EPI-57: Sorry, I Couldn’t Hear You Over The Sound Of How Awesome We Are!
So I covered a handful of interesting items from my rather busy (as of late) and chaotic (as of late) life in this episode.
The key point was sharing a quote from Simon Sinek, an author and TED speaker and more.
- The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have.
- The goal is to do business with the people who believe what you believe.
Learning of this, many years ago, was an incredible moment of discovery for me.
If you really get what this means, your life will change for the better too.
It was a relief to me when I read about it in one of Simon’s books.
Think about it: how many people would at least be curious enough to want to know how I beat bipolar disorder without meds?
Even if they didn’t believe it was possible.
They’d at least be curious, I’d expect.
But many of those people either can’t do what I did, even with the tools and systems I offer.
Or they don’t believe it would even work and feel I’m full of shit, if not outright dangerous, for those who are hurting.
(Which I used to get told, here and there, btw.)
I want to make sure I’m only speaking…that’s actually speaking…to those who feel the way I do about this approach, or at least hope there’s something in it that would ease their suffering.
Enough so that they’d be willing to sign up to my newsletter and dig deeper into my world.
Out of those people would come my most supportive followers and eventually my best clients.
Which is exactly how I’ve designed the world of Bipolar Excellence to operate.
The whole thing is on autopilot.
It spits out or deters those who aren’t feeling it, so I never have to deal with people I can’t help or wouldn’t agree with.
And it draws those that match closer to me.
And that is what Simon was saying.
What might you build that could do the same?
Just click the “READ MORE” text below for the transcript!
Hey, this is Ken Jensen. I beat bipolar disorder in an all natural fashion back in the mid 2 thousands. Believe it or not, that’s not even the coolest part of my story.
What I learned through that process and what came next and how that applied to bipolar and why bipolar was ever even part of the process, was mind blowing to say the least. My polar has hidden within its strengths.
I’m gonna show you what I mean and how they’ve shown up in my life so you can do the same. Hello, bipolar Proenfolken. Welcome to the show. This is episode 57. Sorry. I couldn’t hear you over the sound of how awesome we are.
Now put a pin in that just for a moment. I’m playing around with some some methods for sharing information. I’ve realized that trying to get a podcast done on a Sunday is no longer working well for me.
I keep getting stuck doing it late at night running out of time to to get it all done to do it well. And get a few hours of sleep before I gotta go do my day job that’s coming to a close. So What would be the lesson in that?
Well, really just simple feedback. See how your life’s panning out as you’re building whatever you’re building. You’re gonna run into problems like this that you’re gonna have to adjust and adapt and it’s it’s all based on pain points.
Once a thing, a sucky thing has happened enough times, just be aware and pivot as necessary. I kinda like leaving Saturdays alone for for content creation, because I was in a different vibe, different mindset, Saturday.
I got the whole Saturday thing going on. I work all day on this stuff anyway, but there’s still a thing where I I didn’t create much.
It was more for routine matters and talking to people. But now we’re gonna have to fit in podcast creation because I I can no longer fit this in.
Super Bowl 57 hit today. And that bit into my planning. I would have had time if not for that. But I promised I promised my son who’s coming up on 21. He he’s a big football guy, literally and and figuratively.
And I wanted to I wanted to be there with him watching him have fun. It was mostly fun until the end. His team didn’t win, and it wasn’t so fun. I’m not a football guy. I’m I’m a strong man competition viewer.
I like watching power lifting competitions. I like watching documentaries about people going up against mountains and almost freezing to death. You know, 1 1 man against impossible odds with nobody to help, just it’s all on him.
That’s that’s where that’s a sweet spot for me when it comes to sports. But I’ve given so much of my life to either just making a living or working on this stuff. I’ve been doing something online in 1 form or another.
Since the Internet kicked in the gear back in the nineties. Now you you take away almost 8 years out of with the bipolar years. Some of those years, I still doing stuff with this too.
When I’ve put a lot of time into sitting on a computer, And I gotta tell you I’m pretty fucking sick of sitting in front of a computer. I’m not even getting in the gym time that I I normally would.
There is a plan in motion because I know there’s something about my makeup that if I do not finish something, it will nag at me to such a degree. I lose all sense of my peace of mind.
Now what that was just recently, which was really cool, was I found out that the movie directory IMDB dot com, they accept podcasts Now my system that I use through Blueberry does not automatically feed that.
You’ve gotta manually enter everything. So I was doing that for most of today because 1 of the biggest Passion in my life is is movies and the making of movies, and the people who make movies.
I’ve spoken in the past about the media center, 07:21 in Kingston, New York. And that’s where I gotta look at a lot of behind the scenes at activity of how a movie gets made, how stuff gets on TV, how media gets produced and edited.
And the kinds of people that do it, I’ve been on movie sets. I’ve been on music video sets. And where I live, I’m near Kingston, New York. They shoot movies here constantly, like, constantly.
It’s it’s every year now, which is really cool. So just floating around town you stand a good chance of running into a movie set. That’s 1 world I wanna get into more than more than ever, more than anything.
I don’t live that far from Woodstock, New York where they have the Woodstock film festival. My wife and I both want in on that festival. You start as a volunteer just so you can take part.
And then you’re hanging out with all the people to make the movies at all levels. We’ve been wanting to do that for years. We just needed to extract ourselves from our jobs to be able to go do volunteer work.
We’re not there yet, but we are closing in on it rapidly with everything that I’ve been building online and the people I’ve been meeting, this has been getting far out. Recently, I got a little list here.
I’m trying not to completely wing it because you guys know sometimes I float. I Now I’m getting more into what’s been actually happening on the Internet, and I’m and then I’ll be coming up to what the title of this episode was about.
IMDBI tripped across a thing. Where would I find it? 0II subscribed to a handful of podcast newsletters. And 1 of them shared the fact that IMDB takes podcast entries now. It it isn’t easy.
They’re they’re only sort of set up to take your information. I mean, it’s mostly there. It’s just a little tricky. It was their their data management system that you use to enter everything that that takes a bit of a learning curve.
Everything is based in movie making concepts. They definitely have a thing for podcasts, but it doesn’t cover a hundred percent of of how you would enter your information.
So I’ve been in there entering my episodes 1 at a time and finally found my groove with that. I’m halfway through doing that. If not for the Super Bowl, I would have finished that today. But 1 of the cool things couple of cool things.
When I went in, as far as I could tell, when I clicked on the keyword, however I found it, it’s really it’s it’s It’s unreal moving around inside there behind the scenes as a content contributor.
I I I’m I only sorta know what I’m doing. But anyway, I came across a thing for podcasts.
And when I clicked on it, it said there’s only 300 podcasts in there. I was like, holy shit. From a business point of view, that’s very minimal competition just to get found. With what I do and how I am, I don’t really have competition.
It’s just it’s just not how this works for me. I’m I’m me. And I’m so unique compared to what I usually hear in the realm of people helping people with bipolar that I I know I’m I I don’t have to struggle.
You’re either into this with me or not. You’re into me or or you’re not, which is how it should be, which is actually closer to me addressing the title of this here episode.
But IMDB is where all the movie people are. So I sprung for the IMDB pro 19 20 bucks a month, call it. And that allowed me to change pictures and stuff and do a whole bunch of other things.
I had a couple acting credits in there already And I’m I’m in there under 2 versions of my name, so I’m viewed as 2 different people with no pictures.
And I’m like, okay. And you You can’t that’s how they get you. You can’t fix that without being a a pro member. So I did that, and There’s a process.
Some of what I’ve adjusted has happened, some I’m still waiting for them to do. Some I don’t know if it’s gonna work, and I might have to go in and take another run at it. Still learning how that all goes.
But with what I do with this podcast, which is really just a way of getting people to my newsletter so that I can help people with everything I got on my website and eventually pull future clients out out from that mix The people that that I at least clearly understand the best who I think fits all it at is is actors, actresses, the people that are, you know, the artist mentality type people.
But in particular for me making movies, actors and actresses, and and and all the support people that are involved in that industry, There’s the artist mindset, but then in my case, I niched out niche niche niche down even tighter to movie making people who struggle with some degree of bipolar.
When I when I found out that IMDB lets podcast in, III show just a just a little tiny bit in my pants, and I was it would excitement.
And I was like, alright. Let’s fucking do that. And as I got in there, I I just kinda got excited just in the uploading of my material. I was like, I’m I’m this is it makes it more real.
Adding my stuff in there just makes it more real for what it is I’m trying to do. So As I’m talking to you, my computer goes blank and I got stuff on there I’m looking at while I’m thinking too.
Jeez. So anyway, Part of what I’ve been working on since you last heard from me, if you’re keeping up on on the regular, is I was doing a big push inside LinkedIn, and I have been.
And then I bought a couple courses from a gentleman named Justin Welsh WELSHI highly recommend getting those courses if you wanna go pro inside LinkedIn and get people’s attention the right way in a in a relatively easy way.
But having said that, the way that his courses were delivered, and I went to him both and I went to them both twice.
I was having a little bit of trouble keeping straight what I had to do just just in an organized fashion, and then you gotta add the creative part of writing on top of it.
It was just kinda tripping me up And Justin, who I think is fantastic. On an energy level, he’s well, he’s he’s a massively successful person and he he had a whole lot of zeros after everything he does.
But he’s like analytical. There was something that wasn’t talking to that artist part of me. Well, 1 of his buddies is named Dan Co, KE0E, and Dan offers something real similar.
Just just at its most basic level. He offers a similar way of reaching people. But the way Dan presents it And and the way all of his content is it spoke to my my heart better and it spoke to the creative part of me more loudly.
I we resonated. I resonated with him. And he has a I forget what it’s called, but it’s a 7 day writing course of some sort is free. It’s phenomenal.
It’s easily, if not more, It’s as good as the 1 Justin offers, but it’s free. If you’re looking if you’re looking to write and spread the word on social media, I would highly highly recommend checking out Dan Co, K0E, as well.
Dan opened up a whole other world, and he had he had some kind of membership thing. I wanted to see how he ran because I plan on building something like that on my website for you guys as well.
But then I but then I also wanted to learn whatever it is that he had to talk about just for me personally for building this out as business and doing so without, you know, going crazy or draining the bank or working, you know, too hard for no good reason.
And in his community, there’s other people in there that are highly successful, and they stress the community part, and they stress the staying active inside there and doing what they suggest or you’ll get booted out of the con out of the community.
They wanna keep the community Point and vibrant and and relevant. And I thought that was awesome. I’ve never seen a thing where, like, they’re everybody’s just mostly happy to take your money.
They’re like we will, but if you don’t if you don’t perform in here, you’re you’re just you’re just bringing down the energy to crowd, and we can’t have that.
Not gonna hate you, but you can’t stay. If I understand how they put everything, that’s that’s how it works.
To hold you accountable, to use what it is that that you decided to pay for. I thought that was fantastic. And that segways me into the original sorry. I couldn’t hear you over to sound of how awesome we are.
There is a quote, and it is from, of course, of course, the 1 thing I don’t write down. Right? It’s it’s from Simon Sinek, SINEK. He’s a guy that talks about your He has a bunch of books.
He’s been around a lot of years. You’re gonna like him if you’re if you go and consume whatever it is he puts out into the world. But I had this note that’s been hanging on my wall for years.
And it’s real simple. It says The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe. That hit me between the eyes like a bullet.
That was so perfect and such a clarifying moment when I first discovered that I’ve never let go of it, and it’s awesome because it you know, in the context of what I do, how many bipolar people would at least like to know what it is I know about beating by bowler without meds.
I’m assuming they’d at least want to know even if they don’t believe it’s true. And and I and then as I state all over my website, I don’t know if this is gonna help you be bipolar.
I’d be in you know, I I’d be an asshole to even suggest that sure this is gonna do it. No. I would never say that. And I believe for the most part, for a lot of reasons, Most people are not gonna be able to beat a doe, I beat it.
And it’s for many reasons, but for some, it will. But regardless, if you’re hurting with this terrible freaking disease, I once had as bad as the rest of you.
You’re gonna at least wanna know what I found out, and I now shared that for free on my newsletter. If you sign up for the newsletter, I just built out people. It’s a whole course.
It’s full of all kinds of written material, action steps, and videos, links to outside resources and how to handle them if you’re gonna go use them. What I think is the most important thing to do if you can only do 1 thing, etcetera.
So That’s who needs what I have, but for my needs as how I wanna move through this life and what I’m shooting for as a business person, and as somebody that just has it’s how I wanna live.
I wanna do business with people who believe what I believe.
So if you believe the pharmaceutical industry is part of the problem that already separates you from the people that won’t even consider that. I’m not talking about or judging whether you take meds or not.
I’m not. That’s not what I’m saying. But if you believe that’s part of the problem, you’ve just stepped away from the rest of the group, and now you’re over here on the other side of the fence with Kenny.
Do you see the difference? Whether you’re making a business or not, whatever you’re doing, you’re gonna need support there’s somebody you want to consume it whatever it is, and this applies.
Not everybody’s gonna want what you want even if what or what you have. Even if what you have is something that everybody readily agrees is a cool thing to have.
Or should have. You’re looking for those people who resonate with you like I do with Dan Co. Back to Dan a second. Dan makes and I was so happy to hear this.
Dan makes a strong point about He came up doing website. He’s younger. He’s on I’m I’m 54. This guy’s in his thirties. Way ahead of me. That’s another interesting point I could do a whole podcast on.
Your age doesn’t matter if you think you’re too young, strong chance you know stuff that People much older, you are still getting their heads around or just coming up with a way to to to work with like I am.
So don’t don’t discount yourself if you think you’re too young to do something really cool in his life. You’re not. Dan talks about building small businesses, and he he’s like I think he’s a bit of a tech head from what I can gather.
A coder. He did a lot of website design. He did all the things on line you do to help a small business succeed online, like like a brick and mortar business out in the world.
And he didn’t stick with any of that. He eventually became I mean, he did for a while and he did quite well.
Went that route and did not do well. I got real good at that, but I found most small businesses couldn’t afford what what I deserve, what what I was worth, based on the market.
They could barely afford anything. That’s even if you could get them to understand that they needed what I had, which of course they did.
So this was years ago for me. So anyway, Dan, he’s he’s all business and technology. And he makes a point of stating he he was frustrated for a little, but he’s like, why can’t I talk about all the other stuff that interests me as well.
He’s big into philosophy. He’s big into health and fitness. He’s big into personal development. All the same stuff I’m into, and I’ve struggled even inside this podcast to make sense of, what am I telling people and why?
In in order to build a following, to be useful to that following, and eventually find the clients I need to help me live the life I wanna lead.
I kept separating even though I’ve been talking about whatever. There’s been a piece of on my mind, I struggled quietly. Like, I don’t talk about bipolar enough.
I don’t mention bipolar in some of my episodes. I just talk about whatever the thing is that interested me. Dan does the same and he basically States make no apologies for that. He’s he’s like, you you should.
You should do this. And I I I’m practically kicking myself because another coach who I have paid a lot of money to over the years, Jason Leister, he is what’s the name of his site? I think it’s sovereign business dot org.
Jason is the same as Dan, And I don’t know if he’s bigger than him or not, but I he’s been around longer, and I’ve actually paid him a lot of money and been on the phone with him to help me through different things in my life.
Jason has that same technical background and he works on websites. He works on marketing. He works on copywriting. He works on business creation structuring, everything like that. And he doesn’t do it on a small level.
He’s on a higher level. When you get his newsletter, which you damn well should. He never almost ever writes about any of that. He writes about how he feels the state of the world is and why he writes about what he calls the matrix.
If you if you get what what the context of that is, how none of this is real, how we’re being lied to by just about everybody in in power and how that’s all coming to a close.
How you gotta be to be a whole person, how do you got how you gotta be to stand in your own 2 2 on your own 2 feet, stand in the light and own what it is the power you actually have Here I’m in here I’ve been struggling with with how do I merge the bipolar with building small businesses and making money, and and and in in behind it all, 1 of the people I’ve paid money to has been doing that very thing He’s been merging the 2 worlds without even hardly talking about the 1.
For for the many years, I’ve been following him. So anyway, it it takes a minute It takes a minute sometimes for everything to gel in your head.
You might be going through something similar. It’s we have belief systems. We we have there’s just things in the way of in our minds in our hearts that keep us from seeing what’s right in front of our faces sometimes, many times.
So You’re gonna hear me talk about whatever interests me just like I’ve been doing, because I want to have people side with me who agree with what I say and don’t need me to defend it or clarify it any any more than I already do.
It’s not an attack. It’s not a fight. It’s a filtering. It’s a filtering process. I don’t want anybody connected to me that doesn’t match what I’m about. I’m just I’m basically investing in a headache then.
I want people to listen to this podcast or even subscribe to my newsletter. Check out my site. And if they think I can go screw myself, and they leave, I’ll never know it for 1. The system’s all set up on automated, everything.
They might wanna write me a nasty gram or something, but For the most part, you they just go away. They’re not interested and they leave. It’s built that way by design. I don’t let everyone hear from these people.
I wanna hear only from those of you that resonate with what I’m saying and don’t need things clarified. Even as I struggle to deliver that very thing in in my own head, I’ve been doing it anyway.
But only until just recently in the last few weeks, really, and and more than anything because I ran across Dan Co, did I finally find some peace on this matter?
In a way, after all the work I’ve done for so many years, And even just on this version of what I’m about, which is really only a little more than a year old, and I haven’t even done anything with it in the middle for 6 months, I’m still figuring out better on a on a deeper level in a more organized fashion.
Some of the things I tell you guys about because I know some things are true even if I don’t have the proof yet to back them in my personal life or even if I’m struggling with the principles of the thing, somebody else I trust clarified shit for me in such a way that I’m solid.
Then my only fight becomes trying to deliver it cleanly to you guys so that you can tell if you are my guys or not.
And if you are well, it’ll be like what I’m doing over on IMDB. People that are living the life I e, making movies, living the life of making movies, will eventually find my podcast there.
In a place where almost nobody’s putting a podcast, and it takes way more work than the usual path to to submit a podcast.
I’m gonna win just because I had the balls to go do it and the guts to finish it. And the foresight to see what it would bring me, I’m going to end up that much closer to having a network of people around me.
Who live a life that I want I wanna be part of, they will reach out to me. I will help them. More than likely, would bipolar related issues. And as we grow to know 1 another, I’m gonna get step deeper into their movie making world.
Who knows what comes from it? How many people in movie land have an issue with bipolar or something similar or the the cousin, the mountain of information and experience I have, which is the cousin of bipolar.
Which is addictions. I’m gold. I’m gold in a bizarrely dark way. I find people like that, people like you guys, interesting.
And I love helping you, and I love the world you inhabit because it’s not just movies. And that that’s that’s what I want my day to be made up of helping people like you solve things that I’ve solved.
As I get drawn deeper into your worlds thereby enriching enriching mine. Adventure excitement, joy, and pleasure will follow that I can’t even currently foresee.
Although I have a pretty solid idea. Alright, guys. This 1 went a hair longer than I thought it would. That’s it. I will See in the next episode. Go to bipolar Excellence. Bipolar excellent dot com. Get on my newsletter.
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