Episode 36 – Josh Steimle: How to Become a Thought Leader

Josh Steimle

Josh Steimle

If you want to be an expert, you just need to know a little bit more than the people you are talking to.
— Josh Steimle

Josh Steimle has built marketing agencies in the U.S. and has moved his operations to China, where he now resides.

While Josh has had high and low periods, he has found an area that has been highly accepted in his field, thought leadership; so much so that Josh has been featured in Forbes, Time, Entrepreneur and many other greatly respected business sources.

I managed to scoop some time from Josh. He agreed to come on the show for an interview to allow us a brain-picking session. We want to discover just how Josh went from being a virtual nobody to one of the most influential marketing advisers in the world.

As humble as Josh seems to be though he may deny that last statement, but when we measure statistics, very few individuals are accepted to write material for those high ranking publications.

Before I started writing for Forbes, I was a nobody.
— Josh Steimle

So my goal in this interview is to discover just how Josh has done it. How did he manage to gain access to write for such high ranking organizations, and how has he become accepted as the go to thought leader?

As I spoke with Josh, I noticed he has a unique desire to help other people grow in business and their marketing awareness. I truly see a man that cares more about the person than the money he will make from that person.

When I see an individual have a desire to want to learn more and we are able to provide them with that fulfillment, I get excited.
— Josh Steimle

Josh explains marketing so simply that I believe anyone could understand how marketing works. He tells us some simple things you need to know when marketing:

  • Who is the audience or target market? Who will give you their money for what you provide?

  • Where does your audience or target market hang out?

  • What type of content do you need to create?

Josh has put together a system called Influencer Inc. This program will show you how you can become a Thought Leader and Influencer.

Josh explains it took him 3 years to accomplish huge results that you can accomplish much quicker because he will help you bypass the mistakes he made.

He will show you how to:

  • Get a book deal. A book is like your business card.

  • Land a speaking engagement at a TEDx event.

  • Start getting paid to travel and speak at events around the world.

  • Get interviewed on television and radio.

  • Publish articles in top names such as Forbes, Mashable, Etc…

  • Build your email list.

  • Build a healthy audience in social media.

  • Grow your business in extraordinary ways.

  • Develop and make money with an online course.

  • And much more...

I also asked Josh about writing and publishing a book. I know many people would like to write a book, but they really don't know how to go about it or what to write about.

There are many ways to write a book; you could write a book of interviews, or you can ask other experts to contribute their knowledge and you just tie it together.
— Josh Steimle

There is so much you can learn just in this interview with a master Thought Leader, Josh Steimle. And, you can also find out what it is like living in China.

So enjoy the interview and be sure and visit Josh's websites.

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Featured Music: Deluge by Chris Keene off his album: "Above The Ground Or Under"