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How To Make More Changes By Doing Less Disclaimer: If the f word offends you, you might not want to listen to this podcast. Not appropriate to listen to around children. Categorized explicit for a reason. If you are unsure about what you need to do to take the next step this podcast is for you. After you realize how much you love it and how it has changed your life – share it on your favorite social media. In this podcast we will chat about some mistakes that i have made and how you can get more done by doing less. Life throws you some curve balls and sometimes you make the decision to not listen to the advice of people who are doing what you want to do. In a previous podcast I stated that you need to listen to those who are where you want to be are saying and I was not listening to those who are where I want to be are saying. I was listening to someone who was where I thought I wanted to be, but apparently he wasn’t. In November and December, I was excited about posting a podcast, although I honestly did not get what I expected to. You can go over to yourownpay.com and notice that I was producing content daily, for 60-65 days, which was a major accomplishment for me. It is an accomplishment, because previously my longest stretch of posting daily content was roughly 14 days, so to go 65 days was a major accomplishment. I was producing both audio and show notes daily. The problem is I got burnt out. I got burnt out, because I was working alongside a company whose products and services I didn’t have the passion for. I did not love what I was doing. I was trying to come up with ideas on how to market these products and services and I wasn’t coming up with anything. I was spending so much time trying to figure out problems that I did not have the answer to that I burnt myself out on doing my own podcasts. You have to love what you do. “If you are waking up in the morning, doing something that you don’t love then you’re wasting away.” That is something that I had to learn myself. It is a path that I had to go down, so I could help people like yourself. Motivate and inspire you. I appreciate all of the feedback from each and every one of you. I have gotten feedback from all sorts of people asking “Michael are you ok?” “Michael – what’s going on, I haven’t heard you on your podcast in a while.” “Hey, Michael just checking in with you to find out what you’ve been up to.” Quick rundown of what happened in November, December, and January. What’s happened in February, March, and you are going to love what’s coming up in the future! November In November I got connected with a company and just wasn’t passionate about their product. I also started doing consistent podcasting. December Nicholas came to visit for Christmas which was a blast seeing him! Unfortunately, I took a step back from business for a little bit, which was completely the wrong time. To hear my story check out my interview with Marc Mawhinney here. The day of my interview Nicholas came to visit, and I kind of stepped back from business for a bit. The problem with that is I didn’t get back in gear. January I went to the Seeing Eye, and I got my amazing black lab, Titan. He weighs about 60 pounds and is roughly about 24 ½ inches tall. That guy is awesome! We have gone to some fun places together alone, and we’ve also been able to engage in social environments, and feel more comfortable. He is going to fly to Alaska with me in June. We will definitely be doing some live streaming. You will be able to keep in contact with me off of yourownpay.com. I have reflected on why I burnt myself out. The biggest issue that I came to was that I would be faced with a task that I didn’t want to do. “Michael, come up with some quotes and post them on Pinterest and Instagram. I have no problem with Instagram, but I do have a problem with producing the pictures. So, I didn’t do it, but I dwelled on it, and spent so much time pacing just thinking about how I could accomplish a task, but I didn’t want to hire someone. The show notes available at yourownpay.com you are seeing is part of an experiment where I am connecting with a couple of virtual assistants to find out which one I like working with. I have narrowed it down to 12 people that were interested to 2 people. Whoever’s show notes goes up with this podcast, is the one that gets the position. The best thing about this is that both of the candidates, that I am interested in, are okay with images. They may not be perfect, but the great thing is they can see. They can make the images look better than what I could. Now that I have found someone to help ease the burden of publishing content, I can produce audio like this one or video trainings and publish them to you. We can repurpose the content into transcripts and recaps and summaries and press articles. Publishing this content around the web in several different places. We have a regular schedule to the yourownwaypay podcast show which is really exciting! Today’s question is from Hashknight Gaming. He does a lot of Grand Theft Auto Gaming mostly with the Playstation 4 platform on YouTube. If you are interested check him out here. Hashknight’s question is: Michael, I’ve got 57 subscribers and I want to get more subscribers. Can you help me increasing my subscribers? I will answer Hashknight’s question after I share with you the scheduled information for the podcast. I will be posting on a daily basis, and I am going to be completely transparent with what I am doing. I will be running a 106-day campaign, starting the day you are hearing this. We will be publishing a podcast between 3pm-6pm PST on a daily basis. Listen to me during rush hour or while you are exercising after work. Content to expect for each day is as follows: Sunday Stories – stories like this one Monday Motivation – Inspire you to get up and do something Tuesday Teachings – Teach you something for free. Wednesday WordPress – I love wordpress! Wednesdays are dedicated to WordPress. yourownpay.com/cast to be put on the waiting list to learn more about a wordpress mastermind. Thursday Thrive – Different ways you can thrive in your life and business. Passionate professional individuals, blind and sighted, to share their stories about what you can do to change your life. Friday Interviews – Interview passionate professional blind individuals to inspire and motivate you the listener. I have listened to alot of interview podcasts over the last 3 months and it has inspired me more than I would ever believe. I want to be part of that inspiration for your life. Saturday Success Tip – I will give you a success tip and conclude the week with information I have learned throughout the week on how to improve success. Saturday we’re talking about success. I will share with you what I’m learning as I learn it. I’ve got plans to implement strategies so we can work more one-on-one. Answer Hashknight’s Question: 1. You need to engage with your subscribers. When you originally submitted this request, you had 57 subscribers. Now, less than a week later, you are sitting at 61 subscribers. People are viewing your videos. No, not all 61 subscribers, but it is important to remember only a percentage of your subscribers are going to view your videos. That percentage is based on the relationship you build with the people who engage with you. The relationship you build with your subscribers will correlate with how well they engage with your content. 2. My last piece of advice Hashknight is to post consistently. Do what you need to do to make it happen. Hope this helps Hashknight. If you want to leave comments and/or ask your questions you can call our google voice number us at 541-215-4433. The google voice is set up right now, but it will be transforming in the next couple of days. Projects coming soon that I will be able to help you get access to at the lowest cost ever. Yes, it will take a little bit of a financial investment to get access to some of the content that we are producing, but if you like the podcast you are going to love what we have coming available to you. Free of charge you will get an email recap on a weekly basis every Tuesday just for learning more. Yourownpay.com/cast you can join the yourownpay podcast club waiting list. My birthday is April 24 *hint hint* – somethings might be coming out then.Subscribe to the podcast today. CTA For This Episode: Subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t, and look forward to the future content. Tell a friend, if you liked this then you’ll look like a good person for suggesting it to them. This is your blind digital marketing consultant sharing, inspiring, and motivating stories to motivate you to get off your ass and do something. Thank you for listening. Make today the best day of your life and do it again tomorrow.