Archive | July 2016

People Trying To Catch All The Pokemon

By Cheval John

The Pokemon Go app has taken over the country since launching about three weeks ago.

Many people have been walking across cities like Houston trying to locate Pokemons that will allow them to arrive at the next level of the game.

Business establishments, sports venues like Texas A&M’s Kyle Field has been the hot spot for many to locate Pokemons.

The downside has been people have not been paying attention to where they were going while playing the Pokemon Go.

It has been a hazard to a degree in the same manner as people using snapchat while driving.

They have been some manuals for those who are playing the Pokemon Game that will keep them safe.

In the same way, I learned a harsh lesson about participating in a Twitter chat while using my smartphone.

No, I was not tweeting while driving as I don’t drive anymore.

However, this lesson I learned about participating in a Twitter chat with a smartphone can apply to anyone indirectly who are tweeting and driving.

I was participating in #sproutchat, a twitter chat hosted by Sarah Nagel of Sprout Social.

As the chat was moving along, I had difficulty in keeping up because the chat was moving along fast while I was receiving updates of the chat very late.

What ended up happening was that I was answering some questions way before Ms. Nagel had asked the question and it caused a lot of confusion to the other participants of the chat.

I felt really bad and I understood even more why a person should not participate in a Twitter chat with a smartphone.

What they should do is participate in the Twitter chat on their computer and use apps like Tweetchat to keep up with the conversation that is happening during the chat.

That way, everyone will not be confused when they are participating in a Twitter chat like #sproutchat.

This lesson above will help the people who are participating in the Pokemon Go game indirectly too.

To avoid my mistake of participating in a Twitter chat with a smartphone, listen to this episode of the Social Media Examiner podcast that features Twitter Marketing expert, Madalyn Sklar.

Also check out my recent What’s The Word shows featuring William S. Matthews and Laura Wilkinson, who will be covering the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

William S. Matthews

Laura Wilkinson

Becoming The Small Percentage Who Succeeds For Better

By Cheval John

We all have the same lottery ticket to a successful life.

Yet, about 2% of the world are successful for the better while the majority are struggling to succeed for a better life.

And let me clarify what I mean by the majority are struggling for a better life.

Half of those who are “struggling” are actually working at a company on salary and are in the middle class.

And the middle class is shrinking every year due to layoffs and companies moving positions overseas to cut costs.

So why is it that a small percentage of people are wealthy while the rest are “poor”

Here are three reasons why

1. The Wealthy Value Their Time

The wealthy view their time as a valuable resource.

They use their time wisely to develop their skills that will allow them to accumulate wealth for the better.

In the same way as the wealthy value their time, the elite athletes like Serena Williams, Lebron James, Maya Moore and former Olympian, Laura Wilkinson put in the quality hours to perfect their craft so that when it is time to perform in their respective sports, they will excel and outlast their competition.

2. The Wealthy Value Their Friendships

The wealthy understand that if they spend quality time with people who will uplift them, they will be able to succeed in their respective business.

They don’t spent their time with negative people who always complain because they understand that they can be dragged down to that same negative attitude.

3. The Wealthy Are Always Learning

The wealthy are reading books from influential people who have succeeded in their lives.

In today’s age, the wealthy are also listening to uplifting podcasts like the Eventual Millionaire, hosted by Jaime Masters.

And most are hosting their own podcast to learn from their fellow peers about how to accumulate wealth or in the case, how to run a business.

And since I want to be as successful for the better like Tamara McCleary, Christin Kardos, Brian Fanzo, Kelly Hungerford, and Mrs. Wilkinson, I decided to host my own podcast, What’s The Word to learn from the above people and also Kristyna Torres, who is successful in her own right with her business.

So if you want to be like the 2% of the world who are enjoying their lives for the better, then you must start using your time wisely to where you can accumulate wealth.

When you spend your time with the correct people, you will not be like those who will use any excuse for the reason why they are not succeeding in life.

Building A Legacy Through Consistency

By Cheval John

There were times when I wanted to quit my show, What’s The Word because I was not seeing the downloads compared to others who were killing it with their podcast.

There were so many cancellations at the last minute that I was wondering if hosting a podcast was worth it for the better.

I will admit that I have to fight those inner struggles of quitting my podcast even now because most still don’t understand why I host a podcast even though I am not seeing “immediate success for the better.”

I know that I must not quit my show because I love putting out great content that will benefit my listeners.

I am more focused on the long game with my show because I rather have a long track record of quality interviews than look for the “overnight success” of a show.

The rewards for the better is much more satisfying when you grow your podcast slowly due to hard work.

This constant reminder above is the true reason why I will continue to host my show on the platform, blogtalkradio even if I don’t see the large downloads of my show.

Also, to celebrate milestones like the 250th episode of the show with the guest of honor, Kerry O’Shea Gorgone.

Mrs. Gorgone truly brought value to my audience with her knowledge of privacy law and how to avoid copyright infringement with your live streaming shows which includes sporting events.

I allowed her to ask me a question on the show because she hosts a podcast as well called, Marketing Smarts.

So if you feel like quitting your podcast or business because you are not seeing immediate results for the better, I advise you to keep pressing on.

Because you will never know who you are impacting with your podcast.