putting the FAN in evangelism – spreading your messages by daring to share what you are a FAN of
Are you a fan of The Voice?
Most of my family and many of my friends are avid watchers – but I deliberately choose NOT to watch it.
I’m talking about The Australian version of The Voice which is very popular at the moment.
It’s not that I don’t like The Voice.
It’s just that I’m following (and modifying) some business advice and writing advice from one of my business “heroes” – US expert Chris Brogan in one of his podcasts I regularly listen to.
Yes – I’m a real podcast nerd!
Chris was talking about how you need to make time for writing when you lead such a busy life.
Chris was talking about how you have to make choices and that choice may be that you don’t watch popular shows that the rest of the world seems to love.
You have to give up something !
I think (if recall correctly) that Chris was talking about show American Idol – but the same principle applies to any popular TV show.
I’ve taken Chris’s approach even further in that I actually use The Voice as a “trigger” or prompt.
When The Voice comes on – that’s my cue to go do some writing.
Plus the rest of my family is busy – do I can work uninterrupted! Double score!!
Many of you may decide that The Voice is too good to miss – and I GROK that – just pick another popular show to “give up” in exchange for time to work on your writing – or whatever else you need to do to advance your business.
Now I don’t want you to think that I am a total TV abstainer.
I too have shows I absolutely must watch – Downtown Abbey, Mad Men and Game of Thrones.
I use Mad Man inspiration for lots of my serious business work!
So, I encourage you:
Sure, you won’t know what everyone else seems to be talking about. As Chris Brogan says you (and I’m paraphrasing):
You may be behind the news in what’s happening on these popular show – but you’ll be ahead in advancing your creative project or business venture.
If you’re interesting in finding out about Chris’s tips here’s a link to his site.
I find his Human Business approach so inspiring.
He know lots of things – but I WARN YOU he does have certain “knowledge gaps”
Don’t expect him to know much about The Voice or Idol
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