Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity
– Will Smith
In the four weeks or so since this book has been released, I have read it twice and listened to the audiobook twice more. Platform, by Michael Hyatt is the natural successor to the book that set me on the road to doing MeaningfulMoney.tv, which was Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk. Platform builds on Crush It! by bringing the social media tools up to date and expands on it too, providing practical ideas for developing your own platform. (By the way, as much as I love Crush It, you don’t need to read that first to get the maximum benefit from Platform)
A video rant here after comments from Towry’s CEO Andrew Fisher saying that IFAs should join big companies and be satisfied earning £40,000 per year. Thanks very much Mr Fisher, but I’ll run my own business, ta.
I gave a speech on 7th June 2011 at the Institute of Financial Planning’s CFP Conference. It was a great day with some excellent speakers, though on grounds of humility I exclude myself from that statement! In the video I talk about my career journey from McDonald’s to where I am now, and how that journey has led me to champion the education of the masses about simple financial planning. To this end I set up MeaningfulMoney.tv for which I have won two industry awards in the last six months.
I hope you enjoy the video. Let me know if it raises any questions by contacting me here
One of the most useful aspects of social media is the search function. Twitter especially allows you to search for any word or phrase and to narrow the search results to within a set number of miles of a specific location. Think of the benefits of being able to search for people talking about your particular business niche within striking distance of your locality.
Video is my thing, as you may or may not know. Click the link to MeaningfulMoney.tv if you want to see what I mean.
I often get asked what kit I use to do my videos, so I thought I’d post it here:
This is a sermon I gave ages ago at my old church on the subject of Money & Finance. We were going through Proverbs at the time picking up major themes, and I was asked, given my profession, to do the talk on Money!
It is not-so-loosely based on the main points from a sermon by the great Methodist founder John Wesley. Let me know what you think; here’s the link: