Fired Up Friday – 138 Days

You have 138 days left to make things happen this year. Look at your business goals. How are you doing? Are you going to finish the year with solid progress, wins, and valuable lessons learned? or… Will you coast into 2015 no better than you were on January 1st, 2014?...

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What is the Difference Between Success and Failure?

I love Tony Robbins. He was my first success coach and pound-for-pound minute-for-minute he’s had the most influence on my professional life. That’s why I’m stunned that I haven’t watched and read any thing from Tony Robbins for almost three years. Fate has a funny way of bringing you the...

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How to Beat the Fear of Failure

Do you keep a to-do list? Take a look at it.  Count how many projects that you’ve started but haven’t finished. Do you have projects stuck in the “not quite finished” phase? These projects could be:  1. Writing your first blog post 2. Writing your next blog post 3. Brainstorming...

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Sick Blog? Here Are 13 Ways To Fix It

Are you frustrated with your blog’s performance? Then you’ve probably scoured Google looking for simple ways to get your blog back on track.  I’ve been there.  I started two blogs that failed and have had to revive Pushing Social many times.   The good news is that the common blogging...

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Fired Up Friday – Never Quit

It’s Fired Up Friday again, time to get excited about the business you’re building. Success isn’t for quitters. Everyone has days that test their patience and we all encounter obstacles along the way. Some days the stress really gets to you and you start to wonder if it’s even worth...

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What The P Word Can Do For Your Business

Just a short note today. I have a confession to make. I’m looking for a content marketing silver bullet. I’ve found some great blog growth hacks and other marketing tactics that work extremely well in certain situations but none are guaranteed winners. I should know better with almost 20 years...

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The Cure for Blogging Procrastination

Feeling guilty? Did you fail to publish a post last week? Are you beating yourself up because that ebook, podcast, or product didn’t get launched? I understand how you feel. As a content marketer, I understand the need to constantly publish useful stuff that readers adore but it isn’t easy....

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Fired Up Friday – No Apologies

It’s Fired Up Friday again and today’s post is a message specifically for the ladies in our audience. I find it troubling that most women seem uncomfortable asserting their expertise, experience and talent. I think it’s time for women to stop feeling guilty for being assertive. How many of the...

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Why Your Blog Must Sell Sell Sell

Ogilvy was the quintessential ad man. His agency created iconic advertising that still inspires creators today. He was also famous for focusing on his ad’s performance instead of awards. He summed his philosophy in 6 words. It’s not creative unless it sells. “It’s Not Creative Unless It Sells” – often...

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[Podcast] Episode #20: Why Your Blog May Need A Vacation

Push Me To Subscribe to the Pushing Social Podcast Is it getting harder to discover new blog post ideas? Has your content marketing plan ground to a halt as you search for some inspiration that will get you excited about publishing again? I’ve been there and I’ve discovered three ways...

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Fired Up Friday – Push Your Boundaries

It can be tempting to stop pushing forward once we are “good enough” to get the job done. We have all been guilty of this before. If you’re settling for mediocrity, what holds you back from greatness? Ask yourself why being average has become acceptable and answer yourself honestly. You...

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Fired Up Friday – Would You Follow You?

It’s a soul-searching question: “Would You Follow You?” Those who answer with a hearty “Yes!” lead because they have demonstrated something powerful. See what the secret to being a legend is in this Fired Up Friday video.

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Why Autoresponders Are a Content Marketer’s Best Friend

Email autoresponders aren’t sexy. They are even a bit taboo for some social media purists who believe that marketers should spurn marketing in favor of every interaction being handled by a human. I don’t subscribe to this school of thought. I believe that smart automation is the key to scaling...

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Fired Up Friday – Sacrifice

It’s Independence Day in the United States. It’s easy to think that this day is just about grilled hot dogs and fireworks. But today is more than that. This was the day when individuals decided to sacrifice everything, their homes, jobs, and lives to be more – to be a...

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How I Write Blog Posts

So, how do you write a blog post? We’ve talked about making sure you blog from your innate strength but what are the mechanics of writing or creating content for your blog? I’ve spent years studying content creation and have created a system that is focused on: Quality: Every post...

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What Skinned Knees and Elbows Taught Me About Blogging

Is blogging like riding a bike? It’s summer break and two boys in my house are focused on a single task.  My youngest son is learning how to ride his bike.  The oldest boy, me, is learning patience.  The good news is that Cole is doing great. He’s riding.  He’s...

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[Podcast] Episode #18: Brian Clark – The New Rainmaker

Push Me To Subscribe to the Pushing Social Podcast There’s been a lot of buzz around the launch of Rainmaker – Copyblogger Media’s new service. The service isn’t a theme. It isn’t a plugin. it isn’t a framework. Rainmaker is actually – all of the above – and much more....

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Fired Up Friday

Take a minute to watch this scene from the movie Jobs, the biopic about Steve Jobs’ life. We often think that the Crazy Ones are “out there”. They are the people on TV, in movies, in Washington D.C. or on the stage accepting a Nobel Prize. We routinely say –...

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The Coolest Internship In Social Media

We are looking for fun, intense, optimistic, and creatively obsessed social media mavens to join our team as Content Production Interns. It doesn’t matter if you are 21 or 61, we think you may have what it takes to be a miracle worker. You want perks?  Check these out: See...

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Fired Up Friday

You can’t help but get fired up watching Rocky. But this scene voiceover from the final installment of the Rocky franchise is absolutely sensational. Rocky Balboa Motivational Speech from W.I.N. Team on Vimeo.

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How To Narrow Your Blog’s Focus

“It looks like we’re trying to boil the ocean here…” You’re boiling the ocean when you mistakenly take on a task that is too big and broad for you to handle.  This happens when you aren’t clear about your goals. For example, when I first started Pushing Social, I decided...

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Dreams Are The Blueprint for Your Greatness

It’s Fired Up Friday! Every Friday I’ll share a quote, video, or story that will get your heart pumping and creative juices flowing. Today we have an awesome compilation video that is guaranteed to get your fired up!

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7 Reasons Why Readers Aren’t Taking You Seriously

Every reader is precious because it takes a herculean effort to grab their attention and woo them to your blog.  But… Are readers leaving your blog within seconds of getting there? Are you getting thousands of readers but little if any subscribers, leads or sales? Are you wondering why your...

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Are You Trapped in The Content Marketing Box?

“Man the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.” – Bruce Lee You are slowly being manipulated into a box. You didn’t create the box. You can’t see it but I bet you can feel it. In this case, it’s the content...

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