive In Hard Situations

Can Too Much Positive Thinking Be Toxic?

Is it possible to feel good and have your entire life go well? If it were possible, would you even be willing to feel good for the rest of your life?

I recently had a very deep dive conversation on Clubhouse with a gentleman who asked, “How can I feel good and stay positive when I am faced with a really hard situation?”

If you are interested in learning the answer to “how to feel good” and where “positive thinking” fits in to the process of having your entire life go well, I encourage you to listen to this powerful episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

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661 – What Do You Want To Create In The World?


Have you ever asked yourself what it is that you would like to create in the world?

Do you know what your dreams are?

In this episode, I share a coaching conversation with someone who thought that he needed help putting an end to procrastination on university projects. I did help him understand how he can create the motivation to get school projects completed in a more timely manner.

The value of this coaching conversation, however, exponentially increased when Sherif discovered what it is that he would like to create in the world. I encourage you to follow the entire conversation and ask yourself the same questions that I asked Sherif in this episode.

After you listen, please send me an email with the subject line “What I Want To Create In The World” and tell me what your dream is and what is currently the biggest obstacle standing in your way. My email address is mentioned in the episode.

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660 – Which Do You Prefer… A Grievance Or A Miracle?

With every challenging experience that we have in life, we have a choice to either have a grievance or experience a miracle. By miracle, I mean that we have the option to allow for the experience to lead to personal growth that facilitates greater love and contribution to others.

This episode contains a conversation that demonstrates the value and the power that that this insight contains.

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659 – Procrastination As A Gift

Do you have a problem with “Procrastination” or do you have a problem with “Living A Life Unworthy of Living”?

In this episode, I share how solving the issue of “Procrastination” is often the wrong focus for our problem solving time, effort and energy.

In fact, I share how, in many circumstances, procrastination is a gift, especially when it brings you to an awareness that your limited time on this Earth may be better put to use on other things that would lead to a more fulfilling life.

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658 – Know Your Outcome or Live In The Fear of The Unknown

In this episode, I share a coaching conversation with someone who has been “struggling” to create paid coaching business for the past four years. She has created multiple websites, social media profiles, a podcast and has a long list of other things that she feels that she needs to do before she can begin creating paid products and services as a coach.

In less than 30 minutes of getting to know Cheryl, it became obvious that what was holding her back was that she had been held back due to “fear of the unknown.” Her fear was that she didn't know if she could get medical coverage if she left her teaching career. Rather than getting an answer to that “unknown factor,” she has “dabbled” on a number of “unnecessary things” over the past four years, with no significant actions toward creating paid products and services.

I know that this coaching conversation is going to resonate with nearly everyone on multiple levels.

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657 – The Power of Defining Problems In Solvable Terms

In this episode, I share a coaching conversation that I had via Clubhouse with Chika Bullock.

Chika has an inspirational story of how she moved from Japan to New York City 15 years ago and she shared with me her additional inspirational story of her recent journey towards becoming a certified life coach over the past two years.

She came to me requesting help to overcome her fear, frustration and overwhelm about all the things that stand between her and the completion of her coaching certification course at the end of this year.

While there are a number of valuable lessons that can be pulled out of this conversation, the main point that I would suggest that you pay attention to is the concept of understanding as much as is possible about what someone wants, what seems to be standing in the way of them getting what they want and then simply present that information back to them by “defining their problem in solvable terms.”

In less than forty minutes, I was able to recognize what Chika desired, what resources she already had available to her and then I was able to present a clear plan that helped her get everything she wanted in the simplest way possible. This is one of the many things that I love doing for folks through my one-on-one coaching.

Link to Chika's Instagram Bio

656 – Clubhouse Strategy & Thoughts On Eliminating Procrastination

In this episode, I share my current Clubhouse Strategy (See Full Blog Post Here).

I also share an example of the type of conversations that I am having in the Clubhouse Rooms that I facilitate on Clubhouse. In this conversation, I'm asked to share my thoughts on the topic of procrastination, why it happens and how to eliminate it.

When Can You Find Me On Clubhouse?

I've always been an “early adopter” to new technologies, especially those that allow for communication of ideas and social interaction and engagement around those ideas.

Every now and then, there is a new form of technology that stands out among all the noise out there and that has the power to radically shift the way that humans engage with one another in a powerful and positive way.

I believe that the Clubhouse App is one of the best forms of social media since the creation of “podcasting.”

Yes, admittedly, I am biased as someone who prefers to create and consume content in the “spoken word” format. However, even those who typically prefer to create video content (both pre-recorded and live streaming) are flocking to Clubhouse on a daily basis as well.

What Is Clubhouse?

One way to describe Clubhouse is as an audio only social media application that allows people from all over the world to have real-time conversations on any topic at any time.

Clubhouse, at times, serves like a conference where you can go into rooms and hear speakers teach on a wide variety of topics. I'm filling entire notebooks with valuable insights that I've discovered by being in rooms on Clubhouse.

Clubhouse rooms have, at times, been like the “hallway conversations” with people that you see at a conference, where you get to meet someone for the first time or to catch up on what's been happening since the last time you connected.

There are so many other fascinating and unique aspects of Clubhouse that will become obvious should you decide to engage on this platform.

If you desire a more thorough review and description of the platform, I'd highly recommend the following three articles that have been produced by my friend Michael Stelzner and this team at Social Media Examiner:

Why Clubhouse App Might Be the Next Major Social Media Platform

Clubhouse App: How to Get Started

How to Start a Clubhouse Room and Moderate Like a Pro

 

My Early Experience With Clubhouse

I'll never forget the date, December 16th, 2006. That was the day I published my very first podcast episode. Within a few months of publishing that first episode, I had made the decision to go “all in” on audio podcasting for getting my message out and serving others in the world in my own unique way.

That decision to go “all in” on audio podcasting turned out to be an incredibly powerful decision that radically altered the entire trajectory of my journey through life.

Similarly, I believe that I'll remember the date December 9th, 2020 which was the first day I had ever logged onto the Clubhouse App.

By the way, I am @CliffEOTC on Clubhouse

Within my first three months, I have already developed what I am assured will be life-long, meaningful, relationships with people from all over the world. Best of all, these are people who I had never heard of and who had never heard of me prior to using the Clubhouse App.

I'm talking about the type of relationships that you might recognize as “Divine Appointments,” as if these people are those whom I'm “supposed to meet” to carry out some next part of my mission on this planet.

These connections mean far more to me than the 10,000 new people who are “following me” on Clubhouse within my first three months. However, that is not diminish, in any way, the incredible honor that it is to have thousands of new individuals who are interested in the insights that I might want to share on this platform.

I've created a “Club” (think of this as being like a Facebook Group) for the Free The Dream Community on the Clubhouse platform. Hosting rooms on Clubhouse under the Free The Dream Community club, the Free The Dream Community already grown to well over 5,000 members in under three months.

The best part is that more than 80% of those who are now members of the Free The Dream Community had never heard the name Cliff Ravenscraft prior to Clubhouse.

In all my years of creating online content (I started blogging in 1996 before it was ever called blogging), I have never seen audience growth like this since the early days of audio podcasting.

 

When Can You Find Me On Clubhouse?

My strategy for Clubhouse shifts from time to time depending upon the season fo the year and what priority I decide to give to other major projects in my personal and professional life.

While the Clubhouse Application has a robust “notification system,” I find it to be lacking in many ways.

If you are genuinely interested in participating in some of the rooms that I host on Clubhouse, I'm using the “Telegram App” to send out my own, personalized and custom, notifications of when and where I can be found inside the Clubhouse App. Follow the following steps to get free access to the my “Cliff On Clubhouse” notifications.

1. Install the Telegram App and setup your free account.
2. Go to http://MindsetAnswerMan.com/notify
3. Click “view in app” and then Subscribe to the “Cliff on Clubhouse” channel.

Once subscribed, you'll receive all of the notifications that I personally create to announce what I'm up to on Clubhouse.

Hope to potentially connect with you there.

Sincerely,

Cliff

655 – He Desires That We Would All Be One

What would happen if you put a Muslim, a Sikh, two Woo Woo Christians and a non-religious, yet very Spiritual, person on a single stage in a room on Clubhouse?

I think the result may shock you more than the fact that I HOSTED JUST SUCH A ROOM on the Clubhouse Platform.

Listen to this full episode to find out what happened.

Special Thanks To My Guests:
Darshpreet Singh
Gayle Edwards
Loubna Zarrou
Kristina Crooks

Links Mentioned In This Episode:
Faith Journey Update 01
Faith Journey Update 02
Faith Journey Update 03
Faith Journey Update 04
Faith Journey Update 05
Faith Journey Update 06
Faith Journey Update 07
Faith Journey Update 08
Faith Journey Update 09
Faith Journey Update 10

Clubhouse Walkthrough/Tutorial Episode
How I Record Clubhouse Rooms with My Rodecaster Pro

651 – Are You Okay?

I made an intentional decision to leave social media for a season of life.

Initially, I decided to go without Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for the month of September.

I deleted all those apps from my phone and made a commitment to not log into these platforms from any other browser or device.

October rolled around and I found my life, and relationships with others, remarkable better.

It's now November and I still have not reinstalled these apps.

I do not feel that I am any better than those who continue to find value in these social media platforms.

This is not some badge of honor that I trying to show off. It's just that, personally for me, I have not felt any need, or desire, to continue to use these social media platforms for an unspecified amount of time in this season of my life.

The only exception is this post that is designed to answer one question that many people have asked… “ARE YOU OKAY?”

If you are sincerely interested in the answer to that question, I encourage you to listen to this 90 minute audio podcast episode.

This may be the final public facing piece of content (on any social media platform) for the remainder of 2020.

Until next time, I wish you great peace, joy, love and a conscious awareness of the overwhelming abundance that surrounds you every day.

Sincerely,

Cliff

650 – The Impact of Social Media & Immersing Yourself In The Study of What You Want

The title of this episode says what you'll get when you listen. Enjoy!

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649 – Life Transforming Conversations

Over the past year, I have experienced a significant amount of transformation in what “drives me.” I talked about the beginning of this transformation one year ago in episode 615 of this podcast titled “This Changes EVERYTHING.”

If you look at the show notes written for that episode, I stated the following:

This will likely go down as being one of the most powerful episodes of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show. Certainly, this episode will serve to document the next radical transformation in my personal and professional life.

Today, my life is devoted serving a very small number of people at the deepest level. I'm most interested in growing my impact and influence in the world one conversation at a time.

In this episode, I share an example of the type of work that I've been devoted to over the past year.

I hope that you find and incredible amount of insight and inspiration from what I've chosen to share.

648 – Do You Want To Facilitate Paid Mastermind Groups?


This episode is worth THOUSANDS of dollars to anyone who is interested in facilitating paid mastermind groups. If you are one of those people and you found this episode that valuable, please email me at [email protected] and let me know.

If you are interested in my Next Level Mastermind, you can apply at http://NextLevelMastermind.info

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647 – Are You Ready To Start Charging Money For Your Coaching?

Marc asks if he should go ahead and start charging money for coaching or wait until he's achieved success in all the things that people may ask for his advice about.

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646 – The Power of Your Dominating Thoughts


This, by far, may be one of the most controversial podcasts that I've ever produced.

Trigger warning: I talk about faith, God and Jesus in this episode.

Some of my most hardcore Christian friends will be very concerned by some of the things that I have said in this episode. It's a good thing that I no longer live my life to make people happy. (Hint: they have to choose peace and joy for themselves).

If this description has interested you, click play and see what you “think.”

If you liked this episode, you would get a ton of value from my Audio Journal Podcast.

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645 – Can A Mastermind Group Help You Create An Additional $25K Within Six Months?

In the episode, I give an example of how a member of my Next Level Mastermind was given the insight and confidence to pursue a $50,000 exclusive sponsorship rather than the $25,000 that she had originally planned to offer.

Within the recorded advice that you will here me share with this member, you'll gain the same insight that you can apply to your own business pursuits that will enable you to experience far greater levels of financial success.

Also mentioned in this episode is my AUDIO JOURNAL PODCAST.

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644 – Cliff’s Notes On Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill [Updated]


In this episode, I give a few insights into what I've been up to since my previous episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

Be sure to check out The Audio Journal Podcast which is produced at least once per week.

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643 – A Lifetime Supply of Life Changing Insights

Below are the resources that I mentioned in this podcast episode.

1. The Bible
2. Creating Lasting Change – Tony Robbins Audio Program
3. Personal Power II – Tony Robbins Audio Program
4. Unleash The Power Within – Tony Robbins Audio Program
5. Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
6. Secrets of The Millionaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
7. The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks
8. The Prosperous Coach – Steve Chandler & Rich Litvin
9. Psycho Cybernetics: Updated & Expanded – Maxwell Maltz
10. The One Thing – Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
11. Essentialism – Greg McKeown
12. The Strangest Secret – Earl Nightingale
13. Thou Shall Prosper – Rabbi Daniel Lapin
14. How To Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
15. Younger Next Year – Cris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge MD

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642 – How To Improve Your Memory


Do you ever wish you had a Photographic Memory?

Or do you at least wish you were better at the ability to memorize certain things?

Check out this list:
1. Flour
2. Plastic Storage Boxes
3. Whole Milk
4. Monterey Jack Cheese
5. Queso & Chips
6. Cinnamon
7. Paper Plates
8. Olive Oil
9. Rasin Nut Bran
10. Vente Chai Iced Tea Latte

That list may not seem impressive to you until I tell you that this was a shopping list that Stephanie gave me ONE WEEK AGO and it's a list that I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN DOWN and I HAVE NEVER SEEN until I just typed it above.

Not only that, the list is IN THE EXACT ORDER of the items as she gave them to me to get from the store.

Even more impressive is this…. You could print off that list and ask me at any point in the future (even 10 years from now) and I'll be able read you that shopping list IN ORDER without missing a single item.

Would you like to know how this is possible? Well, this is the topic of episode 153 of The Audio Journal.

If you are interested, you can learn more by listening to this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

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640 – Is It Wrong To Teach What You Have Learned From Others?

Some people fear putting out content that is inspired by what they have learned from someone else. In this week's episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I'm going to share my thoughts on this topic.

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639 – Create The Life You Want By Changing Your Inner Game

In this episode, I answer the following question:

What steps did you take to get to the place where you can take days/weeks off from your work and still make a great living?

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638 – How I Have Built Relationships With Powerful People

How Do You Build Relationships With Other Business Professionals?

In this episode, I will share MY NUMBER ONE STRATEGY that has helped me build POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS with some of the most POWERFUL PEOPLE in my niche/industry.

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637 – Don’t Hate The Haters – Inspired By Ray Edwards

Don't Hate The Haters!

This message is inspired my my great friend, Ray Edwards.

In this episode, I share some insights/wisdom that Ray had shared on this topic, my reactions and responses to what Ray had shared and a bit of my own experience in dealing with those who have been overly negative when providing their unsolicited feedback about the content and message that I put out into the world.

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