I’m a huge fan of personal development—because that’s what self-leadership is all about—but there’s definitely a tendency to focus a lot of time on our weak areas, instead of improving upon our strengths.
I’ve got my own share of weaknesses, just like everyone else. It’s a constant battle to stay humble, and I’m prone to working too much without leaving enough time for family or rest.
I need to work on that.
In 2013, there were over 152,000,000 blogs on the internet. Since then, that number has only grown. With so many voices to be heard, how do you set yourself apart from the rest?
Over the last couple of months, I took a good hard look at my platform and realized I needed to step it up. My site looked pretty good, but it wasn’t incredibly unique or memorable at the time.
With a little expense (and a lot of time), I revamped the look on my site as well as Twitter, Facebook, and across the web.
Productivity is what it’s all about! Or is it? Efficiency and productivity are popular buzzwords, for sure, but there is no value in productivity for productivity’s sake.
Don’t get me wrong, productivity is one thing I am shamelessly passionate about.
Case in point—I write more posts about productivity than anything else.
Writing is tough, but it’s incredibly fulfilling. The trick is to get to the point where you’re doing it on a regular basis, rather than once every couple of blue moons.
I’m now publishing two articles every week on this blog, each between four hundred and eight hundred words. If I keep that up for a year, I will have published more than fifty thousand words—the equivalent of a published nonfiction book!
It takes a lot of work and time to run a business—especially when it’s a business of one. A few months back, I formed an LLC to encompass my affiliate income and coaching services. It came time to step up my game.
This blog is now more than just a hobby, it’s the home base of a (small, but growing) business I am proud to call my own.
At this stage, my team consists of nothing more than little old me. Despite that, I feel far from alone.
I have my wife, and other family and friends, who are there to cheer me on—but I also have FreshBooks, which now effectively operates much of my business on its own.