Do you like cartoons? I do.
If not, when did you stop? You must’ve liked them as a kid. The moment you stopped liking cartoons is the exact moment you grew up. You can go back, though. It’s not too late to un-grow up.
Find one of the little joys in your life. That’s what Scott Adams did when he created Dilbert. He turned his love for a good cartoon into a life-sustaining career.
On my show today, Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip and author of How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, joins me to talk about his career and how it landed him exactly where he wanted to be. As a “choose yourself-er” you have to hear this.
We also explore the key to Internet success. This is important for anyone who wants to attract an audience or customers. You probably already know the answer, though. It’s virality – going viral, that is. But that’s a no brainer. The real question is how do you go viral?
Scott figured this out early. He realized a simple fact: people like sharing with each other. Find what’s shareable. You’ll be better for it. And richer, too.
That’s a good 10 ideas list to write: “10 ideas of what’s shareable.”
Join me as I discuss with Scott how “success is a trap” and whether or not looks trump brains. You’ll also hear Scott’s tips on how to use social media to test your ideas. Plus, find out which key words make something go viral.
We even dive into talking about threesomes. You’ll be shocked to find out how many of your friends, colleagues, neighbors, and so on have had threesomes. Or maybe you won’t be shocked at all. I don’t know.
What I do know is that I like cartoons and I enjoyed making today’s podcast. I hope you enjoy today’s show and find it shareable.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
- How to create something shareable
- How to go viral on the Internet
- How to follow your passion and make it your career
- Key words used to make something go viral
- How to use Twitter to test your ideas
- How to use social media to share your creative process
- Plus much more…
Links and Resources Mentioned In The Show:
- Scott Adam’s book – How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
- Scott’s blog
- Have a laugh with Dilbert
Thanks so much for listening!
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