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New Rules for Your Life and Your Business Podcast
Episode #24 with Jeff Brown

Meet Jeff Brown


Jeff Brown, an award-winning broadcaster and the genius behind the Read to Lead Podcast, a highly regarded show that quickly rose to become the Top 3 Career and Top 10 Business podcast in 2013.  His show is basically founded on the belief that “intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life,” providing listeners with thoughts and insights about leadership, personal development, business, and marketing.

With his 26 years of experience in the radio industry, Jeff Brown brought his expertise into the Podcaster Academy, an online course he founded in December 2013, aimed at providing podcasters with the necessary communication artillery in order to help them deliver better and more improved shows by connecting more intimately to their listeners.

His goal to improve podcasters’ communication skills through the Podcast Academy.

Name: Jeff Brown

Title: Creator & Host at The Read to Lead Podcast,

Dean, Podcaster Academy and Founder, Brown Knows Media

Business/Company: Read to Lead Podcast, Podcaster Academy and Brown Knows Media LLC

Contact number(s): 774-276-9611

Skype handle: the.jeff.brown


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What is the NEW RULE you’d like to discuss; the Big Idea/ Strategy to help with this new world we live in:


“The media is everybody and everybody is media (to quote my friend Mark Ramsey).

In other words, there are no gatekeepers any more. If I want to write a song, launch a show or publish a book, I don’t need someone else’s permission to do that.

The internet has single-handedly democratized every traditional industry.”


Why it’s important; benefits both personally and professionally:


“It’s important because it means the sky’s the limit. There’s nothing holding you back from whatever you want to do except you.”


How to accomplish the above:

“A computer, an internet connection and some stick-to-itiveness!”

I (Holli) would like to add ~ Get a mentor and join a Mastermind Group.


Favorite Quote:

Jim Rohn – “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”


What do you do to stay motivated or the secret for your motivation:

“Check the outstanding bills on my desk against my online banking statement. That’ll motivate you pretty quickly. 😉 “
I encourage people to take time for themselves each and every day. One of the ways to relax is to read a good book.  A Fiction Book. What is your Favorite Book:

“Fiction? I’d say probably Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit”

Golden Nuggets:

To be successful, Jeff had to lose a lot of bad habits, and work on becoming better at his trade.

When you come to the table “warts and all” and let people know that, you become more approachable and more relatable. Let the failings come through – be more real, honest and authentic about who you are and what’s going on in your life.

Jeff was in preparatory mode for leaving his industry: did things in the “margin of life,”   working on new income streams and diversifying them.

His desire to step away was right on but then he was let go before he was 100% ready. Over time he realized that losing his job was the greatest thing that ever happened to him. Years ago – losing his security and safety net – would have scared him to death.  Now he wants freedom – to live life to the fullest.

The nature of work is changing – there are no guarantees for anyone.

While working, flush out a passion, start developing something you like whether you would make money at it or not.

In a job, one person’s decision can change it all …


The Media is everybody and everybody is media.

You can do whatever you want to do: “stop waiting to be picked, pick yourself.”  The sky’s the Limit. No one is holding you back, except you.  This is liberating …

Be deliberate and intentional on who you spend your time with, both live and virtually. Hang out with people who are like minded and have similar goals, aspirations  and drive. The idea is to challenge and encourage each other, as well as to offer help when someone in the group is struggling whether it be personally or business.  Everyone has different skill sets so they are equipped to help you and you them – reciprocity.


Action Steps:

Check out and consider joining Podcaster Academy if you too want to become a better communicator.


Brown Knows Media  – – helping small business with mobile apps. and their websites.


Begin thinking about your passions and how you can develop them.


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