Do You Have “Are We There Yet!?” Syndrome?

Do you ever feel like you’re so focused on your ultimate vision, the end goal of all the work you’re doing to move your business forward, that you get frustrated when you look around and you’re not there yet?

I think of this as “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome, and I’m very familiar with it. I’ve had this disease since I was about 9 years old.

5_9_2016

Sometimes this impatience to accomplish and achieve is really helpful! It usually indicates precision, attention to details and deadlines, and a stop-at-nothing attitude toward getting things done.

But “Are We There Yet?” Syndrome also has some major drawbacks.

Continue reading

The Secret to Becoming a Guest Blogger on Big Platforms

Most businesses and entrepreneurs now recognize that blog content is a huge factor when it comes to driving traffic to your website, educating your audience, and staying relevant in your field. Being a guest blogger for big platforms can HUGELY help build street cred and stay relevant!

In fact, in 2015 Hubspot found that B2B marketers that blog receive 67% more leads than those that do not.

The article goes on to say:

One of the biggest benefits of blogging is being able to attract high quality leads – even when you’re not working. The more a lead has contact with you, the more likely you are to make a sale. If you’re putting out valuable content on a consistent basis, you’ll be surprised how much your leads will skyrocket.

Even your old blogs can get you noticed if they’re relevant and answering a question many visitors are searching for. Make sure you’re constantly updating older blogs so they continue to bring in the high-quality traffic.

So, if you’re not blogging yet, you should be! But my guess is that if you’re reading this article, it’s not so much a question of whether or not you are blogging, it’s a question of, “now that I have all this great content, how do I get people to see it?”

4_25_2016_Guest_Blogger

Continue reading

Will You Endeavor to Give Love?

Seems like these days you can find a scandal hiding under every rock, a horrific story of violence around every corner, and a frightening tale of inequality and doomsday just about to sneak up on you from behind.

It’s true that a lot of the issues you hear talked about on NPR or during the presidential debates feel really… big. And sometimes they make me feel really small.

With that small feeling comes the sense that I’m just a single voice in an ocean of voices, many of which are louder or more impassioned than mine.

4_18_2016

But I’ve come to the conclusion that although my voice probably won’t sweep through the world and cause a tsunami of change… there are some people who hear it. Some people know that I exist, interact with me on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Continue reading