002 – Meet Diana Tower; Who is this Online Community Strategist

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Now that you know what the dilly is about this podcast…Wait, what?  You didn’t listen to the welcome episode?  It’s 7 minutes dude.  Go check it out here and circle back.  I’ll wait.

Done?  Awesome.  Now it’s time to get to know Diana Tower {that’s me!} better.

In today’s episode, I turn the microphone reins over to my 5 year old son Jack.  Rather than interviewing myself or finding another adult to do the honours, I thought it would be fun to get Jack in my office nook and see what happened.

As you’ll hear we had a blast.  One thing, the audio might be a bit lower than normal (sorry guys).  Having two people made it harder to get close to the mic.  Anyhoo…let’s dig in.

Jack asked the questions that I will be asking all my guests this season and I’ve listed them below.  I’m also writing the questions below because…well…at times you might not quite understand what my little man is saying!

Also, one more thing. Before you listen to the episode I want to mention that I recorded it just before Christmas, and this year was a challenging holiday.  It was the first Christmas without my Dad (he passed away on Dec 29th 2016) and so you might notice I get a bit choked up when answering the first question “what do you want to be known for?”.

Grief is a funny thing, -as Gladys Ato will explain in her future episode- and I like to roll with it rather than bottle it up.  I wanted to highlight that, but just incase you notice and were wondering why my voice sounds sad and like I’m going to burst into tears any minute…now you know.

It’s not all sad though, so don’t be scared.  It’s a lot of fun and I’m curious to know if you would ever order a “Diana Tower” at a bar.  Have a listen and learn what that drink is (yum) and more about me, your host.  🙂

Show Questions for Season 1

  • Ice breaker: the “Questions game”.
  • What would you like to be known for?
  • Anyone listening to you right now might think that you’ve got it all figured out. Is that actually true?
  • A lot can change in a year. What do you wish you could have told yourself 1 year ago?
  • If you could start a rumour about yourself, what would it be and why?
  • We’ve all heard the saying, “You are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. Who is ONE person that you’d like to bring into that group of 5 for yourself and why?
  • Do you ever feel lonely as an entrepreneur? How do you fight that?
  • Success rewards action. Can you give us an example of when you should have taken action in the past but you didn’t? What stopped you?
  • I was listening to Jayson Gaynard’s podcast Community Made and Naveen Jain said, “Dream so big that people think you’re crazy”. I love this, and I’d like to know what’s YOUR dream that’s going to make me say, “Dude, you crazy”?
  • Do you feel like you had to give up anything to become an entrepreneur?
  • Fun segment: Controversial Sandwiches
    • Peanutbutter and Jelly Sandwich…how do you make it? Are bananas ok?
    • Tuna Sandwich. With or without pickles?
  • What’s something that you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t gotten around to it or haven’t made happen yet? (life or business).
  • Fast Facts: Machine gun style questions.
    • What’s your full name?
    • When’s your birthday?
    • Are you the oldest, youngest, middle or only child?
    • Cats or dogs?
    • Hugs or handshakes?
    • Favourite colour?
    • Favourite ice cream?
    • Favourite snack?
    • Favourite shape?
    • What do you eat for breakfast?
    • Petpeeve?
    • Do you make your bed every morning?
    • When getting dressed do you put the left or right leg of your pants on first?
    • MEME or GIF
    • What’s one thing that people don’t know about you, that they might find surprising?
  • If I walked into a bar and ordered a DIANA TOWER what drink would the bartender come back with and place in front of me? Tell me details.
  • If DIANA TOWER were a dance move, what would it look like? Please demonstrate.
  • If you could tell Jack (or any of our kids) just ONE thing about life or business, what would it be?

Other cool people, resources, & websites mentioned in the episode

  • Ellen DeGeneres: If you live under a rock and haven’t heard of this amazingly funny, witty and talented woman…do yourself a favour and take a moment to check her out.  One day I will dance with you Ellen.  One day!
  • My guest post for GrowthLab, “A free Facebook Group is Not the Magic Bullet You Think It Is” is going live on the 17th of January (eeeeeee!!!).  I’ll link it up once it’s live.  It’s a hella good piece folks!  SO excited to share it.
  • IWT (I Will Teach You To Be Rich) & GrowthLab:  One of my clients where I get to work with an outstanding team.
  • Jayson Gaignard’s “Community Made” Podcast:  This is one of the few podcasts that I listen to religiously.  Half because each episodes delivers massive value, and half because Jayson is such a genuinely lovely person {he’s Canadian, eh..like ME!} that it shines through in his voice and his interviews.  It has fast become a highlight of my week.  Check it it out people.  Check. It. Out!

Next episode?

I’ll be stealing the mic back from Jack so that I can sit down with my good friend Primoz Bozic.  You don’t want to miss out on this interview!  Not only does Primoz offer insights on how he’s build and grown his online business, he shows his real personality.  With quotes like “Like a bear devouring a deer”…it’s bound to add some laughter and joy into your day.

Come on over to have a listen to 003 – Meet Primoz Bozic.

 

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