Over the past year I’ve been able to FUND the life that I want through crowdfunding but I’ve realized the formula I use for crowdfunding applies to anything in life. I’ve created multiple events, funded my own TV show, taken my own ideas to market, and landed myself in the film THINK The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich. I’ve achieved all of this by applying 4 main processes, which are forethought, utilize marketing plan, narrative, and deliver value. If you apply these in your own life you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
You need to prepare yourself for big opportunities that come your way. You must put in the hard work and get better at what you do in life. Become the best at it. Almost 2 years ago I set out to become the best in the Crowdfunding industry. I spent a year building up my name and getting credibility by starting a podcast show University of Young Entrepreneurs, writing the book Key to the Crowd Unlocking the Power of Crowdfunding, and going on TV across the country promoting other crowdfunding campaigns. I put in a lot of hard work and did multiple crowdfunding campaigns until one day I launched the Freedom Journal for John Lee Dumas and we ended up raising $453,000 in 33 days making it the 6th largest crowdfund in history for a book. At that point I reached one of my overnight successes. It didn’t just happen over night, I spent a year preparing for that huge success. You need to put in the work!
Utilize Marketing Plan
Everyone needs to market their offerings. People need to be aware of who you are and what you do in order for them to buy from you or do things in your favor. Through crowdfunding and other endeavors I market daily on snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, podcast shows, blogs, speaking, and more. One of my first big marketing campaigns was for Young Entrepreneur Convention, an annual event my team and I created in Des Moines, IA for other entrepreneurs. After 7 months of marketing we turned YEC into Iowa’s largest entrepreneurial event for 2016.
The ability to tell a story is very powerful in business or anything you do in life. People follow stories, they remember them, the buy into them. Embrace your own story and use it to move people. I believe the best way to tell a story is through video. This is exactly why Greg Rollett and I decided to create the TV show Ambitious Adventures. We travel around the country and interview entrepreneurs and tell their story on camera. This allows us to reach millions of people and inspire, motivate, and educate them to do what they love in life.
When you become a person of value you will become a person of success. The more value you can provide the more money you can make and more opportunities will come your way. I’ve been able to create massive value in the crowdfunding field. This has allowed me to fund multiple companies this year and also land me on the cast and team for the film THINK The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich. We currently have raised $150,000 on Indiegogo and are working towards our extension goal of $250,000. When you provide massive value to others you will get massive results in your life.
I’ve followed these 4 main steps in life and it has allowed me to live a life of wealth and happiness in all areas of my life.
I will continue to use it as I progress in life and achieve my huge goals. I urge you to apply it as well and achieve anything you set out for. Any goal is possible, you just have to believe in yourself and work towards it.
The only limitations in life are the ones that you build up in your mind. What are you waiting for? Go fund the life you want!