One of the secrets to success in business can be described in a single word: Transformation. Not just for you as an entrepreneur, but for your audience, customers, readers, subscribers, or listeners too. That's what it's all about. We're coming up fast on 2019 so I want to share a unique, inspiring episode with you today: The transformational story of Walid Azami.
I first spoke with Walid during Episode 1022 of AskPat, talking him through the process of monetizing his audience. He was getting a little tripped up by the idea of even selling to that audience at the time. Well, I had him back on the show in Episode 1044…and the transformation was unbelievable. Today I'm going to play both coaching sessions for you back to back: You're going to hear a massive change in his tone, his attitude, and the story that he's telling himself.
I hope this episode motivates you into 2019. A lot of you probably have big goals for yourself this upcoming year. Well, this episode is a big reminder that change can happen faster than we often think. You just have to believe in yourself, make decisions, and take action—amazing things can and will happen. In Walid's case, major transformation happened in just six months. Think about what you can accomplish this upcoming year! This episode is designed to motivate, encourage, and inspire you; your own transformations are right around the corner. Press play and let's get amped up for 2019!
If you haven't checked out my live event for next year in San Diego—FlynnCON1.com. I can't even explain to you how excited I am for this. Hope to see you there!
Pat Flynn: Building a business is all about transformation. For you as a business owner; learning from your mistakes, growing over time, adapting to different situations, hopefully becoming a better person, one percent better every single day perhaps. And it's about transformation of your audience, and the customers that you have. Your subscribers, your readers, your viewers, and you the listener.
Pat Flynn: And hopefully you've been transformed over the year, through a number of the examples that people have set here as guests on the show, sharing their stories and transformations that they've had. Hopefully you've been transformed by the information in some of the solo episodes that I've done here, on the Smart Passive Income Podcast.
Pat Flynn: And since we're closing in on 2019, and most of you hopefully have some really big, lofty goals for 2019, I'm excited to share with you today a unique episode, where it's not an interview, per se, although it is a conversation with a person who has gone through a major transformation. What I'm gonna do here is pull specific episodes of Ask Pat and share them with you. If you don't know what Ask Pat is, it's a podcast where I coach a student and entrepreneur just like you through a process.
Pat Flynn: And in episode 1,022, which was published about midyear 2018 here, I coached a guy named Walid Azami, who has a business called How To Photograph. He teaches people photography, he's been doing it for free on Instagram and through other channels, YouTube, for quite a while. And in this episode I coached him through the process to help him figure out, well, what could he do to actually monetize this audience that he's built? And I brought him back on the show in episode 1,044, which had just come out at the end of November. And the transformation that he went through, based on what I had coached him through, was absolutely just amazing.
Pat Flynn: So what I wanted to do was actually play episode 1,022, and then immediately after that play episode 1,044. Just six months different between the two interviews, or two conversations. And you're gonna hear an immediate change in his intonation, in his confidence, in the action that he's been taking. And Walid, I know you listen to the show, I'm just so proud of you for the transformation that you've created for yourself, and your audience, and those who are going to be served by you.
Pat Flynn: And for all of you listening, I want you to pay attention to not just how he sounds and the words that he uses, but just what he feels about himself, the story that he's telling himself in the first half. And then I want you to consider the same things in the second half. And so, we're not gonna play the intro music here, this is to help motivate you through the rest of the year here, into 2019. Because I know, like I said, you have some goals for yourself. And I want you to realize that amazing change can happen in a relatively short period of time. In just six months Walid went through the transformation that you're about to hear, and I hope, and I wish, and I know that you can have transformations just like this too.
Pat Flynn: So here we are, Walid Azami, who was published on Ask Pat in episode 1,022 in June. And we'll consider this the before picture, if you will. Then you'll hear the after right after that.
Pat Flynn: Alright, so that was Walid. And he took action. And I'm so thankful that I got to follow up with him on Ask Pat, which we often do. We bring a number of people back, actually all of November and half of December on Ask Pat were episodes where we brought people back on. By the way, if you'd like to get coached just like I coached Walid there, all you have to do is go to AskPat.com and fill out an application there. And please, if you haven't yet subscribed to Ask Pat, go ahead and find it on iTunes, or wherever you're listening to this podcast right now. When you have the chance subscribe to it, because we have many, many more episodes, and many, many more transformations to be had next year, in 2019.
Pat Flynn: So, in the second half here we're gonna bring Walid back. I want you to listen to his voice, his confidence, and also a big shout out to all of you who listen to Ask Pat, and who actually helped as well. And you'll hear exactly what that means, right now.
Pat Flynn: Alright, I hope you enjoyed listening to the before and after transformation of Walid. Walid again, congratulations, best of luck to you with the launch. We'll follow up with you again, 'cause this is an amazing story. I just want you all to hopefully find some story in here that resonates with you with Walid, because I know that you want to transform, you have an audience to serve, and you can do it. You just have to believe in yourself, make decisions, try things, and amazing things will happen.
Pat Flynn: I'm happy to be here as your coach, either through listening to this episode, or this podcast, or directly through Ask Pat, if I can help you in that way. Now we get a lot of applications on AskPat.com, so I cannot select everybody. However, if you want to apply that's going to give you the chance to get coached, by me, on Ask Pat, all you have to do is go to AskPat.com. And if you haven't yet subscribed to the show, now's the time to do it. Just find Ask Pat on iTunes, or wherever you listen to this podcast. And have an amazing finish to the year, and let's get the energy started for next year. Let's do it.
Pat Flynn: Got one more episode for Smart Passive Income in 2018, it'll be kind of an update on what's going on in the business, and where things are headed next year for you. That's why I'm here, I'm here to serve you, and thank you so much for being a part of this show, as a listener. And everybody who's left a review for the show, you're amazing, thank you so much. Everybody who's taken the time to give me a shout out, or share the show, or send me a message, @PatFlynn on Instagram or Twitter. If you want to let me know what you thought about this transformation, if you want to hear more things like this, whether it be here on Smart Passive Income or of course, again, on Ask Pat, let me know what you think, @PatFlynn, P-A-T F-L-Y-N-N, on Instagram or Twitter.
Pat Flynn: And love you guys, thank you so much for the support, I appreciate you. FlynnCon1.com for the event that's happening next year, July 26 -28 in San Diego, California. Cannot wait to see you there. Many of you have already signed up, so thankful for that. FlynnCon1.com, history is in the making. Thank you, and I'll see you in the next episode. Bye.
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Walid transformed his life and business in just six months, and you can too! In this episode you'll hear two AskPat coaching sessions with Walid—a before and after—so you can get inspired by his journey.
- How to monetize successfully, especially when your followers don't have a lot of money to spend.
- Tips and strategies for selling and pricing your online products.
- How to find out what kind of content your audience craves.
- Ways to leverage your email list and launch an ebook with a bang.
- The secret sauce for selling with the right mindset.
- How Walid launched two books on Amazon, and what the outcome was.
- How to market, price, and produce an online course that performs to its highest potential.
- How to create lasting, life-changing transformation for yourself and your business, and more!
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- @HowtoPhotograph on Instagram
- How to Photograph on YouTube
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