Forget About What Others Think About You

Forget About What Others Think About You “Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth?” Apostle Paul. We’re afraid of making enemies. Afraid of conflict. Afraid of disagreements. So we write, speak, record in a safety net. We work hard to please as many people as possible. If we don’t, we might get a negative comment. A hateful email. A bad tweet. And then… How in the world will we control perception? How will we control what other people think about us? How will we remain liked by the masses? When Paul wrote, “Have I become your enemy because I tell you the truth,” he wasn’t trying to be mean or brash or harsh. He was trying to be helpful. He wasn’t thinking about himself, but of his audience. He was writing in their best interest even if it cost him some likes. If we are going to engage our audience to the max, then we need to… Share Need Over Want I want to eat the donut and bacon. I need to eat the grilled chicken. I’m fat because I choose the first and promise myself the second later. What’s bad for me tastes GREAT. What’s good for me is OK but I don’t crave it. We’ve got to stop giving in to the cravings of the crowd. Almost every blogger, writer and speaker on the planet is boring because they focus on giving people what they want. Why? Because they want to be liked, applauded , agreed with, and affirmed. Listen, our audience is not our therapist. We are here to serve them. They...

Platinum Platform

In this series of articles we’ll cover… The Platinum Platform: Discover, Develop, & Deploy Your ENAGEment Business. If you’ve been speaking and writing for a while or have taken a lot of professional speaker training some of the things in this series you will disagree with. I’ll be the first to admit that I did not go, nor will I go, the traditional speaker’s route. My goal is to help you become an awesome speaker and to help you build a fun and profitable speaking business. Something you look forward to and enjoy. Something opposite of the average job. Something that makes folks say things like… “What?! You get paid how much just to talk?!!!!” Don’t want to get paid to speak? That’s cool too. This series will help you get your voice to the masses. The more people hear you the more lives you impact. One final note… use what you need from this series. Ignore what doesn’t fit you. Use the comment areas to ask questions or comment. Let’s roll… Platinum Platform 01 :  M4 Plan You ARE a public speaker. That’s a fact. Now leverage it. This series of articles and videos will help you pinpoint/strengthen your message and monetize it if you choose. However, this is not a “do ALL of this” series. While there will be a few elements that I’ll hit as essential, there will be options as well. You decide. Build the type of platform YOU will enjoy. A platform stems from your core message and the ways you deliver it. Martin Luther King, Jr’s platform was equality. Zig Ziglar’s platform is...