FP040: The Power of Transparency & Creating a Raving Community with Pat Flynn

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Getting laid off is enough to make anyone want to crawl into a hole and hide. But Pat Flynn went the other direction. He took the opportunity to open himself up, and put his experience in the spotlight. And that very openness became the key to his success, as his Smart Passive Income Community has now reached millions of entrepreneurs.


It’s not every day that you have the chance to become an overnight sensation, but for Pat Flynn, the stars seemed to align perfectly for him on a gloomy day in 2008. After landing the job of his dreams and working passionately at it for many years, the mid-2008 recession hit him harder than he’d ever imagined. Being recently promoted at a large architecture firm, he was shocked when his boss announced that the company could no longer pay for his services and expertise.


Although he was clouded with the fear of unemployment during the first few weeks, this obstacle was the golden opportunity that would change his life forever.
Enter Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income


In this interview you will learn:

How Pat has built a raving super engaged community so powerful that he often receives emails from community members asking for his amazon affiliate link as they want Pat to receive the affiliate commission from Amazon

The power of building extremely deep relationships with your audience and how to build epic amounts of trust

How Ari Miesel overcame Crohns disease.

A throwdown on the Foundr Podcast and core action items on how to improve your podcast

The power of transparency and how it has helped Pat grow his business exponentially

& much more!

  • http://www.tylerbasu.com/ Tyler Basu

    Nathan this was one of my favorite of your podcast interviews. Pat Flynn is the man! You asked some really great questions that prompted some insights from him that I have not heard him share before. Well done.

    • http://foundr.com/ Nathan Chan

      Hey Tyler, glad you enjoyed this one my man! Pat Flynn is definitely the man! He shared so much GOLD hey!!

  • http://robcubbon.com/ Rob Cubbon

    This was a great interview. I really loved the bit where Pat was explaining why he hasn’t done more products. One of the answers is that he likes to do everything differently. And that’s what I love about Pat.

    • http://foundr.com/ Nathan Chan

      Thank you Rob! Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Pat was a fantastic guest and she shared so much gold with us 🙂


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