FF 035 - The Power of Vulnerability with Brené Brown and Bear Grylls, Real Digital Nomads, and How to Network Effectively Using Slack

 
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Hello from New York City! 

I will be launching a new FREE (for a limited time) online course called: From Dropout to Entrepreneur - How to Find a Profitable Idea and Work on Your Side-Business Without Quitting Your Day Job, in about a month; if you're interested sign-up here.

Welcome to the 35th Edition of FRIDAY FAVORITES!

Check out this week's list of things I've learned, how I've implemented them, and what I'm enjoying or pondering.

If you're also on the adventurous pursuit of smart passive income it'll come in handy 😉.

All the best,
Enjoy,
- Adrien
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1. What I'm Consuming: Bear Grylls' and Brené Brown's Profiles in Tribe of Mentors & The Power of Vulnerability TED Talk 

 Bear Grylls. You may know him from his TV show: Man vs. Wild

Bear Grylls. You may know him from his TV show: Man vs. Wild

What's so interesting about both Bear and Brené are how outwardly different they seem, but how inwardly similar they are.  

Bear is known as this tough, humble, positive survivor in the public eye.  He's the strong man that can get through anything.

Brené is a social science researcher who's known for her work on the power of vulnerability and being open about your weaknesses to others and yourself.

Yet, both have a deep understanding of gratitude, living in the present moment, and most importantly, "courage over comfort."

You can be strong and vulnerable. Courageous and inactive. You can have the power of self-sufficiency and the power to empathize with others. 


2. What I Am Doing: Starting the podcast back up again!

 Echo Radio - The Best Podcast for Starting and Growing Your Online Business - with Adrien Harrison of Echo Studio 

Echo Radio - The Best Podcast for Starting and Growing Your Online Business - with Adrien Harrison of Echo Studio 

Listen to the last (and best) episode here to catch yourself up.

I'm also looking for a podcast editor!

[LOOKING FOR A PODCAST EDITOR WILLING TO WORK IN EXCHANGE FOR ONLINE BUSINESS COACHING]

If you know how to edit podcast episodes, and you’re trying to or interested in starting your own business, but:

- you don’t have the right idea
- you’re having trouble getting it off the ground
- or you’ve hit a growth plateau

this job is for you.

Apply here: https://echostudio.co/careers/ if you're interested.


 Real Digital Nomads - Facebook Group - Adrien Harrison of Echo Studio

Real Digital Nomads - Facebook Group - Adrien Harrison of Echo Studio

I just started it and haven't invited anyone to the group yet, but if you're interested in being a digital nomad here's the group description:

This is a group for all the people who are tired of seeing and hearing the highlight reel of everyone who claims to be a digital nomad.

Traveling the world and making money doing it is possible; we're all aware of that, but it's not all idealistic play time either.

If you want to see and/or share the real experiences, strategies, and failures that have come with pursuing a life on the road, this group is for you.

We're all here for the real thing, welcome to the group.


4. What I Have Learned / Applied: Networking with purpose provides exponential results

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In a previous post, I explained how I use networking apps effectively, but now there's a new power player on my block: Slack.

Slack communities are the most qualitative and engaged communities.  I find that, because it requires a bare minimum of tech savviness, the people in Slack teams are, on average, of better quality.

The channels allow for themed discussion and specific places where people can network and promote as shamelessly as they want so that it doesn't ruin the news feed for everyone.  I don't recommend posting in the "#promotion" channels because realistically who looks at those as a source of finding quality? BUT, it does remove all those annoying ads from other channels of discussion which then allows for actual connection over common interests.

Plus, since nearly everyone on it uses it for work, you can reach people easily.

If you do connect with someone you can directly message them and set up a call directly on the platform. It's basically a much better version of Facebook when it comes to networking.


5. Thought(s) I Am Pondering:

Courage over comfort.
— Brené Brown

Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend! 😁

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