Rory Vaden is a self-discipline strategist, co-founder of the international training company Southwestern Consulting, and a New York Times bestselling author.
IS YOUR PERSONAL BRAND MAKING YOU MONEY OR COSTING YOU TIME? The last time Rory Vaden joined the show, he shared some strategies we could use to create influential personal brands — insight that helped me shift the focus of my business and scale it to the next level. We hear a lot more talk about personal brands today than we did even just a year or two ago, but I still don’t think people are acting seriously enough when it comes to establishing, scaling, or monetizing their brands. I am not exaggerating when I say there is no way I would be where I am today, personally or professionally, if I hadn’t started getting strategic and intentional about branding over 10 years ago. And, as time goes on, personal branding is only getting more important — for all of us. Luckily, things are a lot easier for us today than they were for me back then. There are hundreds of successful personal brands you can model, online marketing tools are only getting more accessible and easier to use, and most importantly, we are being guided by one of the world’s leading experts on influence. In today’s episode of The School of Greatness, we discuss why personal branding isn’t just a fad, why it’s actually only becoming more important, and the five best ways you can start monetizing your brand today. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, freelancer, or employee, pay close attention to this episode, because Rory brings the heat (again) and his advice will be transformative — if you take action. And if you’re really serious about monetizing your personal brand, you can book a free brand strategy call with Rory’s team. Let out a sigh of relief, because you’re about to find clarity on how to monetize your personal brand and scale your business in Episode 883. Some Questions I Ask: Why is personal branding still so important? (7:57) What are the five best ways to start monetizing your brand (AKA how to get P.A.I.D.S.)? (16:46) How does someone know which of these five ways to monetize a personal brand is the best for them? (40:07) What is ONE thing that listeners can do now if they want to monetize their personal brand? (1:00:58) In This Episode, You Will Learn: How people become “Twitter rich but dollar broke” (10:20) How you can monetize your audience without ever selling something to them (19:20) What my personal branding journey with Rory looked like & what we did to make my business more scalable (28:50) The advantages and disadvantages of P.A.I.D.S. (40:30) Why “you need to make sure your influence doesn’t grow wider than your character runs deep” (1:07:10) Plus much more... If you enjoyed this episode, check out the video, show notes and more at and follow at
Learn how to become famous and influential in the field that you're passionate about, by listening to your true calling and creating your personal brand. Get ready to put all fears aside and to defeat the biggest storms in your life by developing a "buffalo mentality". This is Alberto's conversation with Rory Vaden, the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs. His insights have been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, and several other major media outlets. As a world-renowned speaker, his TEDx talk has been viewed over 2 million times. Schedule a free call for advice on how to build your own brand, with one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world - Rory Vaden, and his team at The Brand Builders Group. Schedule a free call NOW: Looking to turn your passion into profit and your full-time activity? Alberto Sardiñas is one of the world’s leading experts on how to successfully turn a passion project into a lucrative career. As someone who has started multiple side passion projects that have all turned into full-time day jobs, Alberto knows how to properly plan and execute a vision into a reality. On the Passion Accomplished podcast, he shares his own tools, as well as those of his guests. With a social media following of close to 2.8 million fans, people all over the world look to Alberto for advice and inspiration on how they can achieve their dreams. Alberto’s greatest passion is helping people accomplish their goals and live out their dreams. As a show host and a mentor, Alberto can help anyone feeling frustrated with where they are in life to fulfill their greater calling, while still working their day job.
Rory Vaden is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting and a best selling author. In this episode, he talks to us about the newest ideas on time management. Enjoy this awesome clip and see how it applies to you! This was filmed at Thrive: Make Money Matter. For more information, please visit
"Discipline becomes dormant in the absence of a dream. So dream big." This quote is from today’s guest, Rory Vaden. Rory is an expert and a coach on self-discipline. He’s written books about it, built his business around it but most amazingly – has built a life inspired by it. Today he is a bestselling author, soon to be father, one-time impoverished young man who began making his financial way as a college student during his summers learning how to do what he has coined as “take the stairs.” This episode will inspire you to set goals, dream big and hold yourself accountable. You'll have actionable takeaways to begin living your life more inspired today than ever before. Don't miss it! Here are a few key takeaways:  Take the stairs - do the important work that needs to get done today so that you will be ahead in life tomorrow... most people live in an "escalator mentality" of doing what is easiest, fastest. Success is messy! It's something you figure out how to do along the way. Free yourself from perfection and instead just focus on making progress. It's hard to be nervous when your heart is on service. Success is never owned, it's only rented and it's due every day. Order a copy of Rory's books: Take the Stairs and Procrastinate on Purpose  Tune into Rory's Action Catalyst Podcast Ep. 135 where he interviews John. Get my Monday Motivation newsletter each week here. The LIVE INSPIRED 7 segment is a series of 7 questions, shared “rapid fire” and answered boldly (without prep!) by our guests. My hope is to leave you reflecting on our guest’s answers and YOUR answers… and excited to apply ideas from today’s show to help you live an inspired life. Rory Vaden's Live Inspired 7  1. What is the best book you ever read? How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. My main takeaway was have empathy for others and be selfless in your communication. 2. Tomorrow you discover your wealthy uncle shockingly dies at the age of 103; leaving you millions. What would you do? I would use it to start charities and invest in businesses that generate outcomes. I'm always looking to multiply by spending time and money on things today that will produce results tomorrow. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? I don't think there's anything. I wouldn't go back in. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Martin Luther King, Jr. I would love to ask. What was it like? How did you do it - so elegantly transform hatred? 5. What is the best advice you've ever received? It's hard to be nervous when your heart's on service. 6. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself at age 20? Stay the course. You always get paid for how hard you work! All the work you don't feel paid for or respected for right now - it will pay off. Stay the course. 7. It's been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? The guy who helped people take the stairs and believed that the right way was a different way and it paid off, and they could do it. *** If you enjoyed today's episode, subscribe, rate and review this podcast on iTunes and anywhere you get your podcasts! You'll be the first to know when a new episode is available AND you will help grow our LIVE INSPIRED Movement.  I can't wait to see you here next Thursday! Until then, remember: Today is your day. Live Inspired.
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