Build Your Brand (with Rory Vaden) – Episode 41 of Rants & Randomness

This week on Rants & Randomness, we’re doing something we’ve never done before – I’m not the interviewer. I’m the interviewee.

Download Episode 41 Transcript

One of the questions I get asked more than anything is about how to become an author or a speaker. People want to know how I did what I’ve done. How I built this career.

Some of you have followed me for years, but a lot of you may not know that I’ve been writing and blogging and doing this thing for 17 years. I consider myself a 17-year overnight success. And I’ve met people along the way that have helped me focus my voice and my business, and one of them is interviewing me on the podcast today.

Rory Vaden is the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs. He is also the Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group where he teaches people to build and monetize a rock-solid reputation™. His insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, and several other major media outlets. Rory is also a speaker, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He’s also a 2x World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist and was recently named as one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world by Inc Magazine.

I heard Rory by listening to a podcast he was on last year, where his insights had me taking down so many notes I ended up with 2.5 pages of notes and started calling all my friends to tell them they had to listen to this podcast I just heard. Then I just decided I had to get in touch with him. I know my purpose and I know my voice, but I needed clarity on what gap I fill in this world.

So in Fall 2019, I attended a 2-day workshop with Brand Builders Group, led by Rory and AJ, his wife, and business partner. I walked away with newfound clarity on my business and the problem I uniquely help people solve in the world.

After going to the workshop in Nashville, Rory invited me to be part of the faculty for their Influential Personal Brand Summit, and because Rory and I go through my story and my approach to life, content, and authenticity, Rory let us take that interview and air on Rants and Randomness.

I’m partnering with Rory and his team to offer Rants listeners a FREE brand strategy call for anyone who is serious about taking their personal brand to the next level. Just visit freebrandcall.com/luvvie to request a call. Their team is amazing and they will help you get clear about a strategy to help you build more influence, impact, and income. Again, that website for a free brand strategy call is freebrandcall.com/luvvie.

So, listen in to hear a little more about my journey and this path I’m on, and I hope it will help you find clarity for your own mission and your own voice.

Download Episode 41 Transcript


Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success by Rory Vaden

Rory’s TEDx Talk

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi

Sign up for a free brand strategy call with Brand Builders Group

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  1. May 14, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    This was everything that I needed!