Blogging for the Leadership Influence Of It

Blogging for the Leadership Influence Of It

Starting a blog could possibly make you famous. Or it might not. It doesn’t really matter. Fame isn’t the point. And, after all, how many people to you know who are famous simply because they started blogging? Okay, there are a few, but still… The...
How Can a Blog Actually Make Money While Making a Difference?

How Can a Blog Actually Make Money While Making a Difference?

Is it really possible? I mean… really? That’s usually how the question is worded when I’m in a conversation with someone about this whole blogging side gig thing. Even when people start to believe I actually earn income from blogging, they usually...
A 21-Point Checklist for Writing a Strong Blog Post

A 21-Point Checklist for Writing a Strong Blog Post

Are there elements that should pretty much always be included in every blog post? Yep. But it’s rare to find them all together in one, awesome post. You don’t have to do all of these things every single time, but my own mental checklist that I run through...
The Big Picture of Your Online Branding

The Big Picture of Your Online Branding

I’ve had a lot of conversations lately with leaders who have a lot of potential influence. I share similar thoughts with each of them about how to make things happen in the online space. Out of those conversations, I wrote a blog post over at my marketing...
Successful Bloggers are More than "Just" Bloggers

Successful Bloggers are More than "Just" Bloggers

Blogging, in a technical sense, is really using web-based software to share pieces of content – usually short-form articles. If all you want to do is write and express yourself, awesome! Go for it! All you really need is a free WordPress.com account and a decent...
Reasons Not to Write Series' of Blog Posts, and a Better Way

Reasons Not to Write Series' of Blog Posts, and a Better Way

What if this were just part one of this article and you had to wait a week to get part two? There’s a line in Shrek 2 where Shrek has to steal clothes from two innocent travelers. As he rides off over the hillside on his noble steed, he calls back, “Thank...
Why You Should NOT Be Reaching All of Your Goals

Why You Should NOT Be Reaching All of Your Goals

Why is reaching all of your goals a problem? Because… The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. —Michelangelo Buonarotti I believe that all of us have an...

Don't Waste the Message You KNOW You Have in You

If you and I were to meet for coffee and I were to ask you this question… Based on your experience, what is one important trait I should develop in my life to be successful? How would you answer? Or how about… What is one skill you think every recent high...
Successful Leaders are Community Gatherers and Movement Makers

Successful Leaders are Community Gatherers and Movement Makers

You can’t get anywhere without people. You can have a fantastic vision, well-developed systems, an expensive education, a leadership library, and a slew of business tools. But if you don’t have people, you ain’t goin’ nowhere! And here’s...
A 21-Point Checklist for Writing a Strong Blog Post

How to Start a Blog in Less Than a Minute

I’ve watched blogging change lives. Namely, mine. But that’s a long story. One of my great frustrations in life is running across awesome people with great stories and world-changing ideas who just aren’t quite willing to pull the trigger and launch...

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