#45: Benjamin Hardy, #1 writer on Medium, gives tips on making personal investments that lead to success

Benjamin’s first viral article was published in June of 2015. Today he adds 20,000 subscribers each month. Benjamin believes successful entrepreneurs go through a “point of no return.” Have you been through yours?

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An influencer influences and changes a particular environment and how people act.

Ben, the number one writer on Medium, writes about personal development and business. In 2015, after becoming a foster parent, he got serious about marketing his writing and took an online course by Jon Morrow about guest posting. He implemented the techniques he learned and had an article go viral on Medium. Now he gets about 20,000 subscribers a month.

Ben works with a small team who helps him with daily tasks and funnel marketing.

Lesson learned: There’s no value in saying bad things about people.

Don’t let your past dictate your future. Create the future you want and allow the future to pull your present forward.

Successful entrepreneurs have had a “point of no return,” that involved investment — taking on some risk.

Favorite Five

  • Book: Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett Gunderson
  • Influencer: Peter Diamandis
  • Conference, group, or event: Genius Network
  • Preferred social network: Medium
  • Tool that you can’t live without: ClickFunnels and journaling