Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Hack The System show!
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Starting today, you’re going to get access to interviews with the worlds’ foremost experts on blogging, lifestyle design, traveling, and life/system hacking. In short–you’re going to learn how to kick ass.
In this episode, I sit down with Jonathan Mead of Illuminated Mind, where he blows my mind with his ideas about joint webinars and building a brand. This interview literally changed the way I do business.
Jonathan teaches people how to change their lives through his Trailblazer course, where he helps students discover, and implement, their passions. Check out his awesome Trailblazer video.
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00:25 – Welcome Jonathan Mead!
1:05 – Importance of branding in business and in life
2:10 – The feeling of getting success stories from people you’ve inspired
3:10 – Feeling trapped in your job
3:45 – How to escape feeling trapped
6:00 – What was the first step for Jonathan towards finding his passion
7:00 – What did Jonathan do before blogging?
8:50 – Mentors that help you design your life
9:55 – How Jonathan helped one woman achieve her passion
10:55 – How to reach out and network with people who are more powerful than you
12:00 – more tips on networking
12:50 – How Jonathan built his readership by leveraging others’ communities
13:30 – Offering your skills for free to network
From 15:50 – 25:00 == Some of the best tactics for networking an generating revenue that I’ve ever heard
15:50 – How to reverse engineer situations to meet important people
16:30 – Specific tactics for making important people notice you
18:40 – How Jonathan built such a large email list
21:05 – Jonathan’s current tactics for success: building partnerships
21:20 – Doing co-webinars (This advice BLEW MY MIND)
22:00 – Exactly how to leverage other peoples’ audiences to make money and build your subscriber list
25:00 – Getting excellent design for ebooks and web sites
25:20 – For people who are just getting started, what’s the next step to become successful?
26:00 – The importance and how to of running your blog like a business
27:40 – What about building an online business/passion without blogging?
28:50 – Jonathan talks about his product, Trailblazer