Pitching Fails #1: Dog Groomer Asks for a Spot on Music Business Podcast

Pitching Fails #1: Dog Groomer Asks for a Spot on Music Business Podcast

Welcome to pitching fails, where we dissect losing pitches that never had a chance of landing with the recipient.

Study these well, and you will start to figure out exactly what not to do when you’re seeking out guest posting, interview, collaboration, partnership, cross-promotion, and any other opportunities you might be chasing.

The point isn’t to stop pitching. It’s to figure out how to do it the right way, so you can get a better response rate.

Let’s dive into our first pitch:

Pitching fail

Decent pitch, right?

WRONG.

Why is that the case?

Well, here are some things to think about:

Fail #1: The Email Isn’t Addressed to Anyone

This immediately increases the chances that it’s a form letter and usually denotes a complete lack of research on the part of the sender as well (which in this case is accurate).

Pitches should always begin with “Hi John Smith” or equivalent, indicating that you know who you’re talking to.

And if you can’t figure out that you need to replace “John Smith” with the person’s name you’re addressing the letter to, I can’t help you…

Never address your email to “107.1 FM K-RAP,” “Music Director,” “Yo,” or “Hey buddy.”

If you’ve scoured the web for their name and still can’t find it, lead with that!

Hey, I’m XYZ from ABC. I tried everything I could to find your name online, and simply couldn’t find it! I’m sorry. But I’m reaching out because…

Fail #2: Clueless Who She’s Pitching to

So, she’s an experienced dog groomer… that’s great!

Only… My podcast is about music and creativity, and we have not covered and have no intention of covering pet grooming ever. Oh, right…

This is probably the biggest failure of the entire pitch, so take special note:

Your pitches should necessarily be relevant to the recipient; if they aren’t, ask yourself why you’re sending them.

Your pitches should necessarily be relevant to the recipient; if they aren’t, ask yourself why you’re sending them. Share on X

It’s an easy fix, too. If you make your pitches about the recipient and not about you, your response rate will instantly go up.

Fail #3: No Kind Words

There’s a vague mention of my podcast, but no mention specifically as to what the podcast is called (Creativity Excitement Emotion), or any indication that she’s listened to it even a second.

This makes her claims of “cross-promoting” the show on social media and to her email list dubious at best, and in no way can be considered a value-add.

A good pitch should include a brief, relevant, and specific comment about the recipient. Something like this:

Hey, David. I read your latest book Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook, and loved your new definition of productivity! The reason I’m contacting you is because…

Fail #4: Only Talks About Herself

Notice that the only time she said anything about me was about my podcast, and like I already said, she doesn’t seem to know anything about the show!

99% of the pitch is about her, what she can get, wants, and why it matters to her.

Think of it this way…

The subject line mentions an “opportunity,” but by all appearances, there is no opportunity for me!

Let me tell you something – podcast hosts don’t give a hot DAMN what you can get out of the deal.

Oh, sure. If you’re someone they’re dying to talk to, you’ll get off easy.

But otherwise, it’s ALL about what you can bring to the table, and if you’re not bringing the goods man, just stop. That plane isn’t going to land. Sorry!

Fail #5: No Value Proposition

Well, to be perfectly fair, she did say something about cross-promoting the show on social media and to her email list.

But it’s quite doubtful that she will, for all the reasons already given.

So, what’s in it for me, the recipient? Nothing.

Remember – people are ALWAYS tuned into WIIFM (What’s In It For Me?). If you can’t articulate why your pitch matters to the person you’re contacting, you don’t have a pitch yet.

What She Did Right

It’s not all bad news for our dog groomer friend. She did do some things right. Let’s look:

  • She introduced herself. That’s always a good thing!
  • She’s specific. The pitch is about dog grooming and her experience as a dog groomer. The mention of bringing “valuable insights” is a little vague, but other than that, she’s pretty clear on what she’s accomplished and what she can bring to the table.
  • She gave her website address and phone number. This can be a trust builder in the right context! It doesn’t automatically make someone legit, but it does greatly increase the chances!

Conclusion

So, what are your takeaways from today’s pitching fails?

What are you going to change about the way you pitch others moving forward?

Let me know in the comments.

Creative Expansion: June 2024

Creative Expansion: June 2024

June was the month that changed everything. And even when you know something is on its way – like a Christmas gift – the joy is in finding out exactly how it arrives. That’s the part where the universe gets a full creative license.

Having begun new work at the end of May (more on this later), the dark, looming financial clouds started to clear and make way for a much sunnier scene. Miraculously, I also found substantial stuck money in my invoicing system and later in Amazon KDP book royalties.

On the home front, having spent the better part of three months searching for a home, my team was starting to get antsy and weary with limited responses. But by spreading our fingers out to friends and friends of friends, we finally managed to identify a more permanent home for me, and I moved in on July 1.

I did not publish any content in June, but I was laying plans for – and beginning to develop – new projects in the background.

Since that is mostly what I’ll be covering here, let’s segue into the essence of this letter. For those who want to know what will be covered, here’s a convenient bulleted list:

  • Full-Time Contract as Prompt Engineer
  • The 3 Project
  • Digital NO-Mad Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome
  • Local Recommendations Blog

Full-Time Contract as Prompt Engineer

Trying personal times were to follow the completion of my bread-and-butter staff writing contract in January 2024.

Having become a competent and skilled free agent, I was surprised by how little others had in store for me. I attempted to line up the few content writing, digital marketing, web development, and podcast sponsorship opportunities offered, but only the low-hanging fruit supplied any juice. That left me with pennies on the dollar.

Undeterred, I pressed on with my live music and multimedia event, Clean Slate, in February. Some may assume Clean Slate was the problem, but it was merely the symptom, not the root cause. More on this shortly.

In the months that followed (documented in a book to be released, The Ferry Letters), I had altogether too much time to spend in reflection and deep internal work. To my surprise, though, it proved essential to my caterpillar-to-butterfly transformation.

The culprit of my ongoing challenges had much more to do with who I was hanging around than what I was doing. I’ll cite an excerpt from a yet-unpublished ferry letter:

Even if you’ve got superhuman wills of steel, how you’re treated by others will eventually affect your sense of self. There’s a significant difference between being seen merely as a worker and a human being. On the one hand, you’re being paid and valued for the task you complete, which will only ever be worth what the company deems… On the other hand, you’re being seen for the holistic value you bring to the project, including the many intangibles that add value to the customer, client, team, or company.

I wasn’t working with people who understood or even valued those intangibles. There are many intangibles I bring to the table (that’s consistent with the way others experience me). But in this client relationship, there was zero value placed on anything other than tasks completed. This impacted my sense of worth long-term.

It took a while, but I finally found the next step in my creative evolution in April. I completed a lengthy onboarding process (not their fault – there were insane delays, including the arrival of company equipment, which impacted my ability to start sooner) to begin work as a prompt engineer with TEKsystems at Meta toward the end of May.

This full-time contract has been a godsend in every way imaginable, and I’ve been having a blast on the job. Of course, I’ve had to reorient my schedule and life around this new role – something I haven’t completely figured out yet – but it’s been a very positive and welcome change.

The 3 Project

The 3 Project

I can’t, at this time, recall exactly when conversations for The 3 Project began, but I suspect the wheels were in motion as early as 2021, with semi-regular phone calls and meetings to discuss the event.

Our executive producer, Frederick Tamagi, acted as the project’s visionary, championing the idea of bringing together three distinct artists to share their stories and works of poetry and music, backed by an all-pro jazz band (and even those are words insufficient to describe their proficiency but watch the videos and see for yourself).

I was brought on as the associate producer of the project, and I am eternally grateful to have had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring this production to the world. In some ways, it was like raising a child, as I was deeply involved in the marketing strategy, and acted as the lighting and PowerPoint tech on show nights.

The 3 Project may sound uncomplicated on paper. In practice, it was a journey riddled with landmines, not all of which I’m at liberty to disclose. But I think it’s fair to say hearts were shaken and possibly even shattered by personnel changes and trying personal circumstances – injury, surgery, financial struggles, and in my case, the events of Digital NO-Mad (more on this later).

The 3 Project took the stage on December 1 and 2, 2022. I know that, to some of you, that will seem a long time ago. I bring it up now because 1) I didn’t have the opportunity to cover it in the capacity it deserved last year, and 2) our journey as producers didn’t end after “lights out.”

The entire performance was captured by a professional sound engineer and video crew, and we had always intended to share the chapters with viewers like you. This project has finally been completed and the videos are being shared more broadly.

There are over 20 videos and including them here will no doubt bring the loading times of this page to a crawl, but I’m going to post them anyway, and I hope you enjoy them. I would love to hear what you think, and I suspect Fred would too (I will happily pass on your comments to him).






















Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome

Digital NO-Mad by David Andrew Wiebe

If you’ve reviewed my book launch schedule, then you know by now that I’m launching a new book every quarter. It is ambitious, but then again, all manuscripts are at various stages of completion, and in most cases, very close to completion.

Per Dan Kennedy, I’m a big believer in learning when to call something “good enough.” If I were working with a publisher, no doubt they would have different thoughts about what should go in the book, and whether an author should launch more than one book in a year. This is a case where being independent and getting to call the shots is honestly gratifying.

June saw the release of my latest, Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome, and paperback and hardcover versions also landed on July 7, 2024.

The book documents a 90-day out-of-control tailspin that left me feeling quite ambivalent about the prospect of continuing to live out of Airbnbs and working while traveling, something I had begun doing in 2019, and returned to in 2022, post-pandemic.

The journal entries that form the bulk of the book were published on Steemit. So far, I don’t think I’ve found anyone brave enough to comb through that lot, but if you’re the adventurous type, you’re welcome to give it a go. Let me know if you do.

I think the books offer a much better reading experience, though. The Kindle, paperback, and hardcover versions are all subtly different in terms of content, and they each have different covers too. Given that the book contains footnotes, though, the paperback and hardcover versions are recommended, though the Kindle version is sufferable.

The hardcover costs the most since it uses high-quality color paper. This is the first time I’ve ever used color in a book, and that is one of the ways I got to expand creatively through this project. But there isn’t anything I can do about the price – I will make pennies on the dollar already and would make nothing charging less (which I don’t think is an option with Amazon KDP).

I’ve probably answered most questions concerning the book in audio updates on my Telegram channel, but if there’s still anything you’re wondering about, let me know so I can guide you in the right direction.

Local Recommendations Blog

Local recommendations blog

My coverage will not include Ricky’s…

With Digital NO-Mad in tow, and The Ferry Letters soon to come, the thought had occurred to me that I might want to target a new audience with fresh content – the kind of people that might be interested in reading my travelogs.

If that wasn’t enough:

  • My ongoing food adventures have been a frequent topic of conversation among friends.
  • I have reportedly “changed lives” with some of my restaurant recommendations.
  • My vertical as a prompt engineer is in local recommendations.

So, starting a local recommendations blog felt like the natural thing to do, and I have been quietly developing the content in the background.

As with many creatively expanding projects I intend to take on, this is not a project that will necessarily receive regular updates but will probably expand as my coverage grows.

With any luck, the project will be ready to launch by September.

Closing Thoughts

How did you expand yourself in June? What new things did you try? How did you challenge yourself?

Leave a comment below and let us know!

When is Bitcoin Halving Event, and What Should We Expect From It?

When is Bitcoin Halving Event, and What Should We Expect From It?

Bitcoin halving is a critical event in the cryptocurrency sector that influences Bitcoin’s issuance rate and market dynamics. This mechanism is embedded within Bitcoin’s protocol, ensuring the digital currency’s scarcity and, theoretically, its value over time.

The Bitcoin halving countdown engages the community long before the event itself, marking a period of heightened speculation and analysis. This countdown is not just a timer but a signal to the market of impending changes in the supply dynamics of Bitcoin.

When is the Next Bitcoin Having?

Bitcoin halving occurs approximately every four years after every 210,000 blocks have been mined. This event halves the reward that miners receive for adding new blocks to the blockchain. It’s a deliberate mechanism to control Bitcoin’s inflation by slowing down the introduction of new coins into circulation.

The next halving is scheduled to occur around 2028, following the 2024 halving. This event will continue to follow the Bitcoin halving pattern, reducing the block reward further and impacting miners’ rewards.

How Could BTC 2024 Halving Affect the Market?

The most recent halving in mid-April 2024 saw the block reward drop from 6.25 to 3.125 bitcoins per block. This reduction has several implications:

  • Supply shock. With fewer new bitcoins being created, any stable or increasing demand could lead to a supply shock, potentially pushing prices upward.
  • Mining profitability. The immediate effect on miners is reduced profitability, prompting efficiency improvements or exit from the market for those unable to sustain operations.
  • Market sentiment. Historically, halvings have led to bullish market sentiments as traders anticipate price increases due to the reduced supply rate.

Previous halvings have shown a pattern of influencing Bitcoin’s price and the broader crypto market:

  • First halving (2012). The block reward was reduced from 50 to 25 bitcoins. This event coincided with a significant price increase from around $12 to over $1,000 within a year.
  • Second halving (2016). The reward dropped from 25 to 12.5 bitcoins, leading to a gradual price increase that culminated in reaching $19,700 in December 2017.
  • Third halving (2020). The reward halved from 12.5 to 6.25 bitcoins, with the price marking its new all-time high of $69,000 in April 2021.

Bitcoin halvings play a fundamental role in the cryptocurrency’s economic model, directly affecting the supply and, indirectly, the market price. Each upcoming Bitcoin halving is a critical moment for the network and its participants, driving the development of Bitcoin as a digital asset.

063 – David Andrew Wiebe on WeMaple

063 – David Andrew Wiebe on WeMaple

Who is David Andrew Wiebe? Where did he grow up? What pivotal life events shaped his views on life? What does he believe about the Universe?

This episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion features a conversation between WeMaple’s Matt Keay and David.

Sponsors:

  • Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome. David’s new book on designing the life you love through your passion is coming. Pre-order TODAY.

Highlights:

00:17 – David Andrew Wiebe on WeMaple
00:56 – What is The Indie YYC?
02:03 – Clean Slate
06:30 – What David’s guitar teacher told him
08:59 – How David bet on himself
12:55 – What role does formal education play in a creative’s life?
16:38 – How does more views or more subscribers affect our perceptions of a creator?
19:30 – Growing up in Japan and the moment that changed everything
23:23 – How David has applied personal development to his career
26:44 – David’s (controversial) thoughts on masculinity and men in culture
34:36 – Life expectancy – are we really living longer?
38:35 – Is David a flat earther?
41:05 – Reality is malleable
43:54 – How can you be positive while encountering negative circumstances?
46:56 – The hotbox incident
47:33 – When David got the cops called on him
48:18 – Three roommates and the sale of David’s home
49:08 – Three months of WTF
50:48 – David’s advice on writing and publishing books
52:18 – Closing thoughts

Summary:

Award-winning composer, best-selling author, and professional podcaster David Andrew Wiebe was recently a guest on WeMaple, hosted by Business On Camera’s Matt Keay. The conversation touches on everything from events and music to conspiracy theories and bizarre life events.

What is The Indie YYC?

Noticing David’s T-shirt, Matt asks what The Indie YYC is. David shares that The Indie YYC community was created by him and Frederick Tamagi.

Pre-pandemic, the community focused on three unique live events, including The New Beat (a fusion of poetry and live music), Storytellers (bringing together songwriters, poets, and authors), and Avant Guardians (featuring avant-garde and alternative musicians).

During the pandemic, as well as after, the community focused on growing mostly through user submitted content on Facebook.

Clean Slate

On February 16, 2024, David hosted a live music and multimedia event in Victoria, BC called Clean Slate. Matt asks how the event came about, and David shares that the idea came to him while reading Frederick Dodson’s Parallel Universes of Self.

David initially envisioned an event where he could bring people together to celebrate the launch of new music, a new book, new comedic video content, and more.

The initial phases of planning went swimmingly. Then, things started going awry in September 2023. David could not secure the featured artist he’d hoped to, and despite booking local artists for the event, it failed to gain local support. Most people in attendance were there because David had invited them.

Matt asks David whether he sees the experience as a stepping stone or opportunity to try his hand at another event.

David shares that while he sees the possibility of hosting low-cost, low-key events in the immediate future, he can’t see himself attempting something like Clean Slate again unless there’s a rabid demand for it.

What David’s Guitar Teacher Told Him

There is something David’s guitar teacher told him that has stuck with him until present day. Matt asks David what that was.

David shares that his guitar teacher told him that he’d surpassed him within one lesson.

I’ve been playing guitar for 13 years. Imagine what you’ll be able to accomplish in 13 years.

Matt asks David what kind of impact that statement had on him. David shares that it gave him the motivation he needed to keep practicing. From his teacher, he also learned not to dismiss people who offer him praise.

If people say good things about you, you don’t counter them, you don’t cut them off, you don’t argue with them. You simply accept it.

Betting on New Media

Matt asks if there was a connection between what David learned from his guitar teacher and the chances he took in 2009.

David answers that music was the commonality. Inspired by video game composer Tommy Tallarico, he was planning to take a new media course at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), but the class was full, and he couldn’t get in.

The new media course was to cover composing, podcasting, and video editing, so instead of taking the course, David decided to learn how to do it all himself. He already had a home studio facility, so now it was just a matter of being willing to experiment, research, and ask questions to find his way.

David recalls starting a YouTube channel about movies and video games. He would often incorporate original compositions into his videos, hitting two birds with one stone (composing and video).

He also began podcasting in 2009, with the eponymous David Andrew Wiebe Podcast. The podcasts kind of mushroomed from there – AS Movies & Games Podcast, The New Music Industry Podcast, The Question Podcast, Using Your Power, and Creativity Excitement Emotion, among others. David was also briefly the co-host of Inside Home Recording, toward the end of its lifespan.

What Role Does Formal Education Play in Today’s Creative Space?

Matt asks David how relevant formal education is in the creative space, and whether (or how) natural talent plays into the equation.

David answers by sharing that he felt like exploring and learning himself was the right decision for him. He had the facilities, so it was mostly a matter of taking the time to understand software and hardware tools.

He remembers how frustrating it initially was to learn Adobe Photoshop. There were many times when he felt like throwing his laptop across the room. He’s still glad he did it, though, because in time he became much more adept at photo manipulation and graphic design (though David does not fancy himself a designer).

David learned from people like Steve Pavlina and Derek Sivers – who both did four years of university education in a year – that most programs are designed to accommodate the lowest common denominator. They move at a “chump’s pace.”

Thus, if you opt to learn the ropes (of anything) by yourself, you can take things at a pace that makes sense for you, versus trying to fit a round peg in a square hole.

David adds that the work he put into becoming a new media creator ultimately led to the point of him becoming an award-winning composer, which was well worth the effort.

More Views = More Credibility?

Matt asks David how much numbers (likes, followers, subscribers, etc.) come into the equation when people are looking for creators to follow.

David shares that most people who are trying to establish themselves on social media are effectively modeling their favorite personalities without understanding just how much names like Gary Vee or Grand Cardone carry weight.

The average creator, adds David, needs to be thinking about the viewer and structure their content in such a way that engages them. The video must be about the viewer, not the creator.

One of the top reasons to advertise, says David, is so that your face can be seen, which increases your recognition. Over time, you can establish yourself as an influencer, guru, or expert.

Ultimately, numbers can be deceiving. David says that they do play a part in perception, but they are not ready indicators of outward success.

The Moment That Changed Everything

Matt asks David about the “worst day” he’d ever experienced.

David was born in Camrose, AB, but was raised in Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan. His older sister was born in Fukuoka, Japan. After returning to Canada for a few years, his parents decided to return to Japan, as English teachers and missionaries, when David was five.

While in Jr. High School (grade eight), David was one day called down to the office. David had a bad feeling about that, wondering what he might have gotten himself in trouble for. But when he got there, he was told that his dad was in the hospital and that someone would take him there immediately.

His father had gotten into a motorcycle crash and was receiving emergency care when David arrived at the hospital. His father was in a coma for 10 days but ultimately did not survive.

David says that moment had an impact that has lasted to this day. Much of the personal development work he’s engaged in through the years has been about untangling many of the false beliefs that were formed through that experience.

Matt asks David what it was like to see his father in a coma. David says it was a bit like “candid camera.” He was wondering when someone would pop out to let him know that it was just a joke. But that never happened.

Instead, his God- and Bible-believing family prayed for his father’s healing, but he passed on anyway.

How Has David Applied Personal Development to His Career?

David shares how discovering that only action is in the realm of performance turned him into a productivity machine. He adds that many of us run mental gymnastics about our day, trying to figure out what to say, what to do, how to do everything perfectly… If we can set that aside and stay in action, it’s possible to get a lot more done.

Another discovery was how everything can be gamified. Life is a game. Business is a game. It’s okay to approach things seriously, but it’s important to have fun and enjoy yourself too. Entrepreneurship is a game where you’re the one setting the rules and keeping track of the score, so you may as well make the game winnable.

Entrepreneurship is a game where you’re the one setting the rules and keeping track of the score, so you may as well make the game winnable. Share on X

Recommended reading: Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Matt shares that a three-dimensional man is 1) aggressive like Client Eastwood, 2) fun-loving like The Three Stooges, and 3) spiritual like Gandhi.

Masculinity and Manhood: Where Are Things Going?

David shares that the conditioning at large appears to be focused on feminine energies. He doesn’t think of it as a net loss, but men are increasingly becoming sickly, docile, and weak.

Compared to previous generations, when men were strong, passionate, and determined, many men today do not display the same fire.

Matt questions David on the “conditioning” David refers to. Why would anyone want men to be docile?

David answers by saying you’ve got to follow the money trail to know who is pulling the strings. He also points out how soy is an ingredient in many foods at the supermarket, and this is known to increase estrogen in men.

Matt wonders aloud whether soy might be a necessary evil in a world where we must mass produce food for larger and growing populations.

David offers some food for thought:

  • Why are so many farms becoming industrialized?
  • Why is genetically modified seed being forced on farmers?
  • Food is not as nutrient-dense as it used to be, and can often contain ingredients, chemicals, or toxins that are harmful to the body.
  • Because of the poor quality of food, people are unhappy and sick, and as a result, turn to prescription medication, which is known to have many side effects.
  • There appears to be a circular economy between the government, media, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and the food industry.

(Disclaimer: The above is strictly the opinion of the speaker. David is not a healthcare professional. If you’re looking for qualified health advice, speak with your physician or another credentialed source.)

Life Expectancy and Human Potential

Matt points out that life expectancy has changed drastically in recent history. There was a time when people lived to be 30 or 40. Now, people can live to be 80 and above.

David says neither he nor Matt were around 100 years ago, so it’s impossible to know exactly what life was like back then. Plus, apparently, in Biblical times, people were living to be 300 to 900 years old. So, why can’t people live to be hundreds of years old today?

David has heard through some obscure sources that some people are living to be hundreds of years old even today, but it must be kept hush-hush, or humanity would be up in arms.

David urges us not to ignore the power of suggestion because every day we’re picking up suggestions from the media and the information we consume. If we’re repeatedly being told that we’ll live to be 80, isn’t it mostly a self-fulfilling prophecy? Does it have anything to do with what’s possible?

Is the Earth Flat?

Point blank, Matt asks David whether he’s a flat earther.

David says he’s investigated the topic, but readily admits that he’s not sure what the shape of the earth is. The only logical conclusion he could come to, having explored the evidence, was that things don’t work exactly as we’ve been told they do.

Matt says he doesn’t know what he doesn’t know, and that encompasses a vast realm of knowledge. He wonders aloud whether there are different races, aliens, and biomechanical creatures occupying the planet, and if they’re the ones ruling the world. He’s fascinated by these types of topics.

Reality is Malleable

David shares that one of the reasons perspectives can vary so much on what appear to be well-established “facts” is because, maybe, reality is more malleable than we realize.

You can’t necessarily manifest an elephant in an instant. But if you spent every day thinking about elephants, printed up pictures of elephants and put them on your wall, and asked your friends how to manifest an elephant… would you eventually manifest one?

David recounts 2011 when he was working five poorly paying jobs, living with a roommate from hell, and on the verge of losing his house. He happened across a program called Your Wish is Your Command, and having listened to it, David was able to change his feelings.

Out of the blue, he gets a phone call from the bank telling him that he could refinance his home. He had no idea what that meant. He’d never even heard of the term before. But he manifested a way out of his situation by changing his feelings.

Matt asks David how people might go about elevating their feelings when they’re encountering challenges.

David offers the following:

Rapid-Fire Questions

Matt asks David about:

Self-Publishing

Matt asks David how others can go about publishing a book as he has.

David says he can ghostwrite a book from scratch, or even package up existing content and make it into a book for his clients.

Another method he’s seen work for the likes of Darren Rowse, Seth Godin, and Joe Pulizzi is blogging their book. Each blog post you write can be a section or a chapter in your book, all you have to do is think about what your book is going to be about, what you need to touch on, and break it down into digestible chunks.

062 – Embracing the Age of AI in Creativity – with Karlo Keet

062 – Embracing the Age of AI in Creativity – with Karlo Keet

Now that we’ve had the opportunity to see just what AI is capable of, many of us are starting to wonder about our futures, our work, our financial lives, and more. So, how concerned should we be? What is the right attitude to have toward AI?

In this episode of Creativity Excitement Emotion, David passes the mic with Karlo Keet, who shares his creative passions, business pursuits, spiritual practices, and why he’s embracing AI in creativity.

Sponsors:

  • Digital NO-Mad: Exposing the Lies of the Freedom Lifestyle and Grass is Greener Syndrome. David’s new book on designing the life you love through your passion is coming. Pre-order TODAY.

Highlights:

00:17 – Today’s guest, Karlo Keet
00:37 – How did Karlo get into photography?
03:15 – Karlo’s involvement with graphic and web design
04:45 – Aurora conspiracies?
07:22 – Digital marketing for artists, creatives, and creators
08:47 – How has Karlo’s work changed with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence?
11:31 – In the next 10 years, AI will overtake humanity in logical processing
19:46 – How Karlo got into tarot reading, Reiki, and all things spiritual
23:49 – Karlo and David’s comedic collaborations
26:37 – Karlo’s book and course recommendations
28:47 – What Karlo is looking to accomplish next
30:10 – Closing thoughts

Summary:

Coming soon.