455 – Identity – The Importance of Knowing Who You Are

by Cliff Ravenscraft on June 24, 2016

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In last week’s episode, I talked about how excited I was to be heading off, this week, for the Tony Robbins event called Unleashing The Power Within. I also shared how excited I was about learning from one of his information products that I had purchased, called Creating Lasting Change.

After hearing last week’s episode, a concerned listener wrote to me saying that he was alarmed and that the first part of that episode sounded so unlike me that it made his skin crawl. The concerned listener then cautioned me, saying that Tony teaches NLP, which has been debunked many times, and that I’d do well to save my hard-earned cash for things that have true value, not on pseudo science.

Knowing the person that sent me this feedback, I’m convinced of the kind and caring heart in which this advice was given. The feelings expressed in this feedback are fully aligned with the mindset I once had on this issue, years ago, when a few folks had recommended that I read the book “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

The main focus of this episode is how my thinking has changed, over the years, as it relates to my comfort level in learning things from those who may also teach some things that I very much disagree with. I’m so excited to have had my great friend, Ray Edwards, join me in a conversation about this topic.

As for the title of this week’s episode? That comes from one of Tony Robbin’s many teachings that I do believe in strongly. A teaching that has the has the power to profoundly change the lives of those who embrace it.

I sincerely hope that you’ll enjoy this episode.

Note: Here is the link to the Michael Hyatt blog post mentioned in this episode.

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454 – What I’m Doing To Take Things To The Next Level

by Cliff Ravenscraft on June 17, 2016

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In this week’s podcast, I share some personal insights into what I’m going to be focused on over the next several weeks and months ahead to take my own message, business and life to the next level.

In the episode, I talk about the following.

– A Tony Robbins Live Event.
– A Tony Robbins Ten Day Program on CD.
– Three Months of One on One Mentoring for $3,500.
– Twenty six sessions of Podcasting A to Z.
– The software I’m moving toward for my online products.
– Two paid Mastermind Groups that I plan to launch.
– Plans for updating my website and mailing list strategy.
– A few fitness updates.

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In this episode, I share how, after two years, I finally did something about the echo in my studio space. The video below is a great demonstration of just how much of an improvement has been made.

Want to learn more about my experience with the sound absorption panels that I’ve installed? Click play the play button, at the top of this post, to listen to this week’s episode.

Link for Sound Panels – PodcastAnswerMan.com/soundpanels

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452 – The Entrepreneurial Journey of Mike Russell

by Cliff Ravenscraft on June 2, 2016

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Many times we admire how much success others have had through their lives. I’m amazed at how often people assume that those who have accomplished so much have done so with seemingly little effort. The reality is that what we see from our own perspective is not the whole story. If you dig deep enough, you’ll find that those folks have risked a lot to get to where they are today. You’ll learn that they had many fears and even failures along the way.

In this week’s episode, I’m honored to have a conversation with my great friend, Mike Russell, from Music Radio Creative. I truly believe that you will be inspired by his story.

If you can make it, I highly encourage you to attend New Media Europe on June 18th and 19th in London. Register today at NewMediaEurope.com.

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451 – Are You Married To A Specific Outcome?

May 27, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share the conclusion of the conversation, that I stated in last week’s episode, with my friend, Ray Edwards.

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450 The More Access I Have Gained To The Things I Used To Say I Want, The Less I Find That I Desire Them – A Conversation With Ray Edwards

May 20, 2016

This week’s episode is very unique. I’m sharing the audio from where my great friend, Ray Edwards, interviewed me for his podcast. I explain why in the open of the episode.

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449 You’ve Got A Story To Tell & The Value of Being A Guest On Other Podcasts – A Conversation With Aaron Walker

May 13, 2016

A Conversation With Aaron Walker I’m very excited to share a recent conversation that I have with my friend Aaron Walker. We talk about the difference between being a good story teller and understanding that you have a good story to tell. We also talked about mastermind groups and the value of being booked as […]

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Do You Want To Launch A Podcast? My next session of Podcasting A to Z starts May 23rd.

May 10, 2016

If you have been wanting to launch a podcast but have found it to be a bit of a challenge, please check out this video… My Podcasting A to Z group coaching program may be the ladder you need to reach the goal of successfully launching your podcast. Sign up today at PodcastingAtoZ.com

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448 – Getting Past Episode 007 And A Conversation With Joel Comm Regarding The Value of Snapchat

May 6, 2016

Getting Past Episode 007 An overwhelming majority of podcast that are created never make it past their seventh episode. In this episode, I attempt to encourage Susan B from the I Can’t Stop Spending podcast, to avoid contributing to this statistic. You see, Susan was a student in my March Podcasting A to Z coaching […]

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447 – Podcasting Purely To Entertain – A Conversation With Michael O’Neal

April 28, 2016

Podcasting Purely To Entertain In this week’s episode, I share a conversation with my friend Michael O’Neal from The Solopreneur Hour podcast. We discuss how he got into podcasting just for the joy of getting to interview interesting people and how he’s developed his own business model around his podcasting efforts.

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446 – My Biggest Takeaways From SMMW16

April 22, 2016

In this episode, I allow myself to do use the “live to drive” format to share my thoughts following my experience at Social Media Marketing World 2016. Update: I totally neglected to share two major takeaways from this event. Much like the others, these takeaways are about taking relationships to the next level. I had […]

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445 – Thoughts On Ambition

April 15, 2016

Back in September of last year (2015), I recorded a podcast episode titled “What do I want my life to look like in 10 to 20 years?”. In that episode, I shared some pretty loft dreams of what I might want my life to look like in the future. Since then, I feel that I’ve […]

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444 – Live To Hard Drive Vs Heavily Editing – And Thoughts on Batch Processing

April 8, 2016

Have I Abandoned The Live To Hard Drive Approach To Podcasting? In last Thursday’s vlog post, I had shared that I spent a total of two hours editing last week’s episode of this podcast. My friend, Riley Blanton, reached out to me, via Snapchat, to tell me that a while back, I had inspired him […]

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My Current Thoughts On Social Media Platforms

April 6, 2016

This vlog contains my most recent thoughts as to where I am finding value in the available social media platforms. VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS VIDEO: I don’t know how it happened, but when I was recording this vlog, I completely forgot to mention Youtube & Instagram. The following video is a new vlog that […]

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443 – Why Am I Vloggging Daily? And Is It Worth It?

April 1, 2016

Earlier this year, I began using SnapChat and, as a result, I’ve been producing a daily vlog, without missing a single day, since January 27th, 2016. When I started, I never intended to commit to creating daily vlog content. In spite of the low production value associated with using Snapchat, it’s still an incredible amount […]

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Yes, People Will Probably Criticize You!

March 30, 2016

Earlier today, I had one of my Podcasting A to Z students tell me that she now has cold feet about publishing her first podcast episode. She’s spent the past two weeks tweaking her equipment setup and figuring out the audio editing process. She’s produced a sample audio file that I gave a “PERFECT” rating. […]

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442 – Please Don’t Snap And Drive

March 25, 2016

This week’s episode is very brief and to the point. It contains a message that I am very passionate about. If I have any amount of influence in the lives of those who listen to this show, I hope that I might influence others to make a commitment to never “Snap and Drive.” Beyond that, […]

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Is It Worth It For Me To Continue My Daily Vlog?

March 22, 2016

Is it worth it? I’ve been producing daily vlog posts for two months now. Even though I’m using Snapchat to create these posts, which is easy enough, it is actually a lot of work to turn them into video formats that work for my YouTube channel, my video podcast feed and even to upload them […]

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What Are All Those Screens Used For?

March 21, 2016

Many folks have been asking me why I have so many screens in my office. Do I use them for anything other than branding? I’m devoting today’s vlog post to answering these questions. While I share the primary purpose for each of the screens you see in my office, the reality is that they each […]

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441 – What Does CliffEOTC Stand For?

March 18, 2016

For years, I have had several online accounts that carry the username “cliffeotc.” When people come across some of these accounts, they immediately ask the question, “what does cliffeotc stand for?” Until now, this question only came up a few times a year and I simply took the time to explain it to each person […]

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Ask Me Anything About Launching A Podcast (Webinar Replay)

March 12, 2016

I recently hosted a free webinar, “Ask Me Anything About Launching A Podcast.” The purpose was to give people a taste of what my weekly group coaching calls are like during my, four week, Podcasting A to Z online coaching program. The video below is an edited replay of the webinar featuring the most relevant […]

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440 – What Am I Using To Do My Online Courses? A Few Snapchat Tips & Thoughts On Being Approachable.

March 11, 2016

What Am I Using To Do My Online Courses? My friend, Beth Spellacy, reached out to me via a private Snapchat message. Her husband is a web developer and he is interested in putting together an online course about website accessibility and was wondering what software I use to put together my online courses. I […]

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How I Can Track 80% of My Income Back To 10 to 11 People.

March 7, 2016

In episode 42 of my vlog, I mentioned that I could track 80% of my income, over the past eight years, back to 10 to 11 people that are within my community. One person commented… “Ok, so 80% of your sales stem from 10 to 11 of your business network referrals – not organic sales […]

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Who Is Cliff Ravenscraft? [VLOG]

March 7, 2016

I recently had a significant number of new folks start following me on Snapchat recently and I decided to introduce myself. It was pretty interesting trying to come up with a way to explain who I am given that I’m in the midst of a transitional season of life. This is what I came up […]

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Did I Just Screw Up By Rebranding My Podcast? – [VLOG]

March 6, 2016

In today’s vlog, I share my thoughts about why I’m confident that I made the right decision about rebranding my podcast. Unfortunately, I had to re-record my thoughts due to a technical glitch that happened today. What I shared the second time around is nowhere close to the awesome insights that came out the first […]

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439 – I Am The Podcast Answer Man, But This Is Now The Cliff Ravenscraft Show

March 4, 2016

    Renaming This Show: In this episode, I share why I’ve decided to rebrand this podcast as The Cliff Ravenscraft Show moving forward. I plan to continue adding valuable content here on the Podcast Answer Man website. I plan to continue creating new products and services related to podcasting. I plan to continue offering […]

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438 – Why I Have Fallen In Love With Snapchat

February 26, 2016

    Why I Have Fallen In Love With Snapchat In this week’s episode, I talk about how Snapchat has quickly become my number one social network of choice. If you want to see an example of some of my snapchat stories, check out my YouTube VLOG where I’m archiving my stories each day. I […]

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437 – Podcasting As A Tool To Help You Clarify Your Thoughts On Important Topics – An Interview With Leary Gates

February 19, 2016

In this week’s episode of Podcast Answer Man, I share an interview with Leary Gates from the Reinventure Me podcast. Leary is another graduate of my coaching program that has produced well over 100 podcast episodes. I’m always interested to learn what motivates others to create a podcast and what keeps them coming back to […]

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436 – Why Do I Still Use Feedburner Today?

February 12, 2016

What Is Feedburner? Why Do I Still Use It Today? Every now and then, someone will reach out to me and ask me why I still use Feedburner. I created this podcast episode to share the story of how and why I started using Feedburner many years ago and why, in spite of a few […]

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435 – The Podcast Is The Thing We Love Most Out of Everything! An Interview With Scott Stratten

February 5, 2016

Scott Stratten In this week’s episode, I’m delighted to share an interview that I did with Scott Stratten, president of UnMarketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing which he calls Un-Marketing. It’s all about positioning yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market, so when they have the […]

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My SnapChat Tutorial

January 31, 2016

I have recently fallen in love with the stories functionality of SnapChat. I’ve been using it to record a daily vlog. I encourage you to follow me on SnapChat. Username = cliffeotc. If you are on your mobile phone, you can click here to add me. The SnapChat App Is Confusing: This was my first […]

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434 – How Do You Know If Your Idea Will Succeed? An Interview With Pat Flynn

January 29, 2016

Market Validation I’ve seen people spend months working to bring a product or service to the market only to find, after they have put all the work into creating that product or service, that there wasn’t enough interest to make that product or service a profitable venture. I have personally created a service that I […]

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433 – Year of Identity Part 2

January 22, 2016

The Year of Identity – Part 2 This week’s episode is part two of my “Year of Identity” story. This is one of those rare times that I will tell you that you do not want to listen to this episode before you listen to the episode previous to this one. So if you haven’t […]

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A Few Brief Announcements

January 19, 2016

This is not officially an episode of the podcast. Instead, I simply needed to drop in a few announcements for you. You see, I’m currently a few weeks ahead when it comes to producing this podcast. However, when I had recorded, edited and scheduled the two part series titled “The Year of Identity,” I didn’t […]

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432 – Year of Identity – Part 1

January 15, 2016

The Year of Identity – Part 1 This week’s episode may end up being one of the most confusing episodes that I have ever produced. This episode is a crossover episode between The Cliff Ravenscraft Show and Podcast Answer Man. As you’ll learn from listening to this episode, I have been contemplating several significant changes […]

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431 – Creating A Podcast To Interview People You Want To Build Relationships With – An Interview with Todd Uterstaedt

January 8, 2016

An Interview With Todd Uterstaedt I’m so excited to share a recent interview that I did with Todd Uterstaedt who produces the From Founder To CEO podcast. Todd is an alumni of my Podcasting A to Z Group Coaching Program. In fact, he’s gone through the program twice. However, the reason why I’m excited to […]

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