Feb 1, 2021
Life is going to kick you in the teeth from time to time (see 2020). Today we talk about your attitude (the only thing you have control over) and we interview Shane Whaley of the Tourpreneur podcast. Shane shares how many people in the travel space just folded up everything just going out of business. This is not the approach Shane has taken, and he not only didn't shut down in 2020, but added more sponsors to his show.
The Longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
― Charles R. Swindoll
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04:55 Shane Whaley Tourpreneur.com
07:29 Shane Decided to Start Touorpreneur
10:48 The "Glenn the Geek" Strategy with Events
15:26 Take Advantage of the Extra Time COVID Created
17:50 Choosing Sponsors
19:34 Join the School of Podcasting
20:32 Going for the Win, Win, Win
22:44 Starting a Daily Email
24:37 Dealing with being a "Thought Leader"
26:58 Advice on Interviews
28:55 Dealing with a Boring Guest
30:37 Shane's hobby Podcast Spybrary
32:34 How Long Did it Take to Monetize
33:31 Getting Proof of Concept
35:09 Why he Stayed Niche
36:10 Don't Undersell Yourself
37:19 How He Came Up With Prices
38:47 Tips on Running a Community
41:00 Policing Your Group
42:28 Shane's First Podcast
44:34 Shane the Shock jock
45:43 Shiny Object Syndrome
47:30 What HASN'T Worked?
49:26 Final Advice for the "Wanna Be" podcaster
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