Travis Robertson

Travis Robertson

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410 weeks ago @ Daniel Decker - 14 Ways to Increase Yo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Great suggestions, Daniel! I've started doing #14 when I speak and it's been a great tool. I create a download or additional content. Using Aweber as my platform, I just drop them in a separate list so I know where they came from. I've seen conversion rates as high as 50% for some of my sessions.

423 weeks ago @ Kenny Silva's Blo... - The Power of Casting V... · 1 reply · +1 points

Another great post, Kenny!

Here are a few things from my 5 year vision (I've got a 20-year vision too but I'll save everyone from the grand plans):

1. Buy a house cash. Have owned a couple with loans and have no interest in doing that again. :)
2. Written and published a NYT best-seller (non-fiction)
3. Have 2.5 kids. Basically, 2 kids with the possibility of a third.
4. DontSettle.org in over 25 countries (1,000+ active readers per month in each). We're already in 48 but not at those volumes.
5. Syndicated radio show.

There's more. I like to put numbers on things so I can track my progress. All of these have some sort of numerical measurement in my docs even if not mentioned here.

Again...thanks for the link!

Cheers,
Travis

423 weeks ago @ Kenny Silva's Blo... - How to Get Smart(er) · 1 reply · +1 points

Great post, Kenny! I love "argue with people smarter than you" and "teach people smarter than you" as suggestions.

Nothing crystalizes your own thoughts and ideas on a topic like trying desperately to synthesize and explain them to others. Fantastic tips!

And thanks for the shout out! You KNOW you're on my reader for the same reason. You challenge and encourage me and I greatly appreciate it.

Cheers,
Travis

429 weeks ago @ Kenny Silva's Blo... - Fun Friday – Who Wou... · 1 reply · +1 points

Darn you for commenting first, Justin!!

Agree with Justin on this one. Nobody (other than my own dad) has had a more profound impact on my life and way of thinking about money and business than Dave Ramsey. "Meeting" him has already been done. Actually sitting down with him in a learning environment one-on-one or a small group type setting would be incredibly valuable.

I know he's got his "Eagles Group" - that's the type of learning I'd like to do with Dave.

-Travis

430 weeks ago @ Kenny Silva's Blo... - October 23, 2010 Blog ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey, Kenny!

First, thank you so much for the shout out! I'm honored to be put in such great company.

Second, I really like what you're doing with your blog. I love the redesign and the work you're putting in to building such a great platform. Keep up the great work!

Cheers,
Travis

438 weeks ago @ Michael Hyatt Blog - Why Most Authors Shoul... · 4 replies · +2 points

Great post, Mike! Having nearly half a million followers and readers who you can access directly makes decisions like this wiser for Seth Godin than for someone who is starting out.

It also points out the need for authors to work on developing their platform as you suggested in one of your previous posts:

While I'm not in the publishing world and have very little to do with it, I do think Seth brings up a good point which is the time-to-market problem. I know that producing a book takes time, but it seems that the entire process works against writers who deal with the sale of timely ideas (those in business and self-help) versus those who are predominantly authors of fiction and other less time-sensitive works.

How do you see time-sensitive needs like this impacting how the publishing world will adapt? Do you think they need to?

Great post!

440 weeks ago @ Travis Robertson - 7 Lies That Will Keep ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Laura. I love the "kids" analogy. Though we've not had them yet, that's what we keep hearing is that you're never truly ready until you actually do it. There's only so much learning and preparation before you just have to pull the trigger and do it. Thanks for sharing and you are definitely not alone!

440 weeks ago @ Travis Robertson - 7 Lies That Will Keep ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Courtenay! I struggled with a few of these before I went solo so I know what goes through peoples' heads. Sometimes we just need a kick in the pants.

440 weeks ago @ Travis Robertson - 7 Lies That Will Keep ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks! I do see it as a lie when people tell themselves that they can't start a business because they don't know how. Perhaps I should have worded that one a bit better. :)

440 weeks ago @ Travis Robertson - 7 Lies That Will Keep ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Melly! I'm glad you found it helpful and I hope David does as well! Let me know if you have any questions I can help you with. :)