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The Authority Formula (Questioning Authority Pt 10)

The Authority Formula (Questioning Authority Pt 10)

We've talked a lot about what authority is. Now we'll take a look at how you can establish it for yourself.


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Meat eaters are selfish (Questioning Authority Pt. 4)

Meat eaters are selfish (Questioning Authority Pt. 4)

Expertise and authority can make you pretty powerful. Doctors and lawyers are a good example of that. But with that power comes a great responsibility (thanks Spider-man!). So what happens when we leverage the power but ditch the responsibility? 


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The Expert Blindspot (Questioning Authority Pt 3)

The Expert Blindspot (Questioning Authority Pt 3)

So maybe you're a subject matter expert. But does that automatically mean you can teach someone else what you know? In Part 3 of Questioning  Authority, let's look at the idea of the "expert blindspot," and how knowing something and teaching something are often two different somethings. 


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How to rob a bank with a lemon (Questioning Authority Pt. 2)

How to rob a bank with a lemon (Questioning Authority Pt. 2)

You know what you know, right? But do you know what you don't know? How confident are you in determining your own level of expertise and authority on a subject? In this post we take a look at the Dunning-Kruger effect, and how it impacts our estimation of our own competency and level of skill. 


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Questioning Authority

Questioning Authority

I'm a writer. I know, I know ... shocker. But there are nuances to being a writer that some people never consider.

For starters, a writer often has to quickly make him or herself an "authority" on a topic, using source material to gain an inside perspective, to write about it in a way that resonates with and conveys meaning to the reader. We become "on the fly experts." It's part of the job.

And that's a job I've done since I was very young. I've made a career of it. I teach other people to do it, and to get better at it, to leverage that ability to build or improve their business and their lives. It's a core belief—something I don't question. And yet, recently I've been challenged on that belief, and it has me thinking. 


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1 (just the one) Tip for Getting Better at Writing

1 (just the one) Tip for Getting Better at Writing

Writing is one of the most potent and powerful things you can do to improve your life, your career, and your business. Here's a single, powerful bit of wisdom from Octavia Butler that can change everything about how you perceive and practice writing in your life.


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3 Tips for Copywriting that Gets Results›

3 Tips for Copywriting that Gets Results›

Ever wanted to be a copywriter? Or maybe just improve your copywriting skills for your own reasons? In this video I give you three tips for creating copy that really resonates with your reader. If you like this and want more on how to build a copywriting business, or any other kind of authority business, chat me up.


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TL;DR - Or Using Telepathy to Control the World

TL;DR - Or Using Telepathy to Control the World

I've been blessed with a pretty cool gift. It's kind of amazing, when I think back on it, how not only my whole career but my whole life has been shaped by this thing I do—this super power I have.

I'm telepathic.


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Does your career need a master plan?

Does your career need a master plan?

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
— Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook


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The 3 Commandments of Building an Authority Business

The 3 Commandments of Building an Authority Business

Recently I wrote this post on the Happy Pants Books blog. It outlines what an authority business actually is. 

This is what I do, and it's what I help other people to do. And at the heart of it, the way to make an authority business successful is to focus on three important ideas. I call them the 3 Commandments of an Authority Business.


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Slinger News for 18 February 2015

Slinger News for 18 February 2015

February has been an interesting month, with all the contacts made and the projects that have come my way. I've met some incredibly fascinating people—many of whom I've had the absolute honor to interview for the Wordslinger Podcast. Here are some episodes that are coming up over the next few weeks—


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How Many Horses?

How Many Horses?

How many horses do you see in this photo?

Your answer is going to depend on the kind of person you are, and the way you think about a problem. But go ahead, take a second and answer this in your head. I'll wait.


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