Les Brown said religious people are afraid of going to hell; spiritual people have already been there. With a degree in religion in my back pocket, and years of religiously attending church every Sunday morning, I certainly never wanted to go to hell. I moved to Canada instead. Today I’m looking back on nine years in this larger-than-life country.
In this episode I share some stories from my early days in Canada: the good, the bad and the ugly. If you want to read more, get yourself a copy of my second best-selling book The Freedom Project – Happiness.The book is available through Amazon and finer book retailers worldwide. You can find the links at https://www.freedomprojectbook.com/happiness
And for those who also live in Canada: the book is also available on Amazon Canada!
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Writing a book used to be a stuffy, exclusive process only reserved for the happy few – but my Write a Book in a Week program has opened up the benefits of being a published author to the world.
My initial thoughts for what later became my first book, were merely emails to friends. I never expected my thoughts would become a published book, let alone a bestselling book. Yet both of these things happened. And when you have a system, the process is much easier than most will try to make you believe.
Today, authors in over 100 countries around the world are participating in one of the programs I’ve created to better their lives and careers, all through the “magic” of having written a real, paperback book.
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I've used these principles to travel all over the world and I've visited nearly every continent on our beautiful planet - meeting many inspiring people and uncovering new cultures. Finding the next destination is simple. Getting there is as well. In this episode I'll share 3 tips from my travel hacking program the Travel Revolution.
To get the complimentary workbook and a longer preview video, visit https://travel-revolution.com and click on "Request Invite".
The Freedom Project Book is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and book sellers worldwide. You can find the links and get other Freedom Project resources at https://www.freedomprojectbook.com
What the real value of the time you spent this past week? Did what you do this past week get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow?
I believe that any discussion of value (whether in relation to time and/or money) is often founded in a model where time or money are used to compensate for the lack of true value we're experiencing in the activities we do every day.
To use money as an example: How much is the service you provide worth? What do you charge people for your time, or for your work? It’s not about some finite equation, such as labor plus price of materials minus discounts and coupons. It’s not just about the time that it takes for you to get the job done. It’s all about the solution you are delivering to your clients. It’s about the value that you offer them. What is the real value of the what you provide? In my Happiness book I share my story about struggling with finding the right price point in my fine art photography business. While I find artists and creative entrepreneurs often struggle with this the most, it applies to anyone who is in business for themselves.
Read the full article here - good context to this episode of the podcast: https://www.livingbyexperience.com/artrepreneur/why-you-should-charge-a-premium-price-as-a-creative-entrepreneur/
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Most people like talking about their goals - but to achieve real breakthrough results in your life our business, it's not about what you SAY but about what you DO. Are you willing to do what it takes to create the reality you want?
Whatever your goal is, there will always be something to hold you back or stop you. In this episode we'll talk about overcoming those, and how a healthy dose of scepticism will get you unstuck, keep you out of your comfort zone, working towards achieving your most important goals.
If you'd like the next step, download a complimentary Actionplan to supplement this episode (and your goals) at http://go.wilko.ca/actionplan
Who wants to have more money in their life? In this episode I'll introduce you to new options to
save money, earn additional money, and ultimately save a lot of time.
Many people work hard - very hard - and even harder to stay broke. "If I work hard the company will take care of me", they think (or even say out loud). That used to be the rule. Work hard and stay loyal. It's not the reality in today's world. If you want to have any success in your life you have to take control of your life.
I don't teach "yet another" success-scheme. Everything I teach comes from my experience because it worked for me. I'm here to show people options: different ways how you can get to your financial goals instead of following along the beaten path.
To learn more and take the next step, you can download my complimentary resource with this episode here: http://go.wilko.ca/actionplan
There’s Facebook. There’s Twitter. There’s YouTube. As creative entrepreneurs, they tell us we have to do so much: webinars, blogs, websites, social media ads, it never ends. And then there are marketing professionals out there looking for clients, folks who are eager to grow their business helping you do exactly that. Nothing wrong with that. I appreciate anyone trying to build a business and doing something meaningful with their time.
The thing is, out of all the things I “have” to do to be successful, none of the options seem to work independently to help professionals reach their business goals. You have to use some combination of these resources, and you’re still not guaranteed to reach your goals.
In this episode I'll share a bit of a rant about marketing - and how to overcome these obstacles.
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I’m a frequent flyer but actually have a mild fear of turbulence. Fear of the unknown is the root of all emotion disturbance. This is all too true when it comes to flying. Turbulence, is the second biggest fear amongst travelers (actually crashing is the number one fear).
Flying smaller planes across the North Sea back in Europe helped me overcome most of it, but some days I still get ultra-nervous when that seatbelt sign comes on mid-flight. When, on a recent flight to Las Vegas, they never turned off that pesky seatbelt sign, I knew we were in for a ride. Even the cabin crew never left their seats. The good news was that the winds were so strong we made it to Vegas half an hour faster than usual. The bad news? I was white-knuckling it the whole way. And with me many others.
On arrival I promised myself to learn more – and share my findings in this podcast episode. As with many fears I think some research and understanding what actually happens and how planes are built to withstand many types of turbulence would help me deal with this better so I can enjoy my on-board coffee / wine more.
Enjoy - and, travel safe.
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Every day I see some ad on social media talking about books, seminars and workshops promising to make us more successful. Many of these have some great advice that is worthy of our attention - but most of them miss the mark completely.
In this episode I'll share my two cents as you go out and build your empire
What’s the story of your life? At what time did you feel happiest? I ask authors in my book-writing program: What’s the most meaningful story you have to tell the world? I believe we all have experienced or learned something significant in life. We all have a story that, when shared, will be of value to the world. Your story not only deserves to be heard, in my opinion it's your moral imperative to get it out there.
In this episode I share my thoughts on sharing your story - whether you choose to write it down in a book, or just conversing with your coworkers at the watercooler. Your story is yours. How do you share it?
This Living by Experience podcast episode contains a short story from my new book, The Freedom Project Love 2.0. The books introduces an upgraded view to the way humans relate to each other. It’s available on Amazon and through http://www.freedomprojectbook.com/love
Is it time to get started on your story, and write it down? Watch a free preview of my book writing program today at https://www.writeabookinaweek.com