4 Amazon commission payments from these 100 plus eBooks.
5 minutes ago.
6 years ago this would not have been possible.
Because I had 7 or more bullshit stories I clung to regarding writing and self-publishing and selling eBooks.
8 ate up those limiting beliefs and puked them out. I consumed the doo-doo sandwich. Parasites and all. By feeling and releasing the loser-esque, fear-based, BS feelings that fueled the crappy stories that fed my limiting beliefs.
Releasing the poisonous, totally untrue stories I told myself about:
- creating courses, eBooks, audio books, services
- hell….*everything* online related to blogging
preceded my tidal surge of success, boatloads of happiness and any other maritime based joy I have experienced through smart, energized, effective blogging.
Look at the happy, compassionate, entertaining, sometimes annoying because he is so cheery, helpful dude you see today at Blogging From Paradise and in 34,987,960 spots in the blogging tips niche. Ya ain’t seeing my mug all over the place unless I identified, felt and released these poisonous blogging stories I had been telling myself.
Are you totally stoked to build a rocking blog? If so, the negative stories that you may be telling yourself gotta go. Like blogging hemlock, these completely untrue, silly, dingbatish tales were acquired from other fearful folks. You can release the stories at any time to blog from an inspired, fun, loving, generous and profitable space….
….and you *will* need to own, face, embrace and release these stories to become a rocking blogger.
1: I Gotta Get Around To That
How many times have you told yourself the story, “I gotta get around to that”, when chatting about your blog?
Today. Tomorrow. 3 months from now. Next year.
Without exception, the bloggers who struggle the most are always putting off what they should do immediately.
Tell yourself a new story: “even though I fear committing to some venture because I fear criticism or failure, I will allow my love of having fun overpower my fear of commitment.”
Then, immediately dive into what you have been putting off. Like, 30 seconds after reading this post. I am not kidding. Only the present exists.
2: I Have No Connections
I get emails from bloggers who desperately beg me to introduce them to the right person so they can get featured on top blogs.
This is a particularly insidious story to tell yourself because it makes you see yourself to be as capable and sturdy as a blubbering, shaking bowl of Jell-o.
You don’t get connected. This is not a passive process. This is an active process. You build connections by generously serving other bloggers.
I connected myself enough to appear on world famous sites like Virgin, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox News by:
- publishing 2-4 paragraph comments on top blogs
- promoting top bloggers on social media
- featuring top bloggers on my blog
Help blogging big dawgs. Top bloggers will help you. Friendships made. You get connected.
PS….you earn connections by paying your networking dues. Impatient networkers run cyber diaries masquerading as blogs. Patient networks become super connected by helping successful bloggers persistently.
3: I Have No Blog Post Ideas
Writer’s block can cripple your blogging campaign.
Telling yourself the common, misleading story that you have no blog post ideas is like a guppy bitching and moaning about not having enough water at the deepest point of the Mariana Trench.
Complaining about not having blog post ideas is like me whining about not having enough food options here in New York City. I can trip over a freaking curb and stumble into a restaurant serving the finest fare from Papua New Guinea.
Open your eyes. Look around your blogging niche. Become a cyber lounge lizard on top blogs in your niche. Observe reader problems thru comments and topics covered. Create solutions through your blog posts.
4: I Am Not Talented And Charismatic And A Natural And Incredibly Handsome Like Ryan So I Cannot Do That
Unless you’re willing to go the plastic surgery route you will have a tough time getting the lantern jaw down cold.
But you can be a talented, charismatic, natural, glowingly attractive, energized blogger….by telling yourself the story that it will take years of practice to become skilled enough to wow the cyber pants off of readers.
Talent finds people who blog for fun. So the work becomes the reward. And all else – worldly success – feels like extra, or a bonus…..and you will practice like heck because you love what you do, blogging-wise, and that diligent practice makes you really good at what you do. Being really good at what you do forces people to notice you and to see you as a blogging big dawg.
5: I Am Not Lucky Like So And So Successful Blogger
I played this game.
I told myself a dingbatish story; I failed because I was not lucky like so and so successful blogger.
Then I dug deeper and recognized that, like Obi Wan Kenobe said, in my experience there is no such thing as luck. You live in a Universe of energy. Not cosmic chance.
Many bloggers who you feel are SSOOOO lucky now once had no money, lost everything, dealt with depression and struggled terribly. Leave this story behind. Stop handcuffing yourself. Follow your fun. Work intelligently. Rock it out.
6: My Blogging Business Is Non Existent So I Am Not A Busy Blogger
This one killed me.
I would dick around for hours, ducking on doing business-building stuff because I was not selling stuff, nor did I have a big client base, and freelance work slowed down too.
Because I had the brain matter of a punch drunk jellyfish during those days I couldn’t see the loony story I was telling myself: because business was slow, I was not a busy blogger.
I turned things around by realizing that things would get busy, business-wise, when I got stupid busy practicing my blogging skills, creating value, making connections, and laying the foundation for growing a sustainable, successful blogging business.
If you have not made much money through your blog get damn busy having fun, creating helpful content, making friends by helping fellow bloggers and following the 11 fundamentals of successful blogging to build a rocking blog on a granite like foundation.
7: Nobody Has Bought My Products Until Now So They Will Never Buy My Products
Treat your BS product selling story like the prospectus for a financial report: past results do not guarantee future performance.
JK Rowling had her Harry Potter script rejected many times before she found a publisher who backed the idea. Imagine if she based her path on prior results, versus having clarity and faith in her creation?
Nobody thought the Harry Potter book series was a good idea. Until 1 person did. Then this idea eventually made her a billionaire and the world’s richest author.
Move your attention from past results to current service. Get busy helping folks for free. Then they will pay you for your premium offerings.
Change the story from past failure to current day servant.
8: Sea Salt Shoulder Tossing for Successful Blogging Is A Scam
Tell yourself the 180. Lower your blood pressure in the process.
9: I’m A Nobody From Nowhere
This story plagued me for a minute.
No entrepreneurs were spotted in the Biddulph Clan. I was a security officer pre-blogging. An alleged nobody from nowhere.
I changed my story. I was a limitless being, a spirit, masquerading in a chiseled meat suit.
Don’t let your past define you. You are limitless. Tell that story to yourself.
10: If I Get This 1 Strategy Or Tactic Or Hack Down Cold I Will Become Wildly Successful Quickly
Stop telling yourself this story.
Stop grasping for the magic bullet. The Heavenly Hack. The Stupendous Strategy.
No hack can physically make money for you, as much as your laptop can get up on its own and grab a coco from the fridge for you right now.
Success finds skilled bloggers. Skilled bloggers practice their skills daily. Over years. Unless you have Yoda’s patience you probably don’t believe a 2-4 year time frame seems quick. If you do, patient, you are.
11: Bonus Story: I Cannot Afford It
You cannot afford *not* to afford it. If you fear spending a few hundred bucks now think about the brilliant dream life you will be hurtling to down the road, by dropping your cash for a domain and hosting, for premium products and for valued, premium services?
Think Big Picture. Not small spending.
This story roots itself in lack, limitation, and of course, fear.
“I cannot afford it.” = “I do not value it enough.”
Change your values. Spend the money.
Even if you LITERALLY don’t have the money now you have access to credit cards, jobs, loans and 400 ways to purchase the helpful investment you are avoiding. Just feels a little uncomfortable to do things differently than the average, struggling, mediocre-living human being.
What stories are you releasing now? Have you told any of these stories to yourself? What other limiting stories do you need to let go?
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