To me every opportunity to share my story is special, but the event that took place last friday is just a little bit more special. I try to always tell the truth and to say otherwise would be a lye.
You see, I was asked to be one of the guests on Alex Okoroji’s anniversary show. She is the host of The Naked Talk
It is a live, unscripted, unrehearsed, unedited, conversation where guests are encouraged to share their authentic story and inspire the listening audience.
Alex decided she would celebrate her first anniversary by inviting back some of her favorite guests to be part of a live online party. I was excited to hear that I was one of the ones she wanted on the show. Its the desire of anyone who does radio or tv to be asked back, so you can bet I said yes.
I had never done a call with so many people on it at one time before. I was a bit nervous. It was a good thing that I had just done the blab interview with Michael Babcock where the conversation included four people at a time.
I also still have a little trouble realizing just how popular I have become online. I don’t always realize just how impressive my story is or how respective I have become online. Here again I can thank my friends. When I posted about being part of Fabrizio’s post about promoting blog posts they all reminded me that I definitely belonged in the group of top bloggers. I have even come around to thinking not of what bloggers I was mentioned with but which bloggers were mentioned with me.
Making The Big Shift
That may seem like a small shift, but trust me its taken a long time to get to. I’ve gone from me inspirational no way to okay my story is inspiring to those who make excuses to I am a top respected blogger who inspires and motivates a worldwide audience to dream bigger and do more. I take away their excuses and this is no small feat.
So with all this preparation I was ready for the call. It was a wild crazy talk. There were sixteen of us plus Alex. There were audience members and celebrities calling in to congratulate Alex. And most importantly we all shared some great advice about growth, setting goals, determining success, savoring small victories, and taking action.
I’m going to share her blog post about the show first. This is because it has comments about each guest, a link to their website or blog, and a link to their original show appearance. I love what she wrote about me, and I want you to get to know all the other amazing people that joined us on the call.
“So yesterday we broke the Internet, in a historic On Air Anniversary Celebration which brought Influencers from many different countries together, to the biggest on air party in Africa, on my LIVE internet talk radio show. As we CELEBRATED the steady growth of my show’s first season with 40 Engaging Conversations from 46 Guests and 2.4 Millions Listens. We took stock of 2015 in a discussion about Growth & Accomplishment… with some meaningful insights from my Fantastic Anniversary Guests. We had in attendance, some of the most Authentic minds you could ever come across who drew 982,000 listens and counting> ”
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I told Alex after the show that this experience made me realize that I am better with small groups or in one on one situations. And Alex said yes she thought that was the case and one of her reasons for inviting me was to give me yet another opportunity to get outside my comfort zone.
I appreciate her doing this. It takes a good friend to not only know what we need but then to give it to us. And if I’m going to be a famous coach, author, and speaker; then I’m going to have to do lots of events like this.
I would do it again and look forward to her second anniversary show. 😉 I’m also happy to report that she has invited me to come back on when my second book is finished. I love alex and consider her a great friend; I now have even more motivation to finish writing and send it off to my editor. Yes Lorraine, I know that’s what you’ve been saying too. I’m getting there. 🙂
Sharing Is Caring
I do hope you will check out all the other amazing people mentioned in the blog post above. If it weren’t for people like Alex who have invited me on to their shows and given me a place to share my story; I don’t believe I would have been able to make anywhere near the progress I have in such a short time.
Please share the anniversary show, the blog post, my original interview, her other interviews, etc. As much or as little as you have time for, it will all be appreciated. Like I always say the best way to get more opportunities is to prove you can put buts in the seats or faces behind the screens. So please help me pack the audience in.
As always if you have a question, Just Ask
Whether you just want to get to know me a little more or have a question about any aspect of my businesses or life; I’m here for you. I love meeting new people and making new friends, so don’t be shy.
Until next time thanks so much and take care out there, Max