#137: Chris Brogan Shares “How To Own Your Life” [Podcast]

I'm still in the mode of preparing my plans for 2015. I have some pretty big ideas about what I want to accomplish next year, and I'm sure you do as well.

How ToOWNYour Life

In today's episode, the theme is “how to own your life”.  It includes an interview with one of my favorite people, Chris Brogan.  It also includes an opportunity to work closely with me in 2015. Keep listening for details.


In a little over a week, I will be gathering with all the other folks who are attending the Platform Conference in Colorado Springs, starting November 9th. There are still a few seats available, and you can still save $100 when you click here and add the special code RAY to your order.  yes, I am a featured speaker, but I am also a student. I plan to learn as much as anyone while I am there. I hope you will be there with us.

We have been quietly formulating the plan for a Private Personal Mastermind Group, led by me, in 2015. This will be a small group, and our time together  will be intentional, demanding, and designed to bring you into alignment with your personal destiny. The criteria for membership in the group will be very precise, and the investment will not be exorbitant, but neither will it be cheap. If none of that scares you off, and if in fact you are one of the people who have expressed to me how you wished I would create a group like this, please reach out to me by sending an email to support [@] rayedwards.com.

Tip of the Week:

As I have mentioned previously, Cliff Ravenscraft and I are hosting a special one-day event the day after the Platform Conference. This is a “Day With Cliff and Ray”, and if you're going to be in Colorado Springs for the Platform Conference, you should definitely consider joining us for this event.

On the last day of platform, the people who are attending the “Day with Cliff and Ray” will gather together and share an evening meal. This will be very relaxed, informal, we will get to know one another on a deeper level before our intense one-day event the next morning.

Here is what we will be doing at this event, on Wednesday, November 12:

  • The Deeper Connection Session:  in which our intention is to foster deep, lasting relationships between all the people in the room, so we can mutually support one another in the coming year as we all seek to take our platforms to the next level.
  • The Next Level Resources Session:  in which Cliff and I will be sharing all of our most useful tools, tricks, techniques, apps, procedures, systems, and even our workflows. This is like getting in “over the shoulder” look into how we run our businesses.
  • The Most Valuable Investment Session: During this session, each member of the group will be given a few moments to share what they feel has been the most beneficial investment that they have made in taking their own platform to the next level. Hearing “what has worked” for others may be just the source of inspiration that you need to get a glimpse at new possibilities.
  • AMA with Cliff & Ray Session: During this “Ask Me Anything” session, you will have the opportunity to ask Cliff or Ray ANYTHING you want. Both Cliff and Ray are very willing to share anything and everything from their own experiences that may be of help to you. So just think about it. If you could ask anything of Cliff or Ray, what would it be? Write those questions down and bring it to this session.

Spiritual Foundations: God Is With You In Your Trial by Fire

“I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
Daniel 3:25

Daniel was God's man inside a corrupt system-the government that was overrun by unbelievers, or even worse, those who believed in the powers of darkness. This corrupt system was even run by a man who would set himself up as God-King Nebuchadnezzar. When Daniel’s friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, were thrown into a fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, because they would not bow down to a foreign God, guess what happened?

The most remarkable thing: one of the Old Testament appearances of Jesus Christ. he showed up right there inside the furnace with them, preserve them in the fire, and brought them out alive and well.

The Bible tells us that “the hair of their head was not singed nor were their garments affected, and the smell of fire was not on them” (Daniel 3:27).

Right now, you may be going through your own fiery trial. You can rest assured that God is not watching from a distance, wishing you good luck, and telling you to hang in there until the afterlife.

He is with you in the very trial. In the very flames.

The Bible says that “God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

When God is with you, you can walk through the fiery furnace, and you can walk out, holding his hand, undamaged and even without the smell of smoke on you.

Feature Presentation: How to Own Your Life With Chris Brogan

Check out the podcast audio to hear the complete interview with Chris Brogan.

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Next Week:  How To Create Your Own “Unfair Advantage” In 2015

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Question: What parts of your life do you feel you don't “own”… and what are you going to do about it? Click here to leave your comments.

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  • Loved this episode! Super Heroes collide! To answer the question … in general, just feel spread way too thin, trying to do too much at one time.

    • Have you read the book, “Essentialism”? I have read it twice, and I’m on my third time through it. Michael Hyatt first recommended it to me, and it is a powerful book that can help with this problem. Thanks for stopping by, Rob!

      • Thanks Ray, yes I have the audio book version, it’s very helpful. But just finished my first listen through. I love how you’re going through your 3rd reading, wow! Bless you bro.

  • Lisa Johnson Hilliard

    I discovered you from a dear friend, via Elijah List, as I am attempting to write the book, Broken Dishes,…hopefully by December I will have the finances and a computer so I can purchase your “How To Publish Your Book In 30 Days”…i have writer’s cramp :-/…I hope it will still be available

  • So many great nuggets in this episode. The only time I’ve heard Chris live was at Podcast Movement. He was by far my favorite speaker.

    “Tuck the broccoli into the cake.”
    “Run a pirate ship and go for the gold.”
    “I like the cut of your jib.”


    • The coolest thing about Chris is that, just like you Mike, he is 100% genuine. What you hear on the podcast, and what you see on the stage, is what you get when you meet him in the hallway.

  • Kathleen Thompson

    Ray, your question about why so many people would rather eat cake than broccoli summed it up. One of the things Chris said that really struck me is that if he can provide a foundation of comfort in the midst of helping people get outside their comfort zone, they are more likely to come along. How true that is! It is something for all of us to remember as we try to change our own lives.
    So much gold in this episode. The reminder that Jesus is with us in the midst of our fires, the conversation between you and Chris, and the nuggets that Mike cites below. Thanks, Ray!!!!!

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