how to get into voice acting

Tim Paige – There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is: Discovering How to Get Into Voice Acting (AoL 116)

Voice acting is something that a lot of people don’t think about, yet we probably hear it everyday. It’s one of those things that if done well, is not noticeable – but when it’s done poorly, you can’t help but notice.

As a podcaster, I’ve learned to appreciate good audio as well as vocals. One guy that I’ve known for several years has made it his business to be great at vocals.

And as you’ll find in this interview with our guest, Tim Paige, being a voice actor doesn’t come automatically. Just like any other craft, you have to work at it.

In today’s chat, we’ll find out why he chose voice acting as a career, how he broke into it, and why he’s happy at the level he’s at.

Enjoy!

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • How did Tim get started with The Foundation? 10:02
  • How did he get into voice acting? 12:09
  • How did Tim eventually get become the webinar guy for Leadpages? 14:09
  • What gave him the confidence to get into voice acting? 19:06
  • What’s a common misconception that people have about voice acting? 22:02
  • How did Tim arrive to a point in his career where he was doing voice overs for big shows including Jimmy Kimmel? 27:06
  • How does one find a voice over coach? 32:02
  • What’s a topic Tim would never do a webinar for? 36:14
  • What kind of teas do we each like? 38:18
  • Why does he prefer working with service based business vs product based ones? 43:06
  • What’s Tim looking forward to in 2018? 52:32
  • Tim’s favorite top influencers are? 55:03
  • Hardest thing that he’s had to say no to? 55:49
  • What’s something that isn’t as bad as he thought it would be? 56:35
  • Which three truths has he learned over time that he’d share with others? 56:59

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Tim’s Promo Video Reel

Michael O’Neal interviews Tim on the Solopreneur Hour

Why You Should Use Webinars For Your Business

Ezra Firestone Testimonial

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content creator

Tori Reid – Become a Master Content Creator! Why Blogging Should Still be a Part of Your Content Strategy (AoL 115)

Lots of people would say that blogging as we know it is dead. There’s little ROI on it because you have to compete with all the other blogs that are out there.

That’s why a lot of people use Medium as their blogging platform. They then link those posts on social media hoping that the eyeballs see it.

However, today’s guest, Tori Reid, suggests otherwise.

She says that people still find blogs and other websites when they want to find information. However, when it comes to personal connection, that’s when they hop on social media.

Knowing this is important to content creators.

As are many other pointers.

This is what Tori’s group helps people with – keeping on top of what’s popular in the content creation world and how to get it out in a way that resonates with its intended audience.

In today’s chat with Tori, we find out how she got into content writing in the first place, how she started writing for LifeHacker, and her thoughts on blogging in 2018 and beyond.

Enjoy!

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • How’d Tori end up in Columbus and what are some of the benefits of working there as an entrepreneur? 11:20
  • What was it like to wake up to 1000 members in her Facebook group? 18:19
  • How did she get into content writing? 19:35
  • What was the pivot moment that she decided to drop out of school to pursue her business? 23:39
  • How did Tori become a writer for LifeHacker? 25:15
  • Why did she change her focus from blog writing to content development? 29:01
  • Can people still create successful brands online without putting a hub of theirs on a social media app? 32:44
  • What was the point where things start getting traction in her online career? 36:38
  • What’s a way for introverts to ease themselves into doing Facebook Lives? 40:01
  • What are a few tips that someone can utilize to craft a better selling message? 42:22
  • What’s Tori looking forward to doing in 2018? 48:24
  • What are her top 3 favorite books? 51:59
  • What’s something she’s learned to say no and what realizations have helped with that? 52:45
  • Something that she believes is going to affect entrepreneurs in the near future? 54:22
  • What bad advice does Tori hear adults giving children that she disagrees with? 56:34

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Getting Over Creative Blocks:

Upgrade Your Atmosphere, Upgrade Your Business:

The Art of Networking:

Landon Porter Interview:

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hospitality consulting

Mike Thorp – Less Talk and More Creation! – How Saying No to Gary Vaynerchuk Helped Launch a Hospitality Consulting Business (AoL 114)

There’s a reason that many businesses fail in the first several years of business.

Of course, finances might play a part in that. But I think that even having a revenue problem is the sign of a deeper issue.

The issue is simply that business ownership doesn’t necessarily make one a great leader.

And without the ability to paint a vision and help employees see what’s going on, of course a company is going to fold.

Today’s guest, Mike Thorp, helps restaurants with this problem. He says that what he does for his clients is a combination of Hell’s Kitchen and The Profit. He loves what he’s doing, as you’ll find out.

But doing his own thing – it came at a cost. As creatives, we find out that to create our consumption must go down. And sometimes, we have to cut it out completely.

That’s exactly what Mike had to do with Gary V.

So in today’s chat, we’ll hear all about what Mike brings to the table with his business, but we’ll also learn what motivated Mike to pull the plug on Gary.

Enjoy!

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • How’d Mike get started in the restaurant industry? 9:43
  • How does Mike view leadership and culture in the restaurant industry? 15:16
  • What’s an important role he sees his company doing for local students? 22:02
  • Does he only work with local businesses around Grand Rapids? 26:53
  • What was his transition like going from corporate work to consulting? 30:43
  • What does Mike wake up for in the morning? 34:18
  • What lead Mike to write his viral post on Medium? 42:28
  • Why do so many people have trouble leaving the consumer mindset to becoming a creative? 50:37
  • What are some of the things Mike’s looking forward to? 52:39
  • What are his three top favorite books? 54:50
  • What’s a fact from today that would blow the mind from someone ten years ago.? 56:41
  • Smallest decision he’s made that’s made the largest impact? 57:08
  • What’s a life skill that he’s amazed people lack? 58:44
  • How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 1:01:44

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Last Video You Have to Watch:

Cy Wakeman on The #AskGaryVee Show:

Danny Meyer – The Convergence of Casual and Fine:

Michael Shafer reviews the Oz Principle:

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successful entrepreneurs

Andrew O’Brien – Forging the Vetrepreneur Tribe: Helping Veterans become Successful Entrepreneurs (AoL 113)

Let’s face it. The world can eat you up and spit you out if you let it. And the number one way that this happens is by not having a personal mission.

Or simply not having something to fight for.

Like anyone else, military veterans are susceptible to having a numb life after they retire from the armed forces. However, because they have had something to fight for they know what it means to have a mission – even though it didn’t begin in their own head.

This mission gives veterans a unique sense of comradeship.

And when they retire – they lose all of the support they’ve become accustomed to.

As we’ve been learning, entrepreneurship can be a way to not only develop a personal mission, but embrace it as well.

And that being the case, veterans can make great entrepreneurs who support each other.

In today’s chat with Vetrepreneur Tribe founder, Andrew O’Brien, we learn how his life struggles have lead him to realize this and why he felt it was necessary to start the Tribe even though he had been having pretty good success with his PR company.

Enjoy!

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • What’s the short version of Andrew’s story of how he ended up in the Army? 8:04
  • How did he come to the realization that he wanted to be public speaker? 14:38
  • What was Andrew’s early days of speaking like? 16:22
  • How did things start picking up for him where it eventually lead him to becoming the Publicity Guy? 17:33
  • How did Andrew realize there was a gap that he could fill as an entrepreneur? 21:21
  • What was the transition like from being the Publicity Guy to being the Vetrepreneur Tribe leader? 23:42
  • What does he contribute most of the success with the group to? 25:52
  • How can people build up their own resiliency? 31:26
  • How does one determine when it is actually time to pivot what someone’s doing in their business? 34:52
  • What’s Andrew looking forward to doing with Vetrepreneur Tribe? 39:07
  • What are his top books? 40:49
  • What’s a gift that Andrew likes giving others? 42:32
  • One thing that costs under $100 that has changed his life? 43:59
  • What’s something all high school students must know? 45:29
  • What’s Andrew’s secret to achieving personal freedom? 47:00

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SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

The Domino Effect:

Andrew on the Funnelhacker Radio Podcast:

Andrew’s Homestead Tour:

Andrew Interviews Dana Derricks:

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side business

Rachel Pedersen – From College Dropout to International Influencer: How a Former Hairdresser made her Side Business a 6 Figure Recurring Revenue Machine (AoL 112)

It’s easy to get the mindset that because we have some sort of disadvantage compared to someone else that we won’t be able to do what they’ve done.

Truth is, though, that’s usually an excuse more than anything else. It’s a victim mentality.

If you truly want to do something with your life and your work, then having that mentality isn’t going to get you anywhere.

For me, when I was growing up in my hometown, I knew I was going to go to grad school. Both of my parents had their master’s degrees, so it was an automatic that I would at least have that. It didn’t matter how long it took or what I had to do to achieve that goal. It was going to happen.

However, a lot of my peers didn’t have that perspective and/or support that I did. So their goals weren’t as “big”. While they might have dreamed about leaving our hometown and doing great things, many fell short. They just didn’t have the missing ingredient to get to that point.

I’d argue that this particular missing ingredient, for most, is unfortunately hitting rock bottom. Where things are so unbearable that we are forced to dream of a better life.

For this session’s guest, this was definitely the case.

Rachel Pedersen has lead a life peppered with all kinds of ups and downs. Growing up in Minnesota as a pastor’s daughter, she had great expectations. But somewhere along the line, life took a turn and she found herself a college dropout with kids AND on welfare.

But her story doesn’t stop there. It got much better.

In fact, today she finds herself working on her own 7 figure marketing business.

What happened in the middle there? That’s what we’re going to be finding out in today’s session.

Enjoy!

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • Did she ever see herself being as successful as she’s become? 7:50
  • While growing up, did she live her life based on what other’s expected of her or did she do her own thing from get go? 9:49
  • What was the first mental click she had that started her on her current path? 12:38
  • Did she start working with her clients for free like Russell Brunson suggests in his book or did she charge right away? 19:03
  • What are some tips for someone to become as successful as Rachel even if they live in a “small town” or don’t have the best support in getting there? 23:34
  • What are 5 steps that someone should take if they want to start their own work? 29:44
  • How does Rachel build a real human connection with people through social media? 39:14
  • Who does she pay attention to when it comes to watching FB Live videos? 42:42
  • How do you build a following and how does one define that? 44:52
  • What’s Rachel looking forward to in 2018? 46:57
  • One gift she likes giving others? 53:11
  • What’s something that’s going to affect entrepreneurship in the future she’s excited about? 53:37
  • What’s an issue that’s not being talked about enough? 54:42
  • How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 55:04

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ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

 

SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

3 Ways of Finding Social Media Clients

Why Small Businesses Fear Social Media

3 Secrets of Facebook Ads and Funnels

How to Become a Fully Booked Social Media Manager

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veteran owned business

Dr. Robert Garcia – The Warrior Strategist – Making Your Veteran Owned Business Your Next Battlefield (AoL 111)

In the military, people are groomed to be able to take a given situation (many times dangerous) and take charge of it. Often an objective will change at a moment’s notice, but the end goal remains the same. Because of this, they learn to be flexible and resourceful.

When they get out of the military, many veterans find it hard to get back into civilian life primarily because the world they’re used to is so different than what they’re now having to adjust in. A lot of times, the work their working life doesn’t make as much impact as the work they’re used to. And, further more, the mindset of your typical civilian worker is completely different.

Many veterans who start their own business do so because they feel that calling to do something more than the typical 9 to 5. In fact, they don’t just feel it – they know that they can build something meaningful because of their experiences.

However, just like any entrepreneur’s journey, the path to do that isn’t super straight forward. So that’s why folks like today’s guest, Dr. Robert Garcia are needed. They can relate to the veteran because they’ve been there – but they also know what it takes to be successful in business.

Today we find out why he’s referred to as the Warrior Strategist.

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • What was life like growing up for Robert? 7:58
  • How does Robert focus on getting so much creative work done? 11:28
  • Why did Robert start his digital magazine? 14:48
  • How does someone who wants to interview or talk to a influencers get access to them in the first place? 16:19
  • What made Robert decide to go after his PhD? 20:17
  • What inspired him to create his Warrior Path program for entrepreneurs? 21:32
  • What are 3 steps that someone can take to get better at anything? 30:34
  • What’s coming up for Rob in the near future? 34:59
  • How can a veteran who’s used to being told what to do become a well known entrepreneur? 36:02
  • What are Rob’s top 3 favorite books? 41:40
  • What’s something under $100 that has changed Rob’s life? 42:33
  • What’s an issue more people should be talking about yet hardly anyone is? 43:39
  • What’s something all high school students must know? 45:26
  • How can someone be a difference maker in their community? 47:25

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ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

Fear and How to Manage It:

3 AMAZING Techniques to Grow Your Business:

The Power of Vision:

Build Your Brand Fast:

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how to stop binge eating

Glenn Livingston – Never Binge Again: How to Stop Binge Eating, Stress Eating, and Overeating (AoL 110)

It wasn’t too long ago that residents of the US grew their own food. Instead of letting the big food companies and government tell us what to eat, we grew most of our food on our local farms.

Ever since we’ve let big agriculture take over, however, obesity has been on the incline. Sweet foods that we like to eat have become more abundant throughout the year and more readily available.

Because of this, phrases like binge eating, stress eating, and overeating have become the norm.

But because it’s normal, doesn’t mean it’s right.

In this conversation, I talk with Dr. Glenn Livingston about how to induce a mental anchor that will help us get out of destructive bad habits when it comes to food.

Having worked with the food industry as well as researching the topics through his own practice, he has found a great way to associate these bad habits with actions that don’t identify us.

In this session, find out more about that method and how you can apply it your own bad eating behaviors.

Enjoy!

 

SPECIFICALLY, YOU’LL FIND OUT MORE ABOUT:

  • How did Glenn get into the marketing world after being formally trained as a psychologist? 9:59
  • What was the point in his career that he felt was a major breakthrough to where he is today? 15:52
  • How did he decide what his next steps in life were when he was in the midst of his break down? 23:32
  • Why is it that food that’s affordable is typically made from bad stuff? 30:46
  • How did he learn to keep himself from engaging in unhealthy behavior? 34:31
  • Should one address overeating and binge eating the same way they address stress eating? 39:08
  • Why does portion control work and planning out meals for the week work as well as it does? 45:04
  • 3 top books he recommends or gives to others? 49:03
  • Fact from today that would blow the mind of someone from 10 years ago? 49:29
  • One thing under $100 that has changed his life? 50:07
  • Something that isn’t as bad as he thought it would be? 50:39
  • What’s one thing all high school students must know? 51:05
  • What’s the secret to achieving personal freedom? 51:34
  • … and MUCH more!

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ITEMS and PEOPLE MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

SHOW NOTE EXTRAS:

When Sugar is Poison, Let It Go!

Best Advice for Someone who Alternates Between Binging and Starving

All about Sneak Eating:

What if We Are Meant to Live to 150?

BONUS – Dr. Gundry on How Plants are Poisoning Us with Lewis Howes (Preview)

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