#8: Chris Ducker, author of Virtual Freedom and founder of Youpreneur Summit, on delegation and authenticity

In this episode, learn the one question Chris asks that keeps him on track whenever a new email comes to his inbox. You’ll also learn Chris’s practical public speaking tips, his personal story of burnout, and the role authenticity played in his comeback.

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Chris’ book Virtual Freedom is the how-to of Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Work Week.

An influencer is someone who gets people to move/take action.

Chris has been an entrepreneur since 2012 and has multiple businesses from a call center to a virtual staff finder to ChrisDucker.com to Youpreneur.com. Over the last few years, he’s moved into a mentor role, though he identifies as a “sales guy.”

Instrumental influencers in Chris’ life:

  • Tim Ferris
  • Richard Branson
  • Gary Vaynerchuk

Chris keeps his momentum by delegating. When he gets an email, he first asks, “Can someone else do this?”

On authenticity: Be yourself all the time.

Public speaking tips:

  • Prepare like mad
  • Remember that no one knows your content that way you do

Chris’ upcoming Youpreneur Summit in London will be at the Queen Elizabeth Convention Center and is a two-day event with a third-day platinum ticket, which will be masterminding for the day. About 400 will attend, and he plans to host the event each year.

Favorite Five

  • Book: Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Influencer: Michael Hyatt
  • Conference, group, or event: FinCon and Social Media Marketing World
  • Preferred social network: Instagram
  • Tool that you can’t live without: ConvertKit