The Birth of the Grant Rant

For those of you who are yet to discover the Grant Rant, let me explained a little about the background.
Somewhere around September 2011 I purchased a product from Todd Gross & Charles Kirkland called WSO Super Affiliates. Now in true WSO style, I didn’t actually get to looking at much of the product as my mind was firmly in shiny new object mode at that point.
However, one thing that did come out of this product was an invitation by Todd to join his WSO Super Affiliates Skype Chat Group.

I had joined many Skype Groups before and had always witnessed the initial rush of enthusiasm, followed by a steady decline after only a few weeks. This was incredibly frustrating for me as I could clearly see the benefit of interacting on Skype Groups and the power of the networks that can be created.

So, seeing this group as being potentially valuable, when the conversation started to die away, I really didn’t want to let it happen yet again. Todd was always around somewhere in the background but by his nature, was not the most vocal person in the room and so I tried to come up with a strategy that might breathe new life into the Group and stimulate conversation.

The last thing I wanted to do was to keep going onto the group and saying things like ‘Hi’ or ‘Is anyone around?’ and appearing rather sad or crazy. Instead I needed to think of something to say, and something that might stimulate conversation and so the Grant Rant was born.

The form of the Grant Rant was to discuss a topic that had entered my mind that morning around product launch, working with partners or quite often about mindset. It was never intended to be a definitive answer on anything, rather to be just a perspective that people should freely discuss, challenge or add to.

I posted the Grant Rant for about a week and noticed that the conversation still did not come and so in some dismay I stopped. Facing defeat, I was about to head back to the drawing board when suddenly, people started to ask where was the Grant Rant for today.
Suddenly the group started to show sparks of revival and indeed from that point on, the Rant became a daily feature and continued to be a bit of an attraction for some months to come.

Now I admit that there is a time and a place for everything and maybe my time has moved to other things now but the reason I tell this story is that the Grant Rant actually served many purposes. It gave me something that people remembered me by. I claimed a place in that group and also gained respect from many members.

The group has gone on to bigger and better things since the days of the Grant Rant and I do take pride in the thought that maybe my contribution was a part of this success.
I know that the Grant Rant certainly helped me to grow my own career and therefore, if you spot an opportunity where you can take a stage, the benefit can often be far beyond your expectations.

Anyway, I have gone on for long enough today and want to wrap this up but I did feel that it was important to tell you this story before I start sending you some of my Rants so that you know where they are coming from and why they exist.

As you read the Rants that I send to you, please don’t forget, they are never intended to be authoritative. They are intended to provoke thought, help you to analyse various situations in your life and even to reply to me to argue your case.

The Grant Rant will continue to be published on the Warrior Forum and on the Global Reach Alliance site so please do feel free to comment as you see fit.
I will aim to send out the Grant Rants once or twice a week and they will appear in your inbox as being from The Grant Rant so keep an eye out for these.

Here Endeth the Grant Rant for Today

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