I was honored to be a guest on the popular business and investing podcast, Cashflow Ninja, with M.C. Laubscher of Valhallah Wealth. Cashflow Ninja (http://cashflowninja.com/), is featured on iTunes New and Noteworthy in Business, Education, and Health.
The show receives approximately 70,000 downloads per month and is listened to in over 150 countries! Previous guests include Robert Kiyosaki, and Bitcoin entrepreneur, Roger Ver.
The mission of the podcast, Cashflow Ninja, is to empower and inspire people to discover how to generate their own income in the Information Age and manage, grow and protect their own wealth in the New Economy.
In my Episode, You’ll Learn:
- The Revolutionary New Definition of Success that allows you to create a lifetime of wealth and wellbeing amid today’s global challenges
- The Two Single Most Important Questions you need to answer to jump start your shortcut to Maximum Riches in Minimum Time
- The Best Advice I ever received that directly impacted my ability to become a self-made millionaire
- The Biggest Lesson I learned on my journey to becoming a successful investor and entrepreneur
- My Top Insider Wealth Building Strategies that I personally use every day
- The 3 Most Important Success Principles that I relentlessly live by and hope to pass down to future generations for the creation of a more compassionate, wealthy, healthy and sustainably successful world
If you want to achieve maximum riches in minimum time and do great deeds in the world just by following a few core wealth and well-being strategies, download my episode here to make it happen now:
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Here’s to your ever-increasing wealth and well-being!
Linda, The Success Packager
This article originally published on Forbes.com
We all know that content is king. Never before in entrepreneurial history have there been so many platforms and communities to learn, join and establish a presence on.
It’s easy to spend countless hours per week churning out blog posts, article submissions, videos, podcasts and social media posts, and engaging in conversations. With the mad rush to gain a brand presence and stand out in an ever-increasingly complex and crowded social media landscape, it’s easy to lose one’s self amid the maelstrom.
I talk daily to both emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs who spend much of their time and energy researching where their target audience is spending their time and then churning out content they think their audience wants to hear. Eyes focused downward on their devices, they closely monitor, minute by minute, how many views, likes and shares they are getting.
In the mad rush to put out mass competitive content, the gold standard for achieving and sustaining brand recognition is being lost. In place of communicating in one’s authentic voice, which is the conveyance of personal standards, values and truth, the focus is now on how to post the most frequently and outrageously in order to capture views. Keywords have replaced the authentic voice. Outlandish headlines and video antics have replaced being true to oneself. Getting traffic has become more important than increasing value and discovering customers’ needs.
It’s time to regroup, refocus, take a stand, break out of the pack and lead by taking a counterintuitive action that will authentically get you the competitive advantage, the brand authority and the customers that you’re seeking — without losing yourself and your values in the process.
Silence is the counterintuitive action that will earn you massive attraction. I know it seems totally counter to what you probably learned or are currently doing. But using silence as a strategy is, in fact, a tried-and-true method of winning a competitive advantage.
Using silence as a marketing tool will get you back on track to delivering your unique, value-driven message. Value is what attracts and keeps customers. At the end of the day, you could have a store online and in every single physical mall in the world — or self-publish 100 books and make them available everywhere — but if the unique value proposition isn’t inside, you’ll just be adding noise to the already noisy, crowded environment, and you will not achieve success.
How, then, does silence help you stand out? Here’s what I’ve learned from 40 years of being an entrepreneur and from studying some of the greatest achievers of all time:
1. Talk is easy and cheap, but walking the walk requires strength and is invaluable to becoming sustainably successful.
2. Being discerning about where, when and how you speak creates brand power and authority, and positions you as a leader.
3. Focusing on quality over quantity results in long-term gains.
4. Knowing yourself, your unique purpose and value proposition — and honoring that truth — delivers sustainable success.
The first step to effectively using silence as a success strategy is to take the time to be silent within yourself, reconnect and reclaim your authentic self and unique message. Then, go out into the world and share it discernibly, simply and powerfully.
When feeling compelled to compete, remind yourself that it’s not about who can shout the loudest, longest or most frequently, but who can share the most compelling and meaningful content where and when it is needed the most. Talking and sharing are valuable only when you have something meaningful to convey. Otherwise, it results in brand dilution.
Training yourself to become still and silent positions you to optimize your mental, intuitive and spiritual powers to use your voice as an instrument to convey the unique truth of who you are. In practicing silence, you become proficient at observing and listening and gain invaluable insights on how to become of better service to your tribe. That’s what successful leaders do, and that’s what creates authentic brand authority.
After all, even amid the evolution of social media, the axiom “silence is golden” remains an unchanged truth.
Success isn’t finite. It’s an on-going endeavor. It’s sooo not cool for the media, culture and “success gurus” to lead us on to believe that success is the attainment of a singular goal. Success, at least in my playbook, is defined as a lifetime achievement of wealth and well-being. Any achievement short of that is representative of a step towards that goal and not a final destination.
It may seem daunting to some of you reading this post, that wealth and well-being is a lifetime endeavor. But, the truth is that any achievement of success, organically leads one to have to apply oneself to the preservation, protection and growth of that success achieved. The bottom line is that if you’re not growing your wealth and well-being then you’re depleting what resources you already have. It’s as simple as that.
Here’s the good news. It isn’t as daunting as it may seem at first blush. There is only 1 thing you need to do to ensure that your wealth and well-being becomes a never-ending vein of gold for you to continue to draw from. That thing is (it’s what every gold miner does on a daily basis)— to continuously prospect for gold.
Cambridge Dictionary defines prospecting as: “The activity of searching for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the Earth”. And, that is exactly what needs to be done to ensure a lifetime of wealth and well-being. We need to continue to dig deep for the gold in all areas of our lives. We need to keep prospecting for both the internal and external wealth.
And, the truth is that optimal and sustainable health, wealth and well-being comes from becoming inside rich which makes one fit for sustainable success.
“As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.”
~ Mary Lou Retton, USA gold medalist in gymnastics in 1984
The #1 priority, first and foremost, if you want to have a lifetime of optimal wealth and well-being, is to actively and continuously dig deep within the well of your own being to extract the gold that lies within and then carry it out into the world to prospect for the best like-minded, values aligned prospects to team with to preserve, protect and expand your wealth and well-being.
Will you choose to Go for the Gold for a lifetime of wealth and well-being by becoming a daily prospector?
In Closing My Shocking Confession: I had just banked a HUGE check. It was enough to last some people a lifetime. I thought to myself “Wow, now I can just relax and coast for years to come.” I had worked super hard to earn that check and it had necessitated me to prospect deep within the well of my own body, mind and spirit to uncover and extract the valuable assets hidden deep within to harness the mental, physical, spiritual and financial strength required to carry me through the challenges along the way. It’s true, the answers always lie deep within ourselves…where to go, what to do, who to choose. After I banked that check, I took two days off to prospect deep within myself for the discovery of my next move. I prayed, meditated, walked out in nature, and on that 2nd night I had a blissful night sleep. Upon awakening, I began to prospect once again…for my next gold strike. You see, I have a lot I want to give to the world…there is no time to coast.