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Has anyone ever impacted you in a positive way, without them realizing how much they really helped?

We call this the gift of unintended consequences.

During each episode, you’ll hear from authentic, vulnerable, and purposeful people that have the power to impact large communities; we call these people influencers.

These influencers share why they started influencing, why they’re such an unstoppable force, what barriers they’ve overcome and what powerful unintended consequences they’ve experienced on their journey.

You’ll walk away from each episode with a wealth of inspiration and tips/tricks you can use today, to increase your influence.

Join us on our mission to inspire the sharing of hidden knowledge and wisdom so together, we can raise the collective consciousness level of the human race.

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“My business should be for my life. My life should not be my business.” Matthew Weiss is a Lawyer who graduated from Hofstra Law School in 1984. He’s one of Hofstra Law School graduates who landed a job in New York State Court of Appeals — New York’s highest court. Weiss co-founded Weiss & Associates, a law firm focused on vehicle and traffic law. Despite being a lawyer, he then became a filmmaker. He’s like anybody else who got a perfect career but still wanted to do something they are more passionate about. Matthew tried to make more time for himself and not just for the business. After talking to a banker friend, he then found himself wanting to film the story of Welles Crowther, the man who saved ten lives when the 9/11 attack happened. He fell in love with filmmaking. He filmed and produced Welles Crowther’s story titled Man In Red Bandana, which took him six years to film & produce the documentary without even having exceptional knowledge about filmmaking. “If you’re interested in sharing stories, make sure you’re passionate about it. Make sure you do it because you want people to hear the story, not because you’re making money.” It’s always that passion of wanting to share stories that make someone contented and happy, not just the mere idea of money. Most successful people follow their passion and money just comes as a bonus. If money is your gauge why you’ll do what you want to do, once you see no figures coming your way, you’ll stumble and eventually give up. It is important to start but begin with the right purpose & clear vision. “Continue being involved with a higher purpose. Things that will outlive you that is bigger than you and I guarantee you, you won’t regret it, and it will make you a happier person.” There is always a purpose why we live. We weren’t born by accident. And as we come to know what that bigger purpose is, continue to live it out and learn from it as people learn from you as well. Nothing is more fulfilling than being passionate and happy about what you do. It’s a hundred times better than forcing ourselves to do something that produces a significant amount of money but does not make us happy. In this interview, Matthew shared how important it is to live according to your passion and purpose. Matthew’s story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
When someone has achieved success, people don’t see the things that ran behind. The thoughts that came across that person’s mind, or the rocky roads he/she has to overcome. In reality, though a person’s facade may hide it, behind that success is a lot of trial and error. For this episode, we will meet Jason Horton — the founder and podcast host of Ghost Town Podcast which currently has 136 episodes. He started his YouTube channel doing comedy videos and now he has built a 130k subscribers over time. Jason also has a Facebook page with over 170k followers, Instagram and Twitter accounts which both garnered 28k and 21k followers, respectively. Recently, Tik Tok has been a boredom killer around the globe — all regions, races, ages, and gender are using Tik Tok nowadays. And Jason is one of them. You can also check out his Tik Tok account with over 14M likes and over 500k followers. Jason, as a kid, loved comedy itself. Way back in high school, he has experience doing theater plays. And the insane amount of experience in sketch & live comedy across the country has enabled him to find this passion and excitement to show up in the social media world.  “And I realized I needed my own content, not just being part of somebody else’s content, which is great. But you need to have your own content. So you could get some of that equity, I guess.” But things weren’t smoothly running. Jason, at some point, has undergone self-deprecating. But it didn’t stop him from moving forward. He’s met a YouTuber friend who got 2 million views eating a cheeseburger — and at that moment, he started to ask “why is this a thing? Why are they watching that? Can I do that and bring people to me?” Sometimes, those questions we ask of ourselves are our stepping stone to do what we wanted to from the start. It’s just somehow concealed by our fear and self-doubt. Well, Jason believed he could do it. And so he started putting himself out there. “It really doesn’t matter what the numbers are as long as you enjoy doing it. But if you put work into something, you want the most amount of people to at least give it a shot.” People who are afraid of putting something out there are people who usually think that they’d be bombarded with negative comments, or none would listen to them at all if they come out of the social media world. But for Jason: “Not everyone’s going to love it, in fact, still to this day, I am inundated with negative comments.” But a way to start podcasting or showing yourself to people is to find that passion, that thing that you love doing! Something that excites you every day. Not something that would just produce money for you, but something that would energize your being. Because if money is your gauge, and your “passion” no longer generates income for you, what you’re doing would eventually die.  “Yeah, I would say you know, put out as much stuff as you can. But with that, put your best authentic, real, for better or worse, self into all of those things and let that be the deciding factor… More you, more real. But I’m always encouraging like, there’s a lot of stuff out there and you should be a part of that as much as humanly possible.” Spare some time to pause and think of your “why”. The more genuine you come out to the outside world, the more people would be drawn to listen and check out your content. It doesn’t matter how much your content actually makes sense, but if they saw your excitement towards it, that energy and authenticity would be conveyed to them in many ways you can ever imagine. In this interview, Jason shared how important authenticity, energy, and passion are in sharing who you are to everyone. Jason’s story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
“I can save an entire family from losing their father.” Ben Killoy is the host of Military Veteran Dad podcast. He helps Military Veteran Dads to be more connected to their families as well as their kids. He has over 65 episodes in his podcast. Did you ever experience saving someone? Saving someone from a life and death situation, from getting a failing grade, being kicked out of the company, or saving someone who’s about to suicide. Ben has entirely focused his podcast with helping military veteran dads to be intact with their families. You might probably think how Ben was able to save an entire family from losing a father when he only does podcasting.  “Be a voice, not an echo,” says Albert Einstein. A voice can entirely change someone’s life in an instant. By way of listening to others’ experiences, we learn, and by communicating, we turn our perspectives. Ben has talked continuously to military veteran dads to share not just to other military veteran dads but to all dads around the world about fatherhood. “That voice is something the world needs to hear, and if you’re holding on to a story that is super powerful, maybe even super vulnerable, you need to share it.” Our voice is so powerful that it can even hurt people if used negatively. However, it is a powerful tool to empower and inspire others. Never let yourself get eaten by your fears. Ben continuously helps people through his voice that creates changes that can be accessed by millions of people across the globe. “The world is waiting for you to go first. So that way, someone else has permission to go second. And if you go first, you can inspire someone to go second, and that is so powerful because they’ll take a step in their life that they currently are too afraid of.” “If you find a conversation worth sharing — find it, share it. Because that conversation needs to happen. It will slowly be how we start to bring the world back together.” Sharing stories, conversations, and knowledge through podcasts is such a great idea to create another idea for others. It is a tool on how we understand concepts deeper, inspire ourselves to do better, and build advocacy. Using our voice to share conversation and stories are more valuable than sitting and just listening to others. There’s nothing to be afraid of. Ben only started using his passion to help dads and now he has grown an audience and now has a clearer vision to reach out to more dads like him and hopefully journey with them to a changed life. In this interview, Ben shared his why and his passion in sharing your voice through podcasting. Ben’s story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
Romina is a YouTuber since 2006, and an influencer with over 67k Facebook followers, 30k Instagram audience, and she already created her own Discord group called CreateIRL. Many people are live-streaming their games, making videos for YouTube and creating their own podcast show where they showcase different topics. If you ask many people about what they wanted to be now, most would probably say — to be a YouTuber. After some popular YouTubers divulged how much they make creating content on YouTube, it caught everyone’s attention — dreaming to have that flow of income while doing what you love. Now, kids have their own YouTube channel doing different stuff and thinking that they might make it just like others. “Just record yourself and just film yourself and just keep doing it and realize that nobody has to watch it.” Did you ever feel like you wanted to create your channel, but up to this day, there’s no progress at all? We all love the idea of entertaining people, sharing something, and making money as a bonus. However, the thing is that it’s so hard to start a YouTube channel or a podcast show. It is not easy for everyone. Not everyone who’s on YouTube is successful and that reality fears an aspiring influencer. “Nobody has to listen to what you just recorded.” No one wants to have a zero audience on YouTube or a minimal-to-no engagement on their social media posts. No one wants an effort to be eventually wasted. But the heart of sharing content is when you shared your content. You need to realize that it’s not all about money and popularity. It’s all about sharing your passion for anyone who’s interested to see it. You had 1 view, 3 likes, then be happy because someone appreciates you going out there and sharing your voice. Nothing comes easy in life and you need to make a tremendous effort to succeed on what you wanted and do not expect that your first uploaded video can entirely change your life. “The only way that someone will ever see what you’ve just done is if you publish it somewhere and that is going to be completely your choice.” Isn’t it better to fail because you tried versus failing without even trying? How are you even going to look at the possibility of someone watching your videos and recordings if you’re keeping it? How will you ever know the result when you didn’t finish what you have to do? “If you don’t do it, nobody’s going to see it.” There are many influencers who were able to build an audience from nothing. What they did is nonstop sharing until people started watching and listening to their content. How do you expect people to listen and watch your content if they don’t even know what your contents are? How do you expect to build an audience if there’s nothing in your YouTube channel or your platform? Always keep in mind that you will never know the result if you won’t start what you always wanted to start. In this interview, Romina shared how important it is to just start sharing your voice and passion to the world. Romina’s story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
“I was going to quit. I was ready. I woke up and I said, ‘Okay this is my decision. I’m quitting.’” Cloris Kylie is an influencer, an author and a performance coach. She’s the host of a podcast show called “Beyond Influencer Marketing,” and authored a book with the same title. Most of us have probably experienced quitting on to something, and Cloris is not an exemption to that. Cloris thought of quitting as an influencer. It was discouraging for Cloris seeing no results, feeling that no one was interacting with her or not even one was interested in her works. “If you face a challenge, you should say to yourself, ‘It’s okay; it’s normal. It’s going to happen. This was meant to happen; it’s fine.’” Have you ever been to an edge of the road like Cloris where you feel like quitting whatever you’re doing and find something else that might work? Was there a snapping voice in your head saying “hey, come back! Have faith in yourself.”? Like many other warriors on the battlefield, Cloris stood up and recovered from that “quitting moment”. She fought until she was able to do what she wanted until people started listening and reading her work. Challenges are a part of life. It’s always there, and it is meant to make you stronger over the course of time. “If you make decisions out of frustration or fear, that’s when things start to get worse.” Your mind is clouded with frustrations, anger, and fear. You can’t think straight. Making decisions in this state would make things worse. There’s nothing good about decision-making if you’re doing it with a wrong mindset. Cloris almost quit, but after deciding to go for a long walk and cleared her mind, she was able to think positively and was able to convert the challenge into a success. “No matter where you’re at or what stage your business is in, you will encounter challenges. That’s just the way it is.” Trials come in many forms and no one is exempted from it. These are part of our lives. But the good thing is, you’re not alone. Everyone experiences it. Bumps are there for you to slow down, contemplate, and refocus your energy on what seems to be the most authentically right for you. It’s like life itself redirects you to the right path. In this interview, Cloris shared his why and his constant support to the game he always loved. Cloris’ story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
“I guess if you’re a gamer, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You come back to a game that you love. Maybe it’s a game that you shared with your mates and had some really good time… and it stopped. I felt like ‘I’m going back and check that out really fancy,’ and it wasn’t that it had gone and I didn’t actually know that the community have banded around to rescue the project and said something up and I was blown away.” Gyle Cast is a YouTuber that reached over 8 million views through replays from Forged Alliance Forever. He garnered over 30,000 subscribers and already established his name in the FAF community. Mobile Legends, Call of Duty, Fortnite Battle Royale, Minecraft, League of Legends, DOTA 2, and Apex Legends are some of the most popular online games now that changed many lives. Many people gained popularity through these games and streaming their plays through different social media platforms. It has been a trend to many people over the years, but for Gyle, it’s different. Gyle has been uploading replays of Forged Alliance Forever which is a standalone real-time strategy video game that was released in 2007 by its producer Gas Powered Games (GPG). After GPG ended its support in the year 2009 and when they shut down multiplayer backend GPGnet in the year 2012, the FAF community tried to take over the support of the game. Gyle is one of the people in that community who loved the game and decided to help the game live longer by screen recording replays of the game. He uploads the recordings on YouTube for the community to see and encourage other people to play the game and keep it alive. “Maybe I could transition to another game, but there’s no guarantee of that and when FAF dies off, when the great people who work behind the scenes to keep it running keep the serve going to keep balancing the game and keep it, I really need that. They’ve had enough — there’s no one else coming through, no youngblood wanting to take it over there, then my channel is in trouble. Like that’s it. That’s mine. That’s the entirety of my existence and it’s held up by the work that everybody else is doing behind the scenes.” Despite having his own family, Gyle continued his love and support to the game. He never stopped doing what he’s been doing for years. He continued, although there are a lot of online games that he can try on and upload on his YouTube channel, he dedicated himself not just for the game but for those people who work behind it. Gyle did not only helped the game to be alive but through this game, he was able to connect with different people. He was able to be part of video game projects, and he was never out of the FAF Community due to his contributions. The game helped him build a more significant community around him, with people wanting to learn and watch the game. He made connections that were never there in the first place. Going to Gyle’s personal experience, the game became his moving on buddy after ending a long time relationship. It kept him busy during his moving on process and was able to cope up not thinking too much about this painful event of his life. It was more than just a game for him. Gyle’s huge advice to all people having doubts about sharing contents online: “ Just put it out there and see what happens. At the end of the day, no one’s going to come after you with a knife. Trolls are out there. It’s just about growing a little bit of a skin filtering out the bad noise and then working out what you know, what’s driving people, what they’re enjoying and try to give them more of that. Just don’t listen to the trolls.Listen to the people who like your stuff and focus on doing more of it. In this interview, Gyle shared his why and his constant support to the game he always loved. Gyle’s story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
“I believe if you could help other people up the ladder of success — it's a privilege to do so” Chris Krimitsos is the founder of the second-largest Podcast Conference in the world called Podfest, and he is an author, business leader, influencer, and a speaker. Chris has been in the influencer scene for a long time and helped many people become influencers. “I want to help other people” this line has been used many times by different people, but in reality, many of us would rather focus on helping ourselves than voluntarily helping others. For Chris, it's a different case. Chris has been helping people boost their morale and helped them grow and become a better version of themselves. He helped people grow their voices through podcasting. “I always tell people if you can help someone, and it doesn't take a lot of time out of your day. It's a small amount of time, and it's a good person that needs a break. Why not?" We live in a world where help is not given, and you should ask for it to be served but isn’t it enough to help when we see someone who needs it? Chris is an example of a person who voluntarily helps without being asked nor being asked for something in return. He showed care for those people who doubt themselves and people who just needed help. He never asked them for anything in return when they succeed, and he’s just happy about what they t know that he had helped them. Helping is contagious, and as Chris stated, if it doesn’t take a lot out of your day and it’s a good person then why not? By helping we are influencing others to do the same. We mold the society that helping should be done regardless if they asked or not, not only when they asked to because there are a lot of people who want to ask for help but are shy to ask for help. You can’t just say “it’s easy to ask for help” but humans are different not because things are easy for you; it’s going to be the same for them. "Helping is not a chore, it's a privilege." Helping is a privilege, a privilege that does not make you feel guilty. When others asked for help or when we see someone in need of help, we usually see it as an inconvenience, especially when it’s not our boyfriend, girlfriend or our crush who needs help. We always see it negatively as if it will make us lose something when in fact it is a win-win situation. Chris expressed his strong will to help people, and that is why there are a lot of people who took the chance and decided to have their own voice through podcasting with the help of Chris. Chris also benefitted from it because he felt satisfied and happy knowing that he made a contribution to someone else’s life that is why there’s no reason for us to look at helping as an inconvenience but rather we should see it as a character that not everyone possesses. “Be kind to one another and make sure that you're having a good time and do good things. I think it is a part of what makes life special.” A Chinese proverb says, “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” When Chris was interviewed, he was so happy sharing these stories to the viewers not because he sees it as an achievement he needs to boast to other people but because of the fact that helping somebody makes our lives happy not just for a day but for a lifetime. Think about the last time you helped someone, whether it be your friend, family, co-worker, or just somebody else you saw while walking or driving. No help is too small, whether you just opened the door for your co-worker or you lend them references that they can use in work or when you offered to lend them some huge amount of money because of a financial problem or when you donated blood in the hospital to help those who need it still it is all considered as helping. Chris taught us to be kind, helpful, and to be someone who does good in the society. No wonder why Chris was able to attain such success and happiness in his life. It is because of the good deeds he has done to society. “I'll be more than happy to consult and help those people get started on their own. They won't need me in the long run, and I'm okay with that like most people tell me 'aren't you afraid they'll outgrow you?' Well, I hope they'll outgrow me; I want them to be successful; that's the whole point.” In this particular interview, Chris explained the importance of helping and being kind to people. Chris' story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
Loren has built an amazing community on Twitch. With his over 52 hundred followers on Twitch and an amazing number of followers on Instagram, he truly has built a strong community to whom he can share his story to inspire and let everyone know that their stories are worth sharing, too. At first, he wasn't intentional about sharing his life online. "Do you somehow do things unconsciously and then later ask yourself why you did it?" says Lobro. To him, it just came naturally as he loves experimenting and figuring out what's the next fun thing he can do. Different kinds of barriers, fears and hindrances didn't stop him from being the Lobro that he is today. In this particular interview, we'll be exploring why he shares, what barriers he's had to overcome, unintended consequences he's encountered, and some tips/tricks he has for others to grow their impact online. Lobro is a host of the Neon Positivity Show & Founder of the Wave Riders Society. "Believe that you can do more than you can. We are capable of so much more and our goals can be bigger than what we think they already are." "You'll soon find yourself in a better place." In this episode, Lobro really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Lobro's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!   https://whyinfluence.com/
Jeremy Segal just hit one of his major milestones of getting 30 interviews on Why Influence podcast! Prior to this podcast, Jeremy struggled to share; he didn't value personally sharing online. He was able to grow his business account's following to over 200k, but he would always edit himself out of the photos and videos. It was indeed a struggle. Remembering his first 3 episodes, he thought he was too uncomfortable and found himself re-recording some of the parts of the interview. After episode 3, he is on the verge of quitting to share online. But thankfully, here we are! Before, every interview was pre-recorded. But starting with episode 30, he did a live-streamed interview on Twitch - where he has 0 followers. You see, these things are hard to imagine when he was still recording the first episodes, struggling to come out there and share his whys. But it's just fascinating how Why Influence have come this far and multiple guests have impacted 100's of millions of lives, some 10's of millions, and most the rest are in the millions. Jeremy's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
CapgunTom has grown to over 1M subscribers and over 270M views on YouTube. As well as over 200k followers on Instagram and Twitter. Today we'll deep dive into WHY Tom is influencing, what barriers he has overcome, and his tips/tricks to growing your influence. Capguntom Podcast Interview talking about how and why he shares FIFA content. Tom announces his desire to start an investing YouTube channel. He explains the value of his Qutee community and also gives us unintended consequences that he's received. Don't miss out on the tips/tricks he shared to starting and growing your influence on YouTube and other platforms. "It doesn’t matter if you're getting views or not. Value the views for what they are." For CapgunTom, this conversation got him thinking more about his purpose and drive about what he's doing. So, this does not only impact you as our listener but surprisingly, it also speaks to the guests themselves. CapgunTom's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
David Patterson’s YouTube channel, ThatDudeinBlue, has over 1 million subscribers and a total of 240 million views. Additionally, he has 270 thousand Instagram and 52,000 Facebook followers. When he posted a video to a local car community, the negative comments he received about his work really stung. “My Dad believed in me and said just ignore them. It will get worse in future, so you should learn how to handle them now,” he said. “He was right.” Patterson had to learn to ignore trolls on the internet as much as possible. “I really had to prove myself.” “I wanted to create a very open-minded and inviting online community. That was my goal.” For new influencers who are starting out and are feeling discouraged, Patterson urges them not to give up. “Always experiment. Notice if you need to change anything, because its harder to change later on” “Don’t create a persona. Your brand should be who you are, not what you are.” http://whyinfluence.com/
“If something doesn't work; stop doing it, and do something else.” Tristan Higbee creates how-to and vlog videos on YouTube. He's grown to over 20,000 subscribers and over 3.2M views! Triastan started his journey creating blogs on car camping, which he turned into an eBook. To promote his book, he started a YouTube channel creating how-to videos related to his books content. It didn't take long before his YouTube channel started gaining traction. Tristan developed products to make travelling more efficient and easier on himself; his community started asking for his products, thus he opened an online store. We discovered that Tristan is driven to share so he could build a lifestyle of freedom and flexibility. Try a variety of content strategies to see what works well for you. He started with how-to videos but found vlogs have really worked for getting viewers to stick around. Experiment early on and see what works. It's important to choose a niche that you like. Don't chase views or attention; it won't be sustainable. In this episode, Tristanreally deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Tristan's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation!
Dave Jackson is an award-winning podcaster who has been podcasting since April of 2005. He recently has nine podcasts, four of which have over 250 episodes each. Dave is best known as the host of The School of Podcasting, where he’s helped hundreds of people launch podcasts. His podcast is primarily about starting a podcast and growing your influence. In 2018, Dave was inducted into the Podcasters Hall of Fame.  In this episode, he talks about how he first discovered and started podcasting. He shares a beautiful story of one of his unintended consequences when he was still new to podcasting. He also talks about how he deals with impostor syndrome. “So many times we think we have to be perfect—we have to know this or I don't know this or that—you just have to know more than your audience.” In this episode, Dave really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Dave's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs On Fire is the host of the podcast called Kate’s Take where she shares a behind-the-scenes look at how to run a 7-figure business. Her podcast has over 250 episodes. Entrepreneurs on Fire is an award-winning podcast (Best of iTunes) where John Lee Dumas interviews Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. Kate Erickson, JLD’s wife, joined the EOFire team in April 2013 as the Content Creator. Since then, she's grown to consider herself as the overall Implementer of things at EOFire. She has created several workbooks on productivity and podcasting, helping people be more streamlined in figuring out how to have their voice. She does a lot of speaking and workshops on all of that. In this episode, Jeremy deep dives to Kate’s why, some of her unintended consequences, and the struggles she overcame. Her new podcast, Ditch Busy, is launching early January 2020, focusing on your relationship with time management. “If you could change one person's life, wouldn't that be enough?” Kate's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Nicole Gibson is the CEO and Founder of a non-profit social movement called Love Out Loud. Her mission is to spread acknowledgement, love, and acceptance. She has over 4,000 Instagram followers and 5,000 Facebook followers. Love Out Loud aims to impact 350 million people or 4% of the global population by the end of 2020 by giving them strategies on how to live their lives and run their businesses from a place of love and compassion. She says that the great thing about doing her work as a speaker and even as a facilitator is she is constantly impacting people without necessarily even getting to meet them. Her massive experience of understanding what's important in life, going through various mental health challenges and pretty significant eating disorder through her teenage years made her realize by the time she chose recovery from that that there was no point or fulfillment in following a lack of anything superficial. This sent her to the path of sending her message out to people. “You're already influencing. You might not be aware that you're influencing, but even by walking into a room and saying nothing, you're influencing the room.” In this episode, Nicole really deep dives into her story of how and why she started her influence. Nicole's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Patrice Washington is a very successful podcaster with her podcast called Redefining Wealth. She talks about how it’s important to chase purpose, not money. She has over 900 iTunes reviews. Patrice made it clear that podcasting is her main platform but she also has a solid following on other platforms. She has about 70,000 Instagram followers, 30,000 YouTube subscribers, 20,000 Facebook followers, and 15,000 Twitter followers. She first started blogging in 2009. She did it for a few months and realized that no one was really paying attention. She stopped for a few weeks but there was a man, who she calls her angel that she will never forget,  who reached out to her via email and told her what impact she has made in his life and essentially encouraged her to continue blogging.  Patrice has been known as America’s Money Maven, a personal finance expert, for over a decade. She is most recognized as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show. Her real why at this stage in life was to share with people that wealth was so much more than money and material possessions. Everything that she does now ties into helping people see the bigger picture of how their behavior, relationships, and rituals impact their finances. She started her podcast in September 2017. She realized that this on-demand type of opportunity might be the way to become a thought leader in her space, share what she cannot get out on a 45-minute radio segment, and share her true self without being policed by radio producers. It’s important for Patrice to share her story because she doesn’t want people to suffer the way she did. “I really feel like if you know something, it’s your responsibility to share it, to teach it, and to not give bits and pieces but to just go all out.” In this episode, Patrice really deep dives into her story of how and why she started her influence. Patrice's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Ruben Rojas is an artist, muralist, and activist whose mission is to ignite creativity and inspire others to see the world through the lens of love. In this episode, Ruben recalls how his friend, Meyer, who had a little movement called Beautify Lincoln, led him to his first mural. He shares how he went through depression while he was still working as a full-time financial advisor which he hated and how he overcame it when he went full-time to his artwork. His art has encouraged a lot of people to change for the better. These results are what's keeping him moving forward with his journey. “Don’t overthink it. Life is now. Don’t wait for the right time. Don’t wait for next year. Go do it, stop saying it.” In this episode, Ruben really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Ruben's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Mark Des Cotes has been in the graphic and web designing industry for 30 years and almost 15 years running his own design business. In 2015, he started the Resourceful Designer podcast which talks directly to people in the same situation as he was who are running or wanting to run a design business. He’s looking to help other podcasters build brands both with websites and graphic designs. In this episode, he shares how he overcame his struggle with imposter syndrome which held him off for launching his Resourceful Designer podcast for over a year. He realized that age really didn’t matter, but it was the experience, skills, and knowledge that mattered. He doesn’t just need to talk to people of his age, but to designers in general. He decided to focus on people that were running their own design business. His podcasting journey changed him for the better. He’s more confident with his abilities and with the messages that he shares. It has made him more aware of everything that he is doing. His goal is to be known as the go-to graphic designer in the podcast space. “There’s no such thing as perfect. Go for better and you’ll make it. If you try to wait for perfection, you are shooting yourself in the foot, to begin with, you’re never going to get there and you’re never going to be satisfied. But if you aim for good, you know that you can reach good and there’s always that a little bit better that you can get.” In this episode, Mark really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Mark's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Brendan Kane is a growth hacker for Fortune 500 corporations, brands, and celebrities. He thrives on helping brands systematically find and engage new audiences who reward relevant content, products, and services with their attention and spend. He is the author of a book called One Million Followers: How I Built a Massive Social Following in 30 Days. He has over 1 million Instagram followers and over 1.5 million Facebook followers. More recently, he has been focusing on sharing content to the masses on how they can achieve their goals with the learnings that he has amassed over the course of his career. He is influencing influencers by helping them with their strategies. Ultimate success to him is waking up every day and spending all his time that he’s spending on his work just having an impact on as many people as possible. Despite the fact that he gained a million followers in 30 days, he’s still working on getting better every day, cultivating engagement, generating an audience, and maximizing the potential of his audience. He focuses more on creating compelling content that’s going to engage and provide value to people. He doesn’t focus on quantity but on quality. He thinks that sometimes, people get too much pressure put on them by being told that they have to put out a piece of content or multiple pieces of content every day that it loses the overall value they can provide to the community. He says that complacency is the downfall for anybody, either for people that have reached critical mass or people that are trying to reach critical mass. In this episode, Brendan really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Brendan's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
Matt Whitman is the host of The Ten Minute Bible Hour Podcast. He has a YouTube channel with over 70,000 YouTube subscribers. He is a co-host with Destin Sandlin of SmarterEveryday, who has over 7 million YouTube subscribers, on a podcast called No Dumb Questions that has over 1300 iTunes reviews! In this episode, Matt talks about his fascination with the Bible and the history surrounding it. He tries to get a common baseline of facts and make it something that is a good resource for both believers and non-believers. He shares some of the things that he went through and the strategies he used to overcome his difficulties and become more engaging in his podcast. He also gives great tips to help new and aspiring influencers with the content they put out. In this episode, Matt really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence. Matt's story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen! Subscribe to our email newsletter to be notified of our upcoming live-streamed interviews! Join our Discord community and become part of the conversation! https://whyinfluence.com/
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