Why Dave Decided to talk to Christian Woodward:
Christian Woodward joins the podcast to speak about the importance of finding your voice, and how it is extremely important to an entrepreneurs success. Christian talks about the book Expert Secrets, and how it challenged him to step out of his comfort zone. He discusses the Facebook Live 30-day Challenge, in which he made himself very vulnerable, speaking live about the book in front of his facebook peers. He describes his emotions during the process and the improvement he was able to make in such short time. He explains how finding your voice will transform you from being a reporter to a storyteller in no time!
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
"When you go from being rich or poor and actually influencing your life is the biggest thing. Whenever you go through anything, if you actually input in your life, you actually can see the differences."
"One of the keys to finding your voice is becoming a better storyteller and relating better to people."
"When you feel confident, other people think you're competent and so if you know you're confident, other people think you're confident; you actually will sell more and people will pay more attention to you."
Christian discusses the importance of making yourself vulnerable and the benefits that come through repetition. He talks about the ‘Tiffany Bridge Script’ and finding that ‘Ah-ha’ moment, where people discover true value in something they are pursuing. Christian speaks about the benefits of utilizing Facebook Live and how he was able to understand himself more than ever after completing his 30-day campaign.
Speaker 1: 00:00 Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome to funnel hacker radio radio.
Speaker 2: 00:19 This is gonna. Be a fun episode to a. This actually is. I've got to introduce to you someone who I know extremely well. I've known him his entire life. This is my son, Christian woodwork. Christian, welcome to the show. Thank you. So then a lot of fundraising, the books. I'm excited to do this. A lot of fun. So the idea behind this is all about finding your voice now. There's been a challenge for those you guys who follow me on facebook and we actually started this challenge at our, at Russell's inner circle, probably about a year, maybe two years ago, where Russell challenge people to go out and do a facebook live every single day for a month. Well, I've done that now for probably nine off and on. Probably taken that challenge at least half a dozen different times and it probably add streaks into as many as 90 days where I've done a facebook live every single day.
Speaker 2: 01:02 The whole idea behind this though is finding a way to find your own voice and finding your voice as an entrepreneur is probably one of the most important things you can do and you've heard Russell talk a ton about this idea with trying to. I really see who you are. Telling stories, getting very good at becoming a storyteller and realizing that stories is what sells. So I had the opportunity of a Gosh Christian woman, was it a month ago, month and a half ago, about a month and a half ago, something like that, so a month and a half hour, 45, 60 days ago. We were the. My other son, Chandler, my older son, and they were kind of talking smack back and forth. It seems to be what my boys do a lot of and one of the things that came up with was this idea as far as challenging each other to see who would actually do a facebook live every single day about expert secrets.
Speaker 2: 01:48 So if you haven't read the book expert secrets by owning gold expert secrets.com, I probably should have. What's your affiliates? Do you have any feeling like you don't have a bitly link up to you, but now that I remember? No, I don't. Ah, phone. Anyways, expert secrets dot Com. And if you do go to expert secrets.com, I want to make sure that you understand the importance of every single one of these chapters. So what happened here, and I'm going to have Christian kind of talked about it was his experience as far as doing a facebook live. So a little background here. I had talked to Christian about this probably almost six months, a year ago where he started doing one on my facebook page and I think he did what, five, five, six, seven to 10 days, 10 days. And then the challenge came up between he and his brother and all of a sudden it became this thing to wear.
Speaker 2: 02:31 So what's your facebook page? So people go see your story's a Christian would read. So just go to facebook, look up Christian, c, H R I s t I a n and then Woodward, and you'll basically see what he did over the last 22 days. But what am I going to talk to him about right now is one of the things I hope everyone who's listening to this actually implements. And that is what, uh, what are the benefits of doing a facebook live every single day? What were some things you found? Some things I thought I was actually really cool is it's a kind of thing that my eldest brother Chandler, who is challenged me to do this first was he said once he finished, it's like, it's like a natural high really was until I could get really excited when you do a facebook live. And it's also kind of like a little game that you play with yourself because it's something that like if you get yourself to do a facebook live and actually boosts your moral or your self worth throughout the day, really I feel like is the best thing that you could do.
Speaker 2: 03:24 Because once you did a facebook live, you told yourself you can be accomplished something. You actually realize it. Then look at any of the challenge that throughout the week and throughout your day really. And you'd be able to see that if I did facebook live that day, I can do this, I can do this. I didn't. You actually can see actual change your day throughout the day. Awesome. So for a lot of people, this idea of doing a facebook live is really scary. I remember talking with Katie Richardson at, uh, one of our inner circle meetings and she was like, man, I just don't know what I would say. She's now gone on to do amazing, amazing content as far as these facebook lives. But Christian, I want to tell me right now, what were some of the things that you learned about yourself doing this? What was the benefit that you got out of it personally?
Speaker 2: 04:03 Um, possibly how you've either. What were some things you've found about finding your own voice or if you take a look at the first one verses 18, 20 or so days, what was some of the difference between the two? I felt like thing mostly I gained about myself was, um, what's the thing that Russell goes throughout the book is becoming a better storyteller personally for me, the first time I was going through I had like a little green notebook that I summarized everything I wrote everything down I thought was cool and then I would summarize it and not really actually explain it and start influencing in my life how effected me that way other people saw more worth than it. I thought that was the coolest thing that actually went through me. I love that. So I can tell you some of the things I've seen.
Speaker 2: 04:44 First of all, if a person except that first right out the gate, the challenge first and foremost is do a facebook live every single day for 30 days if you don't know what topic to do. Literally get a book expert secrets and do a facebook live on each one of the chapters and one of the things, it was fun for me as a dad to watch Christian, he started off and he basically was acting more as a reporter and was just reporting, these are the facts, this is what I've learned, this is what you will learn through this. And then as you just mentioned, it changed from being the reporter to now being one who's actually implemented some of those things and it was how it impacted him. Is that fair to say? Oh yeah, exactly. Yeah. It was this cool to see how like how 17 year old as me, like how I was able to actually see and go through my life and how actually built to relate it to me.
Speaker 2: 05:31 Same thing you were saying is how actually when you go from being rich or poor and actually influencing your life is the biggest thing. Whenever you go through anything, if you actually input in your life, you actually can see the differences. I think the biggest thing that I noticed. So what's your favorite chapter out of expert secrets? Um, probably my favorite chapter was would either be the, um, and that was hard one like all of them. But uh, I'd say either the company better a storyteller or the epiphany bridge script story as my favorite. So what is this whole tiffany bridge script and why? What'd you get out of it? So the epiphany bridge script is basically the Aha moment that you're trying to discover or get other people to have for themselves. And basically the Aha moment is the moment that you had no, or realizing that this product actually have actually helped other people and then actually be able to realize that, um, with the product that I'm giving you, it's actually quite.
Speaker 2: 06:27 I'm giving you. It's going to help you improve your life or improve whatever you're trying to go for. And it actually will not make you a lower status, but actually it will increase your status and actually will help you. Okay. So we start talking about status. What, what are you referring to? So talking about status thing that you actually see other people look at you. And also the way you look at other people. It's the, uh, the way people look at you, you, and the way you look at yourself also, it's, um, the thing that will honestly. It's basically the one big donald was the one big. Donald was the thing that if you can knock down that one little key things, the status is most probably the most important thing. If you knocked down status and say they want lower your status, people won't look at you.
Speaker 2: 07:11 Your worst actually will, will think like, oh my gosh, this guy is amazing. I can't believe this guy has done it. That's thing you want to get people to think about themselves as this guy is amazing. I want to be just like him. And that's the thing that you're trying to really get from your Aha moment in the 50 prescript I love that. So I can tell you that it's been fun for me, is you take a look at this whole idea or the concept of eight of status. Um, it's probably one of the things that scares people the most when it comes down to doing facebook live. So again, the challenge here is to do a facebook live every single day for 30 days. And if you don't know what topic to use, go ahead and take expert secrets. The first thing you're gonna find that people are concerned about as far as their own status is.
Speaker 2: 07:50 How am I going to look in the eyes of the people who are viewing this facebook live? Is that fair to say? Oh yeah, absolutely. The one thing, uh, luckily for me, I, my facebook, my facebook page wasn't that big because I use instagram more. But I started noticing that, oh, the first thing I want people to think of me as this like nerd or something like that, like lower how my friends look at me if they got onto facebook actually saw me. But once I started doing that and I completely bypass that thought and actually said, okay, this actually won't really affect me as much. I think it will is actually will help me out. I actually had friends who came to my house. They, somebody me with faced with life, like, oh my gosh, that's so cool. Or do them like, I think that's cool.
Speaker 2: 08:27 Awesome. It's actually got really, really excited to even more so. A thing is once you realize that I'm actually will help your staff for like the biggest thing that helped me out there. So you actually, by doing a facebook live each and every single day, it actually increases your status instead of decreasing your status due to fear and concern that people are gonna. Think you're a complete nerd or don't know anything at all. What you're doing. You're wasting your summer as a kid doing a facebook live and reading this book. Is that fair to say? Exactly. Yeah. That's perfect. So the next thing after, as far as increasing and taking a look at that, when you're looking at doing a facebook live, what are some of the things that you learned over the course of those 22 days? Um, I really like. The biggest thing was actually was the way, I guess, the way I flowed better.
Speaker 2: 09:09 And when I first started I was kind of stuttering lot last name. Like, oh, I'm looking like I don't really know what to say, but like by the end of it I felt like I was completely fluent and I like, I actually was able to basically talk in front of a audience actually. Like when you actually find your own voice on facebook live, I feel like we actually get up on the stage actually is a preparatory step, a little baby step to get up there. I love that thing. So finding your voice, one of the keys to finding your voice is becoming a better storyteller and relating better to people. In a way that they actually feel emotion and I think this is the biggest hurdle and the obstacle that most people have is going from being reporter and just telling the facts to helping people to actually engage emotionally.
Speaker 2: 09:47 And I think one of the things I noticed in your facebook lives where that transition took place was when all of a sudden you were no longer started. We're talking just about what you were learning, but you actually got to the point where it wasn't just, these are the facts, it was, this is what I've learned and this is how I'm implementing it. And more importantly, these are some of things that you can do to that fair. Oh yeah, absolutely. This is actually started using it. Say they have to say before you actually realized that, as I said, like, like saying 17 year old because it's actually a lot of people see differently. Um, but anyways, I definitely saw that more holiday. You actually can see yourself going and actually, uh, doing better stuff like that. So I, as you take a look, what would be the advice you would give to somebody who's watching this right now or listening to this and sitting there going, I don't know if I could do a facebook live every single day.
Speaker 2: 10:36 The other thing I thought there's no way I can. I got football in the morning. Every morning I come home, I'm super tired and also I want to go hang out my friends and I feel like I have a thousand other things I could go do anything I was saying before. It's that same thing as like if you wake up in the morning, you make your bed. It's that one. One of the day. Think it's a thing as facebook live, if you wake up in the morning or do it with facebook live, it's a single little accomplishment actually will help you. Uh, do better your life when you come up the business choices or anything else like that. And you think, oh, I don't really know if I could do it. It's super, super hard. I don't know if I can make up this hill or ever go through.
Speaker 2: 11:09 If you do a facebook live every day, actually build two. I saw personally for me, actually, it wasn't like it woke me up. I saw like I was able to look at the world differently and also is able to say yes to more stuff and be able to accomplish more stuff. Felt like that's awesome. So do you feel like you've gotten a better job at finding your voice and being able to communicate that voice? Oh yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. I don't know if I felt like we do this podcast before. I don't know. I think, and this is part I wanted to have Christian. He had no idea he was going to do this. He literally just came out. I asked him to come to the office and I said, now that you're here, I want you to record this and I can get what are you talking about?
Speaker 2: 11:42 And it's the whole reason I want you guys to start doing a facebook live every single day is I want you to find your voice. Because then when you're a situation when someone asks you to go onto a podcast or they ask you to communicate with them, you're already have your voice in a way that you're used to talking and are you able to tell those types of things? So I caught him totally off guard and he's done an amazing job. Um, any other advice you'd give people about finding your voice? Oh, it's perfect. The way that you're saying that. How is it like when you first go out on anything? Like my dad until he my mileage quick, like, yeah, sure, what do you need? Like, oh, can you come from this microphone? Start talking. I'm like, and so, but the thing is I first thought was like, oh my gosh.
Speaker 2: 12:19 Like I don't really don't talk about it clearly came to mind. Sydney is didn't those facebook lives you ever seen like a really good person, like a salesman because up to you talks to you like, wow, I'm a, your thing now. It's like because once you do facebook live, you get more, basically feel more confident. Think is the biggest use visit. When you feel more confident about the way you talk and you actually can look at someone in the eye and actually talked to them and really know that what you're talking about, actually, we'll give them the value actually is the biggest thing. One of the biggest things that I noticed is that when you feel confident, other people think you're competent and so if you know you're confident, other people think you're confident, you actually will sell more and people will pay more attention to you.
Speaker 2: 12:57 Well, I love it. So again, if people will reach out to where they're going to get you a go to Christian would wear it on my facebook page and if you actually want the a link to go get your free book. It is. I'm a bit dot Lys a backslash to y, x m U, C y. So go get your name. One more time. So this is an affiliate promotion for those of you guys. What's going on right now? Christians trying to get you to go get a copy of expert secrets through his affiliate promotion so you can beat his brother. So he's using a Bentley Lake, probably not the best thing on a podcast, but it's okay. So go ahead one more time. So yeah, it's a bitly bit dot l y backslash to y, x, m U C y. So that is my link to go get your free book and that way you could actually, uh, I'll help me beat my brother also.
Speaker 2: 13:48 That way you can find your own voice. It's a great little book to have. You don't know what to sell on a facebook live or even talking about. You don't have to even publish it. But anyways guys, go get that book. It's amazing, amazing, amazing. It helped a 70 year old find his voice and be able to feel more comfortable talking in front of thousands of people and be able to help them go through and actually do better with life. So I always guys, thank you for having me on here. Spend a lot of fun and uh, yeah, thank you guys. I love it. So again, thanks so much for listening. Check out this link. It'll be down in the show notes and follow up Christian on his facebook page at Christian Woodward. Thanks again everybody and we'll talk again soon.
Speaker 3: 14:24 Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me were I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as the people like me to interview. I'm more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.