Are You a Character? Become a Character, Become a Successful Hunting Entrepreneur

Do you know those voices that come on the radio and you instantly recognize the singer?

Old Radio

I think of Keith Whitley, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Doug Supernaw, Sammy Kershaw, etc.

Why are there some people who seem to draw our attention more than others?

These people have character.

Here’s an example; I watched this interview with country singer Jamey Johnson. This guy has a great album out That Lonesome Song.

The album is becoming very successful and gaining a lot of attention.

Sure it’s gaining attention because the record label is pushing it through its various marketing outlets, but the real reason this album and singer are gaining attention is because Jamey Johnson really has strong character.

Johnson is an original. His voice, his beard, his personality are all original. He’s original in the sense that what he is is a combination of his heroes.

To be successful, you need to become a character

Think of your favorite hunting show personalities.

Bill Jordan.

Michael Waddell.

Jackie Bushman.

People (Tribes) are drawn to characters. (Off topic…kind of. Here’s a great Seth Godin video.)

You need to become a character if you want to be the best in your hunting industry.

Everybody out there is talented. Every one of your competitors is plotting right now to come out with a way to add value to your customers’ experience in a way that outperforms you.

So how can you gain an edge?

You need to become a character.

How to become a character

Building character is not simple. It doesn’t happen overnight.

If you decide today that you need to work on building your character you’re on the path for success.

Start with the Web.

There are a countless number of useful tools on the Web to aid you in your character building.

Twitter, Facebook, your hunting blog, your hunting Website, Flickr, YouTube, etc.

The focus of your character can be whatever you want it to be.

But you still have to be true to yourself.

You can be funny, intellectual, serious, deep, shallow, etc. Whatever you want. As long as you have character.

Defining character is difficult

Character: quality: a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something; “each town has a quality all its own”; “the radical character of our demands”

All I can say is that character is what makes people pay attention to you and become interested in what you’re doing.

Building your character will make you a leader in your niche.

I can’t tell you what you need to build your character except that you need to start communicating what you love with people you enjoy communicating with.

Use every channel available to make valuable connections

Try new things.

Be an original.

Do something that’s never been done.

Do what people tell you not to.

Do what people tell you can’t be done.

Be incorrect.

Characters have faults.

Be faulty.

These are all ways to build your character…whatever that may be.

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Dayne Shuda

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