The guy who wrote those books you see above and snapped that photo in Bali was an inexperienced, lost, confused blogger many years ago.
But I decided to feast on the advice of pro bloggers to change my trajectory.
One easy way to gain expert status is to surround yourself with experts.
Feed on them. Soak up their knowledge like a sponge. BE as they are being. Do as they do.
Don’t fake it until you make it. We spot frauds a million miles away. Be authentic. Tell the truth. Share your journey.
Watch me explain:
See how my video flows? I am just being me. Letting my personality out. Telling my truth.
By following my blog, videos, podcasts, courses, eBooks and audio books, my energy and message can rub off on you. I became a pro by being a pro blogger. Even before I manifested results that suggested I was a pro blogger I was still BEING a pro blogger.
I learned this technique from guys like Zac Johnson. He stressed the importance of helping folks, solving problems, building an email list and guest posting so I did these things *before* I manifested money or much of anything online.
You must BE before you BECOME anything in life.
Surround Yourself with Experts
In my Audio Book:
I delve into a handful of concepts to help you become a pro’s pro even if you are a dyed in the wool, green newbie with zero experience.
When I bought my domain and hosting over 8 years ago I did not know what a blog was. I knew how to visit espn.com. I knew how to check my email. That was about it. Yet here I am. I became a pro despite knowing much of anything, online-wise.
I struggled like hell for years because I resisted the tip I share with you today. I ignored pros. I tried to do it on my own. Didn’t go too hot. Because blogging is not a solo act, but a community endeavor.
Anyway, when I did surround myself with pro bloggers I noted a few neat things:
– pros handled themselves very differently from amateur bloggers
– pros had clarity and confidence in their blogging message
– pros did not hesitate to spend money to grow their blog traffic and income
– pros were continual learners
– pros helped a lot of folks whenever they could, without looking for anything in return
– pros built strong friendships with other pro bloggers by promoting other bloggers, by featuring other bloggers and by opening their blogs to guest posting
I also fed off of pro blogger’s inspirational energies.
Example; if I feared doing an interview for another blogger or submitting a guest post to a top blog, I would think of how pro blogger and icon Tim Ferriss advises folks to do the most freeing and uncomfortable thing possible to grow your business like a weed. Understanding that interviews and guest posts would get me in front of a ton of interested people I felt the fear of rejection and criticism, did the interviews, submitted and placed guest posts and saw my online presence expand, quickly.
Surrounding yourself with experts helps you to be an expert yourself.
Success leaves painfully obvious clues, especially if you immerse yourself in the stories of hyper successful bloggers.
Are you surrounding yourself with experienced, pro bloggers?
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