I am going to be totally honest and let you know I am writing this post to give myself a good kick in the butt, and create some more accountability in my own life.
Marketing is really just a combination of doing the things we know we need to do i order to generate more business and satisfy all of our customers. I think we all know the basic principles: get in front of more people, consistently add value, great customer service, maintain the sense of pride and ownership in what we do, repeat all steps over and over again, etc. I am not afraid to admit I drop the ball on practicing what I preach 100% of the time with maintaining some of my own projects.
Is there anyone else out there who notices they are more willing to spend time working with and helping others before they complete their own tasks?!? Earning more money, and helping people is wonderful and gratifying, but does it compensate for the personal frustration you feel when you look at your own projects and say, “Damn, I should have had this done weeks ago!”
I have recently been suffering from “it is easy to do, but it is also easy not to do,” syndrome for a little while now. You can obviously see that blog posts have gone from weekly to monthly… 😛
So! What can we do about it!
I am going to make a public commitment today to set my goals and objectives, post them here so you can see, and make myself accountable to all of you wonderful people and myself. If you would like to participate in this exercise please share in the comment area just 1 goal you would like to accomplish by next week, at least 1 other goal for the next 30 days (You are welcome to share more), AND what will be your penalty if you do not accomplish these goals??? There must be a sense of “suffering” other than “oops, I didn’t do my goal for the week.” Together we can create a more profitable and accountable community!
Each week we will give a shout out to all of those who have met their goals so when it catches on and we have a few people participating each week we can think of some fun bonuses.
This Weeks Goal:
- Write/ Video 5 new blog posts (Excluding this one) and schedule them to post every 8 days by Sunday night
30 Day Goal:
- Create another 200 tutorials videos for eMarketing Vault
- Develop a regular social media schedule
- Be the #1 Blog Commenter on TSA
- Gym 4 times a week
- Wake up at 6am everyday for a week, even weekends! And for a month if monthly goals are not accomplished (Not a big deal for most of you, but I am rarely ever awake before 8am)
Thanks everyone! See you at the top!!