464 – Leaving A Dream Job To Build A Dream Business

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 25, 2016

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Back in episode 251, I had my great friend, Leslie Samuel, share an inspiring story of how he landed his dream job, as a college professor, directly as a result of consistently creating online content.

Two and a half years ago, Leslie made the decision to leave his dream job to build his own online business. I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the growth of his business during this time and knew that having him back on the show to share his recent experience would be a great source of encouragement and inspiration to many. I’m honored to feature another great conversation with Leslie in this week’s episode.

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463 – The Next Level For My Digital Products Distribution

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 18, 2016

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In this week’s episode, I share what I am doing to take my digital products distribution to a whole new level. I’m really excited about setting up my New Kajabi software. Over the next several weeks, some exciting things will start showing up at store.podcastanswerman.com.

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462 – The Decision To Start My Own Business

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 11, 2016

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I’ve often told the story of just how much my wife, Stephanie, supported my decision to leave my career in insurance to pursue an career related to podcasting and technology. I’ve mentioned on several occasions, how she was the one who finally convinced me to make that decision.

What if I told you that you could actually listen to an audio recording of the conversation that Stephanie and I had immediately after making the decision that I would go in the very next day and tell my dad that I was leaving the family business, to start my own internet based business?

The fact is that you can hear the audio recording of that conversation, from September 26th 2007, in this week’s episode of The Cliff Ravenscraft Show.

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461 – Keeping It Real

by Cliff Ravenscraft on August 4, 2016

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This is one of those episodes that would have never happened if I had not made a commitment to my community that I would publish a new episode of this podcast by 5am on Friday every single week. I’m thrilled that I did make this commitment because I consider it a huge honor to know that so many people have come to rely on my show each week for value and encouragement.

Notes From This Episode
– The Importance of Consistency
– Creating Facebook Events For Live Streams.
Webinar Replay of my 12 Common Mistakes Podcasters Make
Archive 81 Podcast – A Must Listen!!!
– People may be listening to your show for YEARS before they finally reach out to say hello.
– The message from Asa.
– The value of sharing struggles.
– I still struggle from time to time.
– The fastest way to grow my audience is by being a guest on other people’s podcasts.
– Next session of Podcasting A to Z will launch Monday, October 3rd.

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12 Common Mistakes Made By Podcasters

July 30, 2016

I hosted a free webinar via a Facebook Live stream where I shared 12 common mistakes that podcasters make. Whether you’re a seasoned podcaster or just getting ready to launch your first podcast, the following video replay will help you take your podcasting efforts to the next level. Note: I did become aware that the […]

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460 – That Time I Felt Like A Complete Fraud

July 29, 2016

I was recently invited to be a guest on Tammy Helfrich’s Right Where You Are podcast. Over the years, I’ve been a guest on hundreds of podcasts. This interview was, by far, one of the greatest times that I’ve spent as a guest on someone else’s show. For those who are not familiar with how […]

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459 – How To Become Confident Behind The Microphone & The Power of Getting Started

July 21, 2016

In this week’s episode, I am honored to have Christina Canters from the Stand Out Get Noticed podcast join me for a conversation. Christina talks about the how she discovered her “sweet spot” in the online business space and how it would have never happened had she not first launched a podcast with a niche […]

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458 – I Can Control My Emotional State

July 14, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share one of the most powerful things that I learned at Tony Robbins’ Unleash The Power Within event. I learned that I can be in complete control of my emotional state and that I can intentionally choose to change my emotional state, in an instant, any time I choose to […]

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457 – Top Strategies Used By Today’s Top Ranked Podcasters

July 8, 2016

This week, I’m in Chicago speaking at Podcast Movement. In this episode, I share the outline of my talk where I share the top strategies that the top-ranked independent podcasters have in common.

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456 – Walking On Fire – A Full Review of Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within Event

June 30, 2016

Stephanie and I have returned home after experiencing Tony Robbin’s Unleash The Power Within event. Hundreds of folks have reached out to me and asked us to share a full review of our experience. I’m delighted to have Stephanie join me for this episode as we share a very authentic review of the entire event.

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455 – Identity – The Importance of Knowing Who You Are

June 24, 2016

In last week’s episode, I talked about how excited I was to be heading off, this week, for the Tony Robbins event called Unleashing The Power Within. I also shared how excited I was about learning from one of his information products that I had purchased, called Creating Lasting Change. After hearing last week’s episode, […]

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454 – What I’m Doing To Take Things To The Next Level

June 17, 2016

In this week’s podcast, I share some personal insights into what I’m going to be focused on over the next several weeks and months ahead to take my own message, business and life to the next level. In the episode, I talk about the following. – A Tony Robbins Live Event. – A Tony Robbins […]

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453 – How I Completely Eliminated The Echo In My Studio Space

June 10, 2016

In this episode, I share how, after two years, I finally did something about the echo in my studio space. The video below is a great demonstration of just how much of an improvement has been made. Want to learn more about my experience with the sound absorption panels that I’ve installed? Click play the […]

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452 – The Entrepreneurial Journey of Mike Russell

June 2, 2016

Many times we admire how much success others have had through their lives. I’m amazed at how often people assume that those who have accomplished so much have done so with seemingly little effort. The reality is that what we see from our own perspective is not the whole story. If you dig deep enough, […]

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451 – Are You Married To A Specific Outcome?

May 27, 2016

In this week’s episode, I share the conclusion of the conversation, that I stated in last week’s episode, with my friend, Ray Edwards.

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450 The More Access I Have Gained To The Things I Used To Say I Want, The Less I Find That I Desire Them – A Conversation With Ray Edwards

May 20, 2016

This week’s episode is very unique. I’m sharing the audio from where my great friend, Ray Edwards, interviewed me for his podcast. I explain why in the open of the episode.

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449 You’ve Got A Story To Tell & The Value of Being A Guest On Other Podcasts – A Conversation With Aaron Walker

May 13, 2016

A Conversation With Aaron Walker I’m very excited to share a recent conversation that I have with my friend Aaron Walker. We talk about the difference between being a good story teller and understanding that you have a good story to tell. We also talked about mastermind groups and the value of being booked as […]

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Do You Want To Launch A Podcast? My next session of Podcasting A to Z starts May 23rd.

May 10, 2016

If you have been wanting to launch a podcast but have found it to be a bit of a challenge, please check out this video… My Podcasting A to Z group coaching program may be the ladder you need to reach the goal of successfully launching your podcast. Sign up today at PodcastingAtoZ.com

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448 – Getting Past Episode 007 And A Conversation With Joel Comm Regarding The Value of Snapchat

May 6, 2016

Getting Past Episode 007 An overwhelming majority of podcast that are created never make it past their seventh episode. In this episode, I attempt to encourage Susan B from the I Can’t Stop Spending podcast, to avoid contributing to this statistic. You see, Susan was a student in my March Podcasting A to Z coaching […]

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447 – Podcasting Purely To Entertain – A Conversation With Michael O’Neal

April 28, 2016

Podcasting Purely To Entertain In this week’s episode, I share a conversation with my friend Michael O’Neal from The Solopreneur Hour podcast. We discuss how he got into podcasting just for the joy of getting to interview interesting people and how he’s developed his own business model around his podcasting efforts.

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446 – My Biggest Takeaways From SMMW16

April 22, 2016

In this episode, I allow myself to do use the “live to drive” format to share my thoughts following my experience at Social Media Marketing World 2016. Update: I totally neglected to share two major takeaways from this event. Much like the others, these takeaways are about taking relationships to the next level. I had […]

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445 – Thoughts On Ambition

April 15, 2016

Back in September of last year (2015), I recorded a podcast episode titled “What do I want my life to look like in 10 to 20 years?”. In that episode, I shared some pretty loft dreams of what I might want my life to look like in the future. Since then, I feel that I’ve […]

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444 – Live To Hard Drive Vs Heavily Editing – And Thoughts on Batch Processing

April 8, 2016

Have I Abandoned The Live To Hard Drive Approach To Podcasting? In last Thursday’s vlog post, I had shared that I spent a total of two hours editing last week’s episode of this podcast. My friend, Riley Blanton, reached out to me, via Snapchat, to tell me that a while back, I had inspired him […]

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My Current Thoughts On Social Media Platforms

April 6, 2016

This vlog contains my most recent thoughts as to where I am finding value in the available social media platforms. VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS VIDEO: I don’t know how it happened, but when I was recording this vlog, I completely forgot to mention Youtube & Instagram. The following video is a new vlog that […]

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443 – Why Am I Vloggging Daily? And Is It Worth It?

April 1, 2016

Earlier this year, I began using SnapChat and, as a result, I’ve been producing a daily vlog, without missing a single day, since January 27th, 2016. When I started, I never intended to commit to creating daily vlog content. In spite of the low production value associated with using Snapchat, it’s still an incredible amount […]

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Yes, People Will Probably Criticize You!

March 30, 2016

Earlier today, I had one of my Podcasting A to Z students tell me that she now has cold feet about publishing her first podcast episode. She’s spent the past two weeks tweaking her equipment setup and figuring out the audio editing process. She’s produced a sample audio file that I gave a “PERFECT” rating. […]

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442 – Please Don’t Snap And Drive

March 25, 2016

This week’s episode is very brief and to the point. It contains a message that I am very passionate about. If I have any amount of influence in the lives of those who listen to this show, I hope that I might influence others to make a commitment to never “Snap and Drive.” Beyond that, […]

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Is It Worth It For Me To Continue My Daily Vlog?

March 22, 2016

Is it worth it? I’ve been producing daily vlog posts for two months now. Even though I’m using Snapchat to create these posts, which is easy enough, it is actually a lot of work to turn them into video formats that work for my YouTube channel, my video podcast feed and even to upload them […]

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What Are All Those Screens Used For?

March 21, 2016

Many folks have been asking me why I have so many screens in my office. Do I use them for anything other than branding? I’m devoting today’s vlog post to answering these questions. While I share the primary purpose for each of the screens you see in my office, the reality is that they each […]

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441 – What Does CliffEOTC Stand For?

March 18, 2016

For years, I have had several online accounts that carry the username “cliffeotc.” When people come across some of these accounts, they immediately ask the question, “what does cliffeotc stand for?” Until now, this question only came up a few times a year and I simply took the time to explain it to each person […]

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Ask Me Anything About Launching A Podcast (Webinar Replay)

March 12, 2016

I recently hosted a free webinar, “Ask Me Anything About Launching A Podcast.” The purpose was to give people a taste of what my weekly group coaching calls are like during my, four week, Podcasting A to Z online coaching program. The video below is an edited replay of the webinar featuring the most relevant […]

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440 – What Am I Using To Do My Online Courses? A Few Snapchat Tips & Thoughts On Being Approachable.

March 11, 2016

What Am I Using To Do My Online Courses? My friend, Beth Spellacy, reached out to me via a private Snapchat message. Her husband is a web developer and he is interested in putting together an online course about website accessibility and was wondering what software I use to put together my online courses. I […]

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How I Can Track 80% of My Income Back To 10 to 11 People.

March 7, 2016

In episode 42 of my vlog, I mentioned that I could track 80% of my income, over the past eight years, back to 10 to 11 people that are within my community. One person commented… “Ok, so 80% of your sales stem from 10 to 11 of your business network referrals – not organic sales […]

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Who Is Cliff Ravenscraft? [VLOG]

March 7, 2016

I recently had a significant number of new folks start following me on Snapchat recently and I decided to introduce myself. It was pretty interesting trying to come up with a way to explain who I am given that I’m in the midst of a transitional season of life. This is what I came up […]

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Did I Just Screw Up By Rebranding My Podcast? – [VLOG]

March 6, 2016

In today’s vlog, I share my thoughts about why I’m confident that I made the right decision about rebranding my podcast. Unfortunately, I had to re-record my thoughts due to a technical glitch that happened today. What I shared the second time around is nowhere close to the awesome insights that came out the first […]

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439 – I Am The Podcast Answer Man, But This Is Now The Cliff Ravenscraft Show

March 4, 2016

    Renaming This Show: In this episode, I share why I’ve decided to rebrand this podcast as The Cliff Ravenscraft Show moving forward. I plan to continue adding valuable content here on the Podcast Answer Man website. I plan to continue creating new products and services related to podcasting. I plan to continue offering […]

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