#203: Virtual Freedom With Your Dream Business

Another “deep dive” interview! This episode we chat with Chris Ducker the author of Virtual Freedom. How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business. Chris certainly “walks his talk”. Of his own “virtual freedom”, he says, “I now work an average of 6-hours a day, my workweek no longer includes Friday and I get to spend lots of time with my wife and three awesome children.”

During this wide-ranging interview, you'll discover..

  • Why going with a smaller publishing company might be the best idea for your book. ([04:00])
  • How a near-death experience led to Chris's greatest business epiphany. ([05:00])
  • How and why Chris started blogging. ([06:00])
  • The all-important concept of the “Virtual CEO”, and what it means to you. ([06:38])
  • How Chris completely replaced himself so his business could run without him. ([07:00])
  • The secret advice Jay Baer gave Chris (that you can use)  that caused Chris's blog numbers to skyrocket. ([09:15])
  • Should everyone use Periscope? And what are the secrets of successful “scoping”? ([11:00])
  • The truth about “personal brand” vs. “company brand” – which is best?  ([14:42])
  • Why you should never worry about other people “stealing your ideas” online. ([15:30])
  • Chris and I share our respect for the warrior-philosopher, Bruce Lee. ([27:00])
  • The book by Bruce Lee (that's not about kung fu). ([28:00])
  • The little-known “origin story” of Youpreneur.com ([29:00])
  • How Chris managed to get a great domain name (Youpreneur.com) that was already taken. ([33:00])
  • Why Chris's podcast is one of my few essential listens. ([37:00]).
  • Is it too late to build a “brand you” business? ([38:00])
  • The hilarious conversation Chris had with Lewis Howes. ([42:00])
  • Books Chris recommends some favorite books ([44:00])
  • An awesome moment during which “The Force Awakens” and we share Star Wars stories.  ([45:00])
  • Chris reveals the bizarre talent he possesses that you'll be shocked to learn about. ([47:00]).

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.