I know the feeling - you stick your hand up for something and BAM. You get BATTERED with email.
More email than you can shake a stick at.
Email out of all proportion with what you stuck your hand up to get.
And you dread going to your inbox because you are drowning in pure sales garbage.
No meaningful way to avoid it - unless you are a FUNKY THINKER.
Before we start recording Funky Thinkers episodes, I always ask people what they want to get out of the finished product.
Most people say that they want to sell more books or they have a webinar coming up or a bootcamp that they would like bums on seats for.
Do YOU listen to the adverts between TV shows?
Oh my goodness - these guys have got a new type of shampoo out. I need to drop everything to go and get it...
But here is the insight: You probably know already that listening to ONE show religiously - every episode isn't going to give you the moon on a stick in your choice of colour.
The best insights and ideas come from random unstructured conversations.
So here are two tips for how to be a great podcast guest.
Which are the most painful years of your life?
Hi everybody Jon Senior here - question - which are the most painful years of your life?
I would say your middle teens
As small children we are taught to fit in
Stand in line
Wait your turn
Despite what they say - schools often travel at the speed of the slowest pupils.
Standing out often gets you ridicule from your peers.
It's easier for comprehensive schools - with everything else they have to do to create vanilla children.
Children who are
Participation medal winning
It makes the percent charts look better you see.
And when the child gets to their middle teens and maybe apply for a job or University.
All of a sudden they have to stand out.
And all politicians can do is argue about who spends the most on education
Stand up and Get the Funk Out! It will make the rest of your life and theirs more enjoyable!