Member of the National Genealogical Society 2018
Member of the New Mexico Genealogical Society 2018

Work Harder Than Everyone

One of the greatest deal breakers for any entrepreneur is jumping on the bandwagon marked "Misery Loves Company".

As I see it, you have only one option. Declutter your life of negative people who wish to keep you back, down, on their agenda, or one step above "I can't".

Success requires hard work, repeated failure until you find your niche, and long hours. If you don't have time for these three factors, you'll not succeed.

This morning, I encountered a woman online who was working diligently in an entrepreneurial support group, recruiting others to join her on the sidelines with the "I Can't" Squad. Together, they could wallow in "I wish I had." Subscribing to this fear, you'll never accomplish being a business owner because RISK is a factor you will need to befriend.

Below is great paragraph worth reading. Written by Will Smith, you will soon realize the mindset one has to tackle if they wish to become successful. Can you embrace the attitude?

Work Harder Than Everyone

“The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is – I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me you might be all of those things you got it on me in 9 categories. But if we get on the treadmill together there’s two things – you’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple. You’re not going to out work me, it’s such a simple concept – the majority of people who aren’t getting to places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want it’s strictly based on being outworked and missing crucial opportunities. I say all the time if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready.” – Will Smith

Can Your Social Media Site Afford A Hiatus?

It's not a mystery to some that I actually operate two separate businesses. Each business gets a portion of my day and I thoroughly enjoy both.

So, what happens when you make a major move across the United States, you singularly have to begin once again, and time brings limitations as to what you can achieve? No one can stay awake 24/7, so we have to make a temporary allowance.

Everyone will have a different response to the above question, and a few solutions will assume there is backup within the household. But what happens when there is no other person in the household?

Don't Disappear For A Long Period Of Time

Whether you have followers that read your blog, or you're on Internet radio/podcast, listeners are not that loyal. Out of sight - out of mind and they are off to the next person who will entertain them. It doesn't take long.

If you can not afford to hire someone to keep your social media content written, or fulfill new business commitments, consider the following suggestions:

  • Choose the social media that is the fastest, easiest, and followed by the crawlers (Instagram and/or Blogger are good examples).
  • Be sure it is automatically connected to as many other social media platforms as possible. It takes only a few moments to spread the message to your other accounts, and setting these connections up can be performed before you make your move.
  • Make one or two small postings a day (preferably upon waking in the morning, and once in the afternoon/evening). By using a social media such as Instagram, you can post exactly what you want to say in one sentence or less.
  • Hashtag your message! Look up the most popular hashtags people are searching at present, write them down on a cheat sheet, and use the ones that pertain to you. Look at other business owners to see how they are using hashtags, and follow suit. Make it clean and easy to read.
  • Follow up your message with your linked website URL, or the URL directly into your Services/Products page. (It'll be up to you).
  • If you have several businesses, choose the most popular business to maintain so that your name continues to be on the web.
  • If you have a number of blogs, advertising each one with a link in the sidebar. It doesn't have to be an overbearing title, and it can be accomplished before your move.
  • At the first opportunity, schedule time to get back on track, and don't beat yourself up. It happens.
By following a few of these suggestions, you will keep your business name alive on the worldwide web, and be able to communicate with email customers to set up future appointments.