#WalkItOut Podcast 073: Brian Dixon
Today on Walk It Out, I’m excited to be chatting with Brian Dixon, author of the new book Start with Your People. I love his idea that there are already people around you who believe you in, who need to hear your message, and who want to support you … and who you need to support.
This is important message, especially to those in the publishing world because we authors hear that we need to grow our audience. We need to work toward book sales. We need to strive for pre-release sales and grow our social media. We often forget about the people. Those are PEOPLE who are buying our books and who need to hear our message. Sometimes I think we are so focused on the numbers that we forget the people behind the numbers.
It makes me think of when I went to high school. I went to a little school called Weed High—yes, it’s a real place—that had a cheerleading team. When I tried out for the team, I’m going to be honest, it was all about me. I wasn’t trying out to be a cheerleader because I wanted to support the basketball team and the football team. I wanted to wear that uniform. I wanted to travel on the bus and hang out with all the cute football players—it was about me.
There are so many times in life when it’s like that! We are thinking about ourselves. We think about our plans and our goals, our book, our podcast, and the list just keeps going. It’s all about how we look. How we present ourselves.
I love that the message in Brian’s book: when we think about others first, they benefit and we do too. It’s about cheering but cheering for the team … not worrying about how good we look.
I love how Brian is always cheering on those around him. His Instagram is always filled with short videos where he gives advice. It’s so helpful, and it’s great to know there’s someone out there who isn’t worried about making himself look good, but who wants to help you serve others better.
You are going to enjoy my conversation with Brian. I know you will be blessed!
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This Week’s Walk It Out Scripture
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him
as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
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