In 2010 quite a few people made an impact in my life and influenced my decisions in many ways. The cool thing is that these people were individuals just like you and me. They didn’t have any super powers, or were any kind of celebrity status (okay maybe for us blogger they did).
The whole reason I’m talking about them is NOT to inspire you or sell you their beliefs, although it might anyway. What I really want to do is thank them for doing what they do, which is- Help others live the life they want and encourage them to take action. At least that’s what they’ve helped me do.
So who are they?
Chris Guillebeau – If I had to describe him in three words this would be it: a nice guy. Chris is the author of The Art of Non-Conformity; it’s a book now but it started out as a blog. I recommend you read them both, especially if you want to know more about how to live your life the way you want, not how others expect you to. In the Internet world I’d say he’s one of the few honest people talking about ways to leverage the power of the Internet. I first read “279 Days To Overnight Success,” which is a great FREE ebook he wrote, and I was sold on his ideas. I think Chris is a great example of someone getting paid to do what they love like traveling and writing. If you’re looking for a remarkable person to teach you how to dominate the world talk to him. Don’t be shy to visit his home chrisguillebeau.com or hit him up on Twitter @chrisguillebeau.
Corbett Barr – Believe it or not, he started 18 months ago and now he’s making a full-time income online and traveling the world with his wife. Watching Corbett grow his blog has been really cool because seeing someone start from the beginning and get to the top makes you a believer. ThinkTraffic.net, which is one of the site he built and became profitable only a few months after starting it, has been a big hit and it’s an example of how you can make it online. On his About Me page he really hit a note with me:
“I write this blog to help you realize you’re not crazy for wanting more from life and your career.”
It really is cool to know that there’s people that have the same ideas as you. I guess it really is a small world after all. If you’re one of those crazy, or not so crazy, people that wants to build a business doing what you love doing, I suggest you stop by corbettbarr.com it might just change your life or teach you something new.
Pat Flynn – As I said earlier all these guys are just people like you and me. Pat was an architect and he loved it. But the economy hurt him like a lot of us in the 9-to-5 world, which probably was a good thing any…more about Pat. When I first started reading his blog I didn’t quite understand all this Internet Marketing stuff, but I found out this FREE info he was putting out was extremely valuable, while others were charging for it. I took that as a sign of honesty and ever since he’s been one of few that I trust. He’s quiet the expert when it comes to passive income, don’t hope to find any get rich quick schemes when you visit his blog. Don’t take my word for it just go to smartpassiveincome.com as see for yourself.
Glen Allsopp – Although he’s a really under the radar guy, he’s earned a lot of respect online. I can tell you about him, but it’s easier for you to read his bio. Glen puts out the best articles about online marketing, plain and simple. His site is called viperchill.com check it out if you can.
I want to thank you guys for all the work you put into 2010 and everything you share on your blogs. I’m sure it’s helped a lot of people besides me. I figured I would thank you all before the year is over.
Who are some of those people that have inspired you or influenced you to take action and do things you love and make a living while doing it?
I know there’s more people out there doing awesome things, like Tim Ferriss, Darren Rowse, Gary Vaynerchuk, and more. But I want to meet others that are closer to us, the beginners the ones that are just getting started with our online businesses. If you have someone share it in the comments and thank them if you will.