Friday Fave: Building an Empire

Empire Building Kit

A little over a year ago, the lovely and talented Kat Fulton introduced me to a guy by the name of Chris Guillebeau.  I can’t thank Kat enough, because Chris has been a huge influence on the way I live my life and build my business.

Chris’ blog is called The Art of Non-Conformity, and there he writes about how to change the world by achieving significant, personal goals while helping others at the same time.  His articles never fail to inspire me, especially since he practices what he preaches.  Talk about goal-setting: Chris plans to visit every country in the world during a five-year time period; so far he’s been to 149 out of 192 with two years remaining in which to complete his mission.

So when he debuted his Empire Building Kit last spring, I didn’t hesitate for a minute before taking the plunge.  Case studies, video interviews, transcripts, and a 365-day email series (the longest in history) designed to help me build my business in one year by doing one thing every day?  Yes, please.

That was in May.  Today marks day #255, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hit “reply” to thank Chris for another valuable idea or nugget of information.  And you know what?  He’s responded every single time.  Amidst his world-traveling, writing a bestselling book, and generally just being awesome, he’s found the time to personally cheer me on.

I love working on my business (which is comprised of my private music therapy practice/teaching studio and Listen & Learn, of course), but what I love even more is seeing positive results.  And although I may not have achieved empire status just yet, I’m on my way.

Any other emperors out there?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on the kit.  And if you want to join us, read on.