Are you ready to take your message, your business and your life to the next level? Want to learn from someone with more than a decade of experience, training tens of thousands of people from all around the world?
This podcast will help you change your belief about who you are and what you are able to achieve in this world. It will help you rediscover your ability to dream big dreams. It will help you discover and break free from the limiting thoughts, emotions, behaviors and beliefs that are holding you back from living the life that you were created for.
My name is Cliff (aka The Mindset Answer Man) and I have personally helped thousands of people launch extremely successful podcasts and businesses built around those podcasts. Among my clients are Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, John Lee Dumas, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Dan Miller, and so many more.
See a list of other "niche podcasts" that I produce at https://www.cliffravenscraft.com/podcast
719 - They Will Never Forget How You Made Them Feel
In the timeless words of Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Drawing inspiration from this profound insight, today's episode shares the most significant lesson I learned from my friend and mentor, Dan Miller.It is my sincere hope that the essence of this message touches you profoundly.
718 - The Power of Words: A Life-Saving Conversation
In this episode, I express who improving your public speaking skills can unlock new opportunities for business growth. More significantly, I highlight how powerful and effective communication can be pivotal, sometimes even a matter of life and death.
At a key moment, about an hour and four minutes in, I recount a powerful story. During the pandemic, a woman entered a Clubhouse room, expressing she was contemplating suicide and sought a reason to keep living. This incident underscores the vital importance of clarity, focus, and memorability in our communication.
Whether we're speaking, teaching, or training, it's crucial to convey our messages in a way that resonates and sticks with the audience, guiding them to grasp and remember our intended message.
Here's what I promised would be in the show notes:
Scorre Speaker Training: https://www.scorretraining.com
Next Level Mastermind: https://nextlevelmastermind.info
Next Level Coaching Program: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Email Me About Coaching: Cliff@CliffRavenscraft.com
717 - Follow What "Lights You Up" and Be Authentically You
Someone once reacted to a suggestion to reach out to me by saying, "Oh, yeah, but he's Cliff, freaking Ravenscraft." This reaction, while amusing, brings to the surface an essential truth about journeys to success.
It's easy to forget that there was a time when I was just Cliff, an ordinary individual unknown to the world. This transition from obscurity to recognition is a journey filled with learning, growth, and the realization that everyone starts somewhere.
Keeping this in mind, let's delve into some critical takeaways from this episode, highlighting how you can shape your path to becoming a thought leader through authentic and passionate content creation.
Here are a few key takeaways from this episode:
Align Content with Mission and Passion: It's crucial to align your content creation with your true passion, mission, purpose, and calling. This approach enables a deeper connection with the audience. I started without much knowledge about content creation but progressed by aligning my efforts with my passion.
Intentional Content for a Select Audience: Crafting content that is very intentional and targeted towards a select audience can help establish a professional reputation. This approach ensures that the content resonates deeply with the intended audience and reflects the creator's expertise and offerings. Note: The more targeted you get with your content, the less appealing it will be to the "broader audience."
Invest in Your Passions and Interests: Giving yourself permission to invest time and resources into your passions and interests can lead to content that is genuine and engaging. This investment not only enriches the content but also helps in personal growth and the realization of dreams.
Commitment to Quality: This isn't for everyone. However, a few years ago, I made the decision that every piece of content should be "inspired" and of high quality. I've chosen that I will not produced an episode, for this podcast, that is not a '10 out of 10' in quality. This standard ensures that the content is always valuable and worth the "intended audience's" time.
Authenticity and Encouragement: Success in building a following and being a thought leader can be attributed to being authentic and uplifting. Sharing personal stories and encouraging others through your content can create a strong connection with the audience and inspire them, as illustrated by the experience of a follower who attributed his success to influence of the content that I created over the years.
716 - This Episode Will Increase Your Income
In this episode, you'll gain numerous insights that are sure to help increase your income. I'll be sharing a conversation I had with my great friend, Matt McWilliams, affectionately known as 'The Affiliate Guy' in my circles.
Here are some of the insights that I wrote down
You should start monetizing your email list, blog and/or podcast from Day 1!
Affiliate promotion results can help you gain insight into what your audience is willing to purchase and what prices they are willing to pay.
Note To Self: Set a reminder to ask "What has worked well in the past that I'm not currently taking advantage of in my business?"
Your audience wants you to succeed.
Your audience views you as "The Expert."
The Affiliate Donut (Listen to the episode for details)
You can call it a "referral program" if "affiliate" is not the right language for your community.
The Bridge Page (Listen to episode for full details)
Tips on building a Resources Page
Creating a Product Review can drastically increase sales and cause inbound traffic.
The power of offering a group coaching program to those who sign up for a course that you promote, using your affiliate link.
Tips on paying out commissions.
And much more!
Important Calls To Action In This Episode
Get Matt McWilliams Free Report with 15 Places To Find Top Affiliate Partners to will help you get your Your First 100 Affiliates at https://MattMcWilliams.com/Cliff (Be sure to turn off your ad blocking software to load the full page.
Apply for the Next Level Mastermind at https://NextLevelMastermind.info.
Apply for One-on-One Coaching at https://mindsetanswerman.com/coaching.
Email me at Cliff@CliffRavenscraft.com if you are interested in joining my affiliate program.
715 - From Seven Years of Intention To Taking Action Within 7 Days
In today's episode, I share a transformative conversation highlighting how one coaching session can shift years of aspirations into rapid reality.
Recently, I had the pleasure of coaching Ryan Hamilton, a visionary who had been nurturing the dream of launching his own podcast and becoming an industry thought leader for seven years. During our intensive 90-minute session, Ryan sought to break free from the shackles of perfectionism and to gain momentum on his journey. We focused on practical steps that would empower him to "get the train out of the station" and bring his long-awaited passion project to the world.
This episode underscores a vital lesson: the 'perfect' time or idea is a myth that often impedes progress. Taking incremental, yet deliberate, steps can ignite a powerful chain reaction, propelling your dreams into existence. It’s about progress, not perfection.
My hope is that Ryan’s story and our coaching conversation inspire you to translate your intentions into tangible steps. Remember, starting with even the smallest act can lay the groundwork for greater achievements. And if you’re seeking guidance or a collaborative brainstorm to advance your objectives, I'm here to lend my expertise.
For those interested in exploring the Next Level Mastermind or a one-on-one coaching relationship, reach out to me directly at Cliff@CliffRavenscraft.com and use “Coaching” as your email subject. Let's make your vision a reality, together.
Be sure to check out Ryan's "Make Real Stuff" podcast. Click here for a link to episode 001.
714 - Productivity Tips for Entrepreneurs
In this episode, I share a conversation with my friend Megan Porta to discuss productivity tips for entrepreneurs. Megan and I cover a variety of topics like our daily routines, time blocking strategies, using the power of "no," dealing with overwhelm, and maintaining work-life balance.
The conversation gets real as we open up about our struggles with burnout in the past. We both had to learn the hard way about prioritizing self-care. Now it's a non-negotiable part of our routines.
You'll walk away with practical tips you can implement, as well as a fresh perspective on being productive. I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed the discussion! Let me know if any part of the episode resonates with you.Megan's Websites
At the end of this episode, I mentioned the online course version of my popular Building An Online Business Workshop. If you send me an email at Cliff@CliffRavenscraft.com and mention this episode, you can get the online course for only $999 and you'll also get a full 90-minute one-on-one coaching session with me to answer any personal questions that you might have related to the the course material.
Cliff Ravenscraft is truly inspirational. I seem to be improving my mindset every time I listen.
This dude is insane
Do people know this guy is a crazy religious fanatic who thinks the Earth is 10,000 years old and dinosaurs walked with man? You’re taking business advice from a moron. There are folks leaving reviews asking Cliff to go back to being who he used to be. They are complete morons. If you couldn’t tell he was an egocentric narcissist from day one you are an idiot.
Spiritual Insights in Business
I really appreciate Cliff’s inclusive and informative style, including his live Clubhouse episodes. I especially enjoyed his affirmations episode, which thoroughly explains why they do work for some but not for others and how to solve this issue. Thank you, Cliff, for positive vibes and leading by example!