BC Stack is Back!

There are deals and specials being thrown at us right and left, looking for our engagement and hoping to draw us in to further sales. But that, of course, is how business operates. What if you could make a small investment of time and money for a return that could potentially continue over a number of years? Check out the 2017 BC Stack – especially if you’re a writer or blogger – this deal is mind-blowing! Be quick – ends 26 July.

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This is what Dan Morris (head honcho) has to say about this year’s stack:

BC STACK is not just ebooks, it’s lots of things like:
30 minute 1-on-1 session with the Jairek Robbins team
30 minute 1-on-1 session with Author Vernon Ross
$35 Gift Certificate to a PLR Store
Get your logo (or other image) animated
BrainstormTools.com for free for 6 months
Get your blog reviewed
Get your podcast edited
Get ready made marketing plans

. . . and that’s just 8 of the 65 products in this year’s BC Stack.

Want to grow your podcast?

See what your podcast sounds like when you get it professionally edited by Natasha Rivera.
Let Ani Alexander teach you how to accelerate the success of your Podcast.
And Kirsten Oliphant is going to teach you how to create a podcast course,
not to mention courses on WordPress, blogging, traffic and tech skills to drive traffic to your show and show notes pages.

Plus get a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with Vernon Ross to learn how to perfect your “voice” and that’s just 5 of the 65 products in this year’s BC Stack.

Feeling Overwhelmed?

We’re going to give you access to a live Hashtag Library so you can stop spending time searching.We’re going to teach you how to use Camtasia so you can make videos for your FAQ’s and stop answering so many emails.

We’re going to teach you how to use Camtasia so you can make videos for your FAQ’s and stop answering so many emails.
We’re going to give you Jessica Turner’s book “Stretched Too Thin” to help you manage overwhelm.

Tawyna Sutherland, leader of the largest VA training company in the world, is going to teach you how outsource the stuff you don’t like to a VA.

Do you love fascinating mindset and leadership insights?

Neal Shaffer teaches corporations all over the world how to influence, he’s going to share that with you.
Let Ann Smarty teach you how to make things go viral.
Kelly McCausey’s momentum intensive is going to teach you how to focus and get clarity without making you feel badly about yourself, but instead make you feel great about yourself.
Jessica Turner teaches moms how to overcome overwhelm and get serious about their business.
Ricky Shetty and Scot Paton travel the world as digital nomads and teach you the secrets.

Plus get a 30 minute 1-on-1 session with Tony Robbin’s son, Jairek Robbins, to clarify your success  – and that’s just 6 of the 65 products in this year’s BC Stack.

Interested?

Get access to your stack here:

BCStack2017

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Sing Your Song

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There are a number of things I’ve learned in my few decades on this big blue planet. Aside from the important things, like the benefits of making friends with the local baristas, that Sydney traffic is insane and dogs are the most incredible source of unconditional love, I am learning the significance of my voice.

It doesn’t matter what field or sector is your arena – you bring a unique (yes, that word again) vision and perspective. All of your life experience gives you a take on the world that no one else possesses, even if they’ve had a similar upbringing and training to your own. And not one person knows it all. No matter how shiny and brilliant your particular mentor or inspiration may seem, they are flawed and limited, just as we all are. And that, my friends, is fantastic.

It has been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I agree. It boosts your confidence to know that someone sees what you do or how you do something as worth emulating. It can inspire you to keep your own bar high and cause you to aim higher. Or, it can lull you into believing that you can just ‘maintain’ your level and that will be enough. But if you’re not constantly seeking to move forward, then a maintenance mentality is effectively a backwards slide into mediocrity.

I’ve learned that the pursuit of excellence can’t be just a slogan or tagline but needs to become a reality if I’m ever to explore the potential that resides within me. Success and fulfilment do not arrive with imitation.

What do we do? Learn to sing your own song. When I look at those who inspire me – no matter what arena – I see a common thread. These people know the value of their voice and follow the courage of their convictions. They’re not constantly looking at everyone else and trying to copy them. They focus on where they’re going and how to get there, taking note of and applying only what is useful. Of course, there are conventions and boundaries which are good to keep, because these benefit others overall. And while we follow our passion firstly for ourselves – we’re good at something, we enjoy it or we see results – ultimately what we do affects others.

We don’t all travel the same path. Some will follow the more traditional route, while others will carve their own trail to reach their potential. It all depends on what works for you. A good example is the art of filmmaking. Some will graduate from film school with diplomas and degrees, others will learn by picking up a camera and just making films. And yet both can produce something that not only makes the screen but also impacts audiences.

And remember, not everyone will like your voice or what you’re singing. There will be critics, those who are jealous or those who just don’t ‘get you’. No problem. Not everyone likes jazz music either. There would never be diversity if we relied on only what was popular.

So, sing your song. You don’t know who you’re influencing or who is listening. Your voice might just be the one someone needs to hear.

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Closer to Home

Remember the glamour and wonder of old Hollywood? When the personal lives of the silver screen stars were a mystery and the glitz and glitter seemed a world away from our mundane lounge room existence.

Now, we are treated to celebrities and their lives – in glossy detail – on social media platforms, websites and newsfeeds, whether we’re looking for it or not. This generation of entertainment consumers seems to aspire to the dizzying heights of fame and followers, rather than being inspired by talent and character. Although there are plenty of artists in all areas of the entertainment industry who offer both in bucketloads.

So what makes those celebrities so popular whose main claim to fame is, well, being famous? Are we so destitute of our own dreams and purpose that we begin to live vicariously through these people who seem to ‘have it all’? Or is it that the fear of failure halts us in our tracks before we even begin to try?

No matter our position in life, perceived or otherwise, those dreams we harbour deep in our souls are the keys to our fulfilled lives – not just existence. While I am seen to work in the creative industries, I believe that we all operate in a level of creativity no matter in what field or profession we are employed.

So take a look closer to home. What are your passions? Where do you excel? Make your life count by pursuing those things that make your heart beat faster, stir your energy and put a smile on your face. You will find meaning and purpose in your own life and in the lives around you, and look less to the shooting stars of fame whose light glimmers for a moment until the next one comes along. And the people who matter will cheer you on.

Invest in yourself. You’re the only one we have.

 

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