I remember being unsure of who I could become and how respected I could be if I wasn’t a genius. It seemed like the most successful people in the world were the smartest.
Starting on the right foot, huh? This morning I woke up with the very clear intention to write my first blog post (sans video) in a pretty long time. I went through my morning routine and at the end scheduled time to write.
As I was ready to get started, I sat down at my computer and accidentally put my elbow in my coffee, knocking it down to the floor. Coffee all over me. Coffee all over my chair. Coffee all over the floor.
Somehow this new “Love Maine” mug survived the fall, but nonetheless, a bit of a frustrating way to get started with my brand new day.
The irony of what this post was to be titled — which remained unchanged — is not lost on me.
Every day is not going to be perfect. It just won’t. You already know that and are hoping to make a change for the better by being here and I commend you. But no matter what, things happen. Your job is to overpower the negatives with the positives and that can be helped with a simple list of morning rituals.
Here are a few ways I learned to combat coffee rogue situations and start your day on the right foot.
This blog post was originally a letter to my Facebook friends/followers.
From 31,000 feet in first class and a bloody mary in hand, I’m feeling extremely grateful.
I started an account on YouTube in March 2007 simply to have a way to subscribe to some interesting people who were sharing their life with the
This article was originally published on Facebook.
If you’ve been paying attention to the marketing space, you probably hear one word very frequently.
Everyone is talking about their brand. Focusing on building their brand. Working with brands. Branding their business. Brand. Brand. Brand. (Jan Brady voice inserted here.)
It’s a situation of where a word becomes so overly used by an industry that it joins the infamous category of buzzwords. A buzzword (accordingly to Wikipedia) is “a word or
Starting to create content is a bit scary for most. It seems like such a big animal to take on without a clear vision of how it will actually be received by your target customer.
Not to mention the issue of lack of ideas. As soon as the task of content marketing is assigned the question on everyone’s mind is “what?” What will you talk about?
Meanwhile, other brands have been executing and creating content and one of the great ideas you have to build a valuable resource around has already been done. Discouraging, right?
It shouldn’t be. You don’t have to be first to the party to present something great. It’s just not about that anymore.
We live in a time where personal relationship are everything and people want their information, advice, entertainment and reliable products from those they trust.
These days, it’s very easy for you to look at what I’m doing and say how lucky I am to have gotten on board with video content early. How it was smart for me to create videos on YouTube so I could build an archive that would keep people watching for hours.
I suppose that’s true. But I wasn’t the one who chose YouTube for me.
In Day 12 of 30 Days to Better Vlogging, we talk about stage fright with video.
It’s a conversation worth having because for anyone, it’s not really natural to talk to a camera. I mean you’re looking at an electronic device and trying to have a conversation with it. That’s a little odd.
So on the basic level, that’s stage fright. The complex that you’re now going to do this awkward thing.