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Hey, what are you guys doing on Tuesday?
I'd love it if you'd come over to +Zara Altair's "house" and hang out with us while we chat about breaking a rule or two.
 
+Phil Bowyer  asks: How do you expect to stand out when you're using the same tactics as everyone else? Tactics to think and work outside the box. Join us to learn how to Break Rules to grow your business.

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About Phil:
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I Help Entrepreneurs Break Rules
Introduction
Hey, Hey. My name is Phil Bowyer and I’m the co-founder of BoozeHound Productions, a company that helps you stand out by creating campaigns that resonate with your audience because they hit the right triggers, and because they are unlike anything else. In other words, I help you BREAK RULES!

Some fun facts about me:

→ I’m from Chicago

→ I’m a metalhead \m/

→ My favorite beer is Bucer's Paradise (a Stout by a pub/coffeehouse called Bucer's in Moscow, Idaho)

→ I have a beautiful wife, and 4 kick ass kids

→ My Bacon number is 1

→ I was a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years

→ My favorite food (at the moment) is Stuffed Pizza


But, let’s get real, you want to know why you should circle me, right?
→ Because I’m awesome. Ask others, they’ll tell you.

→ Because I say no to the status quo, and help you do the same.

→ Because I tell it like it is. No fluff, no bullshit.

→ Because I like to have FUN. Never underestimate the power of having fun.

→ Because I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs and businesses reach their Destination.

→ Because I believe action is more important that inspiring a certain mindset.

→ Because you’re here anyway and you might as well hit that circle button.

→ Because I’m not on Facebook



My Breaking Rules Philosophy

If you’d rather watch than read, here’s a playlist that dives a bit deeper:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAJTgeUa7IE9lCa5u33qK0-rpAr7kNRFf

(it’ll take about an hour, the bulk of which is stories on how breaking rules and embracing creativity has helped three people commit to doing the work).

Breaking Rules isn’t about being anti-rules, or anti-law. Rules are good, but they have to be your own.

Breaking Rules is about saying no to the status quo and the social media and marketing experts that tell you their way is the only way to reach success. It isn’t.  The only way to success is the one that you create for yourself, the one that fits you like a glove and reaches deep inside of you and pulls out your strengths and uses them to their highest possibility.

It’s also about tapping into that inner kid. Have you ever noticed how a kid will go out of their way to jump in a puddle, or try something just because they’ve never experienced it before, or created their own fashion ensemble that no adult would be caught dead in? Yep, kids want to stand out and be themselves until we tell them they have to conform, and be like their peers.

By the time we reach adulthood, we are so used to playing by the rules, we are mesmerized by “creative people” who reach a level of success we only dream about. Guess what? You’re no different than them. You’re creative too, and you can be that kid who dresses like a ballerina, cowboy and fireman all at once and look awesome doing it.

There are thousands of experts telling you to be “authentic” while making you watch hour long HOA’s and trying to sell you programs that make you just like everyone else. Does that make any sense? Things like SEO crack me up because everybody is using the exact same tactics to get on page one.  It’s not about being on page one of Google search, it’s about being so damn extraordinary that people have conversations about you, which of course, translates to revenue (would you rather have 100,000 hits on your website, or $100,000 in your pocket?).

Take The First Step

Say hi. Really, I’d love to hear what you’re all about and learn what your passion is. I may look like a bad ass, but I’m a nice guy - really, don’t be shy.

OK, I didn’t want to use this, but I triple dog dare you to say hi.  Now, you have to do it. ;)

Take The Second Step

My second book, Coloring Outside The Lines guides you through the process of understanding who you are and creating habits and practices that are not only unique to you, but guide you to your Destination.  

Coloring Outside The Lines is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo Books.Click the link below to grab your copy. 

http://philbowyer.com
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I played a firefighter and a good samaritan in a movie called "After The Shock" (I was also the technical adviser). My wife Kate and I wrote, directed, casted and filmed a short film called "Crossed" (http://crossed.phibble.com). Yeah, I know, I'm cool, but I'm humble :)

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Hey Hey, the Daily Howl show is taking the rest of the week off. Bumpus is tired and needs her beauty sleep.

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Enjoy the break Bumpus ;-)
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The Rumors Were True
You've all heard by now that YouTube Partner Terms have changed, and while some don't think this is a big deal, I think YouTube changing into a multi-tiered subscription video site, augmented with an ad-supported side is pretty different than the YouTube we see today.

Here's the thing, whenever a huge platform - like YouTube - makes a significant change to the way THEY monetize the platform, it changes the way users experience the site, which in turn means it changes the way we distribute and present our content on that platform.

This week, I dive deep into the new Terms, and associate FAQ Page to see exactly what we can expect, both as users and as creators.

I tackle the unanswered questions, and we'll take a look at what all this means for your business, and what your strategy might look like as YouTube looks to monetize.

There's no bullshit, no panic freakout mode, no youtube lovey-dovey... just the facts and the truth.

If you don't want ads on your videos, this show is a must watch!  If you think ads on your videos might be just what your business needs to help you make profit, this show is a must watch.

While the show isn't live, the conversation is!  I really do want to hear from you, so don't be shy! You can leave a comment here on the event page, and participate on twitter (I'm @philbowyer).

#rbishow 

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Show notes and links for this episode are at http://rulebreakingideas.com/e13

About Rule Breaking Ideas
Rule Breaking Ideas is a  weekly radio show that grabs a headline, dives deep and tells you exactly what it is, why it's important to your business and how you can use it to stand out and dominate.

New episodes air every Friday @ 10AM MT, and are on demand 24/7 on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and at http://rulebreakingideas.com.

Rule Breaking Ideas is a BoozeHound Production. BoozeHound is a hundred  proof creative agency that distills ideas until they howl!
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+Phil Bowyer Just catching up with this now
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Is there really a quick path to growth for your business?

We all have some misconceptions about business growth, but one of them can kill your business faster then the other three. This week #MICROminutes  Show +Phil Bowyer +Theresa Delgado and I will break down for you four misconceptions that will keep you dead in the water.

Show here: https://plus.google.com/events/c07vk2f22rp8j38a4062kqpblqk

#businessdevelopment   #entrepreneur   #businesstips   #businessgrowth  
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Tickling the Ivory
Security guard takes a break to play the piano while someone films w/.out his knowledge. Not so good at security, but his skills on the piano are impressive.

Does anybody know the name of this song?  I really like it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZASevph1ZNk
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+Phil Bowyer First, the guard might have been taking a break, so I would cut him slack as far as his guarding duties are concerned. Second he might actually be aware he is being recorded and may even have invited that person who may be a fellow guard.
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Happy Friday!
In about an hour, we'll be going "Un-Live" for the Rule Breaking Ideas show. Come on by and listen and chat. It's a great old time, but sorry, it is BYOB.
 
Crowdfunding has really made a name for itself, and with all the successful campaigns making the headlines, it seems like easy money.  This week, we close out our funding series with a look into reward/donation based crowdfunding, and if it's an approach that makes sense for your business.

We'll also dive into some ideas on how to create a successful crowdfunding campaign.

This is the final part of a three part series on funding your business and/or project.  If you missed the first two episodes, they are linked below.

Watch/Listen:
Part One: "How To Bake Your PII"
https://plus.google.com/events/c7sueomha5pr76hrsibshdiat6g

Part Two: "The Ins & Outs of Equity Crowdfunding"
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c5ojhnamqn9uj89valqdu1l2d08

While the show isn't live, the conversation is!  I really do want to hear from you, so don't be shy! You can leave a comment here on the event page, and participate on twitter (I'm @philbowyer).

#rbishow 

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Show notes and links for this episode are at http://rulebreakingideas.com/e12 (link will be live on Friday)

About Rule Breaking Ideas
Rule Breaking Ideas is a  weekly radio show that grabs a headline, dives deep and tells you exactly what it is, why it's important to your business and how you can use it to stand out and dominate.

New episodes air every Friday @ 10AM MT, and are on demand 24/7 on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and at http://rulebreakingideas.com.

Rule Breaking Ideas is a BoozeHound Production. BoozeHound is a 100 proof creative agency that distills ideas until they howl!
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Why, when you finally get me to hop over to your blog post, do you insult me by throwing a fucking pop up wanting me to give you my email address?

Do you want me to read your blog post, or give you my email address? You certainly aren't getting my email address, especially if you prevent me from doing what I came to your website to do the first place.  And, I'm hitting the back button, never to go to your website again (and I didn't read your blog post).

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+Phil Bowyer That pop up is right up there with me YOU ARE TAILGATING invention. Tell you about it in the green room. :)
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YouTube - What have you done?
We're "un-live" right now with the latest Rule Breaking Ideas show where we dive in to the new YouTube Partner Terms and give you ideas on what your video strategy might look like in this new era of YouTube.
 
The Rumors Were True
You've all heard by now that YouTube Partner Terms have changed, and while some don't think this is a big deal, I think YouTube changing into a multi-tiered subscription video site, augmented with an ad-supported side is pretty different than the YouTube we see today.

Here's the thing, whenever a huge platform - like YouTube - makes a significant change to the way THEY monetize the platform, it changes the way users experience the site, which in turn means it changes the way we distribute and present our content on that platform.

This week, I dive deep into the new Terms, and associate FAQ Page to see exactly what we can expect, both as users and as creators.

I tackle the unanswered questions, and we'll take a look at what all this means for your business, and what your strategy might look like as YouTube looks to monetize.

There's no bullshit, no panic freakout mode, no youtube lovey-dovey... just the facts and the truth.

If you don't want ads on your videos, this show is a must watch!  If you think ads on your videos might be just what your business needs to help you make profit, this show is a must watch.

While the show isn't live, the conversation is!  I really do want to hear from you, so don't be shy! You can leave a comment here on the event page, and participate on twitter (I'm @philbowyer).

#rbishow 

Subscribe
iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rule-breaking-ideas/id963176417
Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=60206&refid=stpr

Show notes and links for this episode are at http://rulebreakingideas.com/e13

About Rule Breaking Ideas
Rule Breaking Ideas is a  weekly radio show that grabs a headline, dives deep and tells you exactly what it is, why it's important to your business and how you can use it to stand out and dominate.

New episodes air every Friday @ 10AM MT, and are on demand 24/7 on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and at http://rulebreakingideas.com.

Rule Breaking Ideas is a BoozeHound Production. BoozeHound is a hundred  proof creative agency that distills ideas until they howl!
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Gotta catch the replay +Phil Bowyer! I'm recording at the moment! 
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Going live in about 40 minutes
We all like shortcuts and easy buttons, but they rarely exist in the real world. Today, +Kenneth Manesse Sr. +Theresa Delgado and I will explore the idea of becoming a success overnight.
 
Is there really a quick path to growth for your business?

A couple of month ago the Entrepreneur Growth Conference shared with those that attend the conference how to grow a scalable business. For those that went, they were trying to find a quick path to growth and success. This got me thinking about some of the misconceptions that business owners are thinking about business growth.

This week show we will be sharing with you, "Common misconceptions in thinking about growth."

Would you go to a growth conference?


Meet your host:

"I help solopreneurs break rules to reach their goals."+Phil Bowyer 

http://philbowyer.com
http://www.youtube.com/philbowyer
http://twitter.com/philbowyer

"Actionable sales Insights."+Theresa Delgado 

http://theresadelgado.com
http://www.youtube.com/TheresaDelgadoOnTV
http://twitter.com/TheresaDelgado

"Leaders are learners and you too will learn how to join the 5%."+Kenneth Manesse Sr. 

http://www.mespecialist.biz
http://twitter.com/MEspecialist
http://instagram.com/kmanessesr
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Stranger Danger on Twitter, Ice Cream is the Gateway Drug To Beer? and 1984 redux
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Thanks +jd quinitchette 
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OK Ladies...
I've been extremely lucky to have met some incredible women who are smart, and well, amazing (and yes of course, I'm including my wife +Kate Bowyer in this).

My friend +Yifat Cohen has a very special opportunity to attend the It's Time conference. +Yifat Cohen is one of these kick ass women I mentioned earlier.

If you're interested in getting a ticket to the conference, follow the directions in Yifats post.

Pinging some who I think would add some value to this conference:
+Nora Whalen +Christine L Bowen +Jessica Dewell +Jessica Maynard +Krithika Rangarajan +Krithika Rangarajan +Rhonda Wall +Ivana Taylor +Stephanie Sims +Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales +Zara Altair +Sheila Hensley +Theresa Delgado +Lakesha Brown
 
We want to know what YOU think It's Time for.
Play to win a 3 day all-access pass to It's Time Conference.

In 2 weeks, a  a select group of powerful organizations, women and men will get together to achieve gender equity and empower women and girls at all levels to be leaders. You can be there too!

Here's how the game is played
It's 2015, yet many social dynamics haven't changed. We want to know what you think It's Time for.

1. Share your own story - in a post, in an image, in a short video - and let us know what YOU think It's Time for. You can share it all over the web - Google+, Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, Pinterest, your own blog. Have fun!

2. *Use the Hashtag #itstime2015 * so that we can track it with +NOD3x 

3. Spread the word get as many shares and comments as you can for that post, and other posts.

4. You have 5 days to really rock it! We'll announce the winners on Thur. April 23, 2015 at noon CST.

Need inspiration?
I'll start - 

It's time for each of us to find our unique voice and share it with the world. Gone is the chase of the shiny object. Gone are the day of copying others. Gone is the pursuit of external pacifiers, Novocains for the soul.
It's time to discover our passion, what truly fuels us, stand up and - unapologeticly - grab it with both hands and drown in its bliss.
That's what life is about, and it's time for all of us to have a taste. and then the whole cup. Why not? ;)

A great example of it is +Mia Voss  - 
Mia Voss recently took a 3 week birthday celebration trip to Italy.. all by herself! Even when faced with a breakup and a cancer scare, Mia chose to push forward and celebrate her 50th birthday and celebrate with wine, restaurants & building new connections in another country. Lesson learned: just do it. YOU can do it. 

YOUR TURN
What do you think It's Time For?

Let us know. We're tracking :)

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Well, that's some latte +Krithika Rangarajan 
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  • School is about following rules.
    It's about conforming. It's about blending in.
    School's value comes not from the academics, but from the relationships and connections you make while there. Has your professor actually run a successful business? What about the Dean of your business school? Why did he/she leave their successful business?
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Oh, I've been called lots of things. :)
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I Help Entrepreneurs Break Rules
Introduction

Hey, Hey. My name is Phil Bowyer and I’m the co-founder of BoozeHound Productions, a company that helps you stand out by creating campaigns that resonate with your audience because they hit the right triggers, and because they are unlike anything else. In other words, I help you BREAK RULES!

Some fun facts about me:

→ I’m from Chicago

→ I’m a metalhead \m/

→ My favorite beer is Bucer's Paradise (a Stout by a pub/coffeehouse called Bucer's in Moscow, Idaho)

→ I have a beautiful wife, and 4 kick ass kids

→ My Bacon number is 1

→ I was a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years

→ My favorite food (at the moment) is Stuffed Pizza


But, let’s get real, you want to know why you should circle me, right?

→ Because I’m awesome. Ask others, they’ll tell you.

→ Because I say no to the status quo, and help you do the same.

→ Because I tell it like it is. No fluff, no bullshit.

→ Because I like to have FUN. Never underestimate the power of having fun.

→ Because I’m passionate about helping entrepreneurs and businesses reach their Destination.

→ Because I believe action is more important that inspiring a certain mindset.

→ Because you’re here anyway and you might as well hit that circle button.

→ Because I’m not on Facebook


My Breaking Rules Philosophy

If you’d rather watch than read, here’s a playlist that dives a bit deeper:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAJTgeUa7IE9lCa5u33qK0-rpAr7kNRFf

(it’ll take about an hour, the bulk of which is stories on how breaking rules and embracing creativity has helped three people commit to doing the work).

Breaking Rules isn’t about being anti-rules, or anti-law. Rules are good, but they have to be your own.

Breaking Rules is about saying no to the status quo and the social media and marketing experts that tell you their way is the only way to reach success. It isn’t.  The only way to success is the one that you create for yourself, the one that fits you like a glove and reaches deep inside of you and pulls out your strengths and uses them to their highest possibility.

It’s also about tapping into that inner kid. Have you ever noticed how a kid will go out of their way to jump in a puddle, or try something just because they’ve never experienced it before, or created their own fashion ensemble that no adult would be caught dead in? Yep, kids want to stand out and be themselves until we tell them they have to conform, and be like their peers.

By the time we reach adulthood, we are so used to playing by the rules, we are mesmerized by “creative people” who reach a level of success we only dream about. Guess what? You’re no different than them. You’re creative too, and you can be that kid who dresses like a ballerina, cowboy and fireman all at once and look awesome doing it.

There are thousands of experts telling you to be “authentic” while making you watch hour long HOA’s and trying to sell you programs that make you just like everyone else. Does that make any sense? Things like SEO crack me up because everybody is using the exact same tactics to get on page one.  It’s not about being on page one of Google search, it’s about being so damn extraordinary that people have conversations about you, which of course, translates to revenue (would you rather have 100,000 hits on your website, or $100,000 in your pocket?).

Take The First Step

Say hi. Really, I’d love to hear what you’re all about and learn what your passion is. I may look like a bad ass, but I’m a nice guy - really, don’t be shy.

OK, I didn’t want to use this, but I triple dog dare you to say hi.  Now, you have to do it. ;)

Take The Second Step

My second book, Coloring Outside The Lines guides you through the process of understanding who you are and creating habits and practices that are not only unique to you, but guide you to your Destination.  

Coloring Outside The Lines is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo Books.Click the link below to grab your copy.

http://philbowyer.com
Bragging rights
I played a firefighter and a good samaritan in a movie called "After The Shock" (I was also the technical adviser). My wife Kate and I wrote, directed, casted and filmed a short film called "Crossed" (http://crossed.phibble.com). Yeah, I know, I'm cool, but I'm humble :)
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I help solopreneurs break rules to reach their goals.
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Drinking, listening to metal while breaking rules.
Employment
  • Phil Bowyer
    Founder, 2004 - present
    I lead entrepreneurs to their goals by helping them find their shtick, their audience and their message. [ http://philbowyer.com ]
  • Crave Real
    Urban Farmer / Nutritionist / Activist, 2012 - 2013
    I grow real food aquaponically (the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture). In addition to growing, I also teach the benefits of eating real food and balancing nutrition so your body and mind work at peak performance. [ http://cravereal.com ] [ http://icraveorganics.com ]
  • Phibble
    Co Founder, Creative Director, 2006 - 2013
    This is my way to blend activism and business. Phibble is about helping Indiepreneurs make a living with their talent. I am starting a new Phibble Music project soon - a podcast for musicians. [ http://phibble.com ] [ http://phibblemusic.com ] [ http://phibblebooks.com ]
  • PageCrafter
    Founder, 1994 - 2005
    PageCrafter was my first "internet business". I taught myself HTML, graphic design and built web pages for small businesses, sports teams and doctors. The web was so new and exciting back then. Good times.
  • Orange County Fire Authority
    FireFighter / Emergency Medical Technician, 1986 - 1993
    Firefighter/ E.M.T. I used to be the guy who rode up on the big red fire engine when you called for help. What an awesome gig that was.
  • Thornton Volunteer Fire Dept.
    Firefighter, 1984 - 1985
    At age 14, I was the youngest member of our volunteer fire department.
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