Nerv with Ryan Williams

Want to listen to a FREE chapter of my book: How to launch your idea, share it with the world, and thrive in the digital age: In The Influencer Economy? I'm excited to announce that my book is now available on Audible, click here to check it out! You can also buy it on Amazon, click here. To celebrate I'm giving you a free chapter during this episode.

 We will outline the bold vision of the book, and the platform that got me to this point. I want to thank you the listener for all the support, and feel free to leave an honest iTunes review here!

The book's framework is:

Step 1: Launch

Chapter 1: Craft a Big Vision Chapter 2: Pick Your Platform Chapter 3: Book Your Own Gigs—The Jay Z Effect Chapter 4: Adopt New Technology Early and Often

Step 2: Share

Chapter 5: Strive for Authenticity Chapter 6: Collaborate Chapter 7: Capture Lightning in a Bottle

Step 3: Thrive

Chapter 8: Open Doors for Others Chapter 9: Meet People In Real Life (IRL) Chapter 10: Give Your Community Ownership

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Rand Fishkin, the founder and former CEO of Moz, tells the secrets and tricks about how traditional Silicon Valley "wisdom" leads far too many companies to struggle.

Did you know only 5% of startup businesses make it?  95% of startups fail, lose money, and never succeed. But if you read any book about Silicon Valley, entrepreneurs will glamorize the highs and ignore the lows. 

I hate the word hustle and grind, and it's refreshing to see people like Rand tell the truth about how startups can actually succeed.

Buy Rand's book: Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to Launching a Business.

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Roman Tsunder is the CEO and Founder of the membership communities of WORLDZ and PTTOW! He wants his company to save the world. He thinks you should include that mission into your business too. In this episode he tells an epic story about how he booked the Dalai Lama at one of the first PTTOW! events. 

Listen to our podcast archives with guests like Seth Godin, Brian Koppelman and Troy Carter:

Roman brings together influential minds and brands in the world with the goal of shaping the future of culture.  WORLDZ is a global summit and community of leaders and dreamers.  More info:

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Dorie Clark, a successful entrepreneur and author, has done it all. And in Entrepreneurial You she provides a blueprint for professional independence, with insights and advice on building your brand, monetizing your expertise, and extending your reach and impact online. Her site:

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Seth Godin is a best-selling author of books like Linchpin, The Dip, and Tribes. You can find his work here:

The Influencer Economy hosted by Ryan Williams includes rare interviews with best-selling authors, Oscar nominated filmmakers, and business leaders in the new economy. For a free download of 99 Actions to Grow Your Influence. Click here:


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David Spinks delivers a master class on how to build amazing, loyal, and collaborative communities. I get a lot of questions from listeners asking "do I build a community first, and then a product," or "do I build a product and then find a community." David votes for community first, and we dive deep into that. Listen to all our archives with authors like Seth Godin, Dan Ariely, Brad Feld, YouTubers like Franchesca Ramsey or Freddie Wong:

The 4 steps in community engagement are:

1. Identity
The member’s identity aligns with the identity of the community.
2. Trust
The member develops trust in other members and in the community as a whole.
3. Participation
The member takes action to participate in the community.
4. Reward
The member gets value from their participation and wants to experience it again.
Direct download: Dave_Spinks_Ep_117.mp3
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Nicole Walters calls herself a "hot mess." She once quit her high power insurance job via a livestream, with 10,000 people watching. She now helps others "monetize thyselves" and has some epic stories to share.


Influencer Economy:

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Noah Kagan is the anti-guru guru. He has a wealth of marketing and business advice, as founder of Noah Kagan shares how he has deal with depression, what it take to build a winning team, and how to thrive in a high pressured environments. Listen to all 100 episodes of our Influencer podcast:


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Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo) is the best-selling author of Barking up the Wrong Tree: Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong. Eric is like a myth busters for conventional wisdom and science.

Influencer Economy Quick Hits:

  • How your biggest weakness might actually be your greatest strength How Navy SEALs find grit and self-talk their way to success
  • How our negative qualities can be used to help us succeed
  • The 4 pillars of work life balance
  • How 20 minutes of expressive writing can help us sleep better
  • Why it's NOT who you know, it's WHO knows you
  • Why self-compassion beats self-confidence
  • How deliberate practice helps you to become an expert f f 

Eric Barker's book:

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