Wednesday, March 26, 2014

024 - Will Bowen: Oprah, the Today Show, a Complaint-Free World

Will Bowen interview, Complaint-Free WorldWhat could you learn from a guy who has appeared on Oprah and the Today Show and travels the world talking about living a happy, complaint-free life?

My guest this week is Will Bowen, author of A Complaint-Free World and Happy This Year. He also runs a spiritual center in Kansas City called InVision.

This fantastic interview runs the gambit: from entrepreneurial business basics to deep psychological and spiritual principles that have guided Will to his many successes.

In this interview you'll learn:
  • How Will was inspired to start a "complaint-free" movement that has touched millions of people around the globe
  • What he means by "blur the lines between here and there"
  • Why it's self-defeating to "thrive on pain"
  • What he learned from The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment
  • How other cultures think of happiness in very different ways

Watch or listen now!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Top 7 Creative Entrepreneur Video and Audio Interviews So Far

As I write this it's been about nine months since I launched "The Creative Entrepreneur" interview series. A total of 23 interviews have been posted. It seems like a good time to assess how the series is being received by viewers and listeners.

As you may know, the interviews are available for free as YouTube videos and as an audio-only podcast via iTunes, Stitcher and more.

Here are the big picture numbers as of March 19, 2014:

Total video views of all 23 interviews: 8,616

Total audio podcast downloads: 7,840

Of course, these aren't "Gangnam Style" numbers, but I'm pretty happy with them.

Now let's compare the most popular video interviews with the most downloaded audio versions. Here's where things get interesting, because there are some sharp differences.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

023 - Emilie Wapnick on Feeding Your Many Talents

Emilie Wapnick Putty MultipotentialiteHave you ever felt constricted because the world was pressuring you to find a single purpose and passion? If so, you'll love this interview with Emilie Wapnick.

She believes that many people simply don't have one true calling - and you may be better off embracing a variety of interests throughout your life.

In this interview Emilie reveals:
  • How she turned a "refuse to choose" attitude into a business
  • Why a low point in her life lead to what she's doing now
  • How Chris Guillebeau's World Domination Summit changed her life
  • Mistakes she made when offering a coaching service - and how to do it better
  • The importance of building a team and finding competent people through your existing tribe
  • Her amazing big picture vision of why "Multipotentialites" are so important

Watch or listen now!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

022 - Phil Johnson: Making a Living From Music, Comedy, Teaching and More

Phil Johnson: Music, ComedyPhil Johnson leads a fascinating life. For 20 years he's been making a living from a combination of music, comedy, teaching, voice-over work, and more.

For him, success is all about variety and multiple streams of creative income.

In this engaging conversation Phil spills the beans on:
  • How a cubicle inspired him to work for himself
  • The important role that teaching plays in his business model
  • The $10,000 mistake he made
  • Why he wishes he would have started doing comedy earlier
  • The book that changed his life that he doesn't want you to read

Watch or listen now!