Friday, 15 September 2017

Podcasts!


I’m a massive fan of podcasts now thanks to the reminder to start listening to them again by Rob Moore.  I love listening during “dead” time, like when I am walking, commuting or at the gym – it means I can listen & learn without it feeling like much of an effort.  Some call it “super-productivity” when you combine it with another productive task like going to the gym for example.  For me it’s almost a habit now, and I’m getting through tons of great content.

Another great tip from Rob was to listen to them at 1.5x speed (I can’t quite listen at 2x speed yet as he suggests!) – I didn’t even know you could do that.

Here are my current favourites for personal development, business, productivity, that sort of thing…

The Brendon Show – Brendon Burchard
The Robin Sharma Mastery Sessions – Robin Sharma
Beyond The To Do List – Erik Fisher
The Tai Lopez Show – Tai Lopez
The GaryVee Audio Experience – Gary Vaynerchuk
The Disruptive Entrepreneur – Rob Moore

Check them out if you haven’t done so already. If you’ve any other gems let me know, I’d love to hear.

Dave x

Friday, 21 July 2017

Andy Harrington Stand & Deliver Free Seminar Review (& Free Book Offer)

Stand & Deliver

I attended the free “Stand & Deliver” event by Andy Harrington on Wednesday, so thought I would write a few words about it.

It was my first time seeing Andy Harrington, and of course knowing this was a “free” event I knew they would try and up-sell me a course or product, that’s only natural.  I used to hate that sort of thing, I’d feel like “here we go again, the sales bit!”.  But of course this is a business, from the moment I clicked on one of his links or whatever it was, I am in their “sales funnel” and that’s just how it works, and I am happy with that provided you get some value along the way.  

I definitely got some value from Andy before I attended the course through some of his videos, teaching techniques and also from the stories I watched on some of the graduates from his “Public Speakers University” - some truly inspiring stuff.

Before the seminar I wasn’t sure if I would do the course or not, but of course, as for most people, you assess the cost/benefit, the risk/reward when you are there.  I already had it in my head what sort of price I would gladly pay, so I was more open than on some previous seminars/talks I have attended, and tried to be as open as possible to all the benefits.

I’d already read most of Andy’s book “Passion Into Profit”, but I was keen to see how this guy cam across in person, in the flesh.  I think I like to “check people out” before I buy anything from them.

Some of the stuff Andy spoke of I had seen before, notably his “story” and some of his speaking techniques/teachings, but nevertheless it was a great few hours.

What I really enjoyed was that this was not just all about standing on stage and delivering a speech, it was so much more than that.  It covered personal development, mindset, playing big, confidence, speaking on stage, storytelling, and communicating your message to thousands of people without using a prompt.  Impressive stuff.

So I have signed up to do the “Public Speakers University” course, which scares and excites me in equal measure.  Almost.  

Maybe you’re like me, interested in being able to speak on stage better, more confidently, tell gripping stories, or are just interested in personal development.  If so, then I think this would be of use to you too.

You can see more about Andy on YouTube or grab a copy of his free book “Passion Into Profit”.  I just finished the book this morning while having a coffee in may local town centre.  The last chapter was all about how we can beat ourselves up about things, listening to the voices in our heads, the “I’m not good enough” voice, you know the one.  It was a timely reminder for me as I felt like I was on a dit of a “downer” yesterday due to various events (out of my control events please note!), and just hearing Andy say those words made me drive home with the stereo blaring out a tune that inspires me - how funny that it was “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man with the lyric “don’t put the blame on me”.

Time for me to take action.

Best wishes,
Dave
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