I am getting ahead of myself. A little bit. Because v1.0 of the Productivity, Performance & Profits Blackbook isn’t even done yet.
But my most recent customer of the book expressed interest in a physical copy. That’s all I needed to know!
As to when the book will be ready, and what format (paperback, hardcover, or both), I can only speculate. But this is my primary area of focus this year, especially for the next quarter (ending June). So, you can bet it will be top of mind for me.
Don’t forget – by the time you’ve read this, there probably won’t be much time left (or there may not be any time left) to take advantage of the heavily discounted pre-order offer. If you’ve been sitting on the fence, just know that it’s the most painful place to sit. Say yes to standing on my shoulders and seeing further. Or say no.
This quarter, I’ve been focused on the creation of six new merchandise items. As of yesterday, I have added two more to the four already created, fulfilling on that commitment.
I’ve always been excited about the idea of creating my own merchandise, but putting a structure around it and committing to the outcome has made a difference in me pushing forward with this project where I might have otherwise put it off until later.
I love it that the tools are better than ever, and there’s barely any friction to setting up custom merchandise anymore. It’s still not whiz-bang easy, but if you’ve got your designs ready, and you know the process, it takes 20, maybe 30 minutes per item.
Anyway, here’s what’s new:
The Music Entrepreneur Unisex T-Shirt
The Music Entrepreneur formed the foundation of what would ultimately become Music Entrepreneur HQ. But in the early days, I had a logo professionally designed. Even at that point, the potential was obvious to me. I knew the logo would look great on custom merchandise.
It’s taken a long time to get to this point, but for the first time ever, a T-shirt donning this beautiful logo is available.
The shirt is available in S, M, L, XL, and in multiple colors – black heather, heather midnight navy, dark grey heather, and aqua.
Here are a few questions that came through. Let’s tackle them! 💪
So, is v1.0 still coming?
Yes, of course it is!
Will there be a paperback or hardcover edition of the book?
It largely depends on demand. So far, everyone’s been quite happy with the digital edition.
But if you’re interested in a physical version, do let me know!
Will the book and all associated bonuses be rolled into Elite Players: All Access Pass membership?
Yes, it will! And the price of membership will remain the same.
What’s the end game here? This is not just a book, is it?
Okay, you got me. The book is loaded with valuable content, and you’re not obligated to purchase a thing more. But there is more coming. I don’t have an “end game,” per se, but as I continue to climb this mountain, I am seeing further.
And here is what I’m starting to see:
The Productivity, Performance & Profits audiobook
The Productivity, Performance & Profits interviews
The Productivity, Performance & Profits newsletter
The Productivity, Performance & Profits challenge
The Productivity, Performance & Profits course
The Productivity, Performance & Profits coaching
The Productivity, Performance & Profits mastermind
Will I really be creating all that? Well, only time will tell. But the ideas are flowing.
It’s probably about time I put together a new index for my products. It has been a while since I’ve taken inventory of everything I’ve got, and things have a way of changing over time. Old products are replaced by new products, some become obsolete, some fall by the wayside.
Likely, this post will be updated now and again, just like some of the others on this site.
Note: pricing noted here may not match up exactly with listings on sales or order pages. This is because I’m currently revising prices, there’s a promotion in effect, or I haven’t had the opportunity to update this post in a while.
With my growing involvement in podcasting, I’ve also made the foray into wearables / merchandise. You may have seen my first T-shirt design.
Today, I wanted to share a couple of new additions to the inventory. I will be adding these to a new page on the website as well.
The New Music Industry Podcast Unisex T-Shirt
The T-shirt has been available for several weeks, but I didn’t get around to announcing it in an official capacity until today – in the latest episode of the podcast, and right here on the blog.
The T-shirt, donning the latest, longest-running iteration of the podcast artwork, is available in S, M, L, and XL, as well as in multiple colors – black, dark grey heather, asphalt, gold, and white. I’m especially excited about the gold, though it might be too “loud” a choice for some.
The New Music Industry Podcast Unisex Fleece Zip Up Hoodie
The hoodie became available just today. I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of hoodies, and they are my go-to in the fall, and the winter (depending on how cold it is, of course – a hoodie won’t be quite enough to keep you warm during cold Calgary winters).
The hoodie, donning the official podcast artwork, is available in S, M, L, and XL, and you can find it in a few simple colors – black, charcoal heather, and white.
Will there be more to come? Yes, there will be! I’m big into T-shirts and hoodies myself, but you’re welcome to let me know what you’d like to see. If it exists, there’s a good chance I can add my design to it.
And if you do choose to patronize my store, thank you in advance. I do this for the love of it, not for the profit of it.
On the old podcast page, all you could do was subscribe to The New Music Industry Podcast and Thought Thursday. The new podcast page is a huge upgrade in that regard – you’ll be able to scan and access podcast content directly.
Now, this page should not be considered complete as of today, but I think you can see where I’m going with it.
On the left side, you’ll find links to the 100 most recent episodes of The New Music Industry Podcast, a show that’s been going strong since 2016. The last couple of weeks have been a little insane in terms of workload for me, so unfortunately, I haven’t gotten around to adding a new episode in a while, but I do have many in the can to be published.
Then, on the right side of the page, you’ll find links to some of the other podcasts I’ve been involved in. There are still more shows to add to the sidebar (and thus to the archives), but all in good time.
Some shows are ostensibly complete, like The Question Podcast. Some have been on hiatus, like Thought Thursday. And some I’m either involved in or just getting started with – The New Music Industry Podcast and the brand-new Adrenalize Def Leppard Fan Podcast (which is already gaining some traction out of the gate!).
I have no plans of adding the Adrenalize Def Leppard Fan Podcast to the blog archives, at least not for now, so you will be taken offsite should you choose to listen to it. To be fair, that’s the case for The New Music Industry Podcast as well.
There is still much to do for this page to reach its full potential, but we’re getting there, so stay tuned.