051 – Celebrating 50 Episodes!

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CELEBRATING 50 EPISODES!!

That’s right!  This is episode 51.  That means there have been 50 episodes before this…which is one half of 100.  I don’t know about you, but I find that to be…significant. 

So, I decided to spend this episode kind of re-capping what we have done together so far you and I.  If this is your first time tuning in to the program you might not get it, this is not a regular episode…but there are many other episodes you could listen to, to get a flavor of the show…50 others in fact.

Since starting the show on January 22nd.  I immediately realized that I would need to change the format; I started off planning on one episode a week and quickly changed it to three per week; Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The mission of the show has remained the same from the start though;  To inspire others to join me in my journey of being a better man today than I was yesterday.  I accomplish this through telling relevant stories, and by sharing my insight, experience and observations with you in such a way that you are inspired to think and reflect on your own life and then making changes where you decide they are needed.  Also by having guest come in to share their particular insights and experience. 

I have gotten tremendous feedback from a variety of people.  feedback that lets me know the show is making a difference.  Still, after 50 shows I can’t express how happy it makes me when I get a letter from someone with a story of how this show has impacted their life.  So let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contacted me…thank you, from the bottom of my heart.  I also invite everyone else to write in and let me know whats going on with you.

I have done several Listener inspired episodes.  Here on the website there is a menu tab called “Contact Alf”.  If you click on that you will see another tab called “Your Show Ideas”.  That is where these listener inspired episodes come from…guy’s using that form to send me their questions and letting me know what their challenges are.  I encourage everyone to use these tabs, fill out that form, and inspire your own show to be heard.

Out of the first 50 shows I have had 9 guests. If you would like to see a higher percentage of guests…please let me know.

Thanks to every single one of you, I have had over 58,000 downloads as of the release of this podcast…that seems like a lot, it’s equivalent to a small city.  These downloads have come from literally all over the world.  It seems like a lot…but when you consider that there are over 7 billion people in the world it isn’t that much. 

I want to impact as many men as possible in this world.  So, I am asking you to help me get the word out.  Pick 5 people you know and tell them about the podcast, send them a link to it, share the post from my Facebook and Twitter on your own social media.  Word of mouth is the most effective form of advertising, and I’m counting on you to help me out with that by making a personal endorsement to people you know.

What do I have coming in the future?  I have some digital products I am working on designed to help you keep the mission of being a better man in the upper levels of your consciousness. 

I am also working on a couple of online course’s, one that will give you confidence building strategies and another that will show you how to design and execute your very own meaningful rite of passage.  These topics are based on the results of a survey I put on my Facebook page…so if you have not liked the Facebook page yet you are missing out on having an influence on the show.  There is a link to the FB page further down on this page. 

I will also be adding a resource page to the website in the near future.  On this page I will feature links to products I use and recommend.  There will be links to my own products as I get them completed, and I will feature future sponsors of the show there, and anything else I can think of that might be a help to your personal journey of being a better man.  So be on the lookout for that, I will announce it on Facebook when it comes on-line.

Now lets talk about the email list.  First, the reason I am building a list is because it will give me immediate access to all the loyal listeners of this show when I have something important to say.  It’s a way to stay in touch on a weekly basis and it is also a way for you to have immediate access to me, just by hitting reply.

I am going to be revving up my involvement with people on the list.

Moving forward I plan to send out a weekly email, a newsletter if you will.  It will be a compilation of the thoughts and revelations I’ve had throughout the week that relate to being a better man.  This may include commentary on current events in the world, social trends, or other relevant topics I run across.  Occasionally, I might ask for specific feedback about something or reveal something new that might be helpful. 

I am not a fan of being bombarded with emails several times a week and I will not do that to you.  After all I am a podcaster…not an emailer, but email is a useful communication tool that can serve both of us.

If you have not considered getting on the email list I’m asking you to consider it right now.  There is a form at the bottom of this page…just fill it out and you are in.  When you sign up you will get access to a free report; The 5 steps to become a better man immediately.

Lastly, you have probably heard me talk about the Mantoring program on the show.  Basically, thats where I become your personal mentor.  Together, through frequent Skype, email and phone interactions you and I can work on whatever it is that you are struggling with and would like to improve, in an objective, judgement free environment.  It’s designed to be affordable and how much you invest it totally up to you at all times.  If you want more details on the Mantoring program just click on the Mantoring tab in the menu of the website.

So I think thats it for now.  Thank you for listening and helping me celebrate the first 50 episodes.  Without you, this podcast wouldn’t exist.  Thank you for the feedback…keep it coming.  Thank you for getting with me on social media, thank you for telling your friends about it, and thank you for signing up on the email list.  Remember…I’m always just an email away if your have something you want to tell me.

Now head on out into the world, have a great weekend, and keep on being a better man today than your were yesterday!

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