“All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.” – George S. Patton.
Today’s podcast is a thank you for exceeding my hopes. Three days ago I mentioned that my podcast had 81 ratings and 47 reviews. I asked you to get me to 100 ratings before my vacation. You are overachieves, of course, and I’m now at 115 ratings and 62 reviews. (I explain why this stuff matters during the podcast.)
This podcast starts off by explaining how you can achieve anything you want by thinking of yourself as resourceful. Then we go deep into marketing, building your network, why you’re wasting your time trying to get the attention of Big Names, managing difficult personalities and prima donnas, and SEO.
Click play or check it out on iTunes: Show notes:
- How to tell the difference between hate and criticism.
- Resourcefulness strategies from Tony Robbins and Jordan Belfort.
- “I don’t have problems. I have resources.”
- Don’t let your limiting beliefs stop you from doing what you want. I’m in a living room with a $60 mic, and the podcast is doing great. The same holds true of you and your abilities.
- When you want help from someone, always give them a reason (even an arbitrary one).
- Why James Altucher needs to step up his game.
- You must look up, down, and to your side.
- Build your cabal of peers. Help men who are starting off. Get the attention of men above you.
- Should you network with Big Names or Middle Names?
- Prima donna or curmudgenon?
- What it says about you when you pay some people when asking others for freebies.
- Is it true that people don’t value what you give them for free?
- How BADNET helped me on my site.
- The need for good manners.
- Successful people say thank you.
- From Errand Boy to Alpha’s new blog.
- The solipsism of men.
- Become more professional.
- Create compelling content. Compelling content is writing that people will want to read and share.
- Study under the master, Matt Cutts.
- Optimize the user experience.
- You want to know how to get more readers? First ask, “How am I treating my current audience?”
- Sales vs customer service is how most companies treat you. Once you buy something, you’re dirt. Don’t be like that.
- Put customer service above sales.
- Treat your users like honored guests. This also means taking out the trash. Don’t let negative people ruin the experience of your website.
- Long tail keywords.
- Bounce rate.
- Find out what keywords you rank for.
- Then capitalize on those.
- I ranked for a lot of keywords by accident and then made the most of those keywords.
- How I “got lucky” with a post about the Liberator and made thousands of dollars by accident.
- Pass page rank from posts that rank to to other posts.
- Your page (blog) has a page rank. Each individual post has a page rank. Create synergies with on-page SEO.
(This is the young Tony Robbins video I referenced in the podcast. He starts talking about the state of resourcefulness at 10:05.)