Hack The System Podcast: Episode 1 with Jonathan Mead


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Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Hack The System show!

You should subscribe to this show on iTunes.

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


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Jesse and Jeane Stern (The Meditation Podcast) October 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm

The first two episodes won’t download on iTunes: 404 error. Please re-up. Thanks!


Sergio Felix March 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Hey Maneesh,

Just saw you doing some crazy pushups on a very high cliff on YouTube, gave me the chills man!

Anyway, I really like Jonathan Mead.

I have watched just a few videos from him and I’m still willing to know more about his work so this was a very cool and valuable interview for me.

Hope you do more like this and also thanks for the breakdown in minutes, that was handy!


PS. The intro video graphics were amazing man, kudos!


maneesh March 27, 2012 at 8:17 am

Np! Come to the webinar tonight!


Axel metayer January 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Great show , good sound ! More of these please!


Li January 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

this is great. Is it available in transcript format as well?


maneesh January 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I wasn’t planning on it, but only because you asked so nicely I’ll get it done ๐Ÿ™‚


Dilanka Wettewa January 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Nicely done. Loved it Maneesh. I hope this is going to be a regular thang’ for you ๐Ÿ˜‰


maneesh January 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I’ve got 10 already filmed and edited ๐Ÿ™‚ Tweet and FB share and tell your friends!


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