From time to time I get interview requests, whether it is for a podcast, radio station, blog, or even school newspaper.
Around the summer time these requests pop up a lot more because of Big Brother, which is understandable.
I realize I am not Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, or LeBron James (weird combo of people there) and I’m not pretending to be, but I want to share a story with you, so you can learn what NOT to do when asking someone for something.
About a month ago I received an interview request from Podcast X (not the real podcast name, just using it for the sake of anonymity).
If I do not personally know the person requesting the interview, or have any connection to them whatsoever there are a standard set of questions that are asked to the outlet.
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This past week I sent an email with a survey to who signed up for the list asking for your help in starting the blog back up! The survey just asked what would you like to read from the blog in the future.
Thank you to everyone who responded. There was a wide range of responses covering everything from daily leadership help to my daily schedule. After reading everyone’s responses (I read each one individually) I decide to start the blog back up with one post per week. Since I am not currently writing a new book, I actually do miss writing (for as painful as it can sometimes be).
What can you expect? One post per week.
In the past, I stuck to a rigid schedule of writing and eventually got burnt out/bored. I am going to keep the blog open ended with the goal to provide some sort of value to you, even in the smallest way, whether through telling a story/making you laugh, or sharing something with you that you can learn from.
Thanks to everyone who shared their responses! One person in particular (Jordan) asked what a day in my life is like, so Jordan, here you go:
My Tuesday Schedule:
6:45AM – Wake up thanks to my 3 alarms set on my iPhone.
7:00AM – After putting in contacts / brushing teeth, etc., I let Frank out to use the facilities and start a cup of coffee (or two for Chelsea). Frank gets fed; I eat some cereal, get dressed and press on for the day.
7:30AM – Arrive at my office, take a look at the day’s events (scheduled on Sunday) and get things ready to go live at 8:00AM for my morning Twitch show. [click to continue…]
Last year I tested out a pilot program for students in Universities across the US and Canada.
It started as a simple idea.
Whenever I get the chance to speak at a University, I would always send a quick tweet out.
Every single time I would send one of those tweets out I would get responses from other students on Twitter asking:
“When are you coming to my University?”
“How come you aren’t speaking at my school?” [click to continue…]