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Influenced

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Welcome to Influenced, the show where three friends and I talk personal development, content creation and building your personal brand.

I’m joined by relationship/career coach Michael Thompson whose work has appeared in places like Fast Company and Forbes, former heroin-addict turned keynote speaker Brian Pennie, and Liz Huber, a high performance and productivity coach who can help you optimize your entire life.

And I’m your host of sorts, (the guy writing this) Tom Kuegler. I make travel videos for Youtube, Facebook, and even LinkedIn.

Welcome to “Influenced” let’s learn from each other.
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EP. 9 - ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS (How To Grow On Instagram, Does Duplicate Content Hurt You On Google, Etc.)
The past few weeks we've had over 976 listens of the Influenced podcast! Wow! Thank you so much for tuning in.  This week I wanted to answer a few voice message questions we've received. Here they are in order: 1. How do I figure out what to write about? 2. How do I grow on Instagram? 3. Does copying content from my Wordpress blog to Medium hurt my search rankings? It takes me (Tom Kuegler) 20 minutes to answer all three--I hope you enjoy. :) 
21:47
September 11, 2019
EP. 8 - The Importance Of Email Lists (Probably The MOST Important Thing In Blogging)
When I made an email list (12 months after getting started as a blogger, no less), I realized I made a big mistake NOT making one sooner.  In this episode, we break down why email lists are so important.  SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
30:50
September 4, 2019
EP. 7 - The Riches are in the Niches (Why Niches Are So Important In Blogging)
The market is overcrowded with bloggers, coaches and infopreneurs because the barriers to start your own business and build a personal brand are so low (all you need is a laptop and you are good to go!). But if you really want to stand out and create true value for your audience, you have to find your niche. In this episode, we talk about the definition of “niche”, why it is so important to have a niche, good niches vs. bad niches and a step-by-step process to find your own niche.Freebie: 23 Questions to Survey your Target Market. Download here: http://bit.ly/survey-target-market SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
47:36
August 28, 2019
EP. 6 - How To Make QUICK And BETTER Decisions
How to make quicker and better decisions - A 3-step method: The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your decisions. But if you’re not clear about your values, goals or purpose, what is driving those decisions? This episode discusses a 3-step decision making tool that will help to successfully navigate the complexities of modern life. This method, based on values, goals, and purpose, takes into account the multitude of decisions that we have to make every day, and the bigger decisions that will determine the course of our lives. SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
38:25
August 21, 2019
EP. 5 - TWITTER: Best Platform For Beginners?
Woah woah woah. What is this sorcery? I actually think Twitter is the best platform to be on for beginners? Find out why in this episode.  SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
33:35
August 14, 2019
EP. 4 - How To Start A Coaching Business
Today Liz Huber goes over how to start your own coaching business. Liz went from $0 to $5,000 in revenue in only two months with her method! You might want to give this a listen.  Download your Episode Freebie here: http://bit.ly/discoverycallscript I think coaching is the MOST VIABLE option for solopreneurs just getting started online. All you need to do is convert one person and you're making money. No sales funnels. No 50,000 view months. Just convert one person one at a time.  Listen in! SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
37:15
August 7, 2019
EP. 3 - MEDIUM | How to Gain Traction on Medium In 2019
Are you looking to grow your influence on Medium? In this episode the gang will help you to do just that. We kicked things off by sharing our stories on how we each grew our audiences and then dove deep into best practices regarding how you too can gain traction today. Let’s jump in.  SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
40:11
June 21, 2019
EP. 2 - SELF AWARENESS | How To Build Self-Awareness
Self-awareness is the foundation upon which everything else stands. If you’re not self-aware, and the world is passing you by, what’s the point? A lack of self-awareness is also a core feature of many mental health issues including stress, depression, and anxiety. This episode tackles three key questions. What is self-awareness? Why is it so important? And what are the benefits? We also discuss several tools that can help you to build self-awareness. "How To Find Your True Self - The Art Of Self-Observation" by Brian Pennie. LINK HERE: https://medium.com/swlh/how-to-find-your-true-self-7460ed7b4b21?sk=83e7e7d29d6fa76fde8c6f5d2f44206b SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us. 
39:21
June 21, 2019
EP. 1 - TRIBES | Your Tribe Determines How High Your Fly
The strength of your influence, both online and off, is a direct reflection to the quality of your tribe. In this week's episode we will not only do our best to convince you to start your own, but also provide you with proven strategies to help you connect with people you admire. Download Michael's ebook "“Quality Opportunities Always Come From Quality Relationships” here: https://mikethompsonblog.com/subscribe It is a communication guide aimed at helping you create more opportunities by building more quality relationships both in person and online.  Here's a few questions we cover in this episode: 1. What are the benefits of finding your tribe? 2. What are some ways to identify the people you should be spending time with? Not only answer the obvious of common goals, but the importance of surrounding yourself with people who see things differently than you do.  -- It is great to get only personal growth people together but other perspectives are also valuable. My most successful friends not only spend time with entrepreneurs but also artists and teachers etc.  3. What are some success stories from doing this? 4. How can you attract people you admire to your message? SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us. 
36:12
June 20, 2019
Introduction
Welcome to Influenced, the show where three friends and I talk personal development, content creation and building your personal brand.  Long ago, “influence” originally referred to a celestial fluid believed to flow from the stars. As this fluid reached earth, it affected the actions of the planet’s inhabitants. We chose “Influenced” because by sharing ideas in these conversations, we influence each other and hopefully, you too. In this episode I, Tom Kuegler, introduce you to the brilliant co-hosts of Influenced.. The first, Liz Huber, is a High-Performance & Productivity Coach for Entrepreneurs who want to have more time for what matters most in their business (and in their life.) With her coaching programs, books, online courses, and live workshops, she helps her clients streamline every area of their life and prioritize the right things. Book a free call with Liz here: https://lizhuber.typeform.com/to/Mv1ZN2 The second is Brian Pennie, a writer, speaker and life change strategist. It wasn’t always this way however. On October 8th 2013, he experienced his first day clean after 15 years of chronic heroin addiction. Instead of perceiving his addiction as a failure, he embraced a second chance at life and went to university to study the complexities of human behaviour. He’s won several academic awards, including a fully-funded PHD Scholarship at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. He’s also working on a few books at the moment, and he’s speaking regularly now at various conferences, seminars, and events around the world. Brian's Website: https://brianpennie.com/ Lastly we have Michael Thompson, the person to blame for me knowing Brian or Liz in the first place. Michael helps clients win opportunities through building the right relationships. His work regarding career advice, leadership and communication has appeared in places like Fast Co, Forbes, INC, Crunchbase, The Blog of Steven Pressfield and many more. His recent article, How to Wake Up Smiling: The 9 Decisions That Led To A Life I Love, went mega viral on Medium attracting well over 50,000 views over the span of a few days if I’m not mistaken. It was the most popular article on all of Medium at one point, which is no small feat in the least. Michael's Website: https://mikethompsonblog.com/ SEND US A VOICE MESSAGE! Follow us on Anchor (https://anchor.fm/influenced4), download the Anchor app, make a profile, then follow the guidelines in this article (https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages) to send us in a question, thought, topic suggestion, or just to tell us you love us.  Follow us on Medium: Brian Pennie - https://medium.com/@brianpennie Michael Thompson - https://medium.com/@michael.thompson1978 Liz Huber - https://medium.com/@refinedliz Tom Kuegler - https://medium.com/@tomkuegler
39:13
June 20, 2019