The Power of the Podcast

PodcasterI’ve been podcasting, with my own show, for a year and a half now. While there have been times when I’ve harboured doubt and wondered if it’s worth the time and commitment it takes, more recently I have come to realise it’s the best networking I’ve ever done.

My top reasons why it works so well for me:

  • I can do it from my home office
  • I do it when it suits me
  • It gives international reach with no need to travel
  • Podcasts have a long shelf life
  • Podcasts can be embedded anywhere (see four different examples below)
  • Worldwide syndication is a breeze
  • It opens doors and generates serendipities that blow your mind …

… and if you want an example of this last reason, check out this series of podcasts

This first podcast with Stephen Campbell on The Author Biz recorded in May this year …

… lead directly to this podcast recorded in June with Tori Eldridge on The Zone Show

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… which then lead directly to this podcast broadcast in July on Empowered Living Radio

… and, a a podcasting footnote, this is the book I wrote 10 years ago that acted as the trigger to bring me to this special and magic point in my life

Just One Domino

Domino 1 : New Magic for a New Era

New Magic Dominoes

At the end of October last year, I booked a Power Date with the magical Lea Woodward to get a helicopter view on what I was doing and where I was going with my business.

One of the outputs of the session was that I should write a book about how to live a charmed life. I started writing the book in December last year.

I didn’t appreciate fully at the time that that business strategy session made the first domino topple over. The book was published in February this year and caused a whole set of other dominoes to topple over effortlessly.

The New Estate on KindleDomino 2 : The New Estate

Vicki Wusche started my advanced training programme, Awaken Your Inner Magician, in March – just after my book was published. Within two months, Vicki had learned the secrets of stretching time and channelling her future self.

The result was the publication of her fantastic new book, The New Estate, by the end of April. The book explores the future of the property industry and proposes a new vision for the way we live.

Clocks of MoneyDomino 3 : Abundant Thinking

To complement and augment the book, I have developed a suite of self-study programmes for those who want even more magic in their lives. One of the most popular is called Abundant Thinking – and it’s all about money alchemy.

Only a week after launching it, I was pleasantly surprised to see this blog by the wonderful Judith Morgan on how it instantly worked for her – A Spiral of Abundance

The Cube of LightDomino 4 : The Cube of Light

Another advanced explorer, Gary Plunkett, has taken the ‘software upgrade for his soul’ with my Awaken Your Inner Magician programme.

As a result of taking the ‘upgrade’, Gary has developed the most remarkable personal and business transformational tool. Learn how we used it to pull things up by their bootstraps in this blog and podcast on The Cube of Light

OBBL-logoDomino 5 : One Big Coincidence

With the new book, I am doing something I have never done with any of my previous books and that’s to do a proper launch.

What’s remarkable then is that the venue for the launch, chosen ‘at random’ by CompletelyNovel, is exactly the same building in London from which I launched my first business over 30 years ago – there are of course no coincidences.

Find out more in this blog – One Big Coincidence

PodcasterDomino 6 : Interviews are like Buses

As well as being a bumper month on my own Zone Show podcast, I’ve also been interviewed nine times. Find out how podcasting sells books and how I switched from the magic of television to the magic of the mind in this eclectic set of recordings

Discover too how to get exposure like this in this podcast with Tina Fotherby of Famous Publicity – PR for the People

Amit GoswamiDomino 7 : Amit Goswami on the Zone Show

A real highlight for me this month was interviewing one of the brightest brains on the planet right now. Find out why Amit Goswami thinks Quantum Economics is so Vital

Heart-full LivingDomino 8 : Unexpected Side Effects

Another spin off from the ‘New Magic’ book is another self study course called Heart-full Living. It is designed to energise and awaken the chakra system such that the life and people you love just turn up, as if by magic.

Imagine my surprise then when one lady who took it told me that the 4th visualisation around the heart completely freed her from back pain. You gotta love it when that happens !

I will be adding more dominoes to this blog in good time and feel free to add your experiences of magic in your world by way of comment below …

One Big Coincidence

OBBL-logoI am thrilled and honoured to have been selected as one of the ten authors of CompletelyNovel’s One Big Book Launch on the 3rd June.

New Magic for a New EraThe new book that I am launching, New Magic for a New Era, explores how we can live a magical life where opportunity turns up around every corner and serendipity lands at our feet.

The book was inspired by the most amazing and incisive business coach I have met in recent years called Lea Woodward. Lea pointed out that although I’d written 10 books (at the time), I had not told my story. This was at the end of October 2014.

My initial reaction was that my life was boring as nothing particularly bad had happened to me and that I had lived a rather charmed life. Lea pointed out that the secret of how I had pulled this off was exactly what was worth sharing.

Thanks to CompletelyNovel, and a bit of time bending, by the end of February 2015, I had print copies of the book in my hands and it was available on for Kindle and in print worldwide. The flood of five star reviews that followed on Amazon quickly convinced me that there is an appetite for a book on this theme.

As it says in the book, “There is no need to go to hell and back, unless you want to”.

The book tells of my transition from being a BBC broadcast engineer to author, author’s mentor, meditation guide and temporal alchemist. It’s involved a transition from one side of the camera and microphone to the other.

In the early 80s, as part of this journey, I left the BBC, spent some time at Sony and ended up forming an independent engineering company in London. The launch of Channel 4 had created a huge demand for independent production companies and their equipment needed servicing and maintaining. I ended up at the right place at the right time.

My offices were located at AKA Film & TV Studios at 60 Farringdon Rd.

Roll the clock on over 30 years and I’m now ‘engineering’ books not cameras. So imagine my surprise when I discover the location of the One Big Book Launch. It’s only at the Free Word Centre now based at 60 Farringdon Rd!

Now that is One Big Coincidence!