ep16: The Move Forward Show

ep16: The Move Forward Show

EP16: The Move Forward Show

We have learned, we have created and in today’s holiday episode we #move forward in business and in life.

In this episode, I discuss:
1. What is Moving Forward To Me?
2. Overcoming Doubt & The Impostor Syndrome
3. Moving Forward.

 

Ask Mike Anything:

Guest: Heather Donlan, photographer
Question: 
Do you have any good resources for managing social media for business?

Resources Mentioned:
Hootsuite
Buffer
Pablo by Buffer
Latergram.me
Schedugram
Bonus: Meet Edgar http://meetedgar.com/

 

Moving Forward:

[Tweet “There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them. “]

Resources Mentioned:
Momentum (Chrome Extension):

 

Overcoming Doubt & The Impostor Syndrome:

The Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy and It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence.

[Tweet “To overcome doubt, do something out of your comfort zone.”]

 

The Impostor Syndrome:

The Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy and It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence.

Remedy: Be genuine and be yourself and you have nothing to worry about. Respect and learn from others who are in your space, but do not measure your success against what others are doing. Focus on being you and people will respond.

Moving Forward:

Just keep learning and creating and working towards improving and establishing yourself as an authority in your space. Push your self by leaving your comfort zone and you will move forward. There is no such thing as an overnight success, so you have to put in the hard work ad it will pay off.

Small Steps:
Guest blog posts
Be interviewed on podcasts
Answer questions and be helpful in Facebook Groups and social
Participate on Blab
Make a YouTube video
Put Your self out there!

Happy Holidays!

-Mike

 

Music: Life of Riley & Wallpaper (incompetech.com)

ep15: The Create Show

ep15: The Create Show

Ep 15: The Create Show

In today’s episode, this is #2 in the trilogy of Learn. Create. MoveForward, where I discuss the what Create means to me and why it is so important for you.

Today’s episode is all about creation, not be be confused with creativity.
1. What is Content Creation?
2. What things do I create?

Today’s Ask Mike Anything: Do I need to hire a web developer/designer to make a professional looking site for my mortgage business or can I use a template?

Answer:
WordPress templates and frameworks will work for most scenarios today and coding a website from scratch is not necessary to get the job done and to get up a professional website in no time.

Template Resources:
ThemeForest.net
ElegantThemes.com
Squarespace.com
WooThemes.com

1. What is Content Creation?
Source: Wikipedia: Content is “something that is to be expressed through some medium, as speech, writing or any of various arts”[2] for self-expression, distribution, marketing and/or publication. Typical forms of content creation include maintaining and updating web sites, blogging, photography, videography, podcasting, the maintenance of social media accounts, and editing and distribution of digital media such as audio, video or design, etc.

I say this so many times, but your only focus needs to be on creating content for your audience and as Seth Godin calls it, your tribe. What does your audience need for you to create. Don’t let infobesity overwhelm or discourage you or make you think that there is too much content already out there, why should I bother? You might ask. You should bother because your voice is unique and your audience needs you to create content that helps them.

Note: Sean McCabe has a great video that I will link in the show notes that addresses this topic really well, called ‘Who Am I to Try”  http://seanwes.com/tv/114-too-many-people-already-do-what-i-want-to-do/ en

2. What do I create and how?

Website
Blog Posts
Videos
Classes
Podcast
Artwork
Lead Magnets
Email Newsletters
Tutorials
BTS Videos

My Classes on Skillshare:
Photoshop:The Art of the Headswap by Mike Murphy
WordPress Cheatsheet for Entrepreneurs by Mike Murphy

Everything so far I’ve talked about (website, blog, videos, classes, podcast) are the big ticket items, then there is everything else that fills in the gaps: artwork and photos for your brand and blog and pretty much everything, lead magnets to get people to sign up for your email list such as my Unplugged Guide of Resources & my Microphone Guide. Then there is your email newsletter which is a great way to communicate with your audience, tutorials, behind the scenes videos…the list goes on.

Resource Mentioned:
Ira Glass Video, The Gap on Vimeo

Music: Life of Riley & Wallpaper (incompetech.com)

ep14: The Learn Show

ep14: The Learn Show

Ep 14: The Learn Show

In today’s episode, we’re gonna get on the school bus and learn where I do all my studying online. The places I go to most often to learn about: Tech, podcasting, business, design, photography, video and more.

Ask Mike Anything:

Today’s Ask Mike Anything comes from a question I received on Blab this past Monday night from a high school teacher who asked, Are there any good resources online to teach my students about podcasting.

Resources Mentioned:

Free Podcast Course by John Lee Dumas
Mike Murphy Unplugged

The Cons of Learning Too Much: Being a jack of all trades, not knowing what your good at, not practicing what your learning and fear of starting something.

WHERE I LEARN

Lynda.com ($35/mo)
The best. $35/month.

Kelbyone.com ($199/year)
Photography, Photoshop, Video, etc.

Skillshare.com ($9.99/mo)

Favorite Skillshare Classes:
Logo Design the Draplin Way: Building with Shape, Type, and Color by Aaron Draplin
Buy Smarter, Taste More: Getting Started with Wine by Gary Vaynerchuk

My Classes on Skillshare:

Photoshop:The Art of the Headswap by Mike Murphy
WordPress Cheatsheet for Entrepreneurs by Mike Murphy

Lynda.com

Audio

ADOBE AUDITION & POST-PRODUCTION:
Larry Jordan (YouTube)
Curtis Judd (YouTube)
Music Radio Creative
The Recording Revolution
Ian Shepherd
Rode’s YT channel
Tuts Plus

PODCASTING RESOURCES:
Podcastomatic
John Lee Dumas
Pat Flynn Tutorial
Ray Ortega
Daniel J Lewis
The School of Podcasting
The Podcast Answerman
Libsyn
Blubrry

Video

Wistia.com
Story & Heart (paid)

YouTube:
Film Riot
Fix Your Video
DIY Video Guy
DSLR Video Shooter
The Basic Filmmaker
Jordy from Cinecom
DSLR Guide
Premium Beat
VideoCopilot

FOR PHOTO
B&H (YouTube)
Adorama TV: (Mark Wallace is great and the Corey Rich tutorials are great)
F-stoppers
Fro Knows Photo
DigitalRev
Photofocus
The Grid
TWIP
SLR Lounge

FOR DESIGN & PHOTOSHOP, again, I RELY MOSTLY ON my premiums,

Phlearn
BlueLightning TV
The Photoshop Guys

BUSINESS & PRODUCTIVITY

The Ask Gary Vee Show
SeanWes TV
Pat Flynn
The $100 MBA podcast
The Fizzle Show
Buffer Blog
Jay Baer’s Convince & Convert

Music: Life of Riley & Wallpaper (incompetech.com)

ep13: The Resource Show

ep13: The Resource Show

  1. Branding: (This is the big category)
  2. Photos (Stock Photos)
  3. Video Footage & Animations (Intros, Lower Thirds..)
  4. Audio (For podcasts and video projects)
  5. Outsourcing

1. Branding & Graphics

Logos
Fonts
Colors
Graphics.

Logos:

1. TailorBrands.com (about $50)
2. Squarespace Logos ($10)
3. 99 Designs.com
4. 48hourlogo.com

Bonus Tip: Logo Inspiration: Dribbble.com or LogoPond.com and just browse for ideas.

Fonts:

Where do I go for fonts?:

Adobe Typekit:
MyFonts.com
FontSquirrel.com (My favorite free source):
League of Moveable Type (for my hipster fix)
Google Fonts:
DaFont.com

Pairing Fonts: TypeGenius.com

Bonus Resource:
100 Free Fonts 2015

Colors:

My go-to resources for colors:
1. Adobe Color CC (Used to be Kuler)
2. Coolors.co
3. My super secret tool: 0to255.com. This is great for getting variations of a color you like really fast.

Graphics & Templates:

Adobe CC Marketplace (Tons of free stuff inside all CC applications)
Adobe Exchange
CreativeMarket.com
GraphicRiver.net
Canva.com

Bonus tip: Canva.com is a great place to scope out trendy new fonts

Creative market

**Warning: With any stock resource, Respect copyright and do not just google a photo and use it because it works. It is your responsibility to only use photos you have the right to use and simply linking the source or pleading ignorance is not going to cut it**

2. Photos

Unsplash (Hipster)
Death To Stock Photo
PicJumbo
CompFight (Flickr search)

Bonus Resource:
74 Places For Free Photos
Great stock sites (From Fizzle.co)

3. Videos

VideoHive.com
VideoBlocks.com

4. Audio

Music for my podcast intro comes from one of my long-time favorite sources:
Incompetech.com by Kevin McCleod.
Pond5.com
PremiumBeat.com
AudioBlocks.com
Marmoset Music

Super Secret Resource for Audio: YouTube Music Library

5. Outsourcing

The number one place I go to get stuff done without a doubt is:

Fiverr.com.
Upwork.com
Elance.com
Fancyhands.com
Freelancer.com

Bonus Resources:
300 Awesome Free Resources

Music: Life of Riley & Wallpaper (incompetech.com)