How do you pronounce your name?
If you were to speak at TED what would the first minute of your talk sound like?
Do you make your entries purposely short?
One of the reasons is I’d like to hear more from you. 🙂 The entries are more of a conversation starter.
Sure! Just send the links.
P.S. It would help me reply to your message much quicker if you send me the links to the two entries you’d like me to read first. 🙂
I’ve noticed that you have unique content for each of the platforms your on. I see a lot of people on social media just doing a broadcast on their different accounts (by linking them), so if I go to their Twitter feed, it just looks like their Google+ feed. Is there a reason you don’t do the same thing?
Thing is….there is no sense for readers to follow me in another platform…when one platform just replicates itself in others. It’s like I’m talking to any other person I meet in the same way. Because each platform is unique in it’s own way…I aim to go with what works best with that platform and look for specific content that works well.
At the moment…according to time spent…my rankings are:
- Mailing List – took awhile to finally go for a domain name. No regrets — lots learned from the experience!
- Tumblr – indulging (just a bit!) the fan in me. 🙂 So a lot of the posts are written from that perspective. I’ve also started making a list of things I’m thankful for. If you use this link, you’ll get all related posts (I’m up to #54!).
- Twitter – Though I still use Twitter’s Direct Messaging system, I have a number of interactions that are publicly available (even if you’re not logged on Twitter). You can find them by checking out my replies.
- Google+ – I struggled for awhile on how to approach this one…and eventually went with treating it like an RSS feed. So it’ll be the links that may yet end up mentioned in a future piece…or something I find interesting (and may want to refer back to in the future), but have not found a place in my other feeds.
For an index by topic, you can head here.
Um…what would I find here?
It’s mostly behind the scenes commentary. So you might find essays about perspectives I needed to overcome setbacks and get me closer to my goals. This could mean privacy related ones or an epiphany about the kind of content I consume.
As I find additional homes for future pieces, I find that this feed would just end up as an extension of that.
What are your current projects?
Here are some of them:
- Sending 10,000 notes of encouragement
- The Entrepreneur Check-in (Web Series)
- The Artist Check-in (Web Series)
- Finding needles in a haystack of 40 million tracks
- The Q&A Sessions
I get annoyed when I get asked what I do. How do you handle this question?
I just ask myself: ‘What’s the most important thing I’d like this person to know about me?’ — then answer accordingly. One such answer for me is: ‘I work with brands to bring them out of a rut and increase their sales by 30%‘.
I’m not really into sales —- though had been told that it is something that I should try as a personal development task (and that no matter what I do, somehow all interactions come in some form of selling). I had discovered you’re a composer, and listened to one of the tracks from your second album. I’d like to test out my sales skills by selling your music. Can you help me get started?
(A word of warning though…the process is grueling. As long as you are keen to invest your time in learning by doing, its a possibility that I can be a partner and be involved in your sales journey. And if you do realise that this is something that has lit a fire in your heart…you may be headed to carving out your own niche at a level similar to Jay Abrahams)
Are you planning on releasing more music?
Indeed! A third instrumental album is in the works. I’m 30% in, and if you keep prodding me (yes! asking me: ‘are you done yet?’ would help!).
How do you approach your writing?
Like a daily experiment! (Longer answer here)
I’m feeling bummed and disappointed. Any viewing suggestions?
I need someone to help me build my perspective and mind-set to achieve my goals and help me grow along the way. Can you be that person?
Since you asked (and so patiently read through my other entries). I’d be honored.
(longer answer: here)
How would you describe your sense of humour?
You may have to help me on that! Though after watching additional content from ‘The Good Wife’ and hearing how they describe the kind of humour in the show, I think the term I’m going to lean towards is ‘subtle’. Even that term still sounds general, so to be more specific…it is the kind of ‘subtle humour’ that isn’t vulgar or has something that is intended to put down another person (consciously or unconsciously).
As I am not a fan of spoilers…so I’m not going to share the scenes which have made me laugh (from ‘Better Call Saul‘, ‘Elementary’, ‘The Newsroom‘, ‘The Good Wife‘ or ‘Friday Night Lights‘). Unless you find that something you find funny…will always be funny…no matter how many times you watch it!
Okay…if you’re that person…I will let you know which scenes:
- Elementary (Lots here)
- Supportive Cows (FNL)
- Womenfolk Communication (FNL)
- Height Realisations (FNL)
- Um… (FNL)
- Words That Carry Weight (FNL)
- A Matter of Opinion (TGW)
- Music Tastes (TGW)
- Besties Humour (TGW)
- The Titanic Jig (TGW)
- Conversation Ooops (The Newsroom)
- Wrong Time To Decline (The Newsroom)
- When You Shouldn’t Be Debating (The Newsroom)
- The Search Continues (The Newsroom)
- Will’s Pants (The Newsroom) – Okay I Admit…slightly on the slapstick side
- A Quiet Protest (The Newsroom)
Here are some things that made me smile (and you need not worry about spoilers!):
- Notable podcast episodes
- Links from this entry
- Will’s Patreon video.
- David Malki‘s ‘Bad Gaiman Submission’ (video is here — read by Neil)
- Brene’s Yodeling Pickle (which was set-up beautifully by this)
- Kid Currency.
- Something Only the wearer could know.
- Jeff’s third answer (‘Secret’)
If someone is being a jerk to me, I interpret whatever they said (or did) as them telling me: ‘I’m not the right person for you’. I do have to constantly remind myself to just walk away (or excuse myself properly if at all possible) and not engage after that (after all, there is nothing I could do if they are not receptive to another viewpoint).
It may mean that I might go through a number of people who exhibit that kind of behaviour — before finding someone that might be one of my five (or fifteen!). As frustrating as the process may sound, I just think of it as an investment (and remind myself how amazing it’ll be once I’ve found them!).
Oh! and it also doesn’t mean the strategy you are using now isn’t going to lead you to at least one of your five. Just don’t abandon it because of what someone said. Maybe wait until you’ve tested it out on at least 10 people (50 or 100 would best!)?
What’s your favourite quote?
It is ever changing. 🙂 As I write this…I’m going to go with this.
I’ve long since outgrown my close friends and are looking for others to connect with. Can you have a think and arrange an introduction?
Definitely! If you send me a message and let me know where you are and where you want to be (and even why you think you’ve outgrown your close friends), then we can go from there.
Are you doing anything to exercise your idea muscle (I came across the concept from James Altucher)?
Instead of just going for my idea muscle — I aim to do mental exercises in general. Like visiting a new place every week or attempting a new recipe.
One thing I’m doing right now is going through my contacts to find the right guests for two web series (one for artists and one for founders) that focus on strategies to get things done. This would suit those who are looking for additional content for the people they serve (listeners, patrons, clients…) and are looking to get their own IMDB profile. So I’m working my ‘idea muscle’ in a way that I’m going to have to thinking of suggestions, so episodes from the series don’t become stale.
Another one that is testing my brain is the 365 curiosity habits — though that is on hold because Thrive is in the process of a site upgrade (you’ll notice that my Instagram embeds are missing).
The other exercise I tried was to make my own version of newspaper blackout.
Just received a notification that you followed me on Twitter. What sort of criteria do you have when following?
The simplest way to put it, is, if I am keen to connect with the writer (or the owner of the Twitter account)…I follow them. That means, just finding something they shared that I like.
Just a note though…that I stick to one platform. If we have established a conversation in one platform…its not likely that I will use another platform to catch up with you when the time comes. So if we crossed paths on Reddit, and you decided you’d like to follow me on Twitter —- it doesn’t mean I’m upset at you if I don’t follow you back.
(and yes! If I seemingly am ‘blank’ when you come across me on another platform…just mention which platform we previously corresponded)
Limits: For Twitter, I’m aiming to limit the people I follow under 800.
Not sure how to put this, but…I like some of your entries…and the others I can’t stand! Do you still want me as a regular reader?
Of course! And do let me know which ones you like and which ones you don’t. I know it might not be as easy to send you custom notifications of posts via WordPress — I am willing to investigate how best to give you a heads up when I’ve shared (or found!) content that you might like! 🙂
Really appreciate you letting me know!
How do I share your content? (Which ones should I share?)
I suggest picking one thing you like (say a Tweet), then sharing it with the person (or people!) you think would enjoy it as well.
And you can share everything and anything….
…minus personal correspondences: I’d appreciate you checking with me first before sharing information I’ve sent/shared to you — as it has been intended for you specifically…this includes messages from me while you are a part of the ‘40 million sift‘ project. (Once I’ve heard which in particular you’re interested in sharing — I could always make a version of it as a post, which you can easily share as it would be accessible publicly)!
I’m currently living in Toronto and I really think you and my brother would make a good team! You don’t have to go on a date (or get married — yet!) with him or anything. Please, please, please reply to me so I can get your email address and pass it on to him? (He’s in his mid 30’s, has a similar faith, and currently splits his time between Cambridge and Cardiff. No idea when he’s headed to Sydney…but I don’t think it’s going to be an issue once he realises you are based there!)
Since I derive a lot of joy from making recommendations, I understand a bit where you are coming from.
Firstly, does your brother know that you’d like to fix him up with me? 🙂 You have got to confirm that he is open first!
Once you get that sorted we can spend a bit of time trading messages (so I can get to know you too), then if you think an introduction is the next step — then I’m open for you to pass on my details.
How do I sign up for your mailing list?
Head here! :))))))
Fill up the two bits (your name and email address) in the pop-up, then confirm to make sure the right address is on the mailing list. Easy! Two minutes tops.
If the pop up doesn’t show up, just keep scrolling down until you get to the opt-in form.
You’re like the bestie I’ve yet to have! Do you accept support from readers?
Wow…interesting term you’ve used there…
Yes, I do accept support across different platforms.
- Help me get to 10,000 notes by suggesting discount codes I could use to encourage others to consider giving others a gift.
- Apply to be a patron of the Q&A series.
- Send me a post that you think would be an interesting read.
- Suggest an album for me to check out.
I think it’s quite cool of you to take the time to get to know me by starting with reading this all the way to the end. 🙂 A sign that you’re my kind of person too!
Are you open to considering new clients? (I think you can help us serve our clients and customers better…which of course would translate to a bump in sales figures)
Yes, you just have to register your interest here (read: there’s a funnel and that link is step one!).
Content above was partly inspired by Merlin’s entertaining FAQ. 🙂
I took a bit of time to decide whether I wanted to just put all of the entries on this page (maybe divided into subheadings? But then I realised the menu might fill up the screen!) or make individual entries.
Yes, this page will change…and change. 🙂 read it while it’s hot! 😀
Last Update: 25 November 2018
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