I just spent 5 minutes watching my high school Spanish teacher win The Price Is Right. Amazing how blogging motivation pops up in the most interesting places.
Sitting here in a peaceful, sleepy village in Northern Thailand, I may have awoken my neighbors. Why? I literally laughed out loud observing Bruce Zehnle celebrate with the same enthusiasm at 74 that he displayed 30 years prior, when I sat in his One Room Schoolhouse.
He won numerous awards for his teaching skills, being one of the top teachers in New Jersey, if not the entire United States. He had a seismic impact on his students because he made learning fun.
I think he knows the impact he had on his students but not the extent; here I am some 30 years after sitting in his freshman Spanish class for the first time, rooting for him and laughing out loud, thinking of all the important lessons he taught me.
This is from my 3 month trip to New Zealand.
Forget about Spanish itself; I was never particularly talented in picking up language, yet after 20 years of barely speaking a word of Spanish, I seamlessly spoke it with ease living outside of a tourist area in Cusco, Peru, high amid the Andes. Everything came back to me because he did such a brilliant job making it fun to learn and retain Spanish.
Sister Josephine was my 6th grade social studies teacher. She was a sharp cookie, being one of the first women to graduate from Colombia. As I travel around SE Asia I vividly remember all of the former names of these lands. Thailand was Siam. Cambodia was Kampuchea. Myanmar was Burma. China was Cathay. Hopping over to Sri Lanka, I recall it being Ceylon.
Sister Josephine had a different teaching style but was so impacting on me that I recall a whole slew of folks and quotes some 33 years after the fact, after sitting in her classroom in 1986.
Bloggers: You Make a Difference
Bloggers; you are impacting more folks than you could ever know. You are also impacting folks who will remember these lessons for decades.
If you are a highly successful blogger who is enjoying your blogging journey, you impact people more than you know.
If you are a new blogger who seeks success and knows you are becoming more successful by the day, you impact people more than you know.
For every person who emails me or Messages me I know 20 to 50 lurkers love what I have to offer.
I vividly recall writing my first post on Positively Positive. People emailed to thank me for sharing my inspiration. For every emailer I know 10 or 50 or 100 or more folks felt impacted but never reached out due to shyness or other factors.
Count Wins You Have Not Seen with Your Eyes Yet
You love that one, right?
Count wins you have seen in mind, but not with your eyes.
If no one appears to email you encouragement or appreciation know this: seeing rabid fans in your mind’s eye helps create the rabid fan base. Do you want more loyal readers? Do you want to make an impact? Visualize your success and act from a calm, relaxed, chill energy, knowing your success is on the way.
This is from my 2 month trip to Oman.
As within, so without.
See success in your mind. Feel success to be real. Focus on successful bloggers. Learn from positive influences. Folks will follow your blog. Plus more folks you had no idea followed your blog become profoundly impacted by your blog.
Even as you generate a full time income and live your dreams you need dig deeper sometimes to find greater meaning in your work. You wish to know; you make a difference.
Top bloggers impact an incredible number of readers who never reach out to said top bloggers. Know this. Accept this truth. Feel even more successful. Relish your impact. Celebrate your reach. Watch your success expand.
I often count all my blogging wins than multiply by 10 because every metric or stat indicates massive increase in the present and future. For every eBook sale I make, I know 10 more are lining up and people are on the cusp of buying right now.
Think increase, expansion and feeling whole and complete to boost your blogging income, to see greater success and to know you are making a huge impact.
A few minutes ago I received this email:
“I thought I should gamble my chance and tell you how you have been such an inspiration to me! Hopefully you chose to open this email from the sea of email you receive everyday.
Your travel blog is nothing short of amazing! It helped me muster up the courage and quit my 9-5 job, and take up a travel writing job.
I just came back from my second Bali trip, and my itinerary was heavily inspired by your blog.
Can’t thank you enough for that! “
I love emails like this because I see more wins. More folks served. More folks inspired. This journey is simply giving your attention and energy to success. Nothing more, nothing less. See folks you inspire. See yourself as a brilliant source of motivation. Observe how quickly you succeed.
This is from 1 of my many trips to Bali.
Blogging motivation grows with each win you count. Count income and traffic wins. Count a win for reading this post. You get to step inside my mind. My life is a movie. Win. Big time win for you.
I see this guest post as a win for me. Why? I help you. I increase my traffic and profits. I help more folks. I inspire more people and motivate more folks. What a sweet win. I will take it.
Taking more wins helps me experience more wins because where your attention and energy goes, grows.
See your impacts. See future impacts.
You are helping more bloggers than you realize.