No Computer Keys Showing Denial Panic And NegativityWhy Every Entrepreneur Should Become An Expert At Saying No!
Recently, I received an email, from Gloria, that said…

“I Just spent the day listening to your podcast! So valuable and I feel so blessed to have found it!

In episode 321, you mentioned a talk you gave about four reasons entrepreneurs should say no. Do you mind sharing what the four reasons were?

Also any advice on how to respectfully decline the “Can I pick your brain?” requests? I am a motivational speaker and people are starting to ask me how to get into the industry (truth is, I got my first booking after 4 days! That wasn't because of me, that was purely God!).

I know this is only going to increase once I start my podcast, as recently someone came up to me at a memorial service to try to network with me!

I don't want to be rude, but have you found a way to respectfully, as a Christian, turn down people's requests?

Any advice would be so appreciated.

God bless.

In response to Gloria's email, I spent most of my time sharing the reasons why one should become more skilled at saying no. If you are looking for tips on how to effectively say no, I highly encourage you to check out episode 91 of Michael Hyatt's podcast on this topic. (starts at 00:05:37)

 
 
Current Thoughts On Tagging
Ted called in a question about tagging .mp3 files. I spent a few moments of this episode sharing my current thoughts on tagging your .mp3 files with metadata. You can see my old tutorial on tagging by clicking here. (00:37:36)

 
 
Co-Hosting Advice
Alex called in to say that he started a movie review podcast with some friends and that it has been very successful so far. Alex has some interest in monetizing the platform while his co-hosts seem very opposed to the idea. He asked for my thoughts on this subject and I gave them in this episode. (00:43:15)

 
 
Should I Use SoundCloud?
Dana called in to say that she's heard a number of podcasters mention that their shows could be found in iTunes, Stitcher and now on SoundCloud. She wanted to know if I thought that she needed to include her podcast on the SoundCloud platform as well. I share my response to Dana's question in this episode. (00:53:48)

 
 
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Upcoming Event Schedule
220calOne of my favorite things about traveling to, and speaking at conferences, is meeting members of my community. I always make it a point to host a community meetup wherever I travel.

Below is a list of events that you might be interested in. If you can make it to any of these events, I'd love to have the opportunity to meet you. If you are not able to attend the event, but are in that area, I'd still love for you to come to the personal community meetup that I will host in that town.

Podcast Movement Conference
August 16-17, 2014 – Dallas, TX
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