The purpose is to offer a short-format interview with known online marketers and entrepreneurs, like today's guest, Chris Brogan.
As a thank you to our guest, I would encourage you to stop by his website and sign up on his email list, and/or consider purchasing his latest book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth.
Chris Brogan is an advisor and strategist to professionals and owners. It’s business strategy meets powerful personal development.Through courses, consulting, coaching, and events, he blends clarity of vision with pure action.
NV: What is one significant mistake you made early in your business that you would want to help others avoid to expedite their success?
CB: Many times in my business, I've made the mistake of being clever instead of being helpful. The more you seek to help the community you serve, the better it works for everyone.
NV: What's one thing people might be surprised to know about how you get things done in your business?
CB: People would be stunned to know that I only schedule my days to 40%. We don't run our cars at 100%. We don't run our computers at 100%. Why do we run our schedules at 100% or even more?
NV: In your latest book you talk about 'belonging.' Specifically for musicians, artist and writers, how might they apply the idea of 'belonging' to their marketing approach?
CB: Musicians and artists of all sorts have the opportunity to share what goes on behind the velvet rope. I've been on a rock band's tour bus. I felt thrilled to know what I'd never witnessed before (which ended up not nearly being as crazy as you'd think). We all want to be on the inside. Share ways for people to connect with that which lets them feel like they're your friends.
(http://callingallfreaks.com) is a book about entrepreneurship for the not-so-average entrepreneur.
Musicians, artists, and writers are just the tip of the iceberg, but this book would appeal to you.