#1 Key to Success – Ignite a Burning Belief in Yourself – YMM #41


ingite a burning belief in yourselfIn this episode of the You’re Making Me Podcast we’ll cover ways to stay excited about your goals by Igniting a burning belief in yourself.

If you’ve read my book Diamonds and Silver, you might recognize it as the first lesson our hero learns.

This week’s Top X of a Topic is on the same topic. X=3 this week, which means I’ll count down the three top ways to ignite a burning belief in yourself.

Other than that, I’ve got some news to share, and a little bit of gossip.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why I want you to stop whispering, “I love you,” at work
  • What it means to go Oliver Twist on something
  • The balloon technique and how it applies to motivation, and why you should NEVER visualize RED balloons.
  • I’ll give you an example of an “Fake it ’till you make it” horror story. I’ll also tell you why you should still fake it anyway.
  • What I believe is the best motivator know to exist
  • What pouring wine into a glass of vinegar can teach you about changes in your life [Continue Reading...]

YMM #40 – A Jump in Listeners – Wow!

jump-in-listenersIn this episode of the You’re Making Me Podcast we’re going to talk about some of the latest developments in the area of visual thinking.

I also want to say thanks to everyone who’s been listening. I’ve seen a huge spike in listeners during the past few months.

I even found a way to include a 5-minute brownie recipe for you to check out. I think you’re going to like it.

All that in about 13 minutes.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why some people can’t believe I wrote Diamonds and Silver
  • Why Kevin’s so excited about the latest podcast numbers
  • About a new visual mapping tool for Evernote
  • Why you should get the latest version of XMind
  • Some more cool news pieces [Continue Reading...]

What Happened On The Way To My Flu Sniff – YMM #39

flu-shot-lineupSo, I took my family to get the flu shot a few weeks ago.

You may be wondering what that has to do with you?

Maybe nothing, but if you’re interested in learning how to improve your results, why not stay for a while and give the podcast a listen.

In this episode of the You’re Making Me Podcast, I’ll tell you a pretty good story (if I do say so myself), and go over some ways that my less than stellar experience, can help you to avoid the pain of being unprepared for a spike in demand.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What’s a flu sniff anyway?
  • Why I think Pinterest could have helped my flu immunization
  • 3 ways to avoid filling out forms by hand
  • How a flu immunization can teach you about your own business / life [Continue Reading...]

What You Can Learn From My Starbucks Schmoozing – YMM #38

coffeeThe other day I went to my local Starbucks and was served by a guy who showed me that the art of customer service is not dead.

I’m also going to show you how my experience connects with a book I just finished reading.

Anyway, the story is pretty neat, so check it out. It’s short too (about 9 min) so you can listen to it as you continue browsing.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • What happened during my 9:08 PM trip to Starbucks
  • Why my car almost had a hot chocolate bath
  • When the videos for the XMind Bonuses will be released
  • Two things this guy applied perfectly from a book I just read
  • What’s coming up next episode

Other items mentioned in the podcast:

The Book: Mr. Shmooze: The Art and Science of Selling Through Relationships

XMind Bonuses – If you buy XMind through my link, I’ll hook you up with all of the bonuses.

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Getting Started With Mind Mapping – Part 3 – YMM#37

mind-mapI sit down again with Greg Gazin to put him through the paces with XMind. We’ll go over setting up an XMind capture system, and how to translate those ideas into goals you can take action on.

I’ve also added more content to the FAW (Follow Along Workbook), so that’s definitely worth checking out.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why Greg says Visual Thinking is “Unnatural”
  • Why it’s important to separate the mind dump from the organization
  • The special sheet I use to maintain focus
  • My top business goals for 2014
  • MEGA Productivity includes the 45 minute goals workshop
  • Which new bonus I’m added to my Visual Productivity eBook

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Great Ideas is a Numbers Game – YMM #36


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Coming up with great ideas is a numbers game. In this episode of the You’re Making Me podcast I’ll explain exactly what I mean and give you a real world example of how this can apply to you.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • One of the big things people challenge me on (Sorry, but I’m right)
  • What’s different about the new coffee shop in town
  • How I’m getting a friend to use the “Numbers Game” for his new book
  • An update on Visual Productivity if you’re considering buying XMind through me. [Continue Reading...]

XMind Promo Goes Live, and Answering Questions – YMM #35

xmind-promoI’m happy to announce that the XMind Promo, where you can get 3 free bonuses from me, is up and running. When you buy XMind through my link, I’ll throw in the bonuses at no extra cost.

I’ll also cover some questions from listeners (like how to deal with mind maps when they get too big) and I’ll fill you in on the latest XMind Cheat Sheet videos.

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In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Which is better: pretty or functional mind maps?
  • 3 ways to deal with really big mind maps
  • What’s coming up in 2014
  • How to get your hands on the bonuses from my XMind Promo

Other items mentioned in the podcast:

XMind Promo (With Bonuses) goes live: http://youremakingme.com/get-xmind/

Latest XMind Cheat Sheet Tutorials: I’m just finishing up the Mind Toolbox tutorials (Relationship, Boundary, Summary, Labels, Markers, Notes, Drill Down). They should be up by the weekend.

yWriter – This is the program I use for writing books and for storing info on my computer. Here’s a link to a blog post I did on it including a video tutorial.

Get your copy of the XMind Cheat Sheet (It’s free)

If you’re interested in productivity, you should definitely check out my XMind Cheat Sheet. It’s a mind map (using XMind, which is also free) and it’s crammed full of tutorials. Every tutorial has a YouTube video to go along with it, so you can choose the method of instruction.

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