UPDATE: On August 10, 2014, the Danger & Play Podcast hit 115 ratings and 62 reviews.
As of August 1, 20014, the DNP Podcast on iTunes is at 74 ratings and 44 reviews. Ask Altucher is at 73 ratings with 34 reviews. UPDATE (April 30, 2015 – the Mike Cernovich Podcast has 348 ratings; Ask Altucher has 338 ratings.)
James Altucher’s writings have appeared in every major (and minor) media publication in the United States. He has written 11 books. His audience is at least 10 times what Danger & Play’s audience is. It could be 1,000 or even 10,000 times greater.
I have put all of my friends onto James Altucher, joking that he’s a “good guy Danger & Play.” Altucher understands the game and puts his neck out to tell the truth.
Like me, he has lost friendships and jobs over his writing. He is as real as it gets.
He is a role model of mine. And he practically gives away his material. His must-read Choose Yourself! is only $0.99 on Kindle.
James Altucher’s also has a podcast that I listen to called “Ask Altucher.” If you go to his iTunes page, you’ll notice something.
The Danger & Play podcast has 43 ratings and 28 reviews; James Altucher’s podcast has 23 ratings and 8 reviews.
This isn’t about ego. This stuff matters.
When you men rate me, the podcast skyrockets up in iTunes’ algorithm, allowing us to reach even more people. (If you haven’t rated the D&P Podcast yet, please do so.)
Reviews are extremely helpful. iTunes wants to recommend only the best content to its listeners. When you vote for me, you are saying, “This is great stuff, iTunes. Share it with other men!”
You have to ask to get what you want.
That sounds banal, doesn’t it?
But it’s true.
Danger & Play has more ratings than James Altucher.
I am huge fan of James’ and yet I hadn’t given him a review, and I hadn’t even thought to until writing this post.
How could I not give back to the man who has given so much to me?
Why hadn’t I given him a review?
Because he hadn’t asked me!
(I corrected that immediately.)
Yes, asking people means they will tell you no.
That’s totally OK.
Remember the D&P Podcast on active engagement and taking no for an answer? Getting nos will bring you closer to yesses.
Sometimes a no today means a yes tomorrow.
A man asked to submit a guest post to D&P. I politely informed him that I have never accepted guest submissions.
Well I have since run three guest submissions. These guest submissions were among the most helpful posts to appear in recent memory at Danger & Play.
- A Pilot’s Two Tips to Flying High
- 47 Life Tips from an Afghanistan War Vet
- 15 Life Tips from a World War II Vet’s Son
A Danger & Play reader is currently working on a guest post discussing how he used NLP to help overcome a paralyzing stuttering problem.
My no a few months ago was a yes today.
Because life is dynamic.
What are you afraid to ask for?
Post your comments below.
P.S. Will you rate Danger & Play on iTunes?