Chris, A.K.A Manafest, is a 4-Time Juno Award Nominated Rock Artist, Entrepreneur & Public Speaker. He has toured over 21 countries selling over 300,000 albums and a million singles.
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3 Key Points:
- Don’t quit and persevere.
- Never forget, humans want to connect with humans… people buy into the why not the what of what you do.
- Action fuels success.
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Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [00:44] – Christopher is from Toronto, Canada
- [01:46] – Christopher’s different streams of revenue
- [01:53] – You do the work once and you get paid continually
- [02:44] – There are crazy different income streams in music
- [03:23] – How to monetize a YouTube channel
- [05:14] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: When I quit my job as an IT engineer and there was nobody coming to the shows I was playing
- [06:40] – “I didn’t understand the marketing”
- [06:57] – “I was in the moment of quitting when a record label called me”
- [08:13] – Chris didn’t quit and persevered
- 09:46 – Entrepreneurial AH–HA Moment: The kickstarter thing
- [10:10] – “People don’t support what you do, they support why you do it” – Simon Sinek
- [11:55] – Humans want to connect with humans
- [12:35] – What is your biggest weakness as an entrepreneur? Delegating
- [13:43] – What is your biggest strength? Fear
- [14:11] – Action fuels success
- [14:40] – JLD’s fear in high school
- [16:13] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? Memberships
- [19:20] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Fear and failure”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “You can trade your life for the cost of a big dream, small dream, or no dream. So why not trade it for a big dream?”
- What’s the personal habit that contributes to your success? The idea of continuing to build reserves
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – ListenToYoutube
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – How to Reach Your Life Goals
- 21:37 – Connect with Chris on his website and through his music
- [22:13] – Parting piece of guidance: “Never quit”
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