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The day I finally ran around TOPLESS

I was thinking back to one of my big goals that I achieved over the Christmas break.

This involved losing 20kg, working on my body and building up the confidence to RUN AROUND TOPLESS.

Yes, I took my top off and ran around in public without my top on. I’m obviously a man of the 70’s (with my Chest Hair), yet I felt buff enough to pull it off with strength and style.

What was interesting about this whole experience was that if you said to me 2 years earlier, I would be slim and buff enough to pull this off, I would have laughed at you.

This own win of mine came from doing small things every day well. Eating less, eating slightly healthier, exercising a bit harder and more.

My advice and thinking? Big results don’t usually come from one big move. It’s the results of many small things done well.

Do the small things well my friends on a daily basis. This will make everything just work.

Believe me 😊

You so rock.

Ranger Jamie’s ARMY TRUCK

I put up lots of content on Social Media.

Lots of it are videos, with a few great photos documenting my life and the adventures of “Edward Zia”.

One of these recent epic photos was when I visited my powerhouse friend Jamie Simpson in the Shire of Sydney.

He had a “New” Army Truck. “New” in this definition means that it’s an old ex-Australian Army Truck that he drives everywhere.

It’s a beautiful nostalgic truck and he loves it. Jamie has worked so hard for this, and he so deserves it.

My advice and thinking? As entrepreneurs we work hard, and we deserve rewards for our hard work. Jamie has put is whole life on the line to win big, and he has. Hence, he deserves such greatness. Keep putting yourself out there friends, and of course go hard.

I love his work and love your work 😊

Marketing yourself EVERYWHERE

I was at the Anytime Fitness North Parramatta over the weekend, working out (as I do).

It’s been great lately. I have really got my health right and I feel great. As I spend more time at the gym, I have become part of the “furniture” and it’s been great.

I was speaking to Josh the Manager, and in conversation he offered that I could put up my workshops and business card on the noticeboard.

It was cool! I never ever thought I would see the day I would be up on a gym noticeboard (considering I’ve been fat for the past few years) and it was a great feeling.

It’s easy to do and putting it up there just felt great. It would be seen by at least 20 people a day, so you never know.

My advice and thinking? Never overlook simple Marketing Opportunities. My workshop flyer only needs to be seen once by the right person!

Love your work and thank you Anytime Fitness. Love it!

Dangerous & Brilliant Thinkers

As I’ve become more well known and senior in my field (over the many intense and wonderful years), I get invited lots to judge awards, contribute to academic projects and contribute to government policy.

On a beautiful sunny weekend, I received an email from one of my old colleagues Richard Coller. He’s one of the Directors of the “S P Jain School of Global Management” and he had the most amusing request for me.

It was to play “Gordon Ramsay” and “Shark Tank” a group of students there presenting their projects. I went in there and was in “Edward Zia” nice mode.

After the first presentation I was nice. After they left the room, the facilitator walked up to me and said, “Edward, you need to go really hard on these students”. I then asked, “Are you sure you really want that?”. They hesitated, then said “Yes”.

I then ripped up all the coming students. I tore into them and channelled as much Gordon Ramsay without the swearing or the malice (btw I love Gordon).

It was very funny and whilst I tore up some, the students were able to really push back against me with great logic and reason. They knew what they were doing, and some had the people skills to push back against an Ex-Army Business Leader like myself.

I was impressed! I certainly did not have this skill when I was their age and impressed. S P Jain produce incredible students, and I can see why they’re such a popular niche college in what they do.

My advice and thinking? You want to be as “Dangerous” and “Brilliant” as possible like the students. That is thinking outside the square, backing yourself and willing to be a danger to the establishment and the norms.

In protecting confidentiality; I was presented with concepts that may very well take off, causing massive disruption. I love it.

My advice and thinking? Check out and follow on Social Media the S P Jain School of Global Management. Known them for years and they really care about their students.

Love your work, enjoy the thoughts and stay awesome friends!

Creating EASY & Simple Meetup Social Events

Meetup.com is a great platform for creating, running and building communities.

I use it all the time, and it’s helped me really take off in my business over the past two years.

I get people nervously asking me how to get their own Meetups going. They think they need 100+ people like what I normally get at my events, the top room at the Novotel or the Pullman, and a world class presentation.

This is completely UNTRUE!

One incredible easy format is to just have a Social Gathering. It can be an easy 5 – 15 people, and you just hang out. Everyone can buy their own food & drinks and you just have a great time.

I did this the other night at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour and it just worked.

It was a mixture of Social, Business and highly rated.

My advice and thinking? Meetup Social Events are a great place to start. Easy and powerful. Start small and work your way up.

Thanks for the read, love your work and happy Meetups friends.

Ed’s 3 x Top Tips to a GREAT SELFIE

I have been labelled lately the “KING OF SELFIES”.

Whilst I think this is true, it’s equally a compliment and a bit of a dig at me. Be it good or bad; what I can tell you is that I AM THE KING OF SELFIES.

Selfies are great for fun, taking photos with great people, promoting others and more. I love taking selfies (especially with others) and here are my top 3 tips:

  • Have a nice new phone: I use a Samsung S9 and it’s just great.
  • Get your background nice: Make sure it’s beautiful and gives your image context.
  • Make yourselves look good: Smile, look at the lens and hold it up a bit higher so you get a down angle.

Do this well my friends and you shall give the perfect selfie. You, your friends and your ego shall love you for it.

Enjoy the thoughts and happy selfies friends!

“Creating a PROFITABLE Image, Brand and Identity” is in Section 5 of the Vault

Friends!

We had a wonderful Live Webinar tonight and a big thank you for those who joined us. The Webinar Recording is in Section 5 of the Awesome Marketing Vault Mentoring Program.

It’s great and it’s available to our wonderful Premium Subscribers. I would so love to invite you to join our Vault and if you need more persuasion, check out the free content in Section 2 on the house.

>> Visit The Awesome Marketing Vault with Edward Zia™ here!

My recent updates to my Marketing Strategy!

I have had lots of people compliment me in several ways lately.

These compliments I would never have heard even 12 months ago. They have said and I quote:

  • “You’re a machine.”
  • “You’re not human.”
  • “You’re Superman.”

This warms my heart greatly in that it’s been what I have done as I have lifted my own health and standards.

It feels really good what has helped get this across has been two core updates to my Marketing Strategy. I spoke to my Mentors, studied the pro’s and this is what I am doing now:

  • Posting 5 to 6 times a day
  • Personally messaging and reaching out to everyone who likes and comments

Now this is lots of work, but you want to know something? It’s kicking butt.

The key thing about business is that it’s up to you. It all comes down to how ambitious you are.

These days I’m quite ambitious so I’m going for it and love it.

Love your work, and I’d love to hear your thoughts 😊

Cutting back the MASSIVE MEALS

When I was 20kg heavier, there were a lot of reasons behind this.

It wasn’t my genes, genetics, family factors or anything like that. It was bad choices on my part.

One of the continual bad choices I would make are MASSIVE MEALS. This was especially the case where I would go to Buffet Breakfasts, and try and commit some form of Caloric Suicide. Omelettes, Baked Beans, Eggs, 4 x Pieces of Toast, 2 x Coffees and more; I would really go for it!

As I saw the error of my ways, I cut everything back. To these days where for breakfast, I have a simple cup of coffee and yoghurt. It’s great. It’s simple, cheap to buy, easy to prepare and I love it. It’s a small meal.

My advice and thinking? Cut back the general size of your meals. I used to go crazy and by cutting back size over time, I just feel better.

Love your work, thanks for the read and stay awesome friends!

It’s great to get Professional Help

If you have been following more for a while, you may have noticed that I have lost tons of fat and got healthy.

It’s been the healthiest and my life, and I love it on many levels.

To achieve this result, it hasn’t all been myself. I’ve had great people to help me win big. One of those great people is Patrick, who is one great Personal Trainer at Anytime Fitness North Parramatta (Sydney).

He’s given me the help, encouragement and what I’ve needed to get healthy and love it.

My advice and thinking? If you’re struggling in an area (like I was), get someone to help you. It’s the only way to go.

Love your work and thanks for the read friends!

>> P.S. Follow and support wonderful Patrick on Instagram Here!

Why it’s great to VOTE LIBERAL

As I write this article, the count is going through for our NSW State Election on Saturday 23rd March 2019.

I’m slightly sunburnt from hours of election work in my local area of Parramatta and it’s been a great day. Labor people attacked me today like they normally do, but they hardly got under my skin as normal.

I get asked why I VOTE LIBERAL in Australia and I’d love to give my compelling reasons why:

It’s for Jobs, Lower Taxes and Business Growth: More jobs is great for society and civilisation. This makes everything happen.

Infrastructure: They build roads, transport and more.

Equality and Anti-Racism: Liberal are all about individual and stay out of all the racial identity politics.

My advice and thinking? It’s not the perfect party, but it’s a great party to vote for and why I love it.

Love your work and thanks for the read friends 😊

P.S. For my North American Friends, “Liberal” means “Right”. It’s closer related to the Republican Party than the Democrats.