Starve The Doubts (STARVE017 – John Crist – Getting Started in Stand-Up Comedy)

(STARVE017 – John Crist – Getting Started in Stand-Up Comedy)

Starve The Doubts

In this episode, Jared got a chance to have a light and funny interview with an award-wining stand-up comedian, John Crist.

During the episode, the following topics was discussed:

  • Why and how John started out doing stand-up comedy (John recommends reading Quitter by Jon Acuff)
  • The “eureka” moment when John realized that comedy is something he could do full time
  • John’s response to friends or family that thought his pursuit of comedy was foolish or not possible to do as a full time career
  • How his public speaking skills helped him get into Stand Up Comedy
  • The best memory from John’s trip to Kuwait where he did a comedy tour for our US troops
  • Advice for people who are still waiting to pursue their dream or passion
  • If you are interested in doing comedy, John shares some of his experience-based tips and advice.

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Check out the episode for the following finish that sentence discussion with John Crist:

  1. When you to work…
  2. Before you go fishing, you should…
  3. When you get up early, you…
  4. If you don’t have goals…
  5. In Burlingame, they love the…

Aside from this, John had been able to discuss how he started being a stand-up comedian in Atlanta. He also shared that the concert he won’t forget he went into was that of Celine Dion’s. The highlight of this episode was his advice to people who are still waiting to pursue their dreams.

2 biggest decisions he had made was, as discussed:

  • Go up on stage
  • Quitting the job

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY:

“Get rid of people who don’t support you regarding what you are passionate about.” – John Crist

Advice he had shared are as follows:

  • Once you do it, you’ll realize that it is other people’s dream too.
  • You can do a lot of things (million different things).

Tim Hopkins got John’s interest and he look up to, John had also discussed.

As a final part of the interview, John shared 3 funny jokes.

Resources:

Personal Branding for your Lovely Face: Time to Get Skool’d with Srini Rao

In this episode, Jared Latigo invites Srini RaoRao in the show to guest for us. Hear from a very outspoken man about his opinions in business, education and success and check out how Srini defines the “I’ve made it moment” as an entrepreneur.

Finally, learn as Srini Rao talks about a Time to Get Skool’d! Srini-Rao

 

Here is what you’ll learn from this episode:

  • MIMICKING VS. MODELING
  • THE DANGER OF PURSUING VANITY METRICS AND FAME
  • THE FIERCE BATTLE FOR ATTENTION
    “When we look at the big people online, our tendency is not to look at why their big, but to look at what we see externally.”
  • THE INCREDIBLE TENDENCY OF ATTENTION
  • VALUING AND TREASURING THE ATTENTION YOU ALREADY HAVE
  • SRINI’S SMART ARMY
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    -          People who will stand up for you and fight
    -          People who would do what you asked them to
    -          People who will be with you for being you
  • SRINI’S TALKS ABOUT HIS BLOG School of Life skool of life
  • WRITING AS A PROCESS OF SELF DISCOVERY
    “You learn so much about yourself when you write.”
  • BEING A FAILURE IN A PRODUCT IN WHICH SENI SHOULD HAVE SUCCEED IN
    “Society’s one plan is a one size fits all solution. I didn’t fit in, But I tried to put it on”
  • EDUCATION IS BROKEN AND NEEDS TO BE FIXED
  • SRINI TALKS ABOUT HIS BLOG POST “Confessions of a Corporate Miss Fit”
  • HOW SRINI DEFINES PERSONAL BRANDING
  • SRINI AS PERSON WHO ALWAYS SPEAKS HIS MIND
    “I’m not a person who’s afraid to voice my opinion.”
  • SRINI TALKS ABOUT BlogcastFM.com qwe
    “What I do is look for people who has interesting stories and who are doing interesting things.”
  • THE “I’VE MADE IT MOMENT” FOR SRINI IS A MYTH
  • THE SURFING ANALOGY
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    “As you become a better surfer, what that gives you is not necessarily to tell people that you’re a better surfer, but the ability to surf bigger and better waves.”

 
MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
“Consistently putting on the things that didn’t originally fit becomes comfortable in the long run… When they become comfortable, they become dangerous.”

ADDITIONAL TIPS!
“The beauty of the world that we live in today is that you have access to people like you’ve never had before.”
“The real word of MAKING IT is getting to do the things that you love to do!”

SOURCES:

  • Social Media Breakfast Club
  • BlogcastFm.com
  • John Lee Dumas
  • @skooloflife

Podcast Episode Winner of the Week 013 (Lifestyle Business Podcast EP136: A is for Apprentice @tropicalMBA Down the hall test)

After a week of gleaning through a week of podcast episodes, this was the best episode regarding their best takeaways.  The primary goal of PodcastTakeAways.com is to help those who listen to podcasts by providing you with information to help you cherry-pick the best episodes for your listening pleasure.

This week’s Podcast Episode Of The Week Winner is:

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In this episode, Dan and Ian talk about what “A for Apprentice” really means and how it benefits even an established entrepreneur to go to a higher step for success!

Mark writes to Dan and Ian about his situation where he is certain that he wants to pursue his career as an entrepreneur but his parents disagrees with him.

  • GIVE THEM A FRAMEWORK OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS AND WHY ITS DIFFERENT
  • DON’T BE TOO DISAPPOINTED
    It takes time, people don’t change their minds overnight”
    “They are not disappointed in you; they just don’t have a framework of understanding what you’re doing.”
  • THE SCENARIO WHENEVER YOU’LL DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN LIFE
    “People in life are going to tell you what’s good for you.”

    “But they are not going to know what’s best for you.”
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THE TWO TRAPS WE FALL INTO
1.   You want to tell people what you’ll do, because you’re excited about it!
2.   The permission seeking element.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn more from this episode:

FORUMS AS THE NUMBER 1 SOCIAL NETWORKING EXPERIENCE, AFTER FACEBOOK
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-          The best place to get cutting edge information about specific stuffs
THE TWO OUTCOMES YOU CAN GET FROM ANY SOCIAL SITUATION
1.   Walk in to a really smart person and ask him the secret to success
2.   The “A is for apprentice” outcome:
-          Taking what you were told and turning it to results
-          Building a longer business relationship from the manifested results

FIVE STEP PROCESS TO THE MEAT AND SAUCE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1.      FIND THE RIGHT TARGET
-          Employ and “Look down the hall” test
-          Knowing and testing which train you want to take and where you want to end up targer
2.      SOLICIT THE RIGHT FEEDBACK
-          Learning to ask the right questions to get the right feedback
-          Being in the right hallway and truly passionate
-          Ask mentors how they are doing what they are doing
“Apprenticeships aren’t on offer”… “You’ve got to find these people and make them a target!”
3.      BECOME A MAGIC MAKER!
-          Creative progress
-          Being associated with positive returns
-          Not waiting for specific instructions
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4.      UP LEVEL RELATIONSHIPS BY YEARS OF COMMITMENT AND PERSISTENCE
THE CORE OF A GREAT FRIENDSHIP: Continue to give and help in their direction.
-          Your targets are the people “friends” that you’ve decided to produce outcomes with
-          Mentors impart wisdom and teach you what they do
BEING SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS HOW TO MAKE STUFF WORK!

-          Maintaining your own power base!- Not overly asking a lot of stuff from these powerful people
-          Valuing their time, and NEVER asking for a loan
5.      NOT LOSING THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MONEY
BE AN APPRENTICE!
-          Not being in the business relationship for money but for education
-          Do not turn apprenticeship to your primary monetary driver trinee

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
“You don’t want to be the guy who’s getting high payment for your worth  -That’s not how entrepreneurs work. You want to be the guy delivering ten times what you’re getting paid!”

ADDITIONAL TIPS!
- Never tax relationships you want to keep!
- Employment is fantastic as long as you’re heading down on the right road.
- Developing power bases and other practices cross pollinates them.

SOURCES:

  • Thelifestylebusinesspodcast.com
  • Startupschoolpodcast.com
  • Robert Green’s Apprentice Masters Relationships

Starve The Doubts (STARVE18 : Peg FitzPatrick)

Starve The Doubts

In this episode, Jared had a chance to interview with Peg FitzPatrick, a social media superstar and the host of hashtag my book club. During the initial  part of the interview she was asked regarding what of the two options to select and the following options are discussed:

  • Peanut butter cup brownies vs. cupcakes
  • Sangria vs. Margarita
  • Boston vs. New York city
  • Charlotte’s web vs. Where the wild things are (Children’s literature)
  • The Peg Fiztpatrick Stick People Art vs. Outsource Your Book Cover to Writer

They also discussed where to post first content as follows (on google plus, pinterest, or twitter):

  • Miniature food art
  • Breathtaking photograph of Florence Italy
  • A hilarious photo bum picture during one of her speeches

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She also completed the following statements:

  • Exclamation points are…
  • If you ever visit New Hampshire…
  • My mom always told me when I was little…
  • The best thing being a mom is…
  • My biggest Facebook pet peeve is…
  • When I think of likeablelocal.com…

Topics other than her personal interests are discuss as follows:

  • Her favorite working with
  • Best practices on engagement
  • Best practice to post a not original photo
    • Permission to share/post
    • Photo credit or photo courtesy
    • Pay attention to photo posting it might go viral
  • Search by image by google
  • Panda bear
  • If content is king what is queen?
  • How to legally post photos online?
  • How she got involve with Guy Kawasaki’s APE?
  • How people can overcome resistance?
  • Positive ideas, tips and quotes from Peg
  • Google Plus vs. Pinterest as a social network
  • Peg’s boards and bookclub

MY BIGGEST TAKE AWAY

“Be your own original thing.”– Peg FitzPatrick

Additional Tips:

“Don’t ask someone for something. Do things by yourself.” – Peg FitzPatrick

Resources:

Make Money On The Internet: How to Build an Online Community with Over 110,000 Members

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In this episode, Chris invites Joshua Dorkin on the show to talk about Membership and Community Building!

Joshua is from a real estate-based business which is notoriously highly competitive, but Josh-Dorkin-206x300here we will see how he was able to differentiate himself amongst his competitors and build a successful community with more than 100,000 members!

Here is what you’ll learn from here:

    • JOSHUA TALKS ABOUT Biggerpockets.com
      -  The world’s biggest investing community
    • HOW Biggerpockets.com STARTED AND WAS BUILT
      -  Joshua was building a place where he could start finding answers to his questions.
      Biggerpockets.com is an anti-get-quick-rich online course.
      -  Joshua started to realize the need for everybody to learn about what Biggerpockets.com gives

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  • TARGETING A DIFFERENT SET OF THE MARKET
  • BUILDING A PLACE FOCUSED ON “CREDIBILITY”
  • BUILDING A SAFE PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN INTERACT
  • BEING FIRM IN MANAGING A COMMUNITY
  • STICKING TO YOUR PASSION AND CREDIBILITY
  • JOSHUA STARTED BUILDING WEBSITES WHEN HE WAS A FRESHMAN IN COLLEGE IN 1994
  • JOSHUA STARTED TO BUILD THE LARGEST DIRECTORY IN THE UNIVERSITIES ONLINE
    -  Joshua built in 1994 Splee that later become GUWeb
    -  Joshua turned these sites into an online community
    -  Used Yahoo as his model
  • JOSHUA’S JOURNEY AFTER COLLEGE
    -  Became a stock trader and went back to New York
    -  Acted and worked on Independent Films production
    -  Eventually went to Hollywood to work big production companies
    -  Got into education
    -  Went back in the passion of building a website
  • STICKING TO YOUR PASSION UNTIL SUCCESS!
    “If you see it moving, and you’ve got the passion behind it… stick with it!”
  • HOW Biggerpockets.com MAKES MONEY
    - THE EASIEST THING TO MONETIZE A SITE –“AdSense“
    - MONETIZING USING ADD SALES
    - GETTING CONNECTED WITH AFFILIATES AND PARTNERSHIPS

    – ASSOCIATION WITH CREDIBLE COMPANIES BRINGS MORE CREDIBILITY TO YOUR COMPANY

    If we continue to focus on building a credible community, the money will come in one way or another, as we continue to evolve the product.”

  • HAVE PAID MEMBERSHIPS 
  • FACILITATE CONFERENCES
  • SCHEDULING NEWS LETTERS ON “ANTI-HIGH TRAFFIC” DAYS
    HOW Biggerpockets.com STARTED MAKING AND MULTIPLYING MEMBERS
    - Created forms
    - Engaging and hanging out on sites
  • THE GET RICH QUICK INDUSTRIES INTENTIONS
  • RECRUITING PEOPLE WHO KNOWS MORE ABOUT YOUR CONTENT
    - Joshua, being not fully experienced in real estates, hired people who knew better to write articles for him. Later on, they grew in numbers.
  • BUILDING A PASSIONATE CORE GROUP FOR YOUR BUSINESS BY HELPING THEM

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  • PUT MORE TRAFFIC-DRIVERS FOR THE SITE
    -  SEO Article writing
    -  Recommendations and referrals
    -  Managing the press
    -  Podcasting
  • HIRING A CONSULTANT TO HELP YOU LOOK INTENTLY INTO THINGS THAT WILL BENEFIT YOUR COMPANY IN THE FUTURE
  • HAVING REGULAR TEAM MEET-UPS WITH ON THE SITE
  • THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED IN BUILDING THE COMMUNITY
    - Conflicts amongst team members
    - Receiving threats
    - Competitors coming in to your site and stealing members
  • DEALING WITH THE CONFLICTS IN THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
    -  Implementing ZERO Tolerance
    -  Giving out warnings
    -  Deleting spam
    -  Eliminating membership after several warnings
  • HAVE CLEAR SET OF RULES AND GUIDELINES IN BUILDING A COMMUNITY
  • DECIDING ON WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY

 

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
“There’s not lot of guys out there building communities because it’s really hard and very time challenging… But if you really want to do it, just set your rules and guidelines and not be afraid to enforce them.”

ADDITIONAL TIPS!
Use your pain points to build a product!
“It takes passion and unwillingness to fail to make it!
“You are who you network with.”
“There’s plenty of niche for every competitors.
“Play the nice game!”

SOURCES:

  • Biggerpockets.com
  • MakeMoneyontheInternet.com Podcast
  • Googledoubleclick
  • Addcents
  • Twitter.com/jrdorkin
  • Biggerpockets.com/pro

Podcast Episode Winner of the Week 012 (48 Days online: What Comes First, Generosity or Wealth?)

 

After a week of gleaning through a week of podcast episodes, this was the best episode regarding their best takeaways.  The primary goal of PodcastTakeAways.com is to help those who listen to podcasts by providing you with information to help you cherry-pick the best episodes for your listening pleasure.

This week’s Podcast Episode Of The Week Winner is:

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Host of 48 Days Online Dan Miller, talks about the topic of wealth which gives this episode the title WHAT COMES FIRST, GENEROSITY OR WEALTH? The topic moves in answering question about money – How We Get and How We Give it?

PRINCIPLES DISCUSSED:

  • ATTITUDE TOWARDS GIVING
  • IDEAS ABOUT HOW MONEY WORKS
  • HOW DO WE GIVE TO BE EQUIPPED AND NOT CRIPPLED48daysonline

    “Money is both wonderful and horrible thing to have. It can enhance lives but can it also destroy lives.”

  • WEALTHY PEOPLE ARE GENEROUSgifts
  • THE COMMONALITIES OF GENEROUS PEOPLE
  • FOR IF YOU GIVE YOU WILL GET– Luke 6:38

    “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

  • MANY OF THOSE WHO HAVE NOTHING LOOKS FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE FROM OTHERSkids-arguing-1-1009-mdn
  • WHICH COMES FIRST BEING BROKE OR THE ATTITUDE OF TAKING FROM OTHERS
  • GENEROUS GIVERS LOOK FOR WAYS TO GIVE RESPONSIBLY
  • HAVING MORE MONEY MAKES YOU MORE OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE

    “If you’re a generous giver, having more money makes you more generous; If you’re stingy, having more money will make you more stingy.”

  • THE LAW OF GIVING –If You Want More, Give More”

    “You can get anything you want in life want if you’ve help enough people to get what they want” -Zig Ziglar

  • GIVING DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO INVOLVE MATERIAL THINGS
  • POTENTIAL FOR WEALTH IS SEEN IN THE ATTITUDE OF THE HEART NOT IN THE BANK ACCOUNT
  • IDEAS ABOUT HOW MONEY IS CREATED
  • MONEY IS NOT JUST A COMMODITY
  • SOMEONE HAS TO SERVE SOMEBODY ELSE- WE ALL NEED TO SERVE
  • WHEN WE SERVE MORE PEOPLE, WE EARN MORE
  • MONEY IS CREATED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
  • GENERATING INCOME BY INITIALLY GIVING
  • GIVING WITHOUT AN EXPECTATION IN RETURN COMES BACK WITH MORE SURPRISE
  • KNOWING IF YOU’RE A GIVER OR A TAKER
  • GIVING  MORE FOR PEOPLE WHO DOES THEIR BEST
  • THE BALANCE IN GIVING
  • GIVING FROM A FULL CUP NOT AN EMPTY CUP- Fill your own Cup

    “There’s an overflow that is available for others. An overflow that provides bounty for others- from a full cup ” overfloeing

  • THE HIGHEST RANKING WAY TO GIVE
  • INVESTING, REINVESTING, HELPING PEOPLE BECOME INDEPENDENT
  • RICH AND POOR SHOULD GIVE RESPONSIBLY
  • GIVING AND GENERATING MONEY REQUIRES COMMITMENT
  • GIVING AS PART OF STEWARDSHIP
  • RECEIVING RESPONSIBLY REQUIRES MATURITY

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
“You can give without loving but you can never love without giving” – Robert Stevenson

ADDITIONAL TIPS!
“If we give generously, the wealth of all kind will move towards us”
“A person’s real value is spiritual not physical”
“Great work requires a commitment, a body, a spirit and mind”

SOURCES:

  • 48Daysonline.com
  • “Thou Shall Prosper “ by Rabbi Daniel Lapin
  • Kiva.org –program that helps people start in business

STARVE015 – Bryan Miles – EA Help, Executive Virtual Assistants & Mentoring

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Starve the Doubts Episode #15 hosted by Joey and Jared invites Bryan Miles CEO and Co-founder of Miles Advisory Group to talk about EA Help and shared insights about Mentoring and How to Pursue it. 

Contents of  the Discussion:

    • EA Help and Mag BookKeeping as Bryan’s starting business
    • EA Help    -VIRTUAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES FOR LEADERS ea-help
    • INCREMENTING A REVENUE THAT WILL DEVELOP OVERTIME
    • DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING RELATIONSHIPS
    • THE DIFFERENCE OF VIRTUAL SERVICES: EA Help and Mag BookKeeping
    • FINDING TALENTS WHO FIT YOUR BUSINESS Finding-Out-Your-Talent-3
    • PARTNERSHIP ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A STRONG COMPANY
    • WHEN THE BIG MOMENTS STARTS TO HAPPEN IN A BUSINESS
    • DEVELOPING AN ONLINE SERVICE TO SERVE PEOPLE Virtual-Assistant-Services1-1024x715
    • PROVIDING JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES
    • AN ADVICE AND ENCOURAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS STARTERS
    • THE PROBLEMS AND CONFLICTS WHEN YOU START A BUSINESS
    • THE JOBS THAT CAN BE DONE IN EA Help
    • TIPS FOR A LEADER WHOSE TEAM ARE ALL VIRTUAL virtual-team-pic
    • DEFAULTING AND ASSUMING TRUST IN A VIRTUAL TEAM
    • BREAKING THE PRESSURE OF OVER COMMUNICATION
    • MANAGING TECHNOLOGIES OF COMMUNICATION PROCESS
    • HAVING THE PASSION IN MENTORING mentoring
    • THE BENEFITS OF HAVING YOUR OWN MENTORS
    • HOW TO FIND YOUR MENTOR?
    • COMMUNICATING THE EXPECTATIONS OF A MENTOR AND THE MENTEE
    • THE CONTENTS OF THE BOOK BryanMiles.Me.com

MY BIGGEST TAKEAWAY!
“…You’ve got to trust the people that you put in place to execute and get a job done. So when something pops-up that seems weird or off, you’ve got to fill that gap in your head with trust. You’ve got to assume the right thing then verify it.”

“Even with a tough economy, fight for what you believe in and go after it! Take the risks!”

Additional Tips!
- If you are the person who says, “I want a mentor, I need one!” you need to be very PROACTIVE IN REACHING OUT the people you want to mentor you!

“A busy leader, someone that’s worth following are not necessarily out there looking for you, you’ve got to get into their advantage path….. You’ve got to basically be in front of them and tell them you’re eager to let them speak into your life.”

“God was just in the midst of my decisions and he can see me through it….. If God is asking you to do this and you’re doing it obediently the opportunity will be there cause God will not let you down.” –Bryan Miles

SOURCES:

  • StarveTheDoubts.com
  • Book: Mentor Like Jesus
  • Website: EAHelp.com –(For Executive Services)
  • MagBookKeeping.com
  • BryanMiles.me
  • @bryanmiles