When you are urged to work on your strengths and incrementally improve your areas of genius, it sounds as if it makes sense. You're not confident writing? Don't write. You want to avoid messing up on social media? Don't use social media for business. Hate prospecting calls? Don't call anyone. Makes sense. Except when it doesn't.
The beauty of working for yourself is that you CAN build your business around the things you most like to do, and the ways you most like to do them. However, sometimes it is necessary to do work you don't like so that you can get results that move you towards your big dream. Staying in your comfort zone simply won't work.
In those situations, you need to ask yourself which wins: comfort or vision? If your vision is big enough, and your mission bold enough, you absolutely will not ever achieve it by remaining where you are.
If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you've got.
If you want something else, you...
When there is something big to shout about, we shout. If there is imminent danger, we scream. If there's something good that turns up in our lives we turn up the volume and become the town crier. I recently found a new social network, for instance, and it rocked so hard that I became a total town crier. Oh-yay! Oh-yay! Oh-yay! Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! A new social media tavern has opened in ye olde webbe of ye worlde. However... in general... is that a good plan?
Short term it works. For instance, that network I mentioned has an affiliate deal attached, and doing my town crier bit built me a downline of 2,899 people in 7 weeks (it's 7 weeks today, actually). Didn't spend a bean on ads either. So, yes, it works. But, long-term you need more than just a bell and a fun hat (if you're not getting the town crier reference, I wrote a blog post on it).
When your alarm bell first goes off, it wakes you up. If it's a new alarm/ring tone it wakes you up right away. Your...
I basically live in Harry Potter world. The local town to me is well over a thousand years old, and despite having internet access, we still have a Town Crier who 'Oh-yays' important news in the High Street. Along with that is the ceremonial relic of an ancient system of justice and society, the posts of which remain. If you feel the need, you can run for the office of Ale Taster or whatever. Basically, a good excuse to nab free bevvies in the local pubs in the name of 'quality control' and tradition.
Anyhoo... as I was contemplating the quirks and obscurities of life in ancient towns and villages in England, I realised that there's one little thing we used to do back in the day that's absolutely bang up to date when it comes to building online tribes. Here's the scoop...
Back in the day, we had a little system of order based around a model that makes perfect sense in a network marketing or viral marketing context. When young men (obv substitute whatever...
This month's Freedom Friday is a little different. For one thing, I didn't post about it on the blog on the first Friday of the month due in part to the fact that I got SWAMPED when I posted it on social media. Lol. However, I now have some spaces left to coach you peeps for free with this offer, so it's time to put it on the blog. The second way it's different is that it's not just free for 24 hours. It's free for the whole month, on a couple of conditions:
I was thinking the other day, about the situation in America. I have many thoughts. Not a big fan of the current administration to be honest. That said, I'm not going to delve into all of that here. Instead, I want to talk about something I noticed about BOTH major parties.
The Republicans are urging the electorate to pine for a 'golden past' with the phrase 'Make America Great Again'. If they'd stopped after word three, it would be a call to action for the future. If they'd made 'again' 'now' it would be a call to action for the present, but they chose the past.
The Democrats are urging the electorate to strive for a 'golden future' by emphasising they are progressives and talking about how things could be better in the future if the current administration were gone.
Neither party's marketing - beyond the usual muck fights of day to day politics - is focused on the now.
It occurred to me that the only place things change is in the now. Eckhart...
I left you to your own devices for a month. Did you miss me?
There are times in life when you need to put everything you have into building something that matters to you. That's what I've been doing, and everything else has needed to take a back seat while I've done it.
I've been building you a magazine and a membership site. I've been integrating and editing. I've been putting in place training for your mind, resonance for your soul, creativity for your heart, and an engine room to help pad out your wallet. It has been a HUGE task, but once it's done I won't have to do it again.
During the time I've been doing this, I've had an accident that left me with a dangerous infection and a four-inch scar on my leg.
I kept going.
Then I caught a virus.
I kept going.
Then I got an infection in my eye and couldn't shut it properly.
I kept going.
I've had tech breakdowns.
I kept going.
I've had emotional breakdowns.
I kept going.
I lost many weeks worth of work.
Thoughts and prayers alone aren't helping with the pandemic of violent attacks we've been seeing in the news lately.
If only there was something we could all do to help shift the planet a little closer to peace.
I believe there is, and it starts with a conversation. That conversation could be with a friend or it could even be with yourself.
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Wow. Sometimes, the timing on things just blows my mind. This'll be a woo-woo post, so if that's not your thang, skip it. However, if you're open-minded to other people's experiences, suspend disbelief for a few mins and let's chat.
First things first... OMG! Bill and Ted are coming back!!! Having a Gen X moment. We don't have many of them, so expect caps and exclamation graffiti. You have been warned!
Bill and Ted may seem a daft little Gen X film to many, but it's so freaking deep. Trust me on this. Philosophy, religion, visions of peace, and time travel. What's not to love?
Second things second... this is FREAKY. At the time of writing, this news was literally just announced a few minutes ago. Bill and Ted did their bit in the 1989 (Second Summer of Love if you were in Britain. It. Was. AWE---SOME!) Anyway, I randomly thought about the word 'bodacious' the other day. I've heard maybe one or two people say it in the last decade. "That's it"....
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I'm scurrying away, getting all of this sorted at the moment, and you should be too. The deadline to get your online space legally compliant with the new rules is 25 May 2018.
Here's the dry info. If you're very left brain dominant, it might make sense. Have fun!
Most of us don't have the time to filter through the 350 articles the site lists about GDPR, so I thought I'd give you a blog post as a resource you can skip through in an afternoon instead of needing to turn back time so you have enough time to go through all of this. Sound fair enough?
This is super-complicated legal stuff, so I'm not even going to attempt to explain it. Instead, watch these videos by my epic planning chum Sophie Jewry and GDPR genius Neil Penny and get your ducks in a row or unicorns in formation or whatever...
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