AskPat 150 Episode Transcript
Pat Flynn: Hey. What's up everybody? Pat Flynn here and welcome to Episode 150. Woo, 150, this is so cool! I can't believe we are here already.
Hasn't even been a year yet and what's cooler is we are approaching 2,000,000 downloads. It's just amazing and an incredible success. I'm just so thankful for all of you out there. Not only all the listeners, but especially those who ask the questions for the show. Obviously the show wouldn't exist without all the questions. Dozens of questions coming in a week now; it's amazing. I wish I could get to all of them.
I do have a special question today. It's interesting because this past weekend in Dallas there was something called the Podcast Movement. This was a conference that was put on by Jared Easley and Dan Franks. First of it's kind, and it was actually started as a Kickstarter campaign, and they said they did a question on the show. Because of that I wanted to give them a chance to ask a question and I guess we'll see what the question is and I'll answer it.
Jared Easley & Dan Franks: Hey Pat, this is Jared Easley. This is Dan Franks. We're from the Podcast Movement. Pat, we have wanted to get ahold of you; we have wanted to ask you a question. We know how many questions you get, so we thought, “Hey, lets submit this through AskPat because that's probably our best chance to get an answer.” Pat, we were so disappointed that you couldn't join us this year in Dallas at Podcast Movement, but we have a big question to ask you. Pat will you please be a keynote speaker for Podcast Movement 2015? Please Pat. Please, Please, Please? We love you Pat. Bye Pat.
Pat Flynn: Wow guys, thank you so much for asking, especially on AskPat. This is a really cool way to celebrate Episode 150, because when I think about my journey here—thinking back to 2011 and how I had never gone on stage before, I was deathly afraid of the stage—I would have never dreamed that this would be something that I would actually want to do. I remember getting a call from Philip Taylor over at PTMoney.com who was putting on his first event called The Financial Blogger Conference. So, even though I didn't want to do it, I knew it was something I needed to do for my business.
As a result of getting on stage in Chicago in 2011, after I got off stage and people started coming up to me and thanking me for that information, I thought I did okay. I thought I didn't do the best job in the world at that time. The feedback and just being up there and seeing everybody's eyes on me, as scary as that was, it was something that I wanted more of. I became addicted to speaking. Since then, I've spoken dozens of times and now I'm at the point where I'm doing a lot of these keynote presentations now. I'm just so incredibly thankful and honored and humbled at the opportunities that are presented to me like this.
Jared, Dan, of course I will be there in 2015. I would love to. I will start working on my presentation like right now because I have been following the tweets from Podcast Movement 2014. A lot of my friends are there, obviously, and I'm just in love with the podcasting community. So I've been following along and oh my gosh, it just seems like it was the best event in the world; I just heard nothing but amazing things about it. Some people are still there. They're like, “We don't want to leave. We just loved it so much.”
So of course I'm going to be there. Again, I'm sorry I couldn't be there this year; had some family obligations. We're headed to Australia this coming week so I needed to make . . . I didn't want to have back-to-back travel situations like that and be away from family while we had to pack. More importantly, my son had his pre-kindergarten school orientation and I wanted to make sure I was there for that. So, thank you all for understanding. For those of you who were there, I missed you but I was there in spirit. Jared, Dan, thank you so much for asking me and asking me in this sort of way. What a wonderful way to celebrate Episode 150 here.
I'm going to keep this episode short so you can move on to some of the next ones if you haven't caught them all already. I'm going to be continually recording these every day, obviously. So, thank you. Yes I will be there; I will be happy to do what I can to blow people's minds once we're there. Thank you, thank you all so much and I think the big lesson here—if I were to give you a lesson just so it's not like, “Hey, this is Pat talking about how he's going to do keynote speeches now”—the big lesson here—and hopefully you got a little bit of this when I told my story—was just, even though I knew that I didn't really want to speak, that I knew that I was going to be deathly afraid of it because I was. I knew that it was going to be something that was going to help push my brand forward. That was just one of the many examples in my journey here where when I'm met with fear, when I'm met with the resistance, when something is telling me internally that, “Don't do this, this is scary, you might mess up,” that's a sign for me now to do whatever it is that is generating those feeling for me. It was like that when I started blogging. It was like that when I started my YouTube channel, when I started my podcast. So I knew that those feelings, when I had that opportunity when PT called me. Those feelings were a sign that it was something that I needed to say yes to. Boy, I'm so glad I did because I've just been loving being on stage and doing everything I can to really put on a performance. That's how I feel about these presentations. They're not just presentations: People want to be entertained and remember the information and that's my job on stage. So I'm going to do a good job for you guys next year, I promise. I'll see you at Podcast Movement 2015.
I'm also headed this week actually to Australia with the family like I said. However, it's not just a family vacation, I'll be there on business too, speaking in front of the audience at the Problogger Conference at the Gold Coast in Australia. I'm super stoked about that and Darren Rowse from ProBlogger.net, one of my sort of unofficial mentors as getting started as a blogger, and I'm just so happy to be presenting over with him and his audience there.
After that, I'll be headed to, where am I going next? I'm going to Portland, Maine all the way on the other side of the country to visit Rich Brooks and his conference Agents of Change. That will be a lot of fun. I'm also headed to the Platform Conference with Michael Hyatt. That's how I'm going to finish off the year. So, lets finish strong. Have a good one, thank you so much, and I love you guys. Seriously; wouldn't be here without you. Appreciate you and I'll see you on the next episode of AskPat. Peace.