Chris Brogan

  • Work on Habits, Not Goals

    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).

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  • Never Manage Time – Manage Priorities

    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.

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  • Business and Life are a Game

    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.

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  • Does Influencer Marketing Help Your Business?

    “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.

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  • 1000 Targets, One Arrow

    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.

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  • My Morning Rituals

    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.

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  • Why Should I Have a Website

    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 ...

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  • My 3 Words for 2017

    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.

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  • Any Path Gets You There

    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.

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  • Go On a Media Diet

    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.

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  • Working on my New Book

    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.

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  • Is Your Site About You Or Them?

    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.

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  • Sing the Hell Out of Your Song

    I’ve come to realize that one big challenge we have is that we have to tell the world how we help them, and we have to do it often. Only, we have to do it in a way that makes it about our buyers and not us. If you’re like me, you quite often have a song stuck in your head. In some ways, I think we should be this way with our customers. As long as we’re not an annoying song.

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  • Brand Manage Camp is Worth It

    I wouldn’t ever write a post like this if I were asked. I hate when people ask me outright to say nice things about them or their company or their event. I need to tell you that so I can say what I want to say next. I really REALLY loved Brand Manage Camp in Las Vegas. Run by Len Herstein, I have to tell you that I loved this event. This is SO WEIRD for me to say.

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  • Your Message and Your Voice

    I’m writing this for my Owner Insiders but figured I’d share it with you, as well. The idea is one of those simple-but-potentially-profound ones. I’ll be sharing it with the people at Owner Action Systems LIVE in Portland, Maine on 9.24.16. Your Message and Your Voice I believe that when you better understand what you stand for, what you believe in, what you bring to the picn ...

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  • Advertising Hits a Hurdle

    This guy is known as Pewdiepie. You can decide he’s a weirdo (he is). You can think his videos aren’t interesting because they’re mostly “let’s play” coverage of video games (currently one of the top watched video categories of YouTube). He also makes $12 million a year from YouTube. However, recently, YouTube implemented some changes to appease the complaints of their advert ...

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  • Labor Day

    I’ve never been one to celebrate Labor Day. It’s a US holiday built to say, “Hey good job, workers. You did work!” Seems a bit patronizing to me. I prefer to celebrate work every day. But you can make a holiday what you want, and so I made mine my own. Labor Day Over the last handful of days, Jacq launched a new food blog, I launched a nerd blog, and I published a book.

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  • How to Write Better

    I wrote a book on how to Find Your Writing Voice. The idea came because Jacq said she wanted to know how to translate her unique self onto the page, onto her blog, into emails and more. You know, in a world where writing and communication are more important than ever, I wanted to make sure that you weren’t just putting your words out there; you were making your words ...

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  • What Do You Lose by Fitting In?

    I just looked over my last ten posts. The only thing they all have in common is that I’m not talking about what all my other friends are talking about. I’m not talking about lead magnets and how to automate your tweets or why it’s sad that Blab failed or any of that. I’m not debating whether Instagram stories is a good or bad thing. Mostly because I don’t care.

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