577 – The End of The Pursuit of Inbox Zero?

As crazy as it sounds, I am a huge fan of email communication. In fact, my love of communicating with others, electronically, goes back to my BBS days, before most people had access to “internet based email.”

Since the early 1990's I've been “that guy” who personally responds to every single message the another human has has sent me. Somewhere along the line, the concept of “Inbox Zero” was popularized.” Since then, I've considered my approach to email communication as a “badge of honor.”

In this episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show, I invited my great friend, Sarah Werner to join me as a co-host. Actually, I originally invited her to join me for an interview. However, at the last minute, I changed plans and this episode is a result of that last minute change of plans.

Sarah and I covered several valuable topics. However, the one that jumped out to me, as I was listening back to the recording of our conversation, was the idea that I may have a belief system issue that is holding me back from breaking through to new levels of success as it relates to the growth of my audience.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy this unique conversation.

Be sure to check out Sarah's Write Now Podcast and Girl In Space Podcast.

Note: At the end of this episode, I mention that I've been working with my friend, Rusty Ryal on an incredible marketing campaign for the Next Level Mastermind. If you are ready to take your sales copy to the next level, email rusty at [email protected].

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

576 – Trading Expectation For Appreciation

There are times when things don't turn out the way that we expected that they should go. This leads to unhappiness.

In this episode I share what happens when we trade our expectation for appreciation and how I've recently had to apply this truth in my own life as a result of something that didn't go my way in my business.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

575 – A Radical Shift In My Faith Journey

This episode is yet another break from my normal format. I'm beginning to wonder if I still have a “normal” format.

At any rate, I was at the gym this morning when a friend of mine asked me… “Who is the David Foster who you credit for a lot of your affirmations?”

I responded… “He was a pastor in the Nashville area. My relationship with him is a fascinating story.”

I then shared a link to the book “A Renegade's Guide to God: Finding Life Outside Conventional Christianity.”

To further share some insight into my relationship with David Foster, I forwarded my friend a link to a podcast episode that I released on December 13th, 2011 which featured a conversation between myself and David.

After our text exchange, I decided to listen to that podcast episode, myself, while I was at the gym. As I was nearing the end, I felt compelled to share that archived conversation in a new episode of this podcast.

In my heart, I have a feeling that this episode is going to resonate with a few people.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

574 – The Audio Journal Format

I recently made a new audio equipment purchase. It's a the new Roland R-07 Digital Audio Recorder.

In this episode, I share why I made this purchase and give a history of my experience with the audio journal format for podcasting.

The middle of this episode, for whatever reason, I decided to run down a history of the various digital, handheld, recorders that I've used over the years.

About 47 minutes in, I share a big screw up that I recently made in my content production.

I'm still experimenting with the format of this show. In fact, this is the first time that I'm inserting a mid-week episode into the feed in quite some time.

More audio journal format episodes will be coming in the future.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.

573 – ISOLATION – The Silent Killer of Dreams & Businesses

The first half of this week's episode is a personal update about why I've decided to jump back into the habit of waking up at 4:30am every day. In the episode, I mentioned that I did a vlog episode on the topic of how this was easy for me to accomplish. You can watch my vlog on the topic of THE POWER OF LEVERAGE by clicking here.

The second half of this episode is actually the audio from a video that I created for my YouTube channel to market the Next Level Mastermind. The topic is ISOLATION, the silent killer of most people's dreams and businesses.

If you are on the full-time self-employed business journey, I encourage you to APPLY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL MASTERMIND TODAY.

 
Let's Work Together:
I mentor coaches, consultants and thought leaders through the transition from an unfulfilling day job to a profitable online business so that you can live the life of your dreams and do the work you feel most called to do in the world.

Over the past decade, I have had the privilege and honor of working with folks like Michael Hyatt, Pat Flynn, Amy Porterfield, Ray Edwards, John Lee Dumas, Dan Miller and thousands of others on the successful launch of their audio podcasts. The most exciting part of my work, with many of these folks, has been helping them create and build a profitable online business around their podcasting efforts.

If you are ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level, check out my Work With Me page to see how we can work together.