Gary Vee: Document, Don’t Create – Part II

“Have you ever been watching a movie or TV show when the kid who used to star in all the school plays and talk about making it in Hollywood suddenly appears on-screen, or seen the face of someone you used to know on the cover of a national magazine? It’s almost impossible not to get worked up about it. “Holy shit, I know him! He did it!” From then on, whenever the conversation makes it possible, you will probably slip in the fact that you knew that person back when nobody else did. Now, as excited as you are, imagine how excited your old acquaintance is knowing that hundreds of his old classmates are having the same reaction, especially if he was mocked or put down for daring to think he had enough talent or smarts to be a star. Believe me, it feels good.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Boom! I love saying “boom” because the loud echo could and will be heard throughout the universe.  Just last week I got an anonymous message from someone on my FB saying “omg, you’re an internet sensation now! I’m so proud of you!”  I don’t know who this person was, but I think my voice and everything is starting to get out.

I’ve also had the opportunity to look at some other profiles of high school students who I went to school with back in 2006.  One went on to get a MBA at Georgetown and a couple other things.  The one who went to prestigious Penn is just that….a student from prestigious Penn.  Nothing exciting happening in her neck of the woods.

It’s going to feel even better when some of these ex students start coming back to say, “wow! Look at you now!”

“Your natural gifts can take you only so far. If you want to be the best, you’ll have to work at it, but avoid being a perfectionist. Perfection doesn’t exist; it’s totally subjective. We earn people’s respect and loyalty when we let them see us up close and dirty. Knowing that should ease any misperception that you have to start this process fully formed. Remember, there was a time when Kobe and Beyoncé still had to use their last names.” – Gary Vee

It’s constantly beating on your craft.  Another example would be on a day that I was feeling under-the-weather, I turned in a report to the head teacher and he came by to see me, stating that my grammar was off.  Yeah, especially on this day it would be off, but it’s more of just a shoulder shrug.  Getting better is the ultimate key, but I’m not trying to be a “perfectionist” when it comes to writing.  Yes, I’ll have an editor look over my book before publishing it, but this is what makes people stay away their dreams.  Things such as remarks.  A lady once told me that I didn’t have the vocabulary to write a book.  A British lady from four years ago.  How upsetting was that?! I eventually listened to her and gave up on that dream.

Turn Your Car/Commute Into A University On Wheels

Name how many positive radio stations you have in your country.  Go ahead, I’ll wait, patiently.

I’ll give you an insight.  One of the most popular radio stations in America brings different interviewees on the show to degrade, dehumanize, and criticize them.  Yet, their following base is probably the largest in America.

As human beings, we naturally gravitate towards the negative rather than seeing the positive side of everything.

Radio stations, from what Gary Vee has been saying, are almost dead.  YouTube is on the verge of trumping cable TV for the first time EVER…..attention is veering away from things that try to control our minds and society in general.  So, what can you do?

What can you do if radio is finished? What can you do if you’ve had it with the people talking about the Russians, Trump, Chinese, nuclear warheads, etc? Well, it’s like I’ve been doing.  Turning my commute and drive-time into a university.

Let me give you an example.  Upon arriving to KL International Airport, I knew that immigration lines were going to be super long.  Because I’ve been listening to so much Gary Vee, this was primetime for me.  While all everyone was standing in line, giving each other strange stares, I had Gary Vee and Podsessions in my ear, laughing and giving myself brain food.  People were looking at me, and some of them men behind me (oddly), were trying to get my attention by constantly staring at me.

This is what I call “downtime.”

Podcasts such as Jim Kwik, MindValley, Gary Vee and others that are out there that can help you in the personal development world.

There’s an App called “blinkist” (not the best) that reads out book summaries (make sure they’re personal development books or you’re just wasting your time – sorry, fictional junkies) for you.

You can buy audio books or even connect to YouTube and listen to Bob Proctor, Early Nighingale, Tony Robbins, or titans of the personal development realm.

Your commute everyday should be enjoyable and you should be able to feed your mind and make it young again.

While waiting at KL airport this morning in a never-ending line, I put on Jim Kwik for the first time in a few weeks and he “WOWED” me to even write a blog such as this one.  The information he gives me in terms of making my life better is amazing.  Also, one last thing that will lead into another blog.

TEACH WHAT YOU LEARN.

Make your car/commute a university of learning.

Gary Vee: Document, Don’t Create – Part II

“Documenting to build a personal brand is an especially good tactic if you’re already working a job that you want to leave someday. Build your brand and gain traction in your niche before you ever need to make any money, so that when you are ready to step out of your current job, your brand is there to hold you up and carry you to your next opportunity.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

BOOM!  So, this might be slightly away from the brand, but this is being smart.

Back in November of last year, I made the decision to quit my job that I was completely unhappy with.  However, did I quit immediately? Nope. You have to be smart.  I started lining up job interviews over the course of 2-3 months to see which one was best.  By the time February rolled around, I had two part-time jobs already holding me up because my salary took a significant plunge (because I wasn’t the popular teacher anymore – lol).  So, by the time March rolled around, I was so discontent with my job that I began cancelling all my classes and didn’t want to be around there anymore because it made my chest hurt.  My salary went from an ugly $1500 USD a month to literally 300$, but it was because I no longer wanted to be at that current job.

I transitioned my way out of an ugly job and I went from that $300 at one place, to an additional $600 at another place, $500 here, $400 there and I knew March wasn’t going to be a solid month.  However, I was still + $1000 in terms of salary.  April? Heading back to $3000.  This is called being SMART.  Don’t flip birds and waltz out of your only income.  Yes, very soon I’ll be building test prep courses online and earning residual income while building my brand (which is exploding at the moment because of my new ESL podcast), but I still love teaching.  Teaching is oxygen to me.  Imagine that.

A lot of you are searching for either instant gratification or quick money.  Nothing is quick in life.  It’s a grind to the top, but the journey is the funnest part of it all.

It’s all about constantly practicing and seeing how your content is.  If you put out half-ass blogs and videos, you’re going to get half-ass results.

Example, I’m trying to reevaluate what I’m doing with this personal development podcast in general because my ESL podcast, after only 1 week, gets more plays a day compared to my PD podcast that’s been out for 27 months.  Maybe there’s more of a reach and base with my ESL podcast because 100 + countries are tuning into my YouTube videos.  I’ve asked so many of my students about what they think in terms of my podcast (ESL) and they say it’s truly amazing.  This idea came one morning when I asked myself, “if I have 5000 watch-time minutes on my YouTube page, how about I make an ESL podcast for them, too?”  BOOM! And just like that, Taiwan, China, Vietnam and other places are playing my episodes by HERDS because I’m doing what other ESL podcasts aren’t doing – making lessons, pronunciation, confidence-building and creating useful tactics.

Am I doing that with my PD podcast? It’s hard to say when I’m not getting much feedback, but I do have some angels telling me what they expect when they listen to my podcast.

Gary Vee also mentioned that a lot of Instagrammers and Twitter “experts” label themselves as “life-coach, entrepreneur expert, business owner, quick money now” fools.  However, you can’t find a video of them online, website, or anything.  These are the “fakes” of the social media world.  If you have 50k followers and you get two likes per twitter post, something is seriously wrong and I can call the “bulls***” from a mile away.

I, on the other hand, have a lot of content on YouTube, Google, and everywhere in general.  I’m not faking a damn thing.  This is who I am and there’s no painting a picture otherwise. It’s like when I referred to the pair of dog trainers on Gary Vee’s podcast at the end of last year.  Gary Vee told them to create content because 99% of dog trainers aren’t creating content.  BOOM!

If I could give my 20-year-old self advice, I would’ve turned a break-up into a bunch of YouTube videos, blogs, and I would be raking in millions right now.  You always have to look at a negative as something to benefit. When I was going through a childhood break-up, I found 1-2 videos online about them.  YouTube was still a newborn in the world and there was nothing out there at that moment.  Now there are millions of them, but I didn’t have the conscious effort to learn about personal development and turn that break-up into an inspirational story.

One of those channels was “Vanae,” who was one of the very first YouTubers I came across back in 2007-2009.  I think what’s more amazing is although she had a huge following base about 4 years ago, she stopped making videos and disappeared from the limelight.  She only she had stuck to it…..those stories are face-palming.  Sure, you can say she moved on, but it was a trip to Indonesia and vanishing that ultimately destroyed her following base and channel.

What I’m saying is DON’T GIVE UP on your followers.  One of my loyal followers is near Stanford University in California in a small suburb called “Menlo Park.”  This particular individual has been following my podcasts since early 2016.  If I give up now, I quit on him/her.  If I give up right now on what I’m doing, I would be failing thousands around the world.  Regardless of what’s happening in your life, know that circumstances are much bigger than you when you have a massive follow. People are counting on you.  Don’t quit in the midst of hard times.

 

Gary Vee: Document, Don’t Create

“Let people learn who you are, then let them watch you develop into who you want to become.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

This. Is. The. One!

If you actually go back to the very first podcasts I’ve ever had, my tone is far different from today.  What’s even more, my mindset! Like what I used to talk about and complain back then is virtually no more.  You have a full transformation through podcasts on my Spreaker.com platform, which is extraordinary.  I’ll be able to go back and listen to the very beginning of my journey and that’s what makes the internet and technology so WONDERFUL.  I documented my entire journey here in Thailand.  Through all the racist days, to what has happened at work, things that have come and gone, fitness, health, well-being, what I’ve learned, and most importantly, where I’m going.

In about one year’s time, I’m going to have a full website with people purchasing different test prep courses off of me, speaking worldwide, making 50$-100% an hour teaching, having other teachers work under me, go to national conventions to learn more, and that’s only a snippet.  When it all happens, I’m going to go to my very first podcasts, listen, and cry.  What a journey!

Gary Vee’s philosophy is that he learns by watching and doing, not reading.  I learn from reading, writing, speaking, and doing – in that order. Remember the time I mentioned a colleague who read Dale Carnegie’s “How To Stop Worrying & Start Living.” He went through that book quickly and just said, “it was a good book,” yet put nothing into action.  The best way for me to remember is to read it, write it, make a podcast about it, then leave my condo with full intent on doing it.  It works EVERY TIME.

Another one of my close friends said, “when people listen to your podcast, they don’t want to hear about things happening at work, this, or that.”  However, documenting, talking about, and showing how I handle situations can reap rewards for others.

“Use Snapchat, Instagram Stories, YouTube videos, and Facebook Live three, four, five times per day to share the world through your eyes.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

Just reading this made me realize that this is the truth.  Showing people life here in Thailand on Instagram and Facebook stories could be critical.  Not many people know about the slums here in Thailand, but it can give them incredible insight and make them realize that they too, should be grateful.

When I head to Kuala Lumpur this week, I’ll definitely be purchasing a simcard so I can do Instagram stories before and after the race. FB live for when I complete it, and even Twitter.  Most Americans never travel outside of the states, so to let them into Kuala Lumpur would be SPECIAL!

Try it.  All of you.  Document.  Start now.  Maybe you’ll hate it; maybe it’s life-changing.

You’ll never know until you begin.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/gary-vee-document-dont-create

Gary Vee: The Eighth Essential – Content

“In Crush It! I recommended simultaneously pumping out content onto all the different channels using a social-media Web service (anyone remember Ping.fm?). It was only later, however, that I realized there had been another misunderstanding. I should have specified that I didn’t mean you should pump out the same content across multiple platforms. Rather, I wanted you to develop high-quality native microcontent. For those of you new to this, that means content that is specifically and perfectly designed to suit the platform you’re using to disseminate it. The audience on Twitter isn’t looking for the same kind of content as Instagram followers.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

Gary is absolutely right.  Looking at what he puts on Twitter versus the other platforms is totally different.  On twitter, my podcasts and blogs upload directly onto it.  That’s the easy part.  I also write messages of great things that are happening or happen through the day, just like Gary Vee.  However, on Instagram I post affirmations, YouTube pictures and my podcast photos with a link in the description for 24 hours.  It’s different from what I do on Twitter.  On my Facebook pages, I upload YouTube videos and do audio podcasts.  It’s not very different, but it’s a little different compared to the rest.

“If they’re on Twitter, they’re likely trying to keep up with current news. If they’re on Facebook, they’re probably catching up with friends and family. They may go to Snapchat to consume a blip of entertainment on their lunch break, but they’ll go to YouTube when they’re in the mood to settle in for the evening with some long-form video, the same way previous generations watched TV. You should be plotting how to adapt your content to appeal to every platform your audience might visit in a given day.” – Gary Vee

When I’m on Twitter, I’m looking at motivational quotes from the Secret, posting some inspirational stuff on other posts, or looking at Eric Thomas’ TGIM video.  This is such a quick way to bring positivity in my life once I wake up.  When I go to Instagram, I love commenting about my story on other pictures to sway people to click on my profile, which has worked tremendously.  Facebook is for networking.  YouTube I listen to during commute, but more often podcasts now.  I don’t sit there and watch YouTube because I have a ton of things to do.  I’m more into podcasts because I can listen, smile and get brain food throughout anytime of the day.

When you’re creating content, like Gary Vee said, try creating a big piece of pillar content, then separating that into smaller pieces, such as what Gary does on his FB page.  Another example would be me starting an ESL podcast and making the first 30 seconds the best so they would love to listen more.  It’s called a BuzzFeed, and this encourage the students to continue listening.

“While the opportunities for people to become stars on various social-media platforms have multiplied, to have a prayer of becoming even the eighty-eighth best whiskey Instagrammer, you’re going to have to make sure that you are constantly updating your knowledge and providing information and insight that people can’t find easily anywhere else. Moreover, you’ll have to do it in a unique and memorable signature style. There’s no way around it—your content must be amazing. For some that reality can be as paralyzing as a snakebite. Here’s the antivenin: you don’t have to wait until you’re an expert or you’ve designed a perfect website or written ten perfect blog posts before launching a business. Quite the contrary.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

Gary Vee: Attention – Do You Have You Consumers Glued In?

Look at it from the analytical standpoint.  Look up your YouTube analytics and see where the attention is.  For example, I always check out the statistics to my podcast on a daily basis.  I want to see what countries are listening to me.  So, it fluctuates worldwide and it’s also exciting.  Yes, America makes up a decent bulk, but a lot of attention in now coming from the UK and Hungary.  Also, South African nations.  On SoundCloud, the Middle East loves me with a good bulk of plays coming from Dubai.  Also, India, Jordan, Lebanon, and event the UK loves SoundCloud instead.

It’s important to know what platforms are popping and where to host your podcast because it’s a critical component to maximum exposure.  If you’re not uploading your podcasts on multiple platforms, you’re only using 5-10% of the availability out there.  I recently submitted my podcast to Spotify.  Once I get on there (and one of my students even mentioned it four months ago), I’m going to get everything on there.  Another prime example is having third-party hosts using your podcast and you not having to pay a monthly fee for it.  RSS Radio, which is a reputable radio host in the UK, started hosting my podcast for free and now I have listeners on there.  Another story would be iHeartRadio.  This, just like RSS, is a radio station app that’s used in America and Canada only.  They took up my podcast and my plays exploded.

Where is the attention right now in America? Cable T.V? It’s falling apart.  People are tuning to YouTube now, even for highlights of games.  Within ten years, Cable TV will completely vanish (in some countries) because we need to do multiple tasks, not just sitting in front of a TV.  On the other hand, podcasts have not come to China, Japan, Korea, Thailand and other Asian countries yet, but when it does, GameOver.

If you look at the YouTube community, people are terrified at the fact that Will Smith is on YouTube – killing it.  However, this is how the game always been.  Will Smith isn’t going to snag subscribers away from other people.  Of course it’s all based on opinion, but it’s not a channel that I would view regularly because I don’t learn from it.  Logan Paul, who is one of the biggest grossers on YouTube, attracts teenagers.  Lily Singh, who’s a rapper and a few other things, has a wide-range audience.  What I’m trying to point out is there are people all over the world who have different needs.  The majority of people love negativity and pessimism, so that’s why the media and news continues to WIN.  Other people like things that are entertaining and just time-wasting, dramatized shows.  Touche.  Not everyone will like the same thing.  There are audiences for frankly EVERYONE.  Here’s a nice rundown of what countries have listened to me in the past 24 hours.

Just to let you know, Indonesia is on top of my YouTube channel, bringing it 16% of my total views, followed by America at 15% and Thailand at 14%.  Lots of people don’t tune into analytics, but it’s important to know where people are coming in from.

Top 10

Indonesia

America

Thailand

Spain

France

Mongolia

Greece

Mexico

Brazil

A lot of the top YouTubers, including the YouTube celebs, definitely don’t look at their statistics, nor do they care about what countries are actually tuning in.  Will Smith says, “my fans.”  Fans are deemed worldwide.  Lily Singh and the other “prolific” YouTubers never seem to reply to ANY of the YouTube comments or Instagram posts.  This is the problem when you get to “that” level.  You just stop caring.  This is why I absolutely LOVE GARY VEE so much because even though he made close to 200 millions in gross revenue last year, he still takes pictures and says hello.

I love your committment in your work and your love for your audiences. I love your content because you wrote your own blog post, post your own YouTube to it and run your podcast which are quite diversified where I don’t see it in other blogging website. Although you owned your own YouTube channel, but you still using your blogging website in a great by fully utilising channels like blogging by providing contents, video blogging in YouTube and podcasting.

A girl, who wants to be mentored by me, told me this.  I will be meeting her very soon; furthermore, she wants to become part of my team.  I’m very excited about this because this is the first big step in terms of mentorship.  Having someone realize your brilliance is a sure way in terms of you going in the right direction.

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https://www.spreaker.com/user/thearseniobuckshow/gary-vee-attention-do-you-have-you-consu

Gary Vee: Work – Part II

I talked a lot about time-management about two years ago, but it’s actually about managing your activities around time.  Time is infinite.

Look at it this way.  I’m actually more productive when I’m on a busy schedule.  On Mondays, I’m up at 5:15am and leaving home by 6am to join a class at 6:45.  After that, I head to a project and have 40 minutes of free-time, so I hurry up and get first things done first.  After that I have a thirty minute window to zoom over to another place to get things done.  Next, I have to see a couple more people before heading home.  During that time, my blog, instagram, podcast and youtube video are all uploaded.  I’m not rushing to put things together.  I told you guys a lot about how to utilize your time  in a podcast about a week ago.

“Do things! Create content daily. Biz-dev daily. Meet with two or three people per day who can get you awareness, distribution, or sales—somehow closer to your goals. DM people on Instagram with offers to collaborate”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

This has increased vastly in my area of podcasting.  Yes, I create content daily, and so does Gary Vee.  For example, he has a new YouTube video and podcast coming out on a daily basis.  Some people have podcasts come out every week.  I believe that it throws a curveball in the development of listeners.

Just recently I went on a podcast hiatus because I believed my mind wasn’t suitable for the mic at the time. It took only 2-hours to snap out of it, but I kept my word.  It was difficult, but I did lose a range of listeners over that span. It was also interesting to see if I had residual listeners who would come on and listen to my old episodes.  it worked a bit, but it was still lacking.

One of the things I took and put into action was messaging influencers on Instagram.  It was difficult, and some of the people I sent my episodes over to never responded, but I was able to get a follow at one time because of some tags on Instagram and she has a 20k following base on Instagram — and she’s also a host for a pretty popular radio show in Los Angeles.  I will actually be interviewing her tomorrow and I’m so excited for it, too.  That would’ve never happened if hadn’t posted daily affirmations on Instagram.

 

 

 

Gary Vee: Work

Before I get into some of his quotes and excerpts, I was listening to a brilliant podcast on Jim Kwik’s podcast featuring Vishen Lakihiani of MindValley.  While I was listening to it, he came across the “hard-work” lingo that’s being thrown out there, most notably, by Gary Vee.  Not exactly sure if Vishen knows Gary Vee, but Vishen said, “there’s a very destructive term being thrown out there called ‘hard-work.’  I think it’s bullshit and it has destroyed families virtually everywhere in the world.”

I then thought about it and said, “well, that is true.  I mean my mother worked at a drugstore from 2pm-11pm everyday and I never got to see her on days she worked this “swing shift.”  People ask Gary Vee a lot about work-life balance and there’s never really an answer.

Everyone’s life is different, but I think there is a considerable amount of reference to the word “hustle” and “hard-work.”

Sure, I’ve coined the phrase a couple of times, but that’s in terms of me making back-to-back videos, writing three blogs in thirty minutes, or handling things on my top priority list.  Then I would say, “boy, I’m on fire today! I’m hustling!” meaning I’m doing a lot.  It has nothing to do with getting 4 hours of sleep and working all the way until 2am.

Another blog I read recently took every word that came out of Gary’s mouth – literally.  He said, “if you wake up at 4am and sleep at 11pm, you would be dying.”

I believe, wholeheartedly, in traveling abroad and initiating “escapism.”  Well, I wouldn’t necessarily call it escapism, because then you would never be content with traveling abroad – constantly checking your phone every hour.  Gary thinks everyone should “eat shit” for ten years and close their eyes, practically meaning don’t do a damn thing except hustle and build your brand for ten years.

With that being said, you have to choose the lifestyle and use vocabulary terms at your own risk.

“I’ve audited a lot of people over the years who on the surface seemed to be doing everything right. They’d established a good niche, they were personable and interesting, their content was on target and valuable, yet they expressed frustration that they weren’t meeting their business goals. When I looked closer, I’d see that they were still playing golf or tweeting about the previous night’s Walking Dead episode. Let me make this as clear as I can:
When you first start out, there is no time for leisure—if you want to crush it. There is no time for YouTube videos or shooting the shit in the breakroom or an hour-and-a-half lunch. ”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

And, remember, Gary does often contradict himself, which is totally fine.  Some people aren’t making expectations simply because they’re missing out on one of the key categories of life.  I believe that leisure is one of the most important components of either winding down, or just simply enjoying your life as you go.

Now, of course, I would never go out on a golf course or even attempt to watch an episode of just about anything on tv, but other people do.  People waste their time watching Indian TV series here in Thailand when they could be doing so much more.  I’m diametrically opposed to time-wasting activities; however, like Gary and his New York Jet football games from the 1980’s, I will go to my Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Tedx talk in Morocco, getaway in Fiji/American Samoa, and so forth.  Seeing the world at the same time I’m doing what I love is true fulfillment – in my own words.

“Your only prayer to one day live the Crush It! life, therefore, is to deploy ungodly amounts of work from seven p.m. to two a.m. Monday through Friday, plus all day Saturdays and Sundays. ” – Gary Vee

And this is what I was talking about pertaining to the no-name article I mentioned.  People take this literally, therefore they truly believe they should stay up until 2am – only to wake up 3-4 hours later.

Of course this is an absolute no-brainer in terms of “doing.”  You will become an insomniac and you can quite possibly develop an autoimmune disease, when your body will begin attacking itself because it’s going throw endless amounts of NO SLEEP.

In the middle of this chapter, where I’m stopping today in my writing, he talks about bringing your family along with you so you can enjoy your leisure time together.  This was essential for me to read at this given moment in my life.

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How To Utilize & Become More Efficient

In the midst of wasting my time (for the moment) in terms of traveling to the other side of town just to teach one class, there has to be a way where I can get things done within that almost 1.5 hour commute.

Because I travel for ONLY three days a week now (thank god!), I figured out a way to use time to my advantage.

Leaving Home

So, what I just inherited today was wake-up around 5am.  If I toss and turn and my mind starts thinking about what to do first, I immediately go into a meditation.  The meditation app I use is by Glenn Harold and I’ve been using it for beautiful two years.  I do this for about 20-minutes (guided), and then I go into affirmations.  I always found myself never doing my grateful list, which are essentially affirmations, because I’m too busy doing something else.  So, going on YouTube and finding an affirmation video will do the job.  Then I take a pre-workout (if I’m going to do cardio) and hop in the shower after a glass of Aloe Vera.

After that portion of the morning, I either have a podcast already pre-recorded, or I do one after I do a little bit of cardio.  This is all before 7:45am (the time which I have to leave to arrive on the other side of town on time).  After my cardio yesterday morning, I hurried to make some eggs, had a yogurt and some strawberries.  I didn’t make my protein shake yesterday morning because I already had a decent breakfast.

My goal was to do a live audiocast on my Facebook page, but I failed.  I was supposed to do my Herbalife video, but I also failed.  I’m tweaking out a few things that distracted me along the way and I’ll be much better going forward.

Once I leave home at 7:45am, the goal is to get to the top of the platform of the skytrain within 15 minutes (normally takes 7 minutes) so I can avoid standing for a national anthem (ain’t nobody got time for that. I’m on grind mode).

When I get in the train, I upload everything to Instagram with links and send my podcast to specific individuals who may find it useful.  I reply to all emails, comments, instant messages and everything in general.  I shower positivity into the world by looking at Gary Vee and Lewis Howes posts, along with other Instagrammers who positive affirmations up.  Everything that could be done during commute, I get it done.  This is all done while standing.

Once I get into the minivan, which takes about 40-45 minutes to get to, I pull my laptop out and write out blogs for my podcasts in the coming days.  Anything that involves extensive writing, I get it done in the 30 minute commute to the other side of town.

Once I get there, I won’t start work for about 40 minutes, so I just sit in the supermarket and do any final touches on anything that needs to be handled in the morning.

BOOM!

Suggestions

If you’re not writing blogs, posting on Instagram, replying to emails, looking for new opportunities or anything – audio programs.  That’s right – podcasts, YouTuber channels of inspirational people, and things that are going to help you with life, are essential.

  • Have your audiocasts/podcasts ready to go for the next morning.
  • Get everything ready and lay your clothes the night before.
  • Know what you’re going to eat for breakfast.
  • Establish your body clock.

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Gary Vee: Speed

“ I will always gravitate toward the thing that allows me to live my life more efficiently and do my work faster.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks.

I’ve talked about Alexa before and this is going to be an appetizer to my next blog/podcast (utilizing time) because people don’t understand the essence of it.

How can you become more efficient? Can you hire a personal assistant to remind you of tasks and set reminders for you on your devices?  How about Alexa, which works incredibly well in America (even in Australia & England).  Sure, there are some things that need to be tweaked in improving the google home, apple home and all other alexa skills, but in about ten years time, you’re going to be amazed at how much more efficient we’re going to become as human beings.

People are now starting to listen to podcasts at 1.25-1.50 speed.  One of my proud listeners, who’s Japanese, is learning to listen to my voice at a faster speed before downgrading it to normal speed.

“You need to constantly be in do mode. I see you out there overthinking your content and agonizing over your decisions, taking forever to make up your mind. Your confidence is low, and you’re worried people will call you a loser if you make the wrong call. Get over that quick. I love losing because I learn so much from it.”

Excerpt From: Gary Vaynerchuk. “Crushing It!.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/crushing-it/id1229850109?mt=11

Am I the master in the English language? No.  I’ve learned along the way.  I don’t overthink what I put on YouTube so much, because all of viewers will understand the general gist of what I’m saying.  If I need a better video, I’ll purchase a camera in the future and when the time is right.  However, I get an insane amount of views with having an iphone.  People dread and overthink because they want everything to be perfect.  No, just do it.  After that you can evaluate and see what you can do better in.

I’m constantly doing and uploading as much content as I can.  I need to constantly be in that mode because it’s all paying off.  Even in terms of losing, that’s completely fine.  Everyone loses.  However, there’s always something being taught in a loss.

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