Today I want to talk about something that’s decidedly un-sexy: accountability. People don’t like to talk about it because it’s an aspect of doing business and running a successful blog that’s just… well… not glamorous. But I’d like to put something in perspective…
Like most Americans, when I was in college I held a variety of odd-jobs. For a while I worked as a hostess at a local restaurant in Boulder, CO, my hometown. I didn’t love that job – but I did love getting the paycheck every two weeks, and I considered it mandatory to show up on time for every shift.
I think we’d be hard-pressed to find a human being over the age of 5 that hasn’t had an experience of being disliked by someone else. In fact, as I’m typing this, I can think of several examples where people didn’t take to me!
When someone shows you or tells you that they’re not digging what you’re up to or who you are, it can be a really tough pill to swallow. We all want to be liked on some level, and it might sting when someone aggressively communicates their dislike.
When you really hit your stride with your blog, there will be people who don’t like what you’re doing online, too. Watch today’s video to get a sense for why that’s actually a good thing!
Homework: Hone in on an area of your business that’s not 100% authentic to YOU. By the way, YOU are always changing, so something that was a perfect fit last year just might need an update.
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