Episode 5 - Interview with Aaron Orendorff, Editor in Chief of Shopify Plus, Keynote Speaker & Forbes Top 10 B2B Content Marketer
Have you ever met someone and it just "clicked?" Well, that's the way it was for me the very first time I read something this week's guest posted. He's incredibly intelligent, he's an amazing writer, and he's beyond insightful.
Today, we talk about everything from economics to reverse psychology, and how it all relates to living the creative life. Buckle up, because here we go!
Show Notes & Timestamps
[04.05] It's an online bro-mance!
[06.58] How Aaron got started as a full-time writer...
[09.35] From preacher to online B2B marketer - not as different as they sound!
[10.55] One of the most powerful quotes you'll ever hear...probably...
[12.10] Overcoming customer objections before they ever voice them - make them nod their heads!
[13.20] Imagine a world where we race to understand each other better before arguing!
[14.10] Aaron discusses his biggest struggle during his transitionary journey
[15.40] How he overcame his biggest struggle - primary motivators
[16.20] Aaron's tricky way to overcome fear - how to embrace your fear
[18.34] You have to be in LOVE with the process, not the destination
[19.34] Trying to be extraordinary is the best way to ensure you never do anything extraordinary - being special is overrated
[21.00] A bit about Michael's creative journey and what changed it from horrible to incredible
[22.00] Aaron tells of a study completed that demonstrates the power of this mindset
[23.42] How creativity has impacted Aaron's journey
[24.42] Aaron's best creative practice - it's probably not what you think!
[27.06] Something Aaron secretly loves that he doesn't get to talk about too much
[29.40] The most powerful piece of advice Aaron has ever received...learn to be happy when you're ugly
[32.25] People don't pay as much attention to you as you think they do
[33.28] Aaron's best advice for creatives and entrepreneurs
[34.15] If you're a closet creative, you're hiding something incredible the world needs to see
[37.28] How to give yourself the gift of Aaron
[38.18] Final notes and thoughts from Michael
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