I was referred to Russ Johns and was immediately taken by his warmth and sincerity. As a podcaster, he elicits the best out of his guests, my being his twice now. I had to have him guest blog to recap his now 365 podcasts and what he has learned from them. Thanks Russ!


Every weekday, five days a week, I use livestreaming to talk to interesting people doing interesting things. More and more companies, brands, and individuals have started using social media and live-streaming technology to share their message.

I Livestream to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and Twitch and Linkedin. Throughout the last 365 episodes, I’ve learned a few things about live streaming and being able to show up every single day. I show up every day to shine the light on others in the community for a reason. To #makeitmatter.

The moral of the story is that if you want to build a community and authority, you have to show up and be seen be heard and be talked about (in a good way).

The majority of my efforts have been invested in Linkedin. My engagement in Linkedin has changed the way I approach business and develop long-term relationships. I’ve connected with so many amazing creative people that have now become friends.

The way we connect now is global and without limits using platforms like Linkedin.  I encourage you to take the time to create a conversation and learn something from the people you’re working with and connecting with. You’re one conversation away from the answers you seek.

Be the person that you want to connect with and be clear about what you do to add value to the world. You have to show up if you want to leverage Linkedin to its full advantage.

Moral of the Story. If you want to stand out for something, you have to show up and do the work.

Creating an online presence and impact allows you to help a lot of people in a noisy world. Your message is essential, and you matter. Not sharing your gifts is tragic.

Right now, we all have the opportunity to share our message and help a few people along the way. By highlighting others in the community and shining the light on them, we can improve our communities. Help lift others and help them polish their talents and gifts.

There are so many life lessons that I’ve experienced as a result of interviewing so many different individuals. We all have something to learn from each other, and life is brief and fragile.

I know that kindness is cool, and smiles are free only because I’ve experienced tragedy and pain. Let’s use the pain as fuel for our future. Never allow an experience to go to waste. Let’s learn from our experience and offer guidance to others that are on their journey.

We all have an opportunity to help each other learn something new, support the community and help each other along the way. Be the light and the guide in someone’s life. The moral of the story.

I have spent years developing content in all kinds of media. Radio broadcasts, Billboards, television, and online content creation. I’ve developed strategies for multiple platforms.

What I’ve learned is that there will always be someone in front of you and there was always be somebody behind you in their journey.

One of your goals needs to be to make sure that you improve the person you were yesterday and not compare yourself to someone else doing something else.

I’ve helped hundreds of people develop a content creation strategy and enjoy sharing details with people about how the journey actually takes place.

The moral of the story is that in order to get results, you have to put in the time, and you have to do the work. there are no shortcuts to building a community for an audience that matters.

We all have the opportunity to make a difference and help each other along the way. You have a mission, a gift, and the opportunity to use the technology available to you right now in your hand and create content that will make an impact on someone’s life.

So, the moral of the story is to make sure you’re doing everything you can to help those around you, be kind, and add value to the community around you.

#kindnessiscool #smilesarefree

Enjoy the day.


Russ believes that you have the opportunity to Be SEEN | Be HEARD | Be TALKED ABOUT. And that EVERYONE HAS A GIFT, A MISSION, and VALUE…
Sometimes we need help in creating our message with WORDS, IMAGES, AUDIO & VIDEO.
Let’s face it. It’s not always easy. it feels like 10,000 details and technology can be daunting.
Technology can be overwhelming if you want to produce Content, Publish MEDIA, and Expand Your Brand. Work with me to create an ONLINE IMPACT without the technical overwhelm…
If you need a Content Creation Strategy, reach out to Russ.
He’s passionate about connecting and developing relationships and helping others that are passionate about doing the same thing.