Today I realized that I’ve been blogging quite steadily for five years now (since August 2005). It was a colleague of mine who urged me to explore what blogging is all about. As I saw what others had done, it seemed like a Herculean task. Where to find ideas to blog about?
Luckily for me I started one post at a time. Now, two blogs (this one in English and one in French) and a combined 558 posts later, I think I’m getting the hang of it.
I believe that every solopreneur needs to blog. The currency of the self-employed professional is ideas. Blogging is a powerful way to get ideas out of your head and into the world. Many of my thoughts are half-baked, sometimes the grammar is twisted or the post is not quite logical, that’s okay. A blog is a workshop to prototype your ideas, to test them and see what sticks, both with you and with your readers. By demonstrating how you think and what you are thinking about, you help your prospects to build their trust in you.
My original intention with this post was to come up with my “Top Ten” favorites but as I went through my archives, there were just too many. Instead, here are ten posts (in no particular order) that I think represent my personality and my beliefs:
- What Gives Me The Right To Interrupt?
We have the right and the responsiblity to interrupt and influence people to help them become all they can be.
- When Is Spam Spam
Every contact you have with a prospect should bring something of value to them.
- What Comes First, IQ or LQ?
Do we want a society led by clones of Mr Spock? Or do we want a future shaped by “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”?
- Self-Help’s Big Lie?
The Big Lie of the Self-Help/Law Of Attraction crowd is believing that entitlement comes before effort.
- The High Cost Of Free Money
The cheapest way to get the money you need is to go out and get clients.
At the interpersonal level where solopreneurs operate, the laws of supply and demand of traditional microeconomics fall apart, because the relationship of trust between you and your client is much stronger.
- Greatness is never a given – it must be earned
If you spoke to inspire the people around you, how would your world change? Would others take you seriously? If not, why not?
- Are You A Rainmaker?
A Rainmaker is someone who makes it rain opportunity for everyone around them.
- To Win, Think Tactical
Strategic thinking focuses on the “what”, and tactical thinking focuses on the “how”.
- It’s our duty to obsess about our own vision
Life without passion is a life of mediocrity.
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