Guided Goals Podcast #8: LinkedIn with Viveka von Rosen

Viveka Von RosenDo you have a profile on LinkedIn?

Want to make a good impression?

Need advice on how to incorporate your passion project?

Viveka von Rosen joins us on the Guided Goals Podcast, and we’re going to talk about LinkedIn. Viveka is internationally known as a LinkedInExpert, is author of best selling LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day, and has worked with and trained over 100,000 people on the power and success of doing business using LinkedIn.

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Guided Goals Podcast #6: Disruption with Jay Samit

Jay SamitAre you an entrepreneur?

Do you strive to be?

Want inspiration to make it happen?

Jay Samit joins us on the Guided Goals Podcast, and we’re going to talk about Disruption. Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Jay Samit, Disrupt You!, is a digital media innovator who has pioneered advancements in content distribution, social media, and ecommerce that are enjoyed by billions daily. [Read more…]

Guided Goals Podcast #5: Public Relations with Liz H Kelly

Liz H KellyNeed to get yourself out there?

Are you promoting your passion project?

Want to know how to get started?

Liz H Kelly joins us on the Guided Goals Podcast, and we’re going to talk about Public Relations for your passion project. Liz is an author, speaker, UCLA Extension Instructor, Columnist and CEO. She founded Goody PR and Goody Awards to magnify brands, experts and causes making an impact. [Read more…]

Guided Goals Podcast #4: The Influencer Economy with Ryan Williams

Guided Goals Podcast #4: The Influencer Economy with Ryan WilliamsAre you an expert in your industry?

Ready to take things up a notch?

What’s stopping you?

Ryan Williams joins us on the Guided Goals Podcast, and we’re going to talk about The Influencer Economy. Ryan is a writer, entrepreneur and marketer, and founder of The Influencer Economy Podcast and upcoming book. [Read more…]

Guided Goals Podcast #3: Public Speaking with Rick Clemons

Rick Title CardCurious about public speaking?

Are you an expert in a particular subject?

Want to share what you know with the world … or at least your peers and community?

Our guest today is Rick Clemons, and we’re going to talk about getting yourself out there and speaking about your passion project. Rick,, makes ways for people who’ve got it going to get it going more by helping them Dig their Diff.

Rick, through his coaching, websites and podcasts, helps people step into their best self. [Read more…]

Guided Goals Podcast #2: Project Management with Dave Johnson

Dave J Title CardDo you have a fabulous idea?

Is there a project you’ve always wanted to start?

Are you tired of putting your dreams on hold?

Our guest today is Dave Johnson and we’re going to talk about building your passion project. Dave is the Tech Editorial Director at eHow and is the editor-in-chief of a new site he just launched called He is a long-time tech journalist and author of about three dozen books on tech and photography.

Techwalla, which has been in development for the last four or five months, is a review site, like Rotten Tomatoes, but for tech gadgets and products. [Read more…]

Guided Goals Podcast #1: Branding with Tara Coomans

Tara Title CardAre you working on branding your business?

Do you have a project in need of an identity?

Want to stand out from the crowd?

Our very first guest is Tara Coomans, and we’re going to talk about branding. Tara is a digital branding and marketing strategist and founder of Poodle Mafia, a company with a focus on startups, movements, and personalities. [Read more…]

May 2014 Goals

Purple flowersIf April showers bring May flowers, here’s the question: How have the seeds you planted this earlier this year on your projects been growing? Is your project starting to sprout? Is it blooming? And what sort of time and attention do you need to give to your project in order to make it grow.

Like with anything, the more time you spent on something, the faster it is likely to grow. However, if time is limited, just spend a little time each day, every week, and you will start to see the results…

Here’s hoping you all have a bountiful harvest!

What will you do in May to get your projects to bloom? Post your May goals in the comments.

Goal of the Week #39: Visualize

ForbesGoal of the Week: Visualize! Then, create a representation of what it is you want. What is your ultimate dream, goal, or accomplishment? Do you want your book to be on the New York Times Bestseller List? Do you want your business on the Forbes list? Want to be named top 30 under 30 – or top 40 under 40 – in a respected industry publication? Want your app on a list of top apps? Great! Put yourself there … literally.

Want to be on the New York Times Bestseller List, take the current NYTBS. Then, put your name and book title right at the top.

Want to have your name – or your business – as part of a highly respected list in your industry? Take the current list from that magazine, and add your name and photo to that list.

Want your app on CNET’s Best App list or the Top Apps list on Apple or Google Play? Take a screenshot of the current list, then Photoshop your app  right at the top.

Seeing what you want is the first step in getting what you want. Once you have your visual representation, print it our and put it somewhere you will see it every day.

What is it you want? Share in the comments.

Goal of the Week #35 Make an Intro

LinkedinGoal of the Week: Make an intro – introduce two friends or peers to one another. Business is all about referrals. And some of your friends can benefit from the skills, experience, and advice of others. So, make some connections.  Check your Facebook or LinkedIn feeds and see who of your friends needs something, and then see if you know someone who can fulfill that need. Or, just go through your friends list, decided which of your trusted troupe would benefit from meeting another member, and make an intro. Just make sure you ask before sharing someone’s email address.

In the past week alone, I received two out-of-the-blue intros. Not only did it make me feel good – personally and professionally – it made me want to pay the connections forward.

Who will you introduce? And why?