Do you already have a blog? If you don't, you should start blogging right now.
In the 21st century your blog is your business card... except it's real and it actually works. If you want to let the world know who you are, what you're doing, and why someone should listen to you, blogging is the best way to do it.
Have you ever wondered why people like Tynan and Sebastian are who they are? Sure, they are both smart and hard-working guys, but what really gives them recognition is the fact that they consistently create value online.
They put out their work, which other people find useful, and in return they build relationships with hundreds of people around the world. Which in turn drives their book sales and helps them in anything else they are doing
The value of a blog doesn't stop with building a relationship with your readers. Your blog is also the best way to give people a first impression about who you are and what you're doing.
Tynan and Sebastian are not known for who they are. Instead, it is the value they share with the world through their blogs that gives them instant credibility and recognition.
I recently applied for a work-from-home position. What really set me apart from everyone else (and what I was the most proud of) were the things I am doing online. I included links to this blog and to iPhone Photography School. They made my application stand out more than my work experience or my time in college.
I've been able to get in touch with other iPhoneographers from all over the world, and I have the pleasure to be interviewing people who are far more talented photographers than I am. They are only paying attention to me because I created a blog about iPhone photography.
And it is through No Status Quo that I met Paul who writes about health on the road, and we have since become good friends. Every week we talk about life and business, and we have learned a lot from each other. He messaged me after seeing my blog.
Are you beginning to see a pattern here?
In all fairness, I haven't been updating this blog as often as I should be. I'm still in the process of graduating from college and trying to find balance between my three other projects. But the number one reason I started this blog, other than to improve my writing, was to get in touch with like-minded people.
If you don't have a blog already, and if you want to be somebody in the information age, stop screwing around and start working on your first post. It has never been a better time to start blogging, and with SETT it's super easy to get started.
If you already have a blog, post a link in the comments. I'd be happy to see what you're writing about.
What degree are you going to college for and what are your other three projects?
The degree is in social science with focus on economics, psychology and math. A random combination, I know, but in my college you're expected to study several different subjects.
The projects are my photography blog, learning copywriting to become a freelancer, and creating a product with two related websites in the betting niche.
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog! As this is one of my first posts here I'd like to introduce myself and explain why I've called this blog No Status Quo.
My name is Emil and I'm a 21-year old student from Latvia. I've spent the last three years of my life studying in the United States and the Netherlands. I'm studying economics, psychology and mathematics. A strange combination, I know. I'm currently in my last semester, and I'm really looking forward to graduation.
Why? Well, I have some great plans after finishing college. But first let me start by explaining what I don't want to be doing after I graduate.
I no longer want to study at a university because all the world's knowledge is freely available on the Internet. If the world's greatest universities offer their lectures for free, why would I waste my time and money studying at an average institution? Sure, I might not get any credentials for what I learn online, but I want to live a life in which I'm rewarded for knowledge and hard work, not formal credentials.
Dan Redford has built a life at the intersection of China/Michigan relations, doing international U.S./China business in raising millions of dollars of investment from Chinese clients into the United States. Knowing he wanted to be involved in U.S./China business, his first large opportunity came as a result of being a paid attendee covering the Shanghai Expo, and connecting with traditional media throughout Michigan as part of that trip. All along the way, he's connected with great people, lent a helping hand, and taken leadership roles in organizations.
In this interview to promote his GiveGetWin deal, a Group Class on Establishing Leadership and Influence, he tells his journey towards leadership and influence positions, and gives you extremely practical guidelines on doing that in your life.
"The Journey Through Fear To Influence" by Dan Redford, as told to Sebastian Marshall
My family really helped me become a leader. My younger brother is a famous basketball player where we're from. As the oldest of our family, it was a really big challenge for me. Seeing my younger brother rise as an athlete in the community and I didn't have to the skills to do that, it hurt.
I didn't pursue playing basketball in high school for a year because I anticipated my younger brother would be starting as a freshman and not wanting to compete with him.