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The Answer Is This: Give It Away For Free.

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I have no payment walls on my website.
You can message me for free 24/7.
There is no 30-day course with a one-time special offer.

My eBook is free. You don’t even need to leave your email address.

That last one is important and I want to highlight it. Many people give away a free eBook to capture email addresses and subscribers. I’d like to do that too but in the end, I don’t want to force or trick people to do it.

My web developer asked me an interesting question the other day:

“Tim, do you want to make your free eBook signup form require a valid email address?”

My answer: “No way man.”

“Give the eBook to them even if they give a fake email. In fact, give them the eBook even if they enter no email address and give me nothing.”

The most common question I get.

I get this series of questions all the time and they are almost all saying the same thing.

“How do I increase the revenue of my business?”
“How do I build a following?”
“How do I connect with people who have influence?”
“How do I be successful?”

My answer always starts with this: give it all away for free.

None of those questions can be answered unless you do something, do it well, and start off by giving it away for free.

“Once people respect you and you’re adding value to the world, then you can easily monetize that in an ethical way that doesn’t compromise your values”

The problem is this: it’s all about you.

The reason people ask me these questions above is because it’s about what they want and it’s about themselves. Giving it all away for free is about doing something for someone else without expecting anything in return.

“If all you care about is yourself then success, influence, a business or whatever else you crave will never bloody happen”

Quit focusing on you. Tough love is what I do. Tough love baby.

Find a way to do something valuable and then give it away for free.

These four questions people ask me about getting what they want all start with giving it away for free. My answer is almost always going to be this.

Let’s practice the strategy one more time:

Step One: Do something valuable for someone other than yourself
Step Two: Give it away for free
Step Three: Repeat the first two steps
Step Four: You’ll get the desired result if you keep doing it

That’s the big strategy people. The way you get what you want is to give something that’s valuable away for free. It’s the seed to everything. It’s how you know what worked and what didn’t. It’s how you find your fans, followers and future customers.

Your promise of free must be genuine.

There’s a lot of BS on the internet, let’s face it.

That’s why to stand out and get what you want, you don’t just have to give people what they want, you have to be also genuine about it.

The moment you “fake it” or pretend, or be incongruent with yourself, all of your hard work comes undone. If you’re serious about following my advice, then be real and genuine about it.

Don’t mislead people.
Don’t say something you don’t mean.

If you’re not ready to go free, then stop right now.

The whole “free thang” may not be your cup of hot chocolate and I get it. If that’s the case, you’re not ready perhaps. Achieving your goals and getting what you want takes huge amounts of:

– Personal development
– Emotion
– Ability to connect with humans on a deep level

This stuff doesn’t happen overnight, so there’s a chance you’re not ready. That’s okay. Let’s not have a cry about it. Instead, practice your craft and work on yourself.

You’ll eventually get to a stage where the “give it away for free” idea makes perfect sense.

There is no shortcut.

Giving stuff away for free is also not a shortcut.

Like I’ve said a hundred times: There is no shortcut!

Whether you choose my strategy of free or not, it’s going to take a very long-time amigo to do anything that makes a huge impact. Heck, I’ve still got a very long way to go myself!

That’s why I encourage you to forget the shortcuts and focus on doing the one thing that makes you fulfilled and achieves the purpose (or insert other cliché self-improvement word to describe youe why) you have set for your life.

Again, there’s no overnight success.

Give it all away for free. Do it.

If you want to increase your productivity and learn some more valuable life hacks, then join my private mailing list on timdenning.net

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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