If someone else assigns you a project then there is a deadline to guide.
And, you push yourself to deliver by that time, knowing well that someone’s money and reputation is on the line.
But in case of self assigned…
I try to be kind to my clients.
Instead of asking them to do too much all at once I help them build a month-on-month, and week-on-week action plan.
I also encourage them to break major projects into small daily…
Here is a plan that you can use to get to a place where YouTube starts promoting your videos.
This focuses on three content creation and content promotion or channel growth. Both are interlinked.
YouTube rewards prolific content…
I am surprised why not a lot of people do it.
Is it because it makes you uncomfortable?
Or because you are already successful and people see you in a certain way?
It’s ok for someone who is starting out…
Is to actually care for your customer’s goals.
To get into their shoes.
To see it from their perspective from where they stand.
And, agree to some of their demands not because you are less important than them but because…
Many readers of this blog are startup founders and top consultants in their niche. Several non-enterprise clients are also part of this same tribe.
Almost all of them know that it is important to be present and active on social…
The world is full of well-intentioned people.
Who ‘intend’ to do things right but don’t do it after the initial euphoria wears down.
To be great we need to cross the bridge and turn intention into action.
Until that happens…
Businesses often think of branding when they launch something new or when they see competitors getting ahead.
If you care about business growth don’t wait for a new launch or to lag behind, to work on your brand.
Take what you repeatedly do at work or in life.
Now, list all the steps it takes to do that repetitive task.
Find a tool to automate a part of that. For example, if you need to move data from…
This the need of the hour.
We need to upgrade our knowledge and skills every year,
And need to reinvent every 5 years to stay in play.
There is no workaround.
But we can be strategic about how we do…
The time to be frustrated with a lack of opportunities is gone.
The time to say that others not allowing you to do what you want to, is gone.
It’s time to put yourself out there.
You don’t need anything…
Over the past couple of days I published two manifestos
The hustler’s manifesto
and the procrastinator’s manifesto
Those manifestos are a war cry for the demons that are within.
The demon of excess and the demon of sloth.
It’s tempting to take it easy
When you don’t need much
When going is good
But it is not what you make
And how much you make
It is about living life to the fullest
It is about dying empty…
In the quest of growth,
In the pursuits of dreams,
It is ok to give yourself the freedom to:
Not know all the answers.
Give yourself permission to figure it out later.
Not be perfect.
Not win and…
Where we are now, is because of what we have done in the past.
Did you not finish the book you wanted to write? It’s likely you did not schedule a time to write it.
Did not become the lean…