Alright, Fire Nation! We are kicking off another Weekend Jam Session. I am so glad you’re joining us today. Let’s get right into these great questions that we have.
Stu McLaren is a recognized marketing expert helping business owners sell more by building an online community around their product, service, or expertise. His flagship product, WishList Member, now powers over 42,000+ membership sites and serves to simplify the process of building, managing and monetizing an online community or membership site.
Tommy Walker is the Host of Inside The Mind, a show that fuses internet generation humor with online marketing strategy. Currently he is doing an experiment with crowd-funding on indiegogo.com to get Season 2 off the ground. Also, he is publishing 20+ Guest Posts in 30 days.
American Way Magazine calls Seth America's Greatest Marketer, and his blog is one of the most popular in the world written by a single individual. As an entrepreneur, he has founded dozens of companies, most of which have failed. His latest company, Squidoo.com, is ranked #36 in the US by Quantcast for traffic. It allows anyone (even you) to build a page about any topic you're passionate about. The site raises money for charity and pays royalties to its million plus members.
A few years ago John Jonas figured out how to make money online, and that’s mostly how people know him. More recently he’s become known as the guy to go to learn how to replace themselves and live the 17-hour work week. He’s all about working as little as he needs to so he can have more time to spend with his family, to go golfing, and to help others live the same lifestyle he does.
Chris Brogan is CEO & President of Human Business Works, a business design company that uses publishing and media to provide tools and smarts to help professionals work better, do the work they want, and be brave. He is the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Impact Equation and a sought-after professional keynote speaker.
Alright, Fire Nation. We’re just going to get back into the Question and Answer swing of things with Kyla Kirkpatrick, the “Champagne Dame” from www.thechampagnedame.com. “Hey, John. My question is I’m a very driven person and I’m working on a new business which is really taking off. With any new business, there is so much to do. Particularly, not having a team to assist. But it is all blue sky with many avenues to explore. I am finding it incredibly hard to mentally switch off from thinking about my business and I find it hard to remove myself from my desk at the end of the day. Some days, I sit there till midnight and I get up at 5:00 a.m. to keep going. I hate taking a weekend off because it breaks my momentum. And because I’m doing a job that I love, it’s even harder. A good problem to have, I suppose, but it’s wearing me out and I can see my family and friends are growing tired of my constant focus on work even though they are happy for me. So how do you switch off even when you are on a roll to take personal time and family time that does not have any focus or element of work? Many thanks, Kyla.”
Alright, guys. Time for another Question and Answer session. I am really excited. Today, we’re going to change it up just a little bit because I’ve been getting some great emails from Fire Nation in general. Just some really open and honest emails. Everyone who’s sent me one knows that I’m very quick to respond. I love getting emails from all of you guys. Two in particular were really long, thought out and personal, so I wanted to share them today with the rest of Fire Nation in lieu of question and answers. We’ll pick up the question and answers tomorrow. Let’s focus on these two personal emails that I received and go from there because I know that we’ll all get a lot out of this.
Justin Brooke is a bold southern entrepreneur. He has a software business, e-learning business, and a service business all centered around the topic of helping you get more website traffic. He rolled his last $60 into six figures using Googles Adsense, and has been a self-proclaimed traffic geek ever since. Today his client list includes millionaires, best selling authors, and local offline businesses.
A few years ago, Joel got tired of having an average life. He was working at UPS and waiting for things to happen to him, until he decided to do something about it. Joel made a list of all the things he used to think were impossible, and then, he set out to do them. Now, Joel works on his own terms and does his best to live a life of adventure and meaning while doing the impossible.