Leveraging AI-Powered Prompt Generators for High-Impact Content Creation – with April Beach and Bob Dietrich

    Leveraging AI-Powered Prompt Generators for High-Impact Content Creation




    Unlock the Power of Personalized Content to Level Up Your Coaching, Consulting, or Expert Business
    In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, coaches, consultants, and experts need to consistently produce high-quality content that resonates with their audience. In this episode, we dive into the world of AI-powered prompt generators and how they can transform your content production process. We’re thrilled to have Bob Dietrich, founder of Unleash AI For Business Summit, as our guest expert to share his insights and experience in leveraging AI for content creation.
    Join us as we explore how to develop clear prompt generators for personalized outputs, learn the latest advancements in AI, and discover the hottest software currently used for video, audio, and content creation. By the end of this episode, you’ll have the knowledge and tools you need to level up your content production game!
    Specifically, we discuss the hottest software for video, audio, and content creation
    • Top AI-driven tools and platforms for various content formats
    • Integrating AI-powered tools into your content production workflow
    • Success stories: AI in action
    • And real-life examples of coaches, consultants, and experts who have successfully implemented AI in their content strategy


    At the end of this episode, you will:

      1. Have a clear prompt generator that produces personalized outputs
      2. Learn the latest in AI and the hottest software currently used for video, audio, and content creation
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    [00:00:43] April: Hi guys. Welcome to podcast episode 280 and we are diving back into talking more about AI in your business. Why are we talking about AI and business? Because we are content creators. We are experts, we are leaders, and [00:01:00] we’re all people who lead other people. That’s why you’re listening to this show, and in the process, what we do is creating teachings and training and materials to help other people elevate according to our area of expertise, right?

    [00:01:12] April: However, It’s very, very time consuming to do. And historically engineering your offers, your programs, your content, has been one of the longest consuming tasks that we manage as CEOs in our company. Whether you’re still doing it yourself or you have a team that helps you create your content, it’s expensive and is time consuming.

    [00:01:34] April: And so with the inception of AI into our business, we can. Become more productive and create more transformational content according to our authentic voice and genius. And so that’s why it’s so important that we are continuing to talk about this because this show is dedicated to helping you level up your business.

    [00:01:54] April: And that’s why we’re bringing you more episodes on ai. Here’s what you can expect from this episode. [00:02:00] We are going to talk about how to engineer prompts, how to actually use AI correctly in a way that is going to save you time and still sound exactly the way that you need it to sound so you don’t sound like a robot.

    [00:02:13] April: And we’re also talking to today’s guest about the new AI is called Unleashing AI four Business Summit. And by the way, take a second right now. Pause this and go get your free ticket. I will be a speaker at the Unleashing AI for Business Summit coming up here in May of 2023, and I’m gonna be breaking out the framework on how to use AI to engineer transformational programs.

    [00:02:39] April: It’s gonna be amazing. You can get your free ticket by going to unleash AI for spelled f o r business.com/. So pauses for a sec. Go grab your ticket, sign up for that, and then come back and listen to the show. At the end of this show, you are gonna know a very [00:03:00] simple, prompt generation acronym that Bob Dietrich, our amazing guest, who is the creator of Unleashed AI for Business Summit, walks you through.

    [00:03:09] April: It’s gonna save you hours and hours of creating the output you’re looking for. We’re also talking about the latest in. And Bob uncovers some really cool secret tools that I didn’t even know about that after we recorded this show, I immediately went and tested them on some of the content from this episode.

    [00:03:28] April: So if you are ready for all of this, then you are in the right place. You can find all of the show notes, a link to the behind the scenes video. Bob Screen shares in this. If you are not following us on YouTube, make sure you’re following us at Sweet Life Company on YouTube where you can see the behind the scenes.

    [00:03:46] April: But all of this will be available right at your hands in our show notes, which can be found by visiting sweet life co.com/podcast. Or you can just go directly to sweet life [00:04:00] podcast.com. This is episode number two 80. Let’s go ahead and dive in. Hey everybody. Welcome back to the Sweet Life Entrepreneur and Online Business podcast.

    [00:04:09] April: I am here. A new friend Bob Dietrich, and he has come into our orbit in all things ai. I’m super excited to have been introduced to him from Amy Yamada. You all heard Amy’s episodes a couple of weeks ago, and we are diving in more to AI for content creation. Bob, can you introduce yourself, let our friends know how you got into this world of everything AI over the last couple of months or maybe years. How, how long have you been diving into this?

    [00:04:42] Bob: Um, you know what, how long have we all been in it and not known it? Right? Right. That’s a real question because we’ve all been in it for so long and we’ve not known it. Um, everything from our Facebook feeds to the Google searches. I mean, as soon as the internet came out, AI was pretty much invented.

    [00:04:56] Bob: So, uh, so we’ve all been in it for a while. Uh, [00:05:00] but today, I mean, Now that we’re in it, now we’re more aware of what we can do and we have things like chat, g p t available. Um, but we got some really important questions like how do we get it to work properly? How do we implement it into our business? Um, I was at a party, uh, last weekend and I’m telling people about chat, G P T, like they should know.

    [00:05:18] Bob: And it’s like most people don’t know. I mean, we are literally at the bottom of the upswing of the curve, uh, you know, the bell curve of, of a product’s life, right? And. Just at the beginning, it’s like the.com ages when, you know, dot coms are just about to start. So if you’re watching this, you’re just at the beginning of this huge bell curve that’s happening and it’s very exciting,

    [00:05:39] April: What a remarkable actually time in, in the world to live. And I know that there are a lot of people that are scared of it. Uh, in, in our entrepreneur world that we are part of, we tend to be total go-getters. We love the newest things. We love diving into them and. Why what you’re doing is actually so cool because you have [00:06:00] created these amazing summits that are all about unleashing the power of AI for thought leaders, for entrepreneurs. Tell us a little bit about those summits that you have been hosting and, and the ones to the, in the ones that are to come.

    [00:06:14] Bob: Yeah. So, um, a summit, if you’re not aware or familiar with them, is basically a group of interviews. A set of interviews anywhere from 10 to 15 to 30. I mean, even 60 interviews, depending on how about how large it is.

    [00:06:27] Bob: Uh, ours tend to be about a full day, so about 16 interviews, and we bring on top experts. And our, our strategy is really, To, um, we all know that chat G P T exists. If you’re watching this, you’re probably familiar with that. The question is, how do you make it work the way you want it to and what other AR tools are out there?

    [00:06:43] Bob: And so our program, our summit, is designed to bring in business owners and say, Hey, you’re using chat G P T, how are you using it to get. Information out to make your business run more efficiently, to, to reduce your cost, to increase your profits, to gain that competitive [00:07:00] advantage. Um, and also what other tools are you using that also help you, uh, excel in your business.

    [00:07:06] Bob: And so it’s been remarkable because each. Person, although, hey, we’re using chat G B T, here’s how I’m using it. And your mind is blown. Just like you first used, you know, first time you saw Jet Chat G v t, it was like, wow, my mind just got blown. Well, get get ready. It’s gonna get blown again and again and again.

    [00:07:21] Bob: Every time you see chat, G B T and somebody else use it in a different way, it’s just. It’s phenomenal. It’s, it’s, um, it’s the magic eight ball of the 21st century .

    [00:07:30] April: It’s, it’s so funny as you say that, I’m thinking that, uh, my husband and I were talking last week and he was having, um, his bio generated and then he had his bio generated in the Voice of Yoda, and it was absolutely hysterical.

    [00:07:42] April: I mean, just these funny things too that you don’t think about. And he goes, this is it. This is what I’m gonna put on my LinkedIn profile. This is it. This is what it’s gonna be. You know, so it it, like you’re saying, I mean, you just don’t even think of some of the things. I was just in a meeting prior to this with somebody who was talking about doing their whole entire task list and actually having [00:08:00] chat actually organize their order of operations of all the things they had to do in a day.

    [00:08:03] April: It wasn’t even. Externally facing content. It was literally helping them organize their own thoughts and ideas to be a more productive person. So I agree with you and I can’t wait to be a part of speaking at your upcoming summit that we’re gonna be having here in a couple weeks and, and we’ll be sharing information about that as well.

    [00:08:22] April: Me too. So one of the things that I’m most excited to hear about is what also tends to be stumping people, right? I’m of course, excited to learn your solution like all of our listeners are, and that is how do we actually know the correct inputs to get the right outputs for what we need? And. AI to do for us in our business.

    [00:08:47] April: And you call that prompt engineering. Can you explain just first of all, high level, what is prompt engineering and why is it so important for our users to under or our listeners to understand?

    [00:08:58] Bob: Sure, sure. [00:09:00] So prompt engineering, not my word, not my phrase, but I’m gonna give it to you anyway, because here’s what it means. Prompt engineer engineering basically means the creation of the prompt, the input that goes into an AI so you can get the output. Right. So that is the input, the prompt is the input, whatever you’re inputting in there. And, uh, if you input, you know, it’s kind of like the first time you, you went to computer class and you started learning about computers.

    [00:09:24] Bob: It’s like garbage in, garbage out. That was like one of the first thing you learned. And so if you put garbage into the chat, cheap pt, guess what? It’s not magic. It’s not gonna spit out good stuff. It’s gonna give you garbage out, right? So you have to give it, um, the right input, the right prompt to. Pull out the stuff.

    [00:09:39] Bob: When you pull out the inform information you want, when you give it the right prompt, it’ll blow your mind, right? And that, and if you don’t give it the right, uh, right prompt, uh, it’ll be a big disappointment. . Right.

    [00:09:50] April: Just, just can create more content. Yeah. And I would say nobody needs more content. Right? We need a transformation or, or what is the clear outcome of what we’re looking for.

    [00:09:58] April: Exactly. Uh, [00:10:00] really great to know about prompt engineering, and you actually have a very special formula that you guide people through in order to understand how to create prompts. Can you tell us a little bit about.

    [00:10:12] Bob: and, yeah. And it, and it’s not a hard, fast rule, um, but it is something that, uh, that I think it, it’ll be a good guide. So let, let’s go through it. Um, I’ve created this acronym. It’s not a pretty acronym, but it’s something you can remember. and I, I like acronyms because every letter stands for something, right? And so the word is Cats Paww, right? Uh, Cats Paww. Right, right. And so Cat, if you reme can remember Cats Paww, then you can probably remember every step here.

    [00:10:39] Bob: So let’s go through the, what is Cats Paww? So the first thing you wanna do when you’re generating a, a command, and probably by the way, I’ll probably get Cats Paww replaced with something cool. But for now, , I actually think

    [00:10:49] April: that’s, I, I remember it already. Right. There’s nothing in the coaching space that’s called Cats Paww, so nobody’s gonna go

    [00:10:55] Bob: forget that .There we go. All right. So, uh, so the first thing in the C [00:11:00] stands for command, right? You want to give it a command, like, write this or write code for this, or Correct this, or explain this or analyze this, right? So, A command, right? So C is the command. Um, a is the adjective. Write this emotional or compelling, or outrageous or thrilling or heartbreaking or whatever, right?

    [00:11:19] Bob: So write this adjective, right? So ca a is for adjective, right? Um, T is for tone. . So write this adjective in the tone of, right, and this is kind of your writing voice, right? This is it, the flavor of the, of the, uh, of the conversation. So you’re gonna write an email, uh, that is compelling in the tone of, um, a casual tone or a, uh, perspective tone.

    [00:11:42] Bob: Um, inter perspective or passionate tone. Or enthusiastic tone, right? So T is for tone. So it’s c a t s is for the subject. What is the subject, right? Um, write this adjective. Uh, write this emotional, enthusiastic sales letter [00:12:00] or email or subject or landing page, right? So s is for the subject. What is the subject?

    [00:12:05] Bob: What are you gonna gonna have it, uh, produce, right? Um, and then you wanna say, uh, from the perspective of. Who, the customer, the product, the competitor, the ex, you know, the storyteller, uh, the advocate, the influencer. The performer. Right? Who’s, who’s it in the perspective of, right? So now we’re at the P. So let’s go to the A.

    [00:12:26] Bob: So Katz, Paul A is for, uh, uh, the A and K Paul. And, uh, and then we’re saying what’s the, the ambition or the goal, right? Mm-hmm. . . And so the g the ambition or goal is to, uh, to have it sell or have it to maybe reverse the risk or make it easy to buy or make it impossible to say no or, or give it a sense of urgency or a sense of scarcity maybe, or, um, offer a guarantee or, you know, what’s the goal of the.

    [00:12:56] Bob: um, of the communication of the prompt, right? [00:13:00] Um, then w and w are with and without, right? So with this person, with this thing, with this qualifier, um, or with, and or without it, without being upsetting people, or without being salesy, without being boring, or without being dull, or without being tedious or without offending people or whatever it is.

    [00:13:22] Bob: Um, so that’s basically cat’s paw. So let’s go through it again. The command. The adjective, the tone, the subject, like sales letter, email, whatever, the perspective of from who, right? And the perspective of the goal, uh, like, like what do you want it to do? Make a person feel a certain way or produce a certain result. Um, and with or without something, with, with a qualifier and without being, say, salesy or boring or pushy.

    [00:13:50] April: Wow. What a framework. Yeah. I see as you, as you are breaking that out. In playing with AI in, in starting to [00:14:00] use it more regularly, I absolutely see the power in your structure and I wish I had had that before I had started playing with it because I think I have spent hundreds of hours just wondering what was coming up from what I was putting in.

    [00:14:14] April: So that is really incredibly powerful. What, in your experience do you find that entrepreneurs are using ai. For I, is it email marketing, social marketing article? Like what, what are the trends? I mean, I can’t even say trends. It’s also new, right? Yeah. What are the most common uses of the outputs of the content that you have seen so far?

    [00:14:38] Bob: Okay, so, um, uh, I’m gonna answer that before I do I wanna say, Most business owners are not using it, right? So this is your advantage right now if you’re watching it, right? Most businesses aren’t using it. The ones that are aware of it, maybe half of ’em are using it, maybe less than that. Um, and they’re not, so they’re not using it properly.

    [00:14:55] Bob: They haven’t figured it out. Some business owners are using it. So let’s talk about those people. [00:15:00] Who are you, who’s using it? How are they using it? Um, so those people who are using Chat G P T, most people are using, you know, uh, some form of it in Google and whatever, but when you really talk about, say, chat, G P T or some of the audio or video programs out there, um, they’re using Chat G P T for, you know, things like emails, things like sales letters, um, but you know what really is cool? Totally overlooked is the research. Um, do we have the ability to do screen share anything here? Um, yeah,

    [00:15:30] April: absolutely. Okay. We, we love, uh, let me make sure that you have power. Yeah. Can you, can you power it up from below?

    [00:15:37] Bob: I certainly

    [00:15:38] April: can. Awesome. And we’ll make sure this is on YouTube for you guys. Those of you’re listening in audio, make sure that you cruise over to YouTube and we’ll put a link to that in the show notes.

    [00:15:48] Bob: Okay. So I’m just gonna find the, uh, Uh, the entire screen. There we

    [00:15:52] April: go. Oh, this is so cool. This is so cool. Okay.

    [00:15:56] Bob: So, um, I am going to share my screen and what I wanna show you here [00:16:00] is, can you see my screen right now with chat g p t up? Yep, sure can. Okay. So I was working with somebody, uh, earlier and she was saying she wanted to create her program.

    [00:16:09] Bob: She’s, uh, she’s working with. People in recovery who want something more out of life, uh, to stay sober. Like they’re, in other words, they’re sober already. They’ve gone through the process of, of being through a rehab and now they wanna get really jump into life, right. Um, and really make something outta life.

    [00:16:25] Bob: So she’s doing a next level course. It’s like after you’ve conquered. Recovery, what do you do now? And so we put in something saying, uh, you know, that said, I’m working with people in recovery, want something more out of life now that they’re sober. Please write, uh, what people in recovery are most interested in.

    [00:16:40] Bob: And so what it does is it puts all the information out. This is what they’re all interested in, right? These are what they’re interested in after recovery. It’s like, okay, great. So please gimme some statistics around this. Right? And so what it did was it spit out all these statistics. I just did this this morning.

    [00:16:54] Bob: So this is fresh information. Um, so it says, okay, uh, 88% [00:17:00] of people, uh, reported making positive changes in their personal life since becoming sober, right? 62% uh, said that they pursued a new career. 67% said they had made new friends after becoming sober, 72% re reported spirituality or faith was improved.

    [00:17:16] Bob: Um, 80% of the people reported that they had positive changes in their diet, so on and on, and. . Um, you can use this if you’re building a recovery program to show people, Hey, you guys have a very, very good chance of succeeding if the right things are in place. So now the next problem is prompt, is what are some things that will help people be successful to continue their recovery and help them, you know, to help them become successful?

    [00:17:40] Bob: And so what it does is here are some things that individuals in recovery. Be successful and maintain their sobriety over the long term. So they need a strong support system. They need healthy coping mechanisms. They need a sense of purpose. They need avoiding triggers and accountability. I mean, that sounds like everybody, but especially people in [00:18:00] recovery, right?

    [00:18:00] Bob: Because without some of these things, they may go back to, you know, drinking or taking drugs or alcohol or whatever. Right? So, . So this is, this is where they focus, so this is what her course should be focusing on, right? And then we said, okay, well what are the pain points they’re experiencing? Well, they’re, the pain points are cravings.

    [00:18:17] Bob: Oh my gosh. Social isolations, financial and legal issues. Mental health issues, right? So mind blowing already, right? This is, and so, okay.

    [00:18:26] April: Right. So keep

    [00:18:26] Bob: going, keep going. Yeah, yeah, yeah. So it’s like, okay, so now create an outline for a program called Next Level Recovery. That’s her program. Right? So look for it.

    [00:18:34] Bob: It’s coming. It’s coming soon. It’s coming. It’s coming. And so it says, here’s the outline for your program based on everything we just talked about, right? And so it basically flows this outline, it gives you seven points to it. It’s like, you know what? We want a little bit longer, add three more modules to this outline.

    [00:18:49] Bob: And so now it’s 10 modules long and it spits out 10 modules of, of. Of, of, you know, her program based on what we, what we wanted to do. Now. She said, well, I wanna start, you know, [00:19:00] nurturing my email list before I start getting out there. I said, okay, well let’s do this. Um, but this is an email, uh, by the way, uh, I, I asked that, write me an email to potential expert speakings, inviting them to speak on a summit for this.

    [00:19:13] Bob: Product. So, or for this, uh, for a program about recovery. So, so we said, okay, make an announcement for this event and rewrote the announcement. And then we said, okay, write 20 subjects I can email to my audience in recovery in the next 10 weeks. You know, that would kind of, kind of get the email list warmed up a little bit.

    [00:19:29] Bob: Mm-hmm. , and it gives me these 10, uh, these 20 different, um, subjects that I could be talking about. And I, and I took the first one, the power of gratitude. I said, write me a, a blog PO. A 10 point blog. , right? You have 10 benefits of the power of, of gratitude in recovery and how they can implement these principles and it produces this blog post.

    [00:19:49] Bob: Now I can cut and paste this into my email and start warming up my list right away while I’m building out my program, right? And I did all this in about 10 or 20 minutes, right? And then, [00:20:00] um, and then, I mean, it goes on and on, so, so, Yeah, that’s, that’s what I wanted

    [00:20:05] to

    [00:20:05] April: show my mind is just absolutely blown.

    [00:20:07] April: I hope you guys are watching this video. If you’re listening to the audio, make sure you also watch the video replay of this. What a, as you were saying this, cuz what I’m gonna be speaking at, on, at your summit is offer engineering and how we actually extract genius to, to create methodologies and transformational programs.

    [00:20:26] April: I’m really excited to talk about that and mm-hmm. , we’ve been testing that a lot and, but what. made me think of was earlier today I was in with a group of businesses, so just kind of another use case where we are licensing their courses to corporations and our goal this morning was to come up with the sales deck and part of coming up the sales deck are coming up with statistics.

    [00:20:50] April: And numbers and pain points for the organization or corporation. And that was a, a real sticking point that has always in the past required a lot [00:21:00] of exhausting research. And I never once in this whole entire morning, so now based on this, I need to go back and tell all of our clients, you need to input this into chat G P T, because exactly.

    [00:21:11] April: We were struggling with coming up today is exactly what you just showed. Mind blown, absolutely

    [00:21:17] Bob: amazing. And so when I say research, it’s like start from the beginning. Start from your, you know, what are you, who is it that you’re wanting to talk to? What are their pain points? What are their, their, what are they looking for?

    [00:21:28] Bob: What you know, and where do you want to take? Them and what’s the name of your program? And insert all this information in, in a, in a, in kind of a, a logical chronological flow. And it’ll start to, you know, build it for you cuz it’s remembering what you just input. It’s remembering what, it just outputted based on all the information inputs that it got.

    [00:21:45] Bob: And then it, it kind of builds on itself. Builds on itself, builds on itself.

    [00:21:49] April: Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Um mm-hmm. , I’m literally, I am speechless. And this episode is dropping right away and even eight weeks from now [00:22:00] after. , there’ll be, there’ll be so many more use cases. And so I’m excited to be here talking to you and experiencing these things and learning from you and learning from the other experts you bring in.

    [00:22:12] April: And then hoping to, to spread the word on how we all can use this before we wrap up. And we’re gonna make sure you guys know how to get access to Bob’s Unleashing the Power of AI Summit. We need to make sure you guys get in there. Uh, they’re, I mean, I’m just so excited to be part of just. An incredible group of people that are spearheading this and we wanna make sure you guys are involved.

    [00:22:36] April: Can you share with us what are, what are just, we always talk about chat g P two, we’ve been talking about that a lot. But what are the other hot AI tools that are, are on the rise and people are using in addition to, um, hoping to ai.

    [00:22:50] Bob: Okay, so, so this is really, uh, fun to talk about because, uh, chat g p t I mean, I, I, I can tell you that, that without a doubt, somebody’s gonna [00:23:00] come up with this party game, uh, for chat G P T and you, and you just, you know, maybe you pull a card or something and then you type it into chat G P t and you know it does something, right?

    [00:23:08] Bob: Yeah. And it’s Cards Against Humanity on chapter media or something like that, right? Uh, although it won’t give you any information like that. So I don’t know exactly what it’s gonna be, but if it’ll be very fun. Anyway, so, um, some of the, um, , I know the idea right there. That’s funny, right? Yeah. So, uh, some of the things that, that you’ve seen out there, that I’ve seen out there, I mean, descript is, is popular if you’re not using descript and you haven’t looked it up, D e s c r i p t descript.com.

    [00:23:36] Bob: It, it is amazing. It’ll take your videos, right? It’ll pull it up into the system, it’ll cut out all the ums and ahs in, you knows, and whatever all the filler words if, if. It’ll transcribe everything. And if you didn’t like something you said, you can take it out. And if you wanna say something different because you misspoke, you said, oh, it’s on April 15th, when you meant April 27th.

    [00:23:59] Bob: You can take the [00:24:00] 15th out, put the 27th in and it will change the video and it’ll change, even change your mouth a little bit. Look, you make it look like you said the 27th, right? And so, um, it is a super cool tool. For editing. Uh, it’s editing on steroids. It’s editing for a, you know, with ai. Oh my goodness.

    [00:24:17] Bob: And it’s super cool. So, . Yeah, it’s, it’s makes editing a lot more fun. And that’s kind of their theme. Um, I could even show you a, a link to a video, two minute video that’ll show you what, uh, what it does. Uh, even the video’s fun. Um, there’s another tool that I really like, Otter ai. Some of you have probably used it, but, um, and I have, I’m not using it yet.

    [00:24:37] Bob: This is like, I’m super excited to unwrap this. Christmas present. So Otter AI is basically a transcription tool where you put it on your computer and you, you flip it on and it’s on all the time. It’s transcribing everything, right? If I had it on right now, I’d be transcribing this, and when we’re done, I can go back and take what we just talked about and create a video on it, create a little excerpt on it, you know, whatever I want.

    [00:24:59] Bob: But it’s all [00:25:00] on. It’s all recorded audio and transcription on auto ai. So that’s another tool that’s pretty cool. Um, one of my favorites though is called Video ai. Now, video ai. If I was recording this, for example, what I would do is I could take this, uh, conversation, upload it onto video ai, and what it will do is it will cut it down into like small 32nd.

    [00:25:23] Bob: Reels. Now I can post those reels on Instagram and it, it, it’s already got an algorithm in there to say, Hey, what’s the, what’s the, uh, most interesting points of the conversation between April and Bob? And it’ll give me a little highlight reel and then I post it on, on Instagram and I don’t really need to do much of anything.

    [00:25:40] Bob: It’ll tell to give 10 of ’em. It’ll take 10 of ’em and it’ll just post it. It won’t post it for you, but you know, you do it yourself, but still it’s creating these. , these little video clips. And, uh, it is, it is super cool. And, you know, other people talk about like synthia and these other, uh, avatar things where you can get this, you know, animated looking [00:26:00] version of you to start speaking like, uh, like you.

    [00:26:03] Bob: Um, but that’s not quite there yet. And it’s kind of a little creepy and people don’t really want, that’s too comfortable with it. You know, . And so, uh, it’s like, yeah, okay. Um, it’s like the max head max headroom of, of 2023. Right?

    [00:26:18] April: Oh my gosh. How funny. Remember that? You have to, you have to be a certain age to remember that.

    [00:26:22] April: Yes, I remember that. Our, our listeners are of the age they remember, they remember Max Headroom. That’s so funny. Right. Um, you know, I’m gonna go to video AI after this and upload all this there, and Please do. I’m going to, and we don’t ever do this for the podcast, you guys. , but we will put these clips and then we’ll put it in the show notes of like what we came up with. Just playing with that. I totally am excited to do. Yeah. How amazing. ,

    [00:26:47] Bob: yeah. Yeah, do that and send them to me. Please tag me if you put ’em on Instagram or Facebook. I would love to see those. And, um, uh, and the more you know, the more I find out, the more I’ll be sharing with you. And that’s the beauty, by the way, of these events.

    [00:26:59] Bob: Unleash [00:27:00] ai for business.com. Go there. You can register now. Um, and even though the summit’s over, you can still buy the summit for 27 bucks. I mean, it’s a, it’s a deal for that. And then you. Uh, you’ll be on the list to receive the invite for the next free summit and the free one after that, and the free one after that.

    [00:27:16] Bob: The more people I interview, the more applications I see. The more AI tools that come out, the better they get. I mean, by the time May tw, May 9th comes out, oh, let me tell you this. So we had it scheduled for May 9th, right? That was our original scheduled date. Mm-hmm. for a, uh, unleash ai. And this was in February.

    [00:27:32] Bob: And, and things were moving so fast and so many people were coming up and saying, Hey, I got this tool, I got this tool, I got this and that. We said, we gotta do it faster. So we moved it up to April and. And it was still like, April’s like a month, you know, a month and a half away. Let’s move this up to March now.

    [00:27:47] Bob: March was very ambitious and it still turned out killer. It was so good and, uh, and, and I’m kind of glad we did now that it’s over because, you know, it was a lot of work to produce it, but, um, it’s so. [00:28:00] Poignant right now, it’s so on target and it’s gonna change. And by May or yeah, by May 9th, it’ll things, some things will be different.

    [00:28:07] Bob: And by August or July some things will be different, right? So it’s moving that quickly. Things are moving so fast and things are changing so fast that um, you know, you wanna get it now and, but you know, things are gonna change. The rest of the world’s gonna catch up, then you’re gonna be ahead. Ahead of the curve, you know, in front of the wave. Right, right,

    [00:28:24] April: right. And I mean, and just the productivity for our team alone has just been incredible. Mm-hmm. , I’m the, the person where it, it will have taken me two hours to write an email. I’m just not naturally a writer and mm-hmm. . So some of these tools just in productivity and business are just gonna get so much faster and learning how to make it very authentic to who we are and not robotic and true to our brand voice and our, our leadership voice and our personality.

    [00:28:48] April: It. Absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to be a part of your upcoming summit and speak at your summit. And I know that I’m so excited about the other speakers you have there that I can’t [00:29:00] wait to learn from as well. It’s just gonna absolutely be epic and um, thank you so much for coming on the show and yeah, I’m so glad we get.

    [00:29:07] April: Get this in here while we’re talking about AI on the show, and of course unleash, unleash AI for business coming up slash April. We can get you guys that ticket signed up. And uh, Bob, thank you so much. This has been awesome. I can’t

    [00:29:22] Bob: wait to much. You’re very welcome. I, I’ll see you guys all on Unleash AI four, not the number four, but f o r business.com.

    [00:29:29] Bob: Sounds

    [00:29:29] April: good. Thanks. Sure. What an amazing time talking to Bob. I learned so much and I already opened up some of the tools we talked about on this show to play with in order to produce this show for you guys. So here are your action items at the end of this episode. First of all, go get your free ticket.

    [00:29:47] April: I would love to pour into you as I’m going to be a speaker at the Unleash AI for Business Summit coming up here. I want you to get your free ticket to that, and I’m gonna teach you how to embark on offer engineering [00:30:00] using ai. Super cool. Grab your free ticket to the next summit by visiting Unleash AI for business.

    [00:30:07] April: Spelled out.com/april, and we’re gonna make sure you get that free ticket and dive into all the things Bob talked about on today’s show. Play with them. Go to the show notes@sweetlifepodcast.com slash two 80 and we’re gonna have a recap of all this, including links to all the resources Bob talked about.

    [00:30:27] April: So I hope you do those two things. I hope you. Free ticket to this. This is new to me. This is new to you, but we’ve been playing with it a lot and we’re getting amazing results. Engineering transformational coaching programs and offers with the help of ai, and I can’t wait to show you that, and so I can’t wait to see you at the upcoming summit as well.

    [00:30:46] April: Again, unleash AI for business.com/april. No, I don’t make money from this. I just want you to be part of it. I can’t wait to see you there. Hope you guys have an awesome day.[00:31:00]


    How Web3 and NFTs Can Grow Your Coaching Business and Build Loyal Fans – with April Beach and Brain Fanzo

    How Web3 and NFTs Can Grow Your Coaching Business and Build Loyal Fans - with April Beach and Brain Fanzo


    This episode is for coaches, consultants, authors, speakers and niche service providers who want to learn about how you can utilize Web 3.0 in your business, to grow your following and to create loyal fans who love and support you. 
    By now you’ve heard of Web 3.0, NFTs, and blockchain, but you’re still unsure of how to use, create or overall tap-into these technologies for your coaching, consulting, writing, speaking or creating business. On this week’s show my friend Brian Fanzo returns to help you understand NFTs and how these digital currencies can further your business and movement. 
    In the past, we’ve spoken of using NFTs as a currency for clients who hold your coin to gain exclusive access to content, trips, and access to you! In today’s podcast, we start there but take our conversation further as Brian guides our thinking to a much broader and more important (in my opinion) consideration. We dive into how your long-time super fans can truly be part of the change and movement you’re creating, by holding your NFT and thereby investing in the future of your business. These concepts are new to most, but in this show we start with the basics and end with the ideals of how you can get started in Web 3.0 for your coaching, consulting, or creator economy business too. Brian also walks us through his journey creating the $ADHD Coin and the realities of his learning process that lead to even greater consideration for the Coins potential than what he originally expected. 


    At the end of this episode, you will:

      1. Have 100 ideas for creating your own NFT
      2. Know where to start in Web 3.0 to get your feet wet
      3. Learn about how NFTs enable your movement, expand your reach, and get the people going…
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    [00:00:44] April: Hi you guys, and welcome to episode 279 on the Sweet Life Entrepreneur Podcast. All the show notes and everything we talk about can be found by visiting sweetlifeco.com.

    [00:00:56] April: Click on the podcast and we have a really cool show [00:01:00] in store for you today. We’re kind of wrapping. Three show series on AI and how to use these things to build and grow and scale your coaching business. If you don’t know me, I’m April Beach. I’m an online business architect and I’m an offer engineer, and I help coaches as consultants, authors, speakers, and experts scale their business online by creating million dollar programs, courses, trainings, content licensing, certifications, retreats, and VIP..

    [00:01:27] April: So everything we talk about here in the show is always gonna be driven back to creating your genius creating world-class programs so that you can surpass seven figures and grow your business. Now, today’s episode is really, really cool. We’re talking with a friend of mine, Brian Fanzo. He’s been on this show before.

    [00:01:46] April: All right. But we’re bringing Brian back, especially around these episodes that we’re diving in with chat, G P T and AI, because I wanted to talk about NFTs in web three for your coaching business. [00:02:00] So in this show, we dive into how you can actually. Build super fans by using NFTs. We know Web three, we’ve talked about this before and I am sure that you’ve heard about this before.

    [00:02:12] April: We’ve spoken about it in the past, but in this show, Brian actually goes into the use of NFTs to grow your consulting business to. Build superfans in a community and we talk about how to engineer offers or engineer a community of followers. If you have a podcast as an example, where you can actually create superfans and give them extra access by creating a custom N F T.

    [00:02:40] April: So at the end of this episode, you’re gonna have a hundred ideas. Probably way too many. I know we’re entrepreneurs. We never have a shortage of ideas, do we? Uh, you’re gonna have a hundred ideas for creating your own N F T. You’re gonna know where to start with Web 3.0 to get your feet wet. It’s really web three.

    [00:02:58] April: not Web 3.0, web three, [00:03:00] to get your feet wet. Clearly, I need to be getting my feet wet a little bit more, and you are gonna know how NFTs enable your movement, your message, your people to actually join you in your mission to grow and scale your coaching business more. So all of this is coming up here with my friend Brian Fanzo on the show, and I’m so excited for you to dive in with.

    [00:03:23] April: and all the show notes and everything that we talked about can be found again by visiting sweet life co.com. Click on the podcast, and this is episode number 279. All right, let’s do. All right, you guys. Well, my friend Brian is back on the show again. I think the last time he was here was about, oh gosh, like four or five years ago.

    [00:03:41] April: And Brian is, is really, truly always the tip of the sword when it comes to, um, the future of work in a way that. Actually matters. And so I’m super excited to have him back on the show this week as we dive into the next gen of the podcast, talking all about NFTs and, and what [00:04:00] they mean for us as creators.

    [00:04:02] April: And so first of all, I know you’re super busy and your girls are growing up and, and life is spinning. So thank you so much for hanging out with me again for a little bit here on this show. Let’s dive right in today and talk about. For those listeners that still don’t know how to wrap their head around it, actually, what is an N F T and why should they care about this in their business?

    [00:04:24] Brain: Excited to be back. Uh, you know, it was great to hang out again. Um, I’ll say, you know, like, you know, a year and a half ago I had no care or interest in NFTs or cryptocurrency. It felt very Ponzi scheme ish. It felt very like Crypto bros. So I just put that out there as like, if it’s foreign or you’re kind of polarized by it.

    [00:04:43] Brain: I understand I was in that same boat, uh, not too long ago. But for me, one of the things that I’ve always looked at was, How do we, how can we, you know, really grow a community where there is a shared ownership between us as either creators, entrepreneurs, authors, [00:05:00] speakers, with those that are our audience, right?

    [00:05:02] Brain: The, that whole a thousand True Fan, uh, essay by, you know, Kevin Cruz, I think that’s like one that we’ve all referenced, but in a weird space digitally. We didn’t really have a way other than like maybe we were monetizing, giving them early access to something. And so NFTs to. Of course it stands for non fungible token, but in, in the bigger sense of this, it allows us to have digital ownership in, in, in things that, that are, we traditionally wouldn’t have.

    [00:05:30] Brain: And, and I, most people are like, well, what does that even mean? Because. We haven’t had ownership of anything, of data or information or products or services online, but we have offline, right? Like if you own a car, you know that you own the car, you have the keys, you have the deed to the car, you, you know that it’s sitting in your, in your driveway.

    [00:05:50] Brain: But if you think about it digitally, what have we, what do we even own? Like. One could even argue we don’t own our website, we don’t own our email addresses, right? Like we are technically like [00:06:00] leasing them from Google. We are, we own a domain for a certain amount of years and we’re using, you know, and so this idea of ownership, the underlying technology and the technology won’t matter in a couple years, is kind of like cell phone towers.

    [00:06:14] Brain: Like we don’t care the techno, we don’t care if it’s 5g, LTE. We just want the fastest service we can get and we want it to be everywhere and not to. That’s what this all is. The blockchain is technically the, the underlying technology. But for those that are interested in NFTs, what NFTs mean to me is it’s proof of ownership online.

    [00:06:34] Brain: That is, it cannot be disputed. And what, and the beauty of that is when an NF. When an NFT is created, it’s, it’s, it’s put onto the blockchain and everyone can see it, and nobody can edit it. Nobody can delete it. Nobody can. And so there’s an element of like kind of transparency and ownership online that we’ve never had before.

    [00:06:55] Brain: Now the question becomes what do you do with that? How do you use them? What are do they kind of [00:07:00] represent? And I’ll just say for those that you know, you might have heard about like bored apes or crypto punks or some of these ones, like Jimmy Fallon has one and all. Those are like kind of like 1% of what the value of NFTs are.

    [00:07:13] Brain: That is much more in the collectible space, but where we’re moving is community ownership, and it’s really valuable when it comes to like personal branding and that kind of space. Yeah.

    [00:07:24] April: Thank you for explaining all that. And that’s a perfect transition for people to understand, cuz they do, they see those and they’re like, why, you know, why do I need to own a collectible piece of art in, what does that have to do with my course or my mastermind or my book that I’m writing?

    [00:07:38] April: And, and what does that actually have to do with that is totally irrelevant. So thank you for, uh, creating that, you know, separation in that. So when we talk about community ownership, and of course every single leader. Entrepreneur, um, service-based professional, like we [00:08:00] want our people to grow as we grow, and the goal is to create this long-term journey so clients continue to grow with us.

    [00:08:07] April: They continue to be a part of what we’re doing, and we can create that journey, obviously with our offers and our programs. But what you’re explaining in this kind of all hands in village, Ownership is, I don’t thi think people have really have ever thought about this if they have not already been listening to your podcast every single day, which by the way, you guys, you need to make sure that you’re tuning into Brian’s podcast, , because this is where we learn, me and my boys, we binge Brian’s podcast to learn all about this.

    [00:08:40] April: But let’s talk about what, what do you mean by community ownership and, and why should we care about that as, as leaders?

    [00:08:49] Brain: Well, yeah. No, I think, I mean, it’s, it’s a beautiful thing. There wasn’t really a reason to care about it previously because we kind of separated online and offline. But if you think about it, like I’ll, I’ll use the [00:09:00] reference of the car and then I’ll tie it to the Mastermind, but there, there’s a reason that the emblem of our car is on the front of the car.

    [00:09:06] Brain: It says the name of the car that we own in the back, right? Like we we’re technically marketing for Mercedes, for Lexus, for Tesla. Every time we pull up. And part of that is because it’s like, Hey, we’re proud of what we own. Right. It’s a little bit of peacocking and like the, you pull in, you’re like, I’m, I’m a Jeep guy.

    [00:09:22] Brain: Right. Anyone that has a Jeep. Yeah. I like, it’s like a family. Like we feel like we’re that world, but interestingly enough, The things we own digitally. Where do we like peacock? How do we show up? If someone has followed you for all these years, how do they know what masterminds you belong to? How do they know what books you’ve bought?

    [00:09:40] Brain: How do they like, other than like someone coming in my house and seeing all these books in my bookshelf, there’s really no way for us to show well, who we belong to, what are the things that we’re about? And so what NFTs do in in one beautiful way, Is it turns word of mouth marketing into an actual powerful thing digitally.

    [00:09:59] Brain: Because [00:10:00] I, I use this example all the time. You know, I’m part of the National Speakers Association. I will walk into rooms with, you know, at an event, 500, you know, a thousand people. I have no idea of anyone in there, is part of the National Speakers Association. I can show up in a Facebook. Engaged for a year, have no idea of anyone else in there.

    [00:10:20] Brain: Is part of the National Speakers Association. Maybe they put it in their bio, maybe it’s a logo on their website. But imagine if you had a representation of that on your profile photo or in your digital wallet where I said, Hey, I’m gonna go check what April belongs to. And all of the things that you belong to are represented there.

    [00:10:40] Brain: and the proof of ownership exists because, let’s face it, I don’t believe everything I read on LinkedIn, right? Like there’s a lot of people that graduated from Harvard. I don’t believe they graduated from Harvard, right? , because how? How do we prove that they did? Like you literally just put in the years and the thing in the LinkedIn, like we don’t have to submit something, but imagine, and this is where we’re going.[00:11:00]

    [00:11:00] Brain: When we, in, let’s just say three to five years, every single thing, every time we, we, we finish, uh, a training. Every time. Let’s say you finish your master’s degree, you’re gonna get an N F T into your wallet that says, on this date, this person, we verify. And the beautiful thing about that is it’s on the blockchain.

    [00:11:19] Brain: Nobody can edit it. It shows that this university gave it to you in your wallet. And so now like proof of experience, proof of what we’re doing. And that’s gonna go into things like an author, right? Like we’ve seen, you know, people that make claims. Like I’m a, you know, ti you know, I’m a New York Times bestselling author.

    [00:11:37] Brain: Like how do we even prove that, right? Like, I mean like right. You know, if someone does pretty good content marketing, you can pretty much make all the Google results. Say that I’m the bestselling author, but imagine if when you became a New York Times bestselling author, they gave you an N F T that represented and proved that you did that.

    [00:11:55] Brain: That’s where we’re moving this. And so the things that we’re hearing right now, a lot of it’s collectibles, a [00:12:00] lot of it is like this kind of investment strategy, but where we’re moving that matters for the audience is that if you. Good person doing good things, and you want to have proof of all of the good things you’ve done.

    [00:12:12] Brain: NFTs and the blockchain are gonna make that possible.

    [00:12:16] April: Oh my gosh. As an entrepreneur, I have a, now, based on what you just said, I have a hundred different NFTs. I wanna create for our people. Yeah. Uh, this, this is, and again, you know, we actually as a team have been talking about this for a long time when we took our break on the podcast, is that, you know, there’s these people that are like these sweet.

    [00:12:37] April: Business engineers that we would love to identify who they are that have been listening to this show forever, because they believe in what they’re doing and in our relationship with them and helping them do that. And so, uh, of course, I know our listeners now have so many ideas. They’re like, oh, I, I wanna create this for my really cool, you know, retreat that I’m doing to identify the people that are gonna go in there, go there.[00:13:00]

    [00:13:00] April: First of all, I’ve, I have a million questions, but I think the first two most important questions are where does somebody display their NFTs? Like it, do they get, obviously they get something to put on their website, because you’re right, we’re trained to go to the website and look at their bio page, but like, where, where do we put them to display?

    [00:13:21] April: Where could I go to check out your, like what you own and, and what identifies you as a person?

    [00:13:29] Brain: Yeah, so like, and this is, you know, this is where one of those things like the technology’s kind of keeping up with us as we go, and you know, just for context as well, like, you know, Starbucks just announced that they’re moving their entire reward system.

    [00:13:40] Brain: They, they’ve added on an N F T component. They call ’em, they call ’em digital stamps. Those are NFTs. Um, on Instagram, they’re calling ’em digital collectibles at the moment, so I can post my digital collectible on, actually, if you go to my Instagram account, my last three posts, two of them are actually NFTs that are verified.

    [00:13:59] Brain: So you can click [00:14:00] on the photo, it’ll pop up and tell you what the photo is. But if you say, I wanna more information, you’ll click a button and it’s gonna open up a marketplace that’s called open. And so right now open c.io is the most popular marketplace. But I want you to think of opens. See, kind of like Amazon, where Amazon doesn’t really own any of the products that we, we go to Amazon for.

    [00:14:23] Brain: They’re owned, they’re somewhere else, but it’s like kind of like that display dashboard front door. But the ownership component is a tied to what we are, what is referred to as a digital wallet. And this is where right now on like I, I tell people a lot of times, I want you thinking about the use cases and thinking about the value and start building, okay, how do we, how do we get this to our audience?

    [00:14:45] Brain: What, who are the people that we would want to create? But some of the technology is still a little bit hard. The barrier to e entry is a little high because there’s this wallet that you know that it most people know. The wallet’s called Meta Mask is the name of the wallet that is most. [00:15:00] But the thing about meta mask wallet is that like I could, I could technically send you to a, a, a portfolio landing page and you could see everything that is in my meta mask, but it would feel very like disconnected cuz you would see like a picture of a monkey.

    [00:15:15] Brain: You’d see some of my own art. You’d see art that I’ve bought. From like a collector. And so where we’re moving is that we are going to be able to display these in a more transparent way. And some of the tech is coming, like right now, like even Instagram, when I open Instagram to post my digital collectible, it says Connect your wallet.

    [00:15:34] Brain: I collect that, it, it opens up a pop-up and says, do you wanna authenticate like your wallet to Instagram? Which is what I’m doing technically in that, like posting there to Instagram. But that’s where things get a little bit overwhelming because it’s like, well, how do I see someone else’s? How do I, you know, get some on my own?

    [00:15:51] Brain: And then I, I know the question that comes afterwards is like, well, how do I create my own NFTs? Right? Like, now I wanna, I wanna create like that, that same piece. And [00:16:00] the beauty of it. There’s lots of different options and ways to do it. Just recently, just this week, Reddit, which is, you know, Reddit is one of the largest social communities in the world.

    [00:16:11] Brain: They just rolled out NFTs over the last three months that they deal it all natively in the Reddit platform. So if you’re a Reddit user, you could click on your avatar and say, I wanna create a digital collect. That represents me and they would actually allow you to buy it. You could buy it with us dollars, you know, and they were ranging from like 15 to a hundred dollars.

    [00:16:31] Brain: Now it feels weird cuz you’re like, wait, why am I buying my avatar? But we also have to remember our kids are buying Roblox skins and, you know, halo, uh, avatars and I mean, everything Yeah. In this world is very digital skin. Like, and I will just tell anyone, once you do it, once you’re kind of. Oh, I kind of like that I get to purchase and own something that represents me, right?

    [00:16:55] Brain: Because like if someone went to my Twitter account route right now, you’ll see that like my [00:17:00] Twitter account is a, is a, my photo is an octagon, not a circle. The reason that is, is because I’ve verified that what I’m displaying is an N F T that I own. And so it’s actually built into Twitter as well right now.

    [00:17:13] Brain: But I think the bigger picture of this is where we’re going is eventually digital wallet. Will be the new single sign on for everything. So rather than saying, do you wanna log in with your email, your Facebook, or your Gmail, what it’ll say is, do you wanna log in with your Facebook, your email, or your digital wallet?

    [00:17:31] Brain: And what the beauty of that digital wallet is, which is different than Facebook, different than Google is, I own the wallet. No one has the keys to it. Now here’s the downside of. I, if I lose the password, I lose access to my wallet cuz I, I own it, right? There’s no like, there’s no digital place that I can call up and say, can you reset my password?

    [00:17:52] Brain: It’s like I am the owner of it. And so we’re moving toward the, the framework of this is called decentralization, but we’re not there and like, [00:18:00] That’s where I think everyone can get very overwhelmed. I, I’m not like a crypto, like massive crypto fan. Like I look at cryptocurrencies as kinda like investing, like kind of stock market investing.

    [00:18:09] Brain: But I don’t look at crypto in the same way that I look at NFTs for entrepreneurs. So for those that are thinking about this, I always say, like, my number one tagline is, I got lots of taglines. That’s kinda what we do. But, um, the, the one that I always say is, you wanna be a collector. Before you’re a creator, and that’s very hard for someone that preaches, press the damn button.

    [00:18:28] Brain: Like I, I will promise you, once you buy your first N F T and like Starbucks is rolling it out here in the United States over the next two months, all of a sudden you’re gonna be like, oh, I can buy this in Starbucks. It’s gonna give me a discount, and I’m also gonna have a chance to be sent. To Peru on this exclusive, you know, expedition to share how Starbucks does their copy process.

    [00:18:50] Brain: Like that’s how they’re kind of doing it. So we’re seeing the onboarding coming in lots of different ways. But yeah, it’s a very, um, the tech, the tech simplifying the technology is where [00:19:00] we’re at right now in this onboarding, you know, kind of N F T world.

    [00:19:04] April: That explains so much. Um, can you share a little bit about your process in going through, in creating your A D H D coin?

    [00:19:13] April: Can you talk a little bit about like the learning curve that you went through? Um, share with everybody what that coin is and you know, the. How you came to decide that that was what you wanted to do, and really just H how did you actually do that? I know we don’t have a ton of time, but kind of high level so people at least understand it’s like we don’t know what we don’t know, and so I think that would be really helpful.

    [00:19:35] Brain: Yeah, so there’s so NFTs. Technically, if you think about it this way, it’s a token that has a piece of art that is the front door, like the demonstration of it, right? So if you think about that non fungible token, well, there’s also tokens that are creator coins that allow you to create your own economy.

    [00:19:52] Brain: And so I was actually looking at Patreon. I’m a huge fan of Patreon. Love what Patreon can represent. I’m a big fan of like Mighty [00:20:00] Networks and a lot of these, uh, you know, really nice, uh, communities that we can build the problem, become. When you’re monetizing or you’re creating some kind of, you know, uh, economy there, you’re attached to the platform, right?

    [00:20:12] Brain: So like, if you’re building on Patreon, someone’s, it’s a subscription model. Well, goes back to my first comment on like, I wanna reward my super fans and I don’t want it to be just pay to play. And so in the, what I created, uh, a little over, uh, 19 months ago, 20 months ago, was a crater coin. Now I will tell you, I was gonna launch on Patreon and someone presented this option of a coin and I was like, I’ll try it.

    [00:20:36] Brain: I’ll, I’ll sure, I’ll, I’ll see if that works. Um, it took me eight months of trying it to figure out like what the hell this whole thing is, but what is beautiful about it? Different than what? Like a traditional subscription model is, is I have a coin that is backed by a 16 z, one of the largest venture capital companies in the world.

    [00:20:56] Brain: And what the beauty of that is, it allows people to [00:21:00] buy and sell coin. Kind of like, if you think about it, it’s investing in, in the community that I am building, but you don’t actually have to buy or sell to, to benefit from it. So here’s the examples that I would use is, If you engage in our discord, which is where our community hangs out, or if you listen to our podcast, I will often give away coins and, and reward people for saying, Hey, what anyone that clicks on this link, you’re gonna get five d h ADHD coins.

    [00:21:28] Brain: Now, A D H D just happens to be the name that I use. The coin could be named anything. But what works out really neat on this is that there are people in my community that have spent $0. On my coin, but they’ve been actively engaged supporting me and they’ve, they’ve been rewarded with coin and they’ve been able to get to a certain level of coin and based on what they’re holding, it unlocks certain things.

    [00:21:53] Brain: So, and this is where it’s like a real big difference between subscription and non-subscription is that you don’t send me the coin. [00:22:00] To partake in the things that you get. So one of the examples is, uh, every Friday I do a co a call for those that hold 93 coin or more. 93 happen to be my hockey number. So I just use that as the benchmark.

    [00:22:12] Brain: And the beauty of it is I have people that join that call. They have spent $0. On the coin, but they’ve been active in my commuting. I have others that joined the call that found out about it a week ago, and they said, Brian, um, I wanna get on that call, but I don’t, I’m not gonna spend months going in your discord.

    [00:22:29] Brain: I don’t got time for that. I’m like, okay, well, you can buy 93 coins. Now, the beauty of it is all you have to do is hold them. You don’t send them to me as a, as the entrepreneur, as the creator. Now you might be saying, well, well Brian, how do, how do you get rewarded? Like, how do I benefit from that? Well, I hold.

    [00:22:46] Brain: Over 50% of the coin. And the more people that hold the coin, the more the coin’s value goes up. Now, on top of the fact that I can transact in it, actually anyone can transact in it. So I had someone in my community that said, [00:23:00] Hey, I just brought some brand new LeBron James sneakers and I would love to trade them for a D H D coin because I wanna join that call.

    [00:23:09] Brain: But I don’t have a financial means. Well, they happen to be my size, but it could have been anyone. And I said, okay, I will send you a certain amount of a D H D coin. He sent me those sneakers. He’s now able to participate on the call and join. And the beauty of it is if he no longer wants to be a part of my community, he can actually sell those coins and move forward.

    [00:23:30] Brain: And so, like unlike what you know, like I, I think of it like from like a gym membership or even like your favorite online course, we’ve all bought online courses. We we’re about 30% complete and we’re like, you know what? I no longer need this, or I’ve changed, or I, my life is gone. The, the hardest part of that is you kind of felt like it’s a waste, right?

    [00:23:48] Brain: Like I bought it, it’s over, but what if you owned one of those limited seats or a certain amount of coin? Got you. That access, well, now there’s like that ownership exchange, which is that same ownership that exists in aee, [00:24:00] so the crater coins is, I would. There’s a few, there’s not many of us that have it.

    [00:24:04] Brain: Uh, one of the better use cases out there is Joe Peli, who’s kind of known as the godfather of content marketing. Um, he does it to where if you, if you share his newsletter, he’ll give you $20 of the coin for every person that signs up. And then if you have a hundred of his coin, You get free merchandise and you get access to an exclusive chat that he replies to on a regular basis.

    [00:24:28] Brain: For him, he’s using it as affiliate marketing, uh, play, but rather than just giving someone dollars that they can go spend somewhere, he’s giving them like investment into his brand, the tilt coin. And so those are like, to me, the tilt coin. It’s probably the best use case other than myself and, and Joe and I have worked together on kind of building our arenas, but these are the things that are moving forward.

    [00:24:48] Brain: And if it sounds a little foreign and complex, it is, but we are moving to a world where much like Patreon or membership sites seem very foreign for many years. Eventually [00:25:00] it’ll become the native piece that says, you know what? I wanna, I wanna be a part of the Sweet Life community. I wanna hold the sweet life coin and I want to, I wanna invest in what we’re building as a whole.

    [00:25:10] Brain: And the beauty of it for us as entrepreneurs is you don’t need thousands and thousands and thousands of people. It’s really just your core group of people that are allowing you, kind of explore and grow from, you know, your coin. That is so

    [00:25:21] April: fascinating and I, uh, great examples. Thank you for putting them in a way that helps for us to understand.

    [00:25:27] April: And I know that immediately our, our listeners are going, okay, well what do I currently have? What value am I creating? How well am I doing, bringing in community? Uh, and it’s really a good almost. Check for how we are as businesses saying are, are we continuing to create things that are community driven?

    [00:25:46] April: Are we, you know, crowdsourcing type of things that we’re doing? Are we caring about those people that did buy that course and that didn’t finish it? Cuz 98% of people don’t finish ’em anymore. And, you know, are we actually caring about [00:26:00] what’s happening with our content and making sure that our content and our teachings are, are actually being immersed into the world in a way where other people can.

    [00:26:09] April: Participate in it. Thank you for sharing your experience in this. And I also, I mean, that is exactly what you were saying. So it’s important, it’s important for our listeners to know that immediately people are like, oh my gosh, I wanna create my own thing. Right? But I don’t hold any coin. And I was even confused when you were saying, because I, like, I have my Coinbase wallet where like my, my Bitcoin and you know, my Ethereum and stuff is, but that’s not even what we’re talking about here.

    [00:26:35] April: Right. And so, So many different, I think that a glossary. Um, do you have a glossary of terms ?

    [00:26:42] Brain: I I have a podcast. One of the, one of the episodes that’s super popular is it’s 41 terms of web three that everyone should know. And I literally go through all 41 terms. There’s, there’s a YouTube video on it as well.

    [00:26:52] Brain: I’ll send you the link so you can put it, uh, in the show notes for anyone that wants cuz it trust me. Okay. The terms are as just as Confus like I worked in the government [00:27:00] and everything has an acronym and was confusing in terms and when I got in this space, I was. What is like, I was like, I need a wallet.

    [00:27:06] Brain: And then what’s the difference between a coin and a crypto and is it exchange the same thing as a, it, it, it blew my mind. So I did an entire episode, uh, you know, and I’ll give you that link so you guys can share that out as well.

    [00:27:18] April: Okay. For sure. So we’re gonna share that one, and then I’m also gonna share your very first, your very first, you know, n F T 365 podcast episode that you dropped.

    [00:27:26] April: I mean, li I, Sam, my youngest and I listened to it all the way, driving down from the mountains and we kept like hitting pause and then rewinding it and we’re like, wait, wait, wait. Let me hear that again. Let me hear it again. And by the time we got down the mountain, we totally understood the importance of our brand identity.

    [00:27:42] April: In these NFTs and it was, it was so cool and it was just so, it was just such a great way to understand and wrap our head around it. So yes, the glossary one, we’ll make sure all of you guys have it in the show notes. And just if you aren’t really sure where to start, then just start at the beginning and just go with Brian and [00:28:00] grow with Brian.

    [00:28:01] April: Um, thank you so, so, so much. And is that the best place for people to connect with you and follow what you’re doing here because you truly are a thought leader in this space. So how is the

    [00:28:10] Brain: best way. Twitter is like my, you know, my favorite. I’m active everywhere. So literally wherever your favorite platform is, they can find me.

    [00:28:16] Brain: Um, but, you know, I did, I have done a daily podcast now, 300 and today’s date, 346. So 346 days in a row out, missing a day. But that’s a lot of content, right? And so I always tell people, you know, starting at the beginning, I’ve purposely made it evergreen. I purpose. It’s not news heavy, it’s not crypto bro heavy.

    [00:28:33] Brain: It’s not like my goal is to t. What is going on? And so, you know, start at the beginning and then you can kind of pick and choose, like kind of going through the, the titles of the episodes. The podcast is in every platform. We also do it if you’re not like a, uh, if you wanna like learn with some visual represe.

    [00:28:50] Brain: Representation. Uh, we also have the YouTube, uh, as well that I do a video. Some of them I put like, you know, video with like, you know, a lot of instruction on the screen. Others, I just kind of [00:29:00] try to talk through things at, at, at that level. But yeah. Uh, NFT 365 is the, is the podcast and we’re counting down, we’re almost to a a year.

    [00:29:08] Brain: Uh, and that’s where the 365 came from is, uh, I. I blindly thought, well, what if I did a daily show and I didn’t think I could do it? But now we’re close to the finish line and, uh, I kind of proving myself wrong, but yeah, NFT 365 is the best place for sure.

    [00:29:21] April: Are you gonna stop on 360 6? So are you gonna take a day

    [00:29:25] Brain: off?

    [00:29:25] Brain: Off?

    [00:29:25] Brain: Off

    [00:29:26] Brain: So there will be an episode on day 360 6, but I, I am not continuing every day. The, the podcast will continue. We’ll have a couple episodes a week, kind of as we move into season two. Um, but yeah, I can never do, uh, it, it’s the, it’s the craziest, most exciting, most overwhelming, most sacrifice I’ve ever had to do for any content.

    [00:29:45] Brain: But, um, great. I, yeah, I’m very glad that, uh, season one will be coming to our finale Very.

    [00:29:51] April: Oh my gosh. Yeah. Yeah, I’m sure. I’m sure you did. You did more than what I’ve done in five years and in a year. It’s crazy. And I needed a year off from that. [00:30:00] Right. So I can only imagine. Thank you so much for creating all that though, because that’s where I learn and that, I mean, that’s where all of us learn is you forging the way and making it in a way that’s easier for us to understand.

    [00:30:10] April: Because you came from this space too. Like you have the ability to explain it to, you know, the, the knowledge, the. Economy as well and being in, you know, the, the, the, also like the government background and the speaker and the millennial stuff and you just have the ability to just bring it all the, be together and explain it in a way that actually makes sense to us.

    [00:30:30] April: And I appreciate you so much for that. Thank you so much for being back here on the show and we will be following along and tapping into all of your faucet of wisdom more and more. Thank you. I appreciate you.