I believe we should all take some time to reflect every week. Why? Because reflection is a great way to find out what is working in your business and what is not. You need to measure progress (or the lack of it) so you can make adjustments.
Naturally, if something is working great for you – do more of it. On the other hand, if something isn’t quite performing up to par, tweak it or toss it. In either case, you must first analyze and decide how to proceed based on your analysis.
Therefore, I urge you to make it a point to track and measure everything. In the last week, which of your Ultimate Blog Challenge posts received the most comments, likes, tweets, or pins? Why? So you can write more of them!
The Ultimate Blog Challenge (UBC) is more than just getting “back into the swing of writing” for 31 days. The challenge is about being able to commit to a project that will allow you to engage with an audience. You want to involve readers so they comment on your blog, LIKE your Fan page, and buy your products or services!
If your post aroused emotion – and compelled people to share it – you want more of them sprinkled across your web properties! When people share your written prose (because you connected with them on a personal level) you’re doing something right. So do more of it!
Once on the Warrior Forum, I read advice, such as “do 3 things each day that make you money” and don’t be concerned with the things that don’t. But the question is, how do you know which 3 things are the most lucrative? That’s the importance of reflection!
With that said, here’s what I learned this week regarding the challenge:
- People want to open up to you – you just need to pose the right question.
- Others are willing to help you get what you want.
- Communities grow because the people within them grow.
- Negative thoughts prevent productivity and stimulate excuses.
- If you believe you can, you will.
- If you believe you can’t, you won’t.
- You have time, if you make time.
When I look back over the last several blog posts and gauge the comments received, I find that people believe they don’t possess adequate time to market with articles. Thanks to analysis, I now have an opportunity to further engage with my audience about this issue.
Since we never regain lost time, I believe it’s smart to steal moments where we reflect on our journey as an entrepreneur; therefore, allowing us to adapt and become the best we can be as a person and leader in the community.
How about you? Leave a comment and tell me how often you reflect. Meanwhile, I’ll put the coffee on!
Thanks for reading,
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