Episode_008 Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income

Note About this Episode’s Opening Music:

Here are the Lyrics to the last verse of the tune “Time Stand Still” by the band RUSH. I thought they were appropriate since we’re moving from Summer into Fall… and boy does time fly!

Summer’s going fast, nights growing colder
Children growing up, old friends growing older
Freeze this moment a little bit longer
Make each sensation a little bit stronger
Experience slips away
Experience slips away…
The innocence slips away

Lyrics by Neil Peart. Vocals by Geddy Lee and Aimee Mann. Drums by Peart. Bass and keyboards by Lee. Guitar by Lifeson

Creating Wow Experiences for Your Clients… With a Shaving Kit?

In Episode 1 of this podcast I talked about setting yourself apart from your competition and creating a “Godiva Zone” for your business. You do it in the way you present yourself and your services. How you set yourself apart.

A few weeks ago I received a gift from a client of mine, Dr. David Scharf. I had sent some DVDs and CDs to David. I received a notice in my P.O. Box that I had a package waiting for me at the UPS Store that I needed to pick up.

I like getting packages as much as anybody, so I drove over the next day and got the box. I opened it up to find this:

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It’s a shaving kit from “The Art of Shaving” Look how they’ve taken something as mundane as your daily shaving routine and made it oh so classy.

The box was wrapped with a ribbon. There was a note from my client, a brochure about the products, coupons, an invitation to join “The Brotherhood of Shaving” (very clever) and then, of course the products in the kit; shaving oil, a brush, lathering lotion and moisturizer. All packaged in a way like you still felt “like a guy.”

Kicks butt over the rows of bottles of shaving cream stacked on shelves in your local drugstore.

It also was very kind and gracious of my client to send it to me. He was thoughtful. I was impressed. I wrote him a thank you note – not an email – a note.

That’s setting yourself apart. How can you do the same in your business?

My Guest this Episode is Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income

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Pat Flynn

Pat is a beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. He is routinely celebrated for his transparent leadership style and authentic principles. Pat overcame career adversity at an early age by finding his own path and true passion. Despite his success in business, Pat’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and friends as well as helping inspire and educate others on how to succeed with their own entrepreneurial careers.

Pat has been featured in The New York Times and Forbes Magazine for his accomplishments, and has recently been enjoying talking about his story and business strategies in front of large crowds at various conferences and events in the United States.

In my conversation with Pat, we discuss:

  • How You Can Create Passive Income for Your Business
  • The Importance of Research before creating products and services
  • Why you shouldn’t worry about “Someone stealing your ideas.”
  • Pat’s book: “Let Go” and the importance of having courage to go after what you want
  • and more

Contact Pat at:

Smart Passive Income or Pat Flynn.me

Pat Flynn’s Best Selling Book “Let Go”

Book Recommended by Pat Flynn

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