Working smart not hard, is the order of the day this week, as best selling author, keynote speaker and professional blogger Jeff Goins as they talk about his latest book ‘Real Artists Don’t Starve.’
Jeff also chats with Joel about the ‘FUN’ in his life, his love for guacamole, making time for his family life without losing work productivity and the differences between hustling and working smart.
Sometimes you start a show and you really don't know what you want to say because you know you have somebody that can carry the whole thing for you. I could go disappear right now and my guest today would be able to entertain and amuse with stories, probably have you cracking up and crying at the same time. Her name is Rachel Martin. Rachel is a blogger at FindingJoy.net and is a mother to Seven! Rachel is one of these people that has found a large audience by sharing what she has learned and continues to learn as a mother. Finding joy in all the moments of life, even the ones that are the most challenging.
Rachel is also a partner with our friend Dan Morris in two ventures, one of them is Blogging Concentrated which does blogging events and seminars across the country, teaching people how to express and share themselves with the world by blogging. Also she is the Co-host of the Amplify Podcast
"Do one thing a day that scares you" - Eleanor Roosevelt
Through the miracle of modern technology my guest today on FUN, is come to us from across the pond, and by pond I mean the ocean and due to the wonders of technologies not always working, we've had to go old fashioned and use telephones today. Typically on FUN we bring you people in the business and social space where they find ways to have fun but my guest today is FUN full time! He's name is Julius Dein, he is a 22 year old Brit and he is an Internet Personality. He has over 6 million followers and he has come into fame through the videos he has created on Youtube. Julius does social experiments, magic and pranks on his channel that have made him very popular.
There is crazy and there is insane. There is a difference and my guest on today's episode is not insane, I promise you that, but he is crazy. I believe it's the crazy people of the world that make the difference, if you are same same as everyones else you are not going to standout and make a difference. When we look at the people that have made the real accomplishments, that make real impact, that impact the world and inspire us, and open our minds to what is possible, it is the crazy people that do that. Sitting with me on the sofa is Croix Sather. Croix holds a couple of World Records for doing some crazy stuff. One of the things he did was run across Death Valley in California unassisted. At the moment Croix is living through a life experiment where he is finding out what it is like to be homeless, not living homeless on the streets but living with out restrictions, Croix explains all.
It's one thing to hustle your life away but it is another to have a side hustle, does that still mean you have to grind it out, I don't think so. My guest is going to help pay tribute to this fact, his name is Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a multiple author of best-selling books, hosts a 7 day a week podcast called The Side Hustle School, and the most fascinating thing about Chis is over the last ten years he has visited every country in the world, all 193 of them through what he calls travel hacking.
Welcome to Episode 26 of FUN! This episode was recorded live at Social Media Marketing World 2017. Today’s guest, Joey Coleman, was the closing keynote on the first day at SMMW17. Joey, a former lawyer, specializes in creating unique, attention-grabbing customer experiences. Joey has helped big brands such as Hyatt Hotels, NASA, the World Bank, and Zappos. He is now here to talk about what he does for fun. We talk about the art of speaking, travel, art and books.
Welcome to Episode 23 of FUN! Keep your heart and your eyes open, follow the things that tug on your heart. Sound advice from this episode's guest. He is an Author, speaker, professional heckler, and founder of the book publishing company for entrepreneurs Morgan-James-Publishing.com, David Hancock. David has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs publish their own book, including myself.
It's easy to stay in your comfort zone, but today's guest has spent a large proportion of his life trying to get into a comfort zone. Ted Rubin is our guest on this episode of FUN. Ted is a leading Social Marketing Strategist and Keynote Speaker. So often on other shows they talk to their guests about business, but on this show we want to ask Ted, what do you do for FUN?
Welcome to Episode 23 of FUN! This episode was recorded from a restaurant at the Summit.Live Conference in LA. Today's guest likes to have fun and play in his business. A Lawyer in his previous career but after finding he did not enjoy that world he decided to find a more fun and creative one. Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, investor, business adviser, speaker and is the founder of Sighted.com an online invoicing company Murray is also regularly contributes to online publications such as, Forbes and Entrepreneur.
If you are not doing what you love to do, you have to ask yourself, what am I doing? Am I just selling out? Am I just setting a goal for something down the road that I may or may not reach or am I carpe deim, am I seizing the day and living my life the best way I know how? If you already are, then you are probably having FUN. Today's guest is no exception, his name is Vincenzo Landino and known by many of his friends by 'Enzo'. A couple of years ago, Vincenzo and I jumped on a site called Blab. I was very early in the Blabosphere (Which is no longer with us) for about a year we did a show called Blab Talk Live, which became a staple in the Blab diet. Vincenzo is also a public speaker, he works with big brands, and he is a creative director for the Aftermaq agency.
I find I am in a place in my life where it is not about pursuing money or pursuing success as the world see’s it, it’s about pursuing an experience, it’s about living my life in a way I want to and I love to surround myself with people who like to do the same. Today’s guest who shares the same values is Alex Khan of AlexKhan.tv. Alex is an Entrepreneur, a Social Media Strategist, a Speaker, has run several successful businesses and currently runs his own Academy.
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When you surround yourself with the people that you enjoy being around, the people that light you up and inspire you, it truly taps into the essence of who you are.
Welcome to Episode 20 of FUN! On this episode come fly with Michelle Van Otten of ProfitVentures.co. We talk about her passion for travel,dealing with energy vampires and speaking Portuguese. Michelle helps early stage companies develop the foundations they need for growth and scale.
"You have got to begin with the end in mind"
Welcome to Episode 19 of FUN and the first in person interview. This episode was originally recorded on Facebook Live and anyone who caught the live stream would have seen all the shenanigans that went on :) Today on FUN we have Mia Voss of MiaOnTheGo.com. Mia is a Food and Booze Social Influencer. Mia work is clearly her fun, she gets given cars to test and stay in cool hotels all by leveraging her influence in her community with different brands. Mia is a great example of combining work and fun.
Welcome to Episode 18 of FUN! When you are having FUN doing what you love to do, that's how you bring people together. Our guest today is all about connecting great people with other great people to do great things. It is obvious that he has a blast doing what he does. Brian Fanzo of iSocialFanz.com is a millennial to the core but he is also a key note speaker, founder of his own business which is a social strategy consultant agency, he hosts podcasts of his own, SMACTalk and the FOMOFanz Podcast.
Welcome to Episode 17 of FUN! If we put our minds to it, we can figure out how to incorporate more fun into almost anything that we do. But if you are not having Fun doing what you are doing, you are probably doing the wrong thing. For most people, that is a radical concept. Not today's guest, though. Kevin Knebl exudes the word FUN. He is an International Speaker, Author, Trainer, and Joie de Vivre Coach among other things. If you take away anything from this episode take this: Take time on a daily basis to just unplug and sit to do some creative thinking. We need the time to flush out our busy thoughts built up during the day.
Welcome to Episode 16 of FUN! In the FUN seat is Mark Schaefer of BusinessesGrow.com. Mark has a whole line of credentials. He is an Internationally acclaimed college educator. A best-selling author of multiple books, including The Tao of Twitter and The Content Code. He is an international speaker. A strategy consultant and he give's speeches and workshops all over the place to some of the world's biggest brands and to top it all he is very entertaining.
Welcome to Episode 15 of FUN! On this episode we discuss the love for the craft. When you find things that interest you and if you treat like a craft something that you are not applying yourself to every day because there's a gun to your head or there's something attached to it other than your desire to explore and express it there maybe something there. However, for today's guest Mitch Joel it's a number of different things, from speaking to writing to helping brands build audiences to ideas to bass players to even magic. Mitch applies himself to areas of interest as if it were a craft and his only expectation from it is that he either learn more about it or he will make a mistake that will correct course him in some strange way to have a day maybe where he gets a little better at it. Mitch's message, Don’t diminish the craft and the process.
Welcome to Episode fourteen of FUN! On this episode we have Ryan Steinolfson. The founder of Accelerate Marketing, Inc., a digital marketing agency in San Diego that has grown over 500% in the last 4 years. With over 500,000 views’ on his YouTube video’s Ryan is known as the “periscope tool guy”, the inventor of the #scopesack, and specializes in social proof management and marketing.
Sometimes you encounter people that have fun integrated so deeply into everything they do the lines blur between work and play. Today on FUN we have a former Air Force Combat Veteran, TV news producer, professional poker player, an accomplished author, speaker and one of the founders of JVZoo.com, and now officially a candidate for the United States Congress, he is the one and only E. Brian Rose
When you are having more fun, learning becomes fun. Todays guest has taken a passion in comedy to help her in her own business teaching others about social media. Today’s guest is Andrea Vahl AKA Grandma Mary. Andrea helps small businesses leverage the power of social media. Andrea’s passion is for Improvisational Comedy and she decided to combine the two. Using a improv character she created, Grandma Mary, The Social Media Edutainer and turned it into a show teaching people how to use social media.
Life can be challenging. When we look at it through the lenses of wonder, amazement and cool stuff that is out there it kind of changes our perspective. Every now and then you will encounter somebody that really stands out, initially because of what we see but then because of the substance behind it. One of those guys that really stands out to me is today's guest Jay Baer of Convince and Convert.
Jay is a New York Times bestselling author, a public speaker, a consultant, he runs a very successful consulting business. He works with some of the world’s biggest brands such as IBM, Cisco but more than that he is a guy who just got tremendous heart and you can see him coming a mile away because he wears these plaid jackets all the time.
Speaking of FUN, every now and then you have the pleasure of meeting somebody that is just this unleashed ball of positive energy. Today's guest embodies this positive energy in everything she does. You might know her as the Instagram Gal, I like to think of her as Instagram's biggest cheerleader because she is absolutely in love with Instagram and loves teaching others how to use it. She is a leader in the social space and her name is Sue B Zimmerman.
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If you are in a place where you are stuck in life or you are hating what you are doing. You have to stop and reexamine the path you are taking yourself on and understand why are you doing it. Only then can you try to find what you really want to do. Sometimes it takes a leap to do what you love in life.
Today’s guest took that leap and left his career as a lawyer to do what he loves. All it took was two little words, What If. Today’s guest is Lou Mongello of host of the award winning travel podcast, WDW Radio. A podcast dedicated to celebrating the magic of Walt Disney World.
Lou is a social media pioneer, influencer and a motivational speaker. Lou fell in love with Disney on his very first visit to the park in 1971 with his parents and has since turned this love into his full time business.
If you can tell the difference between your work and your play, you probably not doing one of them right. Today’s guest Alex Pettitt has managed to blur the lines between his work and his play. This year has been the year of Live video with platforms such as Meerkat, Periscope and more recently Facebook Live and few people know live video space more than Alex. He is a full time Creative Technologist which means he finds unique and creative ways to use technology and has helped some of the world's top brands with their creative efforts.
Alex co-founded #ScopeForGood. Their aim for the #hashtag is to create and raise awareness all over the globe for the amazing things people have done for anyone who has suffered hardships as the result of natural disasters. All this is done with the livestreaming platform Periscope.