#25 Pat Flynn Author of Will It Fly? Testing Business Ideas, Copying Vs. Creating, Productivity Strategies
My guest today is Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income. Pat is a family guy who is making an incredible living online while making a positive impact. His podcast has been in the top ten business podcasts since 2011, and it has been downloaded over 25 million times.
In 2008, Pat was laid off from an architecture firm. Pat decided to work from home. When his online businesses began to build traction, Pat began blogging about it. He was genuine and authentic and shared what was and wasn’t working. He is totally transparent and even shares his monthly earnings reports. Last month he topped $175,000.
Pat is one of the good guys. He is about authenticity and impact. Today we get into the writing of his book, how he almost made a huge mistake, and how his mastermind group prevented it. We even get into some of Pat’s personal habits and meditation practices.
Pat Flynn’s book “Will It Fly”, is a Wall Street Journal best seller. Pat loves how he gets to be home with his kids. He has been working at home for eight years, and he built a business around how he wants to live.
Often times, we have great ideas, but don’t take action because we don’t know that it will work. “Will It Fly”, is about discovering whether your idea will work before doing all of the work. This book is filled with powerful exercises, and I was blown away by the results! I would suggest that anyone reading this book should get online and work through the companion course.Adding your own voice and your own opinion on something, that’s always going to be 100% yours. - Pat Click To Tweet
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Here’s a quick breakdown…
- How playing with paper airplanes with his son inspired the concept of “Will It Fly”
- How the airport test will help you determine if you are on the right path
- How the intro of The Walking Dead inspired the companion course
- How a sword swallower inspired the biggest game changer for “Will It Fly”
- How Pat’s mastermind group reminded Pat to use his authentic voice
- Sometimes it’s easier to start a mastermind group than to get into one
- How we spend our time is determined by the why
Links and resources:As long as you know which direction you're going you know that if you get off path you can get on path.- Pat Click To Tweet
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