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Ray Edwards is a sought-after Copywriter, Author, Speaker, and Communications Strategist. His clients include Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Jeff Walker, Robert Allen, and more. On this show, Ray helps you start, run, and grow their Internet-based businesses. The show includes interviews with well-known experts like Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins, Dan Miller, Cliff Ravenscraft, Michael Stelzner, Amy Porterfield, Don Miller, and many others.

Emotions are habits and that's great news, because habits can be changed.

Before I go any further let me clarify...Obviously, not all emotions are habits. Some emotions are genuine responses to your present, personal situation, but those are not what I'm talking about today.

I'm talking about the emotional defaults - the mood you naturally gravitate to.

For instance, we all know someone who seems to be grumpy most of the time. It might fluctuate a little, but "grumpy" seems to be their default state regardless of the circumstances.

On the other end of the spectrum, we all know someone who seems to be perpetually happy...sometimes annoyingly so.

So is that just how it is? Some people are generally angry and there's nothing they can do about it? I'm proposing that people can in fact change their general disposition by acknowledging the underlying emotions and dealing with them.

People who are generally angry will look for reasons to be angry. And with the endless supply of 2020 news, they don't have to look very hard.

If you tend to live in this zone of frustration and anger, you should make an effort to focus on different things. Try to avoid the things that irritate you the most and focus on things that inspire you or bring you joy. I'm not suggesting you bury your head in the sand and ignore the world around you, but rather to recognize the things that are negatively influencing your mood and try not to dwell on them.

This is not meant to be an easy, quick-fix. Longterm, deeply engrained habits are never a quick fix. They take work to change, but they are changeable.

The main point is this: Don't just decide that you "identify as angry" and that's your fate. Treat this like any other lifestyle change. Stop fueling your mind with things that aren't healthy for you. Make a conscious decision to change your mental habits in the same way you would for physical habits. (Less cupcakes, more carrots... Less news, more music)

Once you succeed, you might find that those perpetually happy people aren't so annoying after all.

Links From this weeks Episode

6 Figure Small Group Intensive (December 17th-19th)

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What's worse than having a job you hate?

Having a job you don't like.

In other words, having a job that is in no way fulfilling, but you tolerate it because you need the paycheck.

Is there a better option? Oh yes!

My friend and best-selling author, Dan Miller, has the solution in this week's episode.

Spiritual Foundations

Whatever work we're doing, there is a perspective that will make it better, richer and more meaningful (even if it's not what we want to be doing). The scripture that taught me this comes from the Apostle Paul in the book of Colossians:

 Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord.

Colossians 3:23-24 CSB

Tip of the Week

My tip this week is for what could be our final 6 Figure Small Group Intensive, December 17th - 19th.

It's not too late to lay the groundwork for your 6 Figure Business before the end of the year. These groups are limited to 8 entrepreneurs because of the intense focus and personalized attention required to build your highly customized action plan.

The goal: 6 Figure Business, in six months or less!

If you're ready to work with me to build your new business, or adapt your existing business to make it more profitable, click here to get started.

Our Feature Presentation

My guest this week is my friend and New York Times best selling author, Dan Miller. His book 48 Days to the Work You Love is celebrating its 20th anniversary and should be required reading for anyone who feels like they have missed their calling in life.

As Dave Ramsey put it, “Few categories of our lives define us and grow us spiritually, emotionally, relationally, and as people. Our work is one of those defining areas. Sadly, a ‘j-o-b’ is what most people settle for. But as Dan Miller so powerfully points out in 48 Days to the Work You Love, a calling lights up your life.”

The wisdom Dan shares in the interview goes beyond occupation. We discuss Dan's perspective on life during the pandemic, the challenges and opportunities it has brought and how he still plans ahead to navigates these uncharted waters (or as every third commercial I hear says, "uncertain times").

Links From this weeks Episode

Dan's Book - 48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

6 Figure Small Group Intensive (December 17th-19th)

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I don't typically release my podcast on Sunday, but this is no typical podcast. This week my special guest is Chris Ducker, author of Rise of the Youpreneur and Virtual Freedom.

When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I was a bit leery of personal branding...Would I be better off with the Acme Copywriting Academy, or is it better to stick my name on everything?

I believe in almost every case it's best to be your brand and I credit Chris Ducker with teaching me many of the tactics I've used to build mine.

So...Why the Sunday Release?

Like so many others, Chris's annual live event, The Youpreneur Summit, was cancelled due to the pandemic. As Chris puts it in the podcast, he wanted to do something to bring people together and teach his "Build, Market, Monetize" process - which he'll be doing online, for free, starting tomorrow (Monday, 11/16/20).

I take no joy in Chris's (or anyone else's) event being canceled, but this does make things a bit more accessible for those of us in the US as the live event takes place in London.

Adding some of Chris's wisdom to your arsenal is a smart move and since he's offering this 3 day bootcamp for free, I suggest you jump on it.

Links From This Week's Episode

Profitable Personal Brand Bootcamp - Build Your Audience. Monetize Your Expertise. Become Future-Proof. Click the link to save your seat.

November 16-18, 2020
7pm GMT (London) | 11am PST (Los Angeles) | 2pm EST (New York)

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If you’re staring down the holidays, have a stack of bills, and the balance in your savings and investments accounts keeps getting lower...And if you’re wondering how long the COVID lockdowns will last, and there’s way too much month at the end of the money...This episode is for you!

If you’re able to write decent copy -  even if you’re not a professional copywriter for hire... I have 7 income streams you can tap into right away...

Spiritual Foundations

The Whole Armor of God

I got a timely reminder about one of our great rest resources - my friend Ben Greenfield posted this today...

“One of my favorite incredibly powerful Bible passages, Ephesians 6:10–18, lists seven distinct pieces of spiritual armor. Armor that can equip you to be strong in the Lord and His mighty power. When I’m spiritually struggling, know that I’m entering into a situation in which I will encounter significant temptations, or am about to embark on travel away from my family and Christian support network, I often imagine adorning myself with each of these seven pieces of armor.”

A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.  In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

Ephesians 6:10-18

Tip of the Week

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7 Income Streams For Copywriters

Can you write copy? Then check out these 7 income streams most copywriters overlook...

1. Content writing: It's not all sales copy…people need blog posts, articles, scripts for their videos, etc.

2. Affiliate marketing: This one seems a little obvious, but it's often overlooked. If you have products you use and enjoy, why not share those with your list and your social media followers? They won't pay any extra and you could end up with a nice stream of revenue.

3. Social media marketing: There are many marketers out there who need help with their social media content. (not just their ad campaigns…their content)

4. Copy editing and proofreading: Even the best writers can be blind to their own mistakes. Many pay good money for an extra pair of eyes.

5. Ghost wiring: I have students who make their living almost exclusively ghost writing for others.

6. Podcast show notes: You may find some of your favorite podcasts don't have posts to support their episodes. Apparently you find value in show notes (because…here you are) so why not write up some samples and send them to the creator offering to do them for past and future episodes?

7. YouTube video descriptions: Similar to number 6, only this is for video. There are tens of thousands of videos (conservative estimate) that could benefit from a well written description. A channel that is producing high quality videos may gladly pay for some help with the text.

Links From This Week's Episode

Ben Greenfield Fitness

The Big Money Writer Workshop

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You didn’t see it coming. And 2020 maybe put you on your nose. This is the part where you turn the tragedy into triumph, the trials into treasure, and move from victim to victorious!

Spiritual Foundations

Your Misery Is Not Meaningless

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
English Standard Version

Normally this is where I would pontificate on the verses above, but this week I will give that honor to John Piper. This is an excerpt from his sermon on this subject with a link to the entire sermon following.


Not only is all your affliction momentary, not only is all your affliction light in comparison to eternity and the glory there. But all of it is totally meaningful. Every millisecond of your pain, from the fallen nature or fallen man, every millisecond of your misery in the path of obedience is producing a peculiar glory you will get because of that.I don’t care if it was cancer or criticism. I don’t care if it was slander or sickness. It wasn’t meaningless. It’s doing something! It’s not meaningless. Of course you can’t see what it’s doing. Don’t look to what is seen.When your mom dies, when your kid dies, when you’ve got cancer at 40, when a car careens into the sidewalk and takes her out, don’t say, “That’s meaningless!” It’s not. It’s working for you an eternal weight of glory.Therefore, therefore, do not lose heart. But take these truths and day by day focus on them. Preach them to yourself every morning. Get alone with God and preach his word into your mind until your heart sings with confidence that you are new and cared for.

John Piper - Full sermon text here

Tip of the Week

My tip this week is for an app I recently started using called Thinkup.me. This is the number one app for affirmations and motivations and it's available for both iPhone and Android.

What stops you from achieving goals or becoming who you want to be?Build your self-improvement program to develop the motivation and the positive mindset you need to succeed, using positive affirmations in the most effective way.

7 Steps to Transform a Tragic 2020 Into a Terrific 2021

1. Process 2020: Wins, Losses, Learning
2. Release and Redeem the Emotions
3. Prioritize
4. Energize
5. What do you want to Eliminate, Delegate, Automate
6. Set Goals, Actions
7. Schedule habits, routines, reviews, assessments

Links From This Week's Episode

The Six Figure Small Group Intensive - Ready to join Ray and 7 other entrepreneurs on a mission to build a 6 figure business in 6 months or less? Click the link to schedule a one-on-one chat with Ray. Seating is extremely limited for these events!

  • November 12-14: 3 seats remaining
  • December 17-19: 4 seats remaining

A Song for the Suffering (with John Piper)

Thinkup.me - An app for iPhone and Android that allows you to create your own affirmations and motivational messages.

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