In 2015 I want to find ways to make a real referral every week.
Maybe more often. I am still figuring out how to make this real.
Fortunately I come across awesome people all the time. My career brings me into contact, directly and indirectly, with great souls who are doing interesting things. I already write "Cool Things My Friends Do" and host the "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do Podcast", but not everyone is my friend, nor can I have everyone on the show.
Alas, I have no idea how I will refer someone each week. I am not sure that simply blogging about them is enough. I want to really connect people. But for now I will start with the blog and see how it goes. I have found that "doing" makes things happen.
My first referral is NOW (why wait until the new year??). But here is the thing... I don't really know this person. I just want to refer him for some greater reason. I simply enjoy his podcast.
After enough shows I falsely feel we are friends. But his show is good, and he interviews real people doing real things (not just GURU's). He is not a person who only highlights those up the ladder (I am sick of those people), he talks to all types of people without pre-judging what they bring to him.
I have been deep into the world of podcasts lately (because of the launch of my own show, "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do"), and lately I have been listening to John Corcoran and "The Smart Business Revolution Podcast". I do not know John, but since I have been listening to a lot of shows, I have come to respect him.
If you are looking for a good podcast filled with real and actionable business ideas.... subscribe, download and review "The Smart Business Revolution". So many podcasts are hosted by people for whom I quickly lose respect. A friend and I listen to similar shows and share the "ick-factor" when it is discovered. It is almost a game to find a show that at first seems inspiring and then discover the host is a fraud or a "taker".
Over the past few weeks (and many of his episodes) I have come to decide that John Corcoran is not icky. The real deal if you like business podcasts. I think you can feel good with this show over the long run.
Check it out.
And now pay it forward: Go and publicly refer someone else.
Have A Great Day