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Michael Bungay Stanier came highly recommended from Danielle LaPorte as somebody we should have here on the show. After reading his book Do More Great Work , I could see why. Here are just a few of the highlights from our chat:
  • How Michael Invented Stuffed Crust Pizza 
  • The Power of Your Past to Influence Your Online Journey
  • The Importance of Taking Responsibility for What You Want in the World
  • Why It's So Important to Chose the People You Surround Yourself with Wisely
  • The Distinguishing Factors in Killer Content 
  • Connecting with the Edgier Version of Yourself
  • Why Provoking Your Readers is Essential to Your Content
  • Looking at Blog Post Structure to Create Original Work
  • How to Get Creative By Making Connections Between Things That Have Nothing to Do with Each Other
  • The Power of Diversifying Your Stimulus
  • Recognizing the Fuel for your Creative Fire
  • Why You Need to Be Prototyping Constantly
  • The Little Things That Enable You to Find your Purpose
  • How to Be an Interesting as a Brand
  • The Harsh Realities of Writing a Book
  • Why Writing a Book is Not Necessarily the Best Way to Get a Message into the World
  • The Marketing Plan Behind End Malaria
  • How Michael Earns 5 Figure Speaking Fees
Some links and resources mentioned in this episode include: Brainpickings Michael Bungay Stanier is author of Do More Great Work and a champion to help stop the busywork. You can follow him on twitter @boxofcrayons. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. One of our goals for 2012 is to become a top 100 show in iTunes. We can get there with your help and it will enable us to improve the how and bring on even bigger guests. So if you can, we’d be really grateful if you write us a review in iTunes.

Originally aired about 5 years ago.

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