March: Who am I following at the moment?

Hello friends,

Last month, I talked about a blog that will be a monthly regular feature for my blog. I introduced you to three amazing people that I think everyone (including you!) must follow online. I am sure many of you have already learned a lot of great things from these people. (If you have no idea what I am talking about, you better go ahead and read my blog about them.)

For this month,

Number One – Dan Norris

dan-norrisDan is crazy!! His passion for entrepreneurship and content marketing is truly remarkable. He loves creating shitloads of content (from books, to blogs, up to videos and snaps!) about everything he loves and he loves sharing it to the world. Dan is currently managing not one, but three companies, all of which are doing great in their fields. Dan is also the author of two Amazon bestseller books about 7 Day Start Up and Content Machine.

I can totally relate with how Dan maximizes his passion in achieving incredible results. What I love about him is that he is not afraid to do the things he wants and he makes money doing it. Heck, he even launched a company and a book about beers. Why? Just because he loves it! And it seems like there is no stopping him from doing anything. In fact, he would love to hear ideas from and help anyone! Go ahead and shoot him a message or join his 7 Day Startup Challenge!


Number Two – John Lee Dumas

Johnstreaming_podcast_workshop is a podcast superman! He talks to entrepreneurs EVERY. SINGLE. DAY and features them on his EOFire Podcast which, by the way, is awarded Best of iTunes! He created a 9-step strategy to help people gain entrepreneurial supremacy online and his website has loads of recommended resources for online entrepreneurs.

His dedication to help people in launching their own online businesses is very inspiring. Aside from his bestselling books about online marketing and podcasting, John also hosts a webinar and podcast community and offers (okay… I know I might lose you after this part…) FREE webinar and podcast courses!


Number Three – Merry Maker Sisters

Emma-Carla-Papas-The-Merrymaker-Sisters1I hope you are still with me as I am ecstatic to finally feature not one, but two female podcasters! Emma and Carla are real life sisters and health and happiness advocates. These totally energetic girls caught my attention when their podcast smashed download charts. After I checked their website, I understood why these girls are such a big hit. Its all about ENERGY!

Emma and Carla are on a mission to merrymake over the world, and oh boy they are really doing it! It seems that they are born to inspire people to eat healthy and live happy. These girls are taking action in their passion and it is really paying off! I am not a foodie but after following them, I cannot stop myself from either smiling or feeling hungry… or both!


Dan, John, Emma and Carla are great examples of how important passion is. It’s not just a hobby or a recreation for them. Passion is their life. They eat, breathe, and live it. And look at who they are now… happy people who are successful in their chosen fields!

My search for the best people to follow online doesn’t stop. Learning different things from different people is truly an exceptional experience and a powerful tool towards success.

MASSIVE ACTION TASK — In the comments below, please share what qualities you are looking for in a person for you to follow them online. Feel free to talk about people you currently follow and why. I will be giving away books to people who comment, so make sure your comments are good.

Till next time #staySharp

#RazorSharp Ray

Are you a Multipotentialite? Yes, it is a real word, the video explains!

Day 29 of 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today I would like to introduce you to a new word, Multipotentialite.

I became rather excited when I watched Emilie Wapnick TED Talk, video is below for your enjoyment. I was excited because for too long I was under the thought that I needed to be one thing when I grew up. Why is that? Why can you not be a farmer and a digital marker?

I often would read that you need to find your one true passion and then do that to be successful, but for me I had passion for more than one thing and the things I was passionate about were not closely connected, and to top that off, they all made me happy!

If you read my CV you would think I had some split personalities going on, Self Employed, Web Designer, LED Lighting, Caravans, Business Owner, GM! Arrr! stop too much!

After watching the TED talk and discovering what a Multipotentialite was I felt at home and relaxed. I knew that there were others in the same boat, I also realised that I am a Multipotentialite, the best things about the talk was when Emilie talks about intersections. My mind blew up and the ideas started to flow. The though of getting multiple passions, finding their intersections and creating a career in that! Truly a Ah ha moment for me.

Enough from me, watch the TEDTalk below!

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Get a mentor – They don’t even have to know.

Day 28 of 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hi Friends,

I have to say that in every book I read, every webinar I watch or seminar I attend, a tip that is always shared is to get a mentor. I would even go as far as saying why stop at 1, you can have many mentors and in fact they don’t even need to know.

While the best outcome would be to have a mentor that you can sit in a room and have a one on one chat with, another option is to find someone who inspires you so much that you just would like to be like them. An example of this would be that many people who want to be a great basketball players would have just wanted to be like Michael Jordan (MJ). In a way people who become obsessed with MJ and watch all his games and know his moves would have been indirectly “mentored” by MJ.

You can apply this in the business world too and these days with social media and google you can find everything about someone who inspires you, for me someone like Gary Vaynerchuk (aka Gary Vee) would be someone I aspire to and I watch and read everything #GaryVee. I have all his books, watch his videos, read his blog, follow on social and he does not even know it however he is someone I hands down refer to as a mentor. (well he knows now, if he reads this!)

So be sure to find someone you are inspired by and copycat what they are doing, watch and read all their content and chances are you may just turn out like them!

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Who am I following at the moment?

Day 19 of 30 Day blog challenge.

Hi Friends,

This blog will become a regular feature for my blog. I basically will share with you who I think is producing must read material and why I am following their every move online. No there is no peeking through windows or following them pretending to read a newspaper… Ummm well maybe a little.

So who is who and why!

Number One – Simon Sinek

Simon-Sinek-start-with-why-photo120@Simon is by far in my opinion the most inspiring TED talk creator by far. I follow EVERYthing that Simon does online and posts. His Facebook feed is always full of life changing thoughts and ideas.

Ever since reading Simon’s book in 2008-2009 I have changed everything I do, I always run things through my “why” filter and ensure what I am doing aligns with my why, I start with WHY! this blogs is an example of this 100%

If you do nothing else right now, you at least need to watch this 18 min video of Simon’s TED Talk


Number Two – Gary Vaynerchuk

GaryVee@Gary is full of energy and just says things as they are, he is real, walks the talk and hands down getting shit done. His videos are what I watch, everything from his first videos on stage to his youtube show called #askGaryVee

Fresh out of college Gary took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M using youTube and starting Wine Library TV in early 2000’s before youTube was massive. Gary gets in early and hustles the f%#k out of a platform to make it work for him. He has done it over and over. Everything he predicts happens. He is 100% next level and I don’t know why you are still reading and not following him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (Use snapchat code on the right), [insert 300 other social platforms here] and youTube


Number Three – Troy Dean

troy-dean-round-600-300x300-circle@Troy is the bomb! I am so inspired by Troy’s story and what he has been able to create using his knowledge and the internet. Troy says that he freakin’ looooves the internet and he uses it to build awesome things and help people. He has a few projects on the go WP Elevation and Video User Manuals.

Troy has a kick ass podcast and produces some amazing videos and training. He also raves on about Recurring Revenue being the holy grail and I bloody agree. Check it out!

I personally have completed his WP Elevation program and it changed the way I look at online business and WordPress (that’s what WP stands for if you did not know)

One thing @troydean, @garyvee and @simonsinek have in common is they CARE, and it is 100% genuine. Click To Tweet

I have met Troy in person so tick! however I have yet to meet Gary and Simon but its on the bucket list, if you know how you can help me make this happen please reach out, like right NOW!

I would like to see more females embrace the online marketing space so let me know if there are any females that I should add to my follow list for my next who and I following blog

MASSIVE ACTION TASK – In the comments below please share who you follow and why?