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The Number One Reason I Give Everything Away For Free: There Are No Secrets.

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Every week I give away tons of content for free. People sometimes think I never sleep and am a content generating machine that lives off vegetables and canned beans.

When I learn something new, I tell everyone.

When I find a way to reach more people for free, I tell everyone.

When someone wants to know a strategy I used, I tell them for free.

Many people think this is crazy. They say “But Tim you can charge for all of this. You’re giving away everything for free!” My response is this: “There are no secrets. All information exists on the Internet for free.”

The only thing that matters is traction and execution.

The reason people want to use my services in both social media and coaching is because I have traction and my skills have been validated by the market. The principles I teach around personal development, entrepreneurship, social media and life are based on universal principles.

Stop thinking I’m special or that you’re special and have some magic secret. Remember everything can be Googled for free.

Instead, help as many people as you can.

“Rather than dwelling on keeping things secret and believing you have some superpower that no other human has uncovered, help as many people as you can get what they want”

Do your best to solve people’s problems and self-develop at the same time. Focus your gift of helping others on a few niche areas and create raving fans. In other words, help people and go beyond their expectations. Put your heart and soul into your work.

Once you help a few people, ask them to recommend you to others. If you’ve helped them to the best of your ability and solved their problems, they’ll happily do this.

Do all of this with humility.

My own superpower is humility. I get emails all the time from readers telling me that my best trait is humility. I don’t think I’m some awesome bloke and I do my best to be human.

Translation: lower your own view of how important you are and be human by picking up on people’s emotions and using this knowledge to assist them. Use compassion, courage and kindness as you help people with your skills. This will 10X your results when combined with giving away your content for free.

Quit focusing on what you’re getting.

I meet so many people that are so laser-focused on what they can get out of everything that they turn away the people who could open so many doors for them.

The reason I give everything away for free is because it helps a lot of people and that achieves something far greater than my own selfish desires. Transcending into this headspace will breathe new light into your perception of business and reality.

“Attempting to lock up your knowledge and secrets is nothing more than a mindset battle with the idea that you don’t have enough”

You do have enough and once you understand that then you can start giving away your content and strategies for free and build a real audience.

Your knowledge is useless if it never gets to be applied or seen by anyone.

Once you start giving away your content for free, you’ll build an audience that will turn into real people who see value in what you do. That’s because you’ve taken core principles that can be found on the internet for free and applied your own opinions, perspective, experience and network to them.

That list right there is the real value you have.

A note on time.

Giving away stuff for free is a long-term strategy. You’ll probably see zero results for a while and that’s normal. There is no overnight success.

Your content has to be good.

Plenty of people give away content for free. In fact, that’s part of the problem. So many people are giving away free content that the strategy is almost useless. That’s of course unless your content is really good. There’s not much of that being given away for free.

Just putting stuff out there to tick a box and say you’ve followed the advice of this article is not enough. If the content you give away for free doesn’t align with who you are, your passions and something you know well, nothing will happen.

For your content to be good it needs one or more of these elements:

–    To be entertaining

–    Feature how-to advice

–    To be different

–    Visually appealing

–    Easy to consume

–    Deep and narrow in a particular field

–    The same themes repeated over and over

–    Simple

The end of secrets.

Now you know there’s no secret. You don’t have some unique product or idea that hasn’t been thought of before. We’re all thinking the same shit, like: “Wow there’s no Uber-type service for dry cleaning or car mechanics.”

Sorry pal but we’re all thinking that already. In summary, the aim of the game is to give away your content for free, so you can attempt to build traction and monetize later if that’s your end game.

If your intentions are purely selfish and you’re giving it all away for free to get famous, that also won’t work long-term. Why? Because you’ll end up hating yourself.

Make the best content you can and then give it all away for free. That’s the only strategy and anyone can do it including you.

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

Aussie Blogger with 500M+ views — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and EntrepreneurshipYou can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.com

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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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