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I’ve been struggling with my new book, but not in the way that most people mean that. It’s not that I have too few ideas or too many ideas. I’ve got millions of ideas and I know how to cull them. It’s just that I need something specific to happen with this book, and I need to craft it well to make that work. No, not a bestseller. Been there.
“I’m getting sick of all the negative news on Facebook.” Has a friend said this to you? Have you heard more and more of this? Are YOU tired of feeling like the information scrolling down your Facebook feed isn’t what you care about? You can build a simple alternative. What If You Controlled Your Own Attention? Before we all got sucked into the fan blades of Facebook (and I’m ...
When you make your own game in life and business, there’s a tight pairing between an opportunity and a problem and it has one word: freedom. When you can do anything, sometimes you lock up and do nothing. Or nothing useful. What should you do when you feel stuck? That Stuck Feeling When faced with freedom, we tend to get into a mental traffic jam. “What should I do?” “There’s so much.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Staples. All opinions are mine. They just paid me to give YOU my opinions. It’s a win! This survey by Staples came out just as small business owners are getting back to business in 2017. In it, Staples asked small business owners a number of questions to gauge their mindset as 2017 kicks off.
Now, more than ever before, it’s important that we develop and nurture a platform where we can be heard. At the very same time that these tools become easier and easier to use, the world is more noisy. Add to this the fact that I believe we often forget a very important detail, and that this mistake might be costing you a lot of time wasted for very little return.
“I don’t know what to write!” “When I write, it comes out wrong.” “I get jammed up and stuck for ideas.” Does this sound like you? I started blogging back in 1998, when they called it journaling. I was terrible at it. Most of my posts were about my own opinion on things. There was no consistency of voice. I’d just finish the post when I felt done with my writing. Junk. And no one read my blog.
At the start of the year, I saw a quote by James Clear that really stuck with me. He said if you want more success, work on your habits, not your goals. It’s a really solid piece of leadership advice. Work on Habits, Not Goals Let’s say your goal is to have 10 active clients in your business in any given month. It’s a good enough goal (depending on the business model).
Leadership at all levels knows the story: there’s more to do, fewer people around, and everything is moving faster. In the absence of step-by-step leadership, and with the velocity of change in business, it’s important that we educate everyone in the organization to a new kind of personal leadership. The first thing to go? Time management. Never Manage Time Time management is a bad deal.
I’m working on my next book, Make Your Own Game. The first major premise of the book is that business and life are a game. Sure, there are serious parts to both, but if you’re working on improving your levels of success, maybe learning how think like we do in games will be the missing ingredient.
“Influencer marketing” isn’t new. It has been around for at least a decade in its latest form, which is “Hey, let’s get bloggers to talk about our stuff!” Lots of companies wonder if it’s the right move for their product. Let’s talk about that. The nice folks at Skinny and Co sent me some amazing products made from raw coconut oil.
Here’s everyone right now: I’ve got a lot to do. New year, new me. I’m going to do this and that and this and… It doesn’t work. You end up running in a lot of circles, or at best, you hit a lot of smaller goals, but nothing that really moves the needle. Right? Let’s do something about that. 1000 Targets, One Arrow The time to believe in multitasking is over.
People always want to know what “successful” people do in their mornings. You can google “morning rituals” and you’ll see tons of really thoughtful and well-considered information. It will also be sterilized and made to make it seem as if the person in question is a saint. Thus, when you compare how YOU start every day, you can’t match up because it’s this other person’s ideal.
The biggest change in business over the last fifteen years is our ability (in most countries) to create and launch our own business without anyone’s permission. We have also been granted (via the Internet) the tools to reach our prospective buyers without anyone else’s help. If you WANT to do more business, the first step (after having something to offer others) is to create ...
We have a huge year ahead of us! How will you and I accomplish all that we want to achieve? Let’s pick three words to guide you to success in 2017! Choose Three Words for Your Success in 2017! Pick any three words that you can use to guide you forward to success in the coming year. Write these words down every day. Keep them posted on your monitor. Make a phone wallpaper.
What’s the best diet? The one you’ll follow. What’s the best exercise program? The one that gets you the results that YOU want. What’s the best business strategy? The one you’ll actually implement to get where you want to go. I was wishing a happy birthday to Scott Sigler, and realized that he’s a great example for my upcoming book, Make Your Own Game.
Too many of us are chewing up hours each day in an effort to “stay informed” and “keep up” but also to waste time in between other tasks. It’s time to go on a diet. A media diet. How to Start Your Media Diet Look at the blogs and newsletters you currently receive. You already know which ones you read fervently. Those will probably stay in your regular rotation.
I’m writing a new book called Make Your Own Game. This book solves the challenge of “how do I get more successful at life and business?” I thought I’d share a little behind-the-scenes of how I do it. I Start With “Why Bother With a Book?” It took a while to write this new book, but not the actual writing process. That’s kind of quick. Instead, I got a bit wrapped up in the content.
Imagine you need to swap out the dishwasher in your kitchen (the device, not a person). If you didn’t want to do the job yourself, you’d call a plumber, or go look for one online. Now, imagine the plumber spends her or his time telling you about their credentials, about why they charge what they do, about how they’re the very best at what they do.