Thursday, January 26, 2017

How to have a productive day?


Do all the crap you don’t feel like doing first thing in the morning. No emails, no social media. Turn off your phone. Just you and the crap you have been avoiding.

Let me know who is stronger when you finally take this suggestion.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

When will you be famous?


If you build enough trust with your fans, your useful content will naturally be shared. Building trust takes time. Building good quality content takes time.

One article at a time, one video at a time, one post at a time. When you have enough quality content, decide on pushing it out. Just like your brand, your content needs to be promoted to.

How will they listen?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How did it all happen?


Whatever worth learning will be tough on you. It will make you sweat, bleed, cry and want to quit. Then without realizing, you become good at it – assuming you didn’t quit. Then you begin to enjoy it. Love it even.

That period of sweating, bleeding, crying and wanting to quit is where you learn the most - not just about the skills but about yourself too.

How did you discover yourself?

Monday, January 23, 2017

How great can you create?


You need not create absolutely fabulous content each and every day for your website or your social media sites.

Aim instead to be of value. Content that is of value may not be excellent content. It may not be the most interesting. But it must be content that your consumers value.

It is impossible to create excellent content daily. Even great writers and authors have work that they aren’t so proud of.

Aim for a sizeable quantity, aim for value and usefulness. The traffic will flow.

How much time do you have?

Friday, January 20, 2017

Have you got it written?


The same person who didn’t have time to give you a written brief just spent an hour ranting on FB.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How do you delay?


For some people making lists and plans are modes of procrastination.
You know who you are. Lists and plans are only useful when acted upon.
Lists and plans are not meant to make you feel as if you are doing something.

Are you hiding your procrastination?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What else matters?



Your decisions in all other areas – finance, regulatory, operations – will affect your brand in more ways than you are willing to admit.

Building great brands takes more than wise decisions on branding alone.

Of course, you already know that.

What about your other decisions?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Where are you?




Be present at work. Don’t just turn up.
Turning up makes you the zombie.
Being present makes you human.


Are you absent by turning up?