10 Blogging Limiting Beliefs You Must Kill to Succeed

October 9, 2016
I photographed this image from the back deck/dock/porch when we lived in Koh Lanta, Thailand.
I photographed this image from the back deck/dock/porch when we lived in Koh Lanta, Thailand.

 

 

A whiskey bottle whizzed by his head.

 

Almost killing him before it shattered into a thousand pieces on the cobblestone streets of Istanbul, Turkey.

 

A husky voice barked a curse at the object of the prostitute’s aggression.

 

The nearly murdered man yelled back.

 

Kelli and I lived between 2 brothels during our stay in this colorful city.

 

The left-side brothel housed funny, chatty but at times, highly agitated transvestite prostitutes.

 

Forget the fact that they worked a highly stressful, difficult, sometimes impossible job.

 

These gals (or guys?) were caged up for 12 to 18 hours a day, working painfully long shifts until they were allowed to leave the house.

 

They were in prison for much of the day.

 

A prison that no doubt drove them mad after a while, leading to some wicked outbursts.

 

If you cling to any one of these blogging limiting beliefs you too are living in a prison.

 

A self-imposed prison.

 

And if you ain’t throwing the whiskey bottle at someone…..

 

…..you may be drinking from it *really* soon until you honestly admit to yourself that you believe in some of these….limiting beliefs.

 

Why I Wrote this Post

 

I had to write this post.

 

Most bloggers – even successful ones – are human, fallible and prone to spreading beliefs that just aren’t true.

 

God knows I’ve perpetuated some of these limiting beliefs through my work.

 

If I ever do again – and likely will – please take me aside and lash me 407 times with a wet noodle.

 

Believing in these limiting ideas can:

 

  • Prolong your blogging failure
  • Cause you to quit
  • Retard your growth
  • Extend your suffering

 

As a guy who clung to virtually all of these mental crap storms – some of which I still cling to from time to time – I assure you that believing in a limiting idea is as fun as chewing on concrete.

 

But if you face, embrace and release these limiting beliefs you can succeed really quickly.

 

Seriously.

 

But first you need to do the energetic legwork to hug these sucky energies to be free of them.

 

At the end of each limiting belief I will list a resource to help you blast through the mental block.

 

Most will be my eBooks with 1 of my blogging courses tossed in.

 

1: Nobody Cares about What You Have to Say

 

Absolute bullshit.

 

The Universe loves you.

 

Many care about what you have to say.

 

I had rabid fans even when reading my blog was as pleasant as visiting a proctologist who uses a samurai sword to inspect patients.

 

If you are a newbie blogger, many readers love you. And care about what you have to say.

 

They just haven’t met you yet.

 

Resource: How to Develop Blogging Posture

2: You Can’t Get on Famous Blogs Unless You Pitch Famous Bloggers

 

Lie.

 

I landed on:

 

  • Virgin
  • Fox News
  • Forbes
  • Entrepreneur

 

….and I never pitched anybody from any of those blogs.

 

As I explained in my exciting, fun new blogging course – you can check it out here – I have pitched approximately 2 bloggers out of my 250 plus features on top shelf blogs and podcasts.

 

The remaining 248 plus bloggers came to me.

 

Get clear on your direction.

 

You are worthy. You are deserving.

 

Bloggers will flow to you and ask you to share your thoughts on their blogs.

 

Resource: How to Get Featured on World Famous Blogs

 

3: Blogging Is Hard

 

Nope.

 

Blogging *SEEMS* hard because:

 

  • Most bloggers are burdened with limiting beliefs before they begin this journey
  • Some bloggers devote 98% or more of their energies to GETTING MONEY versus to GIVING VALUE
  • Many experienced, well-meaning bloggers impregnate your subconscious mind with the idea “BLOGGING IS HARD”, which you nod your head to, agree with, and of course, if you agree with the idea it becomes manifest in your life

 

Blogging is not hard.

 

Blogging can be highly uncomfortable in moments.

 

But if you follow your fun, don’t become so attached to money and traffic and fame-driven outcomes, and embrace some uncomfortable moments, blogging actually gets easier.

 

Resource: How to Overcome Obstacles Easily

4: People Hate to Be Sold To

 

Bull-freaking-crap.

 

10 minutes ago I walked out of the grocery store.

 

I bought lunch for Kelli and I.

 

Everywhere I looked, I saw price tags, Calls to Action to “Buy This!”, and a “Hard Sell” all over the place.

 

Damn right I loved to be sold to.

 

I was hungry!

 

People who love what you have to offer love to be sold to.

 

This “people hate to be sold to” lie is a strange money limiting belief/mind virus that many bloggers spread freely.

 

But it’s just not true.

 

People love to be sold to.

 

And they love buying your stuff.

 

Remember that.

 

Resource: Law of Attraction Series: How to Make Money

5: Suffering from Underdog Syndrome

 

As a former sufferer from Underdog Syndrome I avoid blogs that stress this damaging mindset like the plague.

 

Some *really successful* bloggers mean well but unintentionally burden their readers with the idea that they are basically nothing as a newbie, a spec of sand going against 250 million blogs.

 

Not true.

 

I love some of these bloggers to death for other aspects of their rocking blogs BUT they unfortunately project some of their personal, paralyzing limiting beliefs onto their readers.

 

Guys, I wear no cape.

 

I also make mistakes.

 

But my intent has always been to empower you.

 

You are no underdog.

 

Don’t identify with being an underdog.

 

Life’s too short to see yourself as coming out of the gutter.

 

Surround yourself by bloggers who see brilliance in you.

 

You have your story to tell.

 

That makes you brilliant.

 

That makes you the overwhelming favorite.

 

Resource: From Overworked Security Guard to Balling in Bali: How I Did it

 

6: Finding Your Writing Voice Is Hard

 

Finding your writing voice is easy after you write 500 to 1,000 words every day for weeks and months.

 

Bloggers cling to this limiting belief because they do not commit to writing.

 

This is like an aspiring NBA basketball player who doesn’t commit to practicing their jump shots or dribble game, then complains that it’s really tough to become a good shooter or dribbler.

 

Write 500 to 1,000 words daily for practice.

 

Find your writing voice.

 

Resource: How to Find Your Writing Voice

 

7: It Takes a Long Time to Write an eBook

 

I’ve spied many bloggers who take months or….gasp….years to write and self-publish an eBook.

 

Hey Tolstoy; bloggers don’t want your version of War and Peace on their Kindle.

 

6,000 word eBooks do nicely, thank you.

 

Most readers dig a 30 to 45 minute read.

 

A handy resource.

 

I regularly write and self-publish eBooks in 24 hours.

 

I wrote and self-published an eBook daily for 3 months in a row.

 

You can write and self-publish an eBook in 1-2 weeks.

 

Tops.

 

Resource: How to Write and Publish an eBook in 24 Hours

8: You Need to Grow an Email List to Run a Successful Blog

 

Not true.

 

I have a modest list.

 

I seem to be doing OK.

 

Before the writers at the Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News or Entrepreneurs featured me they did not ask me:

 

“Hey buddy, before we feature you, how big is your email list?”

 

Nor do clients, or eBook customers, ask me my list size before they hire me or buy my eBooks.

 

I recall a lady who did network marketing COMPLETELY offline.

 

All phone work.

 

Not only did she NOT have a list, she had no online real estate.

 

She made $50,000 a month.

 

If you:

 

  • Create helpful posts
  • Make plenty of connections
  • Release your limiting beliefs around money and success
  • Have fun in the process

 

Success will find you whether or not you build something called: “an email list.”

 

It’s an energy game, folks.

 

People will stay loyal to you and find you through many online and offline streams when you get really, really clear.

 

Resource: How to Build a Profitable Blog through Twitter

 

9: If You Don’t Have a Flashy-Looking Design You Will Fail with Your Blog

 

Slap me in the face.

 

Go ahead.

 

Because I have perpetuated this belief.

 

I’ve appeared on world famous blogs with a simple, Plain Jane theme.

 

I traveled the world through blogging with a simple theme.

 

The jazzed up version of my blog is only 2 months in the making.

 

Steve Pavlina made $50,000 a month on his blog back in the day using the Kubrick, bare bones, stock WordPress theme.

 

If you get clear on what you have to offer, and feel whole, and complete, you will succeed with your blog.

 

Resource: Law of Attraction Series: 5 Tips to Raise Your Level of Vibration

10: You Must Be Lucky, Talented or Connected to Succeed with Blogging

 

Although I always had my striking good looks (tongue firmly planted in….) I was a broke, fired security guard-being, depressed, unhappy guy when I started my blogging journey.

 

I had the luck of Uncle Jinx at the Horse Tracks.

 

I was as talented as a pile of mud.

 

I was as connected – and useful – as a downed power line.

 

But here I am.

 

I’ve appeared on many of the world’s most famous blogs.

 

These guys actually wanted to know what *I* thought of specific topics.

 

Yeah….they wanted my expert opinion.

 

What a hoot.

 

To succeed with blogging, do 2 things: follow your fun, do the energy work to uncover and release your limiting beliefs.

 

Then you’ll do the creating and connecting and move into inspired actions to succeed.

 

Resource: Creating the Mindset of a Successful Blogger

Your Turn

 

Do you cling to any of these limiting beliefs?

 

Why?

 

How do you face, embrace and release blogging limiting beliefs?

 

How did you conquer some of your biggest blogging demons?

 

If you want my full course for creating a successful blog you can click here.

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58 Comments

  1. Hi Karan,

    So awesome that you see the illusion in these ideas; the myths behind the alleged truths. When we dissolve the blogging lies, what’s left? The Truth.

    Ryan

  2. Karan Bhagat Says:

    You nailed it sir.

    These are nothing but myths which are there because of unawareness, newbies don’t know about anything so they believe what they are told. I just loved the way you explained everything.

    There are some myths about getting traffic also, but my case was a bit different, I used believe there are billions and trillions of people in the world and out of those it’s not difficult to get 10,000 visitors per day 😛 That was a stupid reason but I must say very positive, isn’t it? 😉

    It is also a wrong belief in itself, getting traffic ain’t that easy even, especially in my niche where there is cut throat competition, but who cares, I have kept mashable as my competitor 😛

    It was nice coming back here after so long.

    Cheers,
    Karan

  3. Hi Janice,

    Good idea 😉 Our myths or inner lies or limiting beliefs are the only energies holding us back from living our dreams. Address them and you’re golden. Thanks for sharing and tweeting!

    Ryan

  4. Hi Ryan,
    Great article. Thanks for dispelling these myths. I also wrote about blogging myths recently. Tweeted!
    Janice

  5. Hi Clay,

    I think so many of us have taken these paths, and have embraced these stifling limiting beliefs at times. Or may be struggling with the limiters now. I’ll keep this in mind bro 😉 More on the way! Mindset posts I’m thinking 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

    Ryan

  6. Clay Smith Says:

    Hi there Ryan,

    Truth to be spoken I scrolled a lot of your blogs, actually they were nice, but this post has the element that only made me comment here. It’s simply amazing, it talks all the processes that I’ve trough and I’ll be. This post is making me to scroll for more, because I’m so eager to read these kind of posts.

    Cheers,

    Clay Smith.

  7. Hi Emily,

    Heard loud and clear! I betcha my wife feels the same way 😉 Your stories rock. They would sell. And as for selling, you can start writing Amazon Kindle eBooks through KDP Select.

    Here is a primer (yeah I wrote it LOL): http://www.bloggingtips.com/2015/03/13/5-steps-successfully-write-format-ebooks-amazon/

    I also wrote a few eBooks on the topic. You can scroll through here: http://astore.amazon.com/bloggingfromp-20

    Get super focused on facing and releasing worthiness issues. Because you are worthy! And when you feel really, really worthy and deserving, you’ll begin to see your story – and stories – are unlike anything seen online or offline. And that like-minded people would gobble these up in eBook form.

    Thanks for commenting 🙂

    Ryan

  8. Hi CDS 😉

    Actually, you are interesting now! As is your work. Facing, hugging and releasing this “nobody cares” energy is the direct path to boosting your worthiness and deserving. You rock. We want to hear your message. I promise. Thanks for commenting!

    Ryan

  9. Emily kydd Says:

    As always, great post Ryan. I am definitely falling victim to a few of these. I’m having a tough time with the whole universe giving a shit part. I write primarily personal travelogues, with very little practical information (in my opinion anyways). I want to tell stories, but I’m really not so sure that kind of thing sells and how to sell it! Thanks for the great posts, they truly are motivating, but may I make one suggestion? More Cat!!!!
    Emily

  10. Hey,
    Really enjoyed the read. It was fun. I myself am struggling with these beliefs. Especially the one that mentions people not wanting to hear what I have to say. I guess I’ll just have to make it more interesting. Thanks for the post though.

  11. Hi Clement,

    You know how it goes 😉 You also have found your voice, and your commentors share my opinion too. That’s kinda my wheel house. The highly agitated transvestite prostitutes LOL! Thanks a bunch brother, appreciate it!

    Ryan

  12. Hi Tay,

    Oh yes, that is a common one 😉 You are unique. Focus on that idea. Nobody can write like you, when you are writing like you. All like-minded folks LOVE what you have to say. I know I do! So carry on, you awesome blogger you!

    Ryan

  13. Tay Says:

    Thee are all so on point. The one I suffer with most is who actually wants to read or see what I have to say or show since there are so many blogs out there. But I have been blogging for a year and every now and then I get a really good positive comment which keeps me going! 🙂

  14. Clement Lim Says:

    Hi Ryan

    This is an inspirational post, as usual. As you say, finding your writing voice is a matter of practice and persistence.

    I would say you’ve certainly found your writing voice. I would recognise your writing in three sentences.

    At any rate your blog is without peer for combining blogging advice with anecdotes about highly agitated transvestite prostitutes.

    Clement

  15. Wow Susette!

    Out of the 4,500 plus comments I have received this is one of the best! Nothing to add. Honestly. I just feel the Universe brought you here to tackle some of these limiting beliefs. Goodness knows I still trudge thru some from time to time. You are shy? Amazing. You seem so outgoing and extroverted, at least I feel that energy thru your comment. I used to be shy a LONG time ago LOL. You are doing fabulous though. I spied your epic comment on Donna Merrill’s blog too 😉

    Thanks for visiting, reading and commenting!

    Ryan

  16. Susette Says:

    A random blog post about the futility of blogging impacted me so adversely, I quickly lost heart and totally stopped blogging. Not only did I stop, I was constantly assailed by all sorts of ensuing negative emotions – I doubted, I disbelieved, I was disheartened, I retreated back into my shell and let the grass grow under my feet – for almost 10 months!

    I was afraid too, and felt like a failure (still feel that way, actually).

    Then Glenn Shepherd recommended reading through your blog (You had featured and endorsed Glenn on your blog some time ago) – and wow, wow, WOW, Ryan! I could spend hours here, so happily – it’s hard to quit browsing your amazing content in story-telling fashion. I’d need to be super-disciplined here, with timer set (repeatedly) to pull me away, hahaha!

    How weird, rather divinely provident – that for my very first visit, I should land on your post about Blogging Limiting Beliefs! This is exactly what happened! My blogging failure was prolonged, I quit, my growth was retarded, and my suffering was long-drawn out!

    It will take me a huge mindset shift to kill the 10 Limiting beliefs you’ve set out.

    I’m a newbie blogger, and I love that you indicate that many readers love us, and care about what we have to say. They just haven’t met me yet, hahaha!

    Hah! I’d love to pitch you, Ryan, because you have an amazing lifestyle, not to mention that you have a treasure house of content here, a magical maze one can get totally lost in!
    I am totally new to blogging, have always felt it’s a waste of time and a bit of an arduous chore but now that I’ve landed on your blog – strangely, I’m actually delighting in it! It is obvious you’re “following your fun”!

    My #1 limiting belief is that people hate to be sold to, I’m probably suffering from Underdog Syndrome too! On the positive side, Law of Attraction is my favorite resource.

    Ryan, I’m so glad I plucked up the courage to comment – I’m normally a quiet, shy person. With Glenn Shepherd’s encouragement, here I am! Not for an ulterior motive though, but genuinely just to learn from you – you are undoubtedly an expert, besides being an extraordinarily charismatic personality!

    Susette

  17. Hi Walter,

    Awesome buddy, enjoy! And have a fun weekend 🙂

    Ryan

  18. Hey Ryan,

    Looking forward to reading more of your great blogging tips buddy.

  19. Hi Amar,

    Injecting new ideas into your work makes things POP on your blog. Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

  20. Hi Grant,

    I really don’t get it. A few top bloggers I formerly followed I had to release. Phenomenal folks. But the core message was disempowering. I see champions in my readers! Not chumps, LOL. Lift up. Inspire. Empower. That’s my mantra. Sure we’re all putting in fun work which can feel uncomfortable at times but seeing yourself as empowered eases your journey.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Ryan

  21. Excellent Matthew 😉 When we connect to God, we realize True Power, we have fun because our Co-Pilot is with us every step, and ALL is good! Looking forward to the interview!

    Ryan

  22. “Nobody Cares about What You Have to Say | Many care about what you have to say. They just haven’t met you yet.” This part is very uplifting Ryan. I have read so many blogs of gurus… experts… saying that people don’t care about what you write, which is somewhat discouraging to readers, especially if they are new on the blogging field. But Ryan, you are a one great guy for spreading this positivity. More powers to you!

  23. Amar kumar Says:

    Hey Ryan,

    Blogging has quickly become one of the most popular ways of communicating and spreading information and news. The internet is exploding with growth right now. More people than ever are online. This explosion in growth means more potential readers for our blog. If we’re part of a business, company or organization, our blog should be related to the product or service which we provide, or the cause we promote.

    We should promote our ebooks before the creation process and it is most genuine process to get publicity for ebooks. This strategy is really effective for positive result many ebooks author develop ebooks in well furnished manner but they couldn’t get profit as they expect.

    Good nature of strategy play vital role to get momentum in online marketing of any niche business. Building email list is most valuable for the promotion of our ebook. It really helpful to establishment of better relationship with our customers as well as audience. Amazon, E-junkie and clickbank are really best place for selling our ebooks.

    Editing the posts with new ideas. Trends and interests of audience keep on changing with time. We need to add some interesting and new facts to our older posts and this will give new life to our existing content in the eyes of search engines as well. Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy information with us.

    With best regards,

    Amar kumar

  24. That’s so dead on, Ryan! Your philosophy has pegged my friend. He does end up stressed out a lot over writing and I don’t see him having much fun doing it, which is sad.

    I do vibe with a higher power: Yeshua. 😉 Whenever I neglect our relationship the fun gets lost and things get harder.

    I need to check out what Kelli is doing on her blog. Sounds like some good webinars happening over there. 😉

    Loved this post, my man!

    P.S. I’ve got a second podcast interview coming soon with David Boozer! You’ll like this next one. Going to be fun fun fun!

  25. Hi Daniel,

    Way cool 😉 Plenty of fun blog posts coming up. Looks like a Monday-Friday split, with a travel page every Thursday. Or some Thurdays. We will see 😉 My pleasure on the tweet!

    Thanks much 🙂

    Ryan

  26. Hi Matthew,

    Honestly, the toughest thing for me to accept – and I talk about this with Kelli on her webinars – is that we create our reality. So in the case of your writing buddy, he literally believes, to his core, that writing is hell, rejection, working yourself to the bone. And, it shall be so, for him. So in essence, these writers may see success while they slay themselves and make the journey hell. Self-fulfilling prophesy.

    But you can have similar – or in most cases, far greater success – and have fun, enjoying the ride. If you feel whole, abundant and complete, largely, and if you can enjoy the journey, success will find you with much greater ease. Oh yeah: definitely helps to believe in something bigger than you, co-creating with you…aka, God, The Universe, Jesus, or whatever Higher Power vibes with you 😉 If it does.

    Love the Murderer’s Row reference. Brilliant!

    Thanks so much Matthew 🙂

    Ryan

  27. Hi Sherman,

    Exactly! I have been in the same boat too. No need for glitz or glamour, really. Just be authentic. Your audience will find you. You are doing a smash up job being real, genuine and….just…you!

    Thanks for sharing Sherman and have a fun end to your week 🙂

    Ryan

  28. Hi Barry,

    Cool! More than being cons, these ideas are silly little limiting beliefs to be faced, embraced and released. Unpleasant as hell practice at times but wow does your life change when you release these ideas.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

  29. Barry Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Seems like you have shared all the insider facts or maybe cons of blogging life. I really love this post and I must say all of em are facts,

  30. Hey Ryan,

    Murderers row here. Wow. Lot’s of evil beliefs listed that do kill the best of us at times.

    One of my best friends is a great writer but he is always telling his readers that #3 is a fact (writing in general, not just blogging.) He has a lot of fans and his voice is pretty strong and demanding…people seem to eat it up. Sometimes I wish he would give his readers more encouragement and hope.

    Why do people love his posts? They can be funny some times…but man, you better not have any illusions of “following your fun.” You gotta know right up front that being a writer is about rejection and 10,000 hours of blood, sweat and tears, etc.

    Do you think this approach somehow works for some people?

    Matthew

  31. Hey Ryan,

    Now this post is epic. For me the main reason for my limited beliefs was that I was comparing my blog to others.

    I wanted to have the “glitzy” blog that others had bUT I didn’t believe I could get to that point although I set that goal.

    I came to find out that just projecting who I am and keeping it simple and to the point works better for me.

    Thanks for sharing these tips! Have a great day!

  32. Ryan,

    I think I could do with some more of your energy – keep up the good work and thanks for the tweet yesterday. Looking forward to following your future adventures.

    Cheers,

    Dan

  33. Hi Daniel,

    Awesome 😉 Writing is the simplest way to cut thru many big blogging blocks. I feared guest posting, commenting, self-publishing eBooks and even posting here before I dove into writing daily, full-bore. Confidence booster deluxe and gives you great clarity too.

    Thanks for commenting!

    Ryan

  34. Hi Enstine,

    Wow, 3400 members! That’s serious! Congrats bro. So glad you ignored that advice, to not pursue blogging. I have seen this thru my online career. When someone advises me not to do something which seems fun I always go in that direction. Like I know, God’s got my back, and any limits I believe in are usually tossed my way by other folks who are limiting themselves.

    Great inspiration in your comment Enstine. Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

  35. Hi Ayodeji,

    Thanks for reading and commenting!

    Ryan

  36. Hi Walter,

    Solid advice! Simple rocks. Simple is powerful. Honesty reigns supreme. Because if you tell the truth, people will know, like and trust you so much more easily than the gal or guy who attempts to lie their way thru blogging. Keep on, keeping on, and the engagement will increase. Seeing that with this post 😉

    Thank you!

    Ryan

  37. Hi Mark,

    Woohoo dude! Awesome! Happy you’re leaving inspire brother. You are doing awesome, with your blog, your crisp writing style and heah…..your energy is through the roof. That is the foundation. Get that down, and you dissolve these limiters, like a hot blogging knife through butter.

    Thanks as always 🙂

    Ryan

  38. Hi Donna,

    Love your theme, and, your take on themes. So much of the obsession with heavy themes centers on emptiness: some bloggers feel they are lacking, or, not enough, and naturally try to overcompensate. But if you feel whole and complete…you’re good!

    Thanks much for sharing 🙂

    Ryan

  39. Hey Ryan,

    Those sure are limiting beliefs lots of bloggers have. They get hung up on one or more of them….I heard that story time and time again. What happens is that they quit or jump around from one thing to another.

    For me, blogging is part of me…it’s fun to share whatever I can for others. It just feels good!

    As for the theme and all that stuff people get hung up on….less is more is my motto. You wont make money if you have a bling blog. It just takes some marketing know how. Yep…plain Jane is the way to go. Just make it easy for people to read your blog without the hoops and blinking things to distract them from the content.

    I love my email list like the next guy, but it is not the amount of people, but the quality of them that count. You don’t need a thousands in order to monetize. All you need are people who like you and want to buy from you.

    -Donna

  40. Ryan.

    You are the man!

    That is all I have to say.

  41. Enstine Muki Says:

    Hey buddy,
    I remember in 2011 when I created EasyRetweet.com. This tool, as a matter of fact brought me closer to many awesome bloggers including Brain of BlogEngage, Zac Johnson, Ileane Smith and may others. Initially, I never intended to blog. I wanted just a tool for bloggers. To make things worst, one of my tool users, a ‘successful’ blogger told me “Blogging Is Hard”

    She actually advised I should keep away from it and focus on my tool. I threw her advice away, went into blogging and published my first ever blog post on the 21st of August 2012.

    I’m happy I did because I’m enjoying blogging today. It gets me connected with a lot of people worldwide.

    Besides, I use blogging to grow my business. Recently, it’s been a huge tool in growing my cryptocurrency MLM business, with over 3400 members in just a few months.

    Blogging is NOT hard 😉

  42. Mark Newsome Says:

    Thanks for totally shattering ten incredibly self limiting beliefs Ryan!

    You made mince meat of those fairly easily!LOL!

    And thanks for reminding us, a laser focused ex- security guard
    is definitely proof positive, you don’t have to come from an Ivy league
    school background!

    And you don’t have to be part of elite inner circle, in order to provide
    tremendous value to your particular market place, just like you do!

    And I think it’s totally awesome, you shared, you published an ebook
    a day, for 90 days!

    In the face of that revelation, who can possibly complain about not
    being able to complete their very first one!LOL!

    Thanks man, I always leave your blog, more inspired and fired up, then when I
    first got here!LOL!

  43. Thanks for your reply Ryan,

    The practices that I follow, are very simple and can be used by anyone with the proper mindset while blogging, #1- Keep it simple for your readers remember your start of a blog, along with an end in mind. #2- Be Honest- Honesty and authenticity is what keeps your reader to know like and trust you. #3- be consistent with your blogs, so that you can keep your audience engaged. “KEEP ON BLOGGING.”

    and my message to you Ryan, you are AWESOME my friend.

    Thanks again

    Walter.

  44. Thanks Ryan – I like your style. Simple and clear. Now I just need to go and do some more writing…

  45. Hi Walter,

    That “fake it till you make it” advice is hands down one of the worst platitudes, and you betcha it’s a terrible mindset to have, to try to succeed. Or the best way to fail miserably LOL. Really. Because if you feel like a fake, or fraud, ya ain’t making it. I know. I tried 😉 But if you get the fundamentals down pat by facing, hugging and releasing these limiting beliefs you can do astounding things online.

    Thanks for the comment!

    Ryan

  46. Hi Vatsal,

    Awesome dude! We reach that point sometimes. I wanted to quit a few times. But digging deeper usually reveals our true driver. That 1 thing that inspires us to keep going, despite temporary stops.

    Thank you 🙂

    Ryan

  47. Hi Robin,

    Yep 😉 I know we all have these thoughts in mind sometimes. Part of being a good old human being. Thanks for reading and commenting brother!

    Ryan

  48. Hey guys, test commenting 😉

  49. Hi Ryan,
    Amazing post. You have shared those points which every blogger has in his or her mind. And I really enjoyed the post.
    Thanks for sharing.
    have a great day.

  50. Sure thing Sue!

  51. Vatsal Gupta Says:

    I thought of ending my blogging career last month and i completely stopped writing posts.
    But, after reading your post i started it again and believe me, working hard day and night, i am running a successful blog now.
    Thanks a lot man

  52. Hey Ryan,

    Some fantastic Tips on blogging my friend, there really is 2 phrases that I despise ” Fake it till you make it” And “Build it and they will come” first off the reality that most bloggers need to learn is you need to know how to walk before you can run, these are just natural practices much the same as blogging without knowing the basic fundamentals of these skills you can find yourself lost in the quicksand very fast.

    Keep up the Great work Buddy!!

    Best, Walter.

  53. Sue Slaght Says:

    That made my day Ryan. I am very fortunate to have an engaged audience. At times when I get discouraged I roam around in the comments section for a little perspective. Thanks for the encouragement!

  54. Hi Sue,

    That killed me for roughly 6 years of my online career. Feeling I needed to outwork everyone because I was nothing from nowhere. And underdog. THE UNDERDOG LOL. But we are worthy, whole and complete as is. We are always the favorite. Always. Remember this as you move forward today, and hey, all you need to do is look at your rocking comments field on your blog as a reminder Sue!

    Thanks for commenting 🙂

    Ryan

  55. Hi Laura,

    I have been there 😉 I wrote it because I know the feeling of uncovering each, and, of how to release….many of them 🙂 We need to see ourselves as we are being to shed that which does not serve us. Or, we gotta break those imagined chains! Thanks for commenting 🙂

    Ryan

  56. Sue Slaght Says:

    Really enjoyed reading your tips Ryan. Still smiling at #5. I do find that some of that bragging or you couldn’t possibly be important because you don’t have x or y and definitely not z is enough to make this blogger’s head hurt.

  57. Basically all of these. I always feel like if my design is awful, no one will stick around. That my email list is too small. And I definitely suffer from underdog sydrome. Ugh – this is SUCH a refreshing post, Ryan! Thanks for your honesty as always!

  58. Are you suffering from any of these limiting beliefs?

    Which ones?