Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 26 - Owning Your Own Path with Chris Brogan

Episode 26 - Owning Your Own Path with Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is the CEO of Owner Media Group, a highly sought after professional speaker, coach, consultant, and author. He provides education and tools to help make people’s lives and businesses thrive by teaching them how to own the game they most want to win. He offers events and courses to help get them to that next level of ownership. He is also a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, Forbes has listed Chris as one of the must follow marketing minds of 2014, and his website has been listed as one of the 100 best websites for entrepreneurs. In addition to all that, he is also a husband and father who lives in Massachusetts. Chris joins Charlie on the show today to talk about his impressive body of work as well as much more.

Key Takeaways:

02:39 – How Chris got started.

03:58 – Chris started blogging in the days of dialup Internet 17 years ago.

04:48 – Monetizing blogging.

05:30 – Chris starting out in the area of social media.

06:29 – Chris being labeled as an Internet marketer.

08:26 – A lot of things in marketing and sales are broken, and there are really easy, simplistic ways to fix them.

11:06 – Good and useful content on the Internet.

11:55 – Chris’ books and publishing projects.

15:05 – The hardest lesson Chris learned in his first three years.

18:45 – Chris is the most confident and grounded that he’s ever been in his career right now.

21:00 – The shift from social media expert and blogging to owning/ownership.

29:00 – What Chris is afraid of right now in his career.

29:36 – Chris’ most unanticipated challenge he’s currently facing.

Mentioned In This Episode:

Owner Media Group






Caldwell Banker

Titleist, Scotts

Humana Health


Sony USA

Richard Branson

SUCCESS Magazine

Paulo Coelho

Harvey Mackay

Steven Pressfield

Tony Robbins, Internet Money Masters


Gene Simmons, KISS





Frank Kern


Jay Baer, Youtility

Trust Agents

Matt Holt and Shannon Vargo, Wiley

Stephen King


James and Claudia Altucher

New Marketing Labs

Brian Clark, Copyblogger Media

New York Times

Donald Trump

The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson

Macaulay Culkin, Home Alone

Joel Comm

World Domination Summit

Chris Guillebeau

Pioneer Nation

Online Course Maker

Jeff Walker, Product Launch Formula


David Siteman Garland

Thinkific, Greg Smith


Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.