The one with Maria Andros

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  • September 19, 2011
  • f you spend your life trying to improve your weaknesses at the end of.
    your life youโ€™re going to have a lot of really strong weaknesses.

    I think a better way to go about someones weaknesses is to concentrate on his strengths. That is much easier as the person will agree to make his strengths stronger. There is however a nice byproduct of working on strengths. He started getting more confidence and once this happens he will in a self-determined way do something about weaknesses. I use this a lot in my consulting in Belgium and it produces miracles.

    For the rest I liked the presentation. It is true, technology is only there to help great understandings of people and their way of thinking to work for you, getting your service out there.

  • apl


    – Get my brand out there.
    (Maybe guests should at least be familiar with ILM principles.)

    – Fans are more important than customers
    (ugh, I guess if you call them “customers” it makes sense why you would make that comment.)

    – You don’t know when you’re going to have a million dollar idea

    – ipod was a way to draw in apple buyers.
    (That ipod part was extremely disjointed and incorrect in many ways. It was not $200. Try $500. That was a lot of jack in 2002 for an mp3 player. It ended having the effect of drawing new buyers to apple but it was not their initial goal. A mac being the perfect ipod accessory was incredible windfall for apple.)

    – Businesses are going under because they’re not using Facebook
    (LOL. What a crock.)


    Nice discussion on creating experiences but nothing actionable just a few examples.

    Nice tip on holding the camera yourself to make it seem more personal/ pattern interrupt.

  • Thanks everyone for the comments! I really appreciate it!

    Now APL, there seems to be a reoccuring theme of your comments being very negative with an occasional positive comment. I know you’ve talked about things you’ve learned in the past and what you like about our FREE podcast. However, there is so much of a negative focus on some of your comments I wonder if you would get more out of what we offer here for free if you were looking for what you could learn and use, versus what you don’t agree with.
    And if you want me to take it seriously please use your real name and not hide.

    Maria is very smart and one of the nicest and most caring people that I know.



  • apl

    I think that is a fair criticism, Joe. In general, I do lean heavier on the negative with my posts. And I could probably be more diplomatic with my criticism and show a little more balance. I’m just not very good at that. I’ll try though.

    Don’t worry, Joe, I do look for gold in these FREE podcasts and I’m picking it up. I probably get more out of ILM than any other listener.

    You and Dean lean heavy towards your ILM principals, for good reason, and laugh at what you hear others say which contradicts ILM principals, yet you let your guests get away with it. I understand why- they are your friends.

    If the guest misspeaks or if I don’t catch it correctly, I’d love to set the record straight either way. I just can’t let it slide so easily and I imagine I’m wrong at times myself. Anyway, if contradictory comments are not allowed, just say so, and I’ll oblige.

    I didn’t say Maria isn’t smart. I’m sure she is and has accomplished a ton and is a caring, wonderful person. I just don’t agree with some of her comments. My sincere apologies to you and her for the harshness.

    I think I may go over the top because I kinda feel that you say one thing as an absolute, and I wholeheartedly buy into it, only to hear a guest contradict it without any clarification or further discussion. If I start seeing the episode as just being their POV, and not necessarily ILM scripture, that should curb my commentary.

    Good luck at the ILM event. Putting on events is incredibly painstaking. Plus attendees are getting quality information at a very reasonable price.

  • Thank you everyone for your feedback. I welcome it all and you have the right to get and take what you want for it. I wish you lots of success and for your next phase in your business and life to be your best yet. Thanks Joe as always for being a great mentor, friend and leader.

    With appreciation and gratitude,

    Maria A. Andros

  • Joe,

    I just want to say that your interview with Maria was wonderful. Lots of good information. But more importantly, it conveyed a message of hope and empowerment for those of us who are still trying to find out way. Maria is a fabulous role model in that she achieved what she wanted through her hard work and determination. Hats off to you, Maria!

  • Genius is people who keep trying – Good point Joe.

  • Martin

    Schools are factories for slaves – they were not designed to manufacture entrepreneurs.

  • Maria, I love watching you grow and change and reach more people about how to use video to get out there! One pinch of feedback. The sound quality is not so good and I just can’t watch it for very long because of that. You can get away with a little more of a raw visual, but the sound has to be better or you’ll lose your audience quickly. But to end on a great note, you have a beautiful presence, very well grounded and I applaud you. You go girl!

  • Juan Sanchez

    Thanks for a valuable video! I have been doing video’s for a short time and you have given so much information for free.
    You guys are very professional, keep up the good work and continue making video.

    Wishing you much success,

    Juan H Sanchez

  • What an incredible simply outstanding interview wow!!!!
    I love how she hit it right on the head with Joe “You have so much magic and gold in your stories”
    That was brilliant!!!!
    The energy between you both was just………..magical

    God bless you Joe,

    Richard Branson was 1000% right about you Joe…….you do have an amazing heart.

    Thanks for this podcast

  • Really inspiring stuff here – Thank you very much.

    I’ve been scared to death about doing videos myself, but now I’m feeling a little less scared – and may even try it out.
    What have I got to lose?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers – Pete.

  • Thank you for inspiring me to start videoing. I am going to set up a video channel.



  • Hi Maria and Joe,

    Excellent video about video marketing. I’m tapping into it from a different angle than creating my own content. Check out one of my sites by clicking on my name.

    Your Friend,
    -Casey Peacock

  • jules

    Loved the interview, great stuff and Maria is awesome.
    Watched the Bieber movie, not so impressed it’s very lightweight
    on the IM stuff, nothing in it really apart from the dude used YouTube
    when he was in short trousers and tweets when he gets a sore throat ๐Ÿ™‚

  • AWESOME! the content in this video is worth so much, I can not believe you didn’t charge for, but I thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
    With the record industry in such a down spiraling mess, I see an opportunity to really help a lot of whom I like to call the new Motown’s, or better know as Independent Artist.
    The digital paradigm has changed the landscape of the industry I love so much that there is total mass confusion by so many artist on indie labels as well as majors, that the door is wide open.
    Who am I? The “Silver Conductor” on Facebook, Twitter and:

  • Dj

    When are you guys gonna have Eben on???

  • Marc

    I second this. Bring Eben on. And Frank. You know what I’m saying? ๐Ÿ˜‰


  • Thanks for the commend and DJ and Marc, we had Eben speak at our I Love Marketing Conference and he’s on the list to come on as a guest. As far as Frank Kern, well…we only want to interview smart people ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding. We’ll get him on her soon also. In the meantime here is my interview with Frank and Eben for if you want to hear them…

    Eben Pagan, Entrepreneur, Author, Founder of Hot Topic Media
    USERNAME: ebenpagan
    PASSWORD: hottopic

    Frank Kern, Master Marketer- โ€œDonโ€™t Just Dabble – Decide!โ€
    USERNAME: fkern
    PASSWORD: masterm

  • Kevin Porter

    Sweet, thanks for the freebie links above; I love freebies wooohoooo!!!

    No but really, it’s a very good technique – you smart man you!

    I would love to join your Genius Network 25k club someday ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kevin, no doubt. Here’s to that $1M net per year.