How Evernote Can Make You a Better, Faster Blogger

Get My Evernote Hacks for Generating Powerful Content in Less Time

I use Evernote for everything. It’s my second brain. And it’s also my secret weapon for creating more powerful blog posts in less time than ever before. I’ll tell you how.


The Evernote Hacks for Bloggers screencast, guidebook, and template is an exclusive early bird bonus available FREE when you register for Platform University® before midnight on Friday, April 17, 2015. After that, it goes away.

Not only is Evernote easy to use across all my devices, but I’ve developed workflows and workarounds that enable me to be more efficient and effective than ever before when it comes to content production.

I explain step-by-step how to use these same hacks and tips in my new screencast and ebook, Evernote Hacks for Bloggers, available for anyone who registers for Platform University® today, Friday, April 17, 2015.

To get your copy of Evernote Hacks for Bloggers along with the very best platform coaching available anywhere, sign up for Platform University®. Registration closes soon and won’t reopen until fall 2015.

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The Only Resource You Need to Get Heard and Make an Impact Is Available Now

Don’t Wait! Platform University Registration Is Open, but Only for a Limited Time

The reaction to my video series, Your Platform Makeover, has been phenomenal. People are excited to realize that with some expert insight and a handful of simple strategies, getting the attention their message deserves is finally within reach. 


And here’s the great news. What I’ve revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you feel like your message is getting lost in the crowded marketplace of ideas, now’s your chance to join the one online community that can help you increase your traffic, expand your influence, and give the world what only you can provide.

How? Through focused training, insider tips, and an engaged group of people passionate about sharing their message—just like you.

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What to Do When You Feel Like No One Is Reading Your Blog

A Sure-Fire Framework for Getting the Traffic and Attention Your Message Deserves

I know you have a message burning deep inside of you. It’s the thing that stirs your heart, calls to you in the quiet moments, and speaks to the impact you’re meant for.

Need more energy to maintain your edge?

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Whether you’re an author, coach, consultant, business leader, speaker, or entrepreneur, I know your passion is making a positive difference in the lives of others through your message, product, or service.

But the challenge is trying to gain traction with that message. It can feel nearly impossible to get the the thing you are most passionate about in front of the people who need it the most.

Trouble getting the attention your message deserves? Sign up for my video series, Your Platform Makeover. This free series reveals eight simple tweaks that will help you get heard, get traction, and make an impact. Click here to watch it now.

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It’s Wednesday, so Where’s the Podcast?

Thank you for following This Is Your Life! And thank you for making our last season such a success. To get ready for Season 4 we’re taking a short break. We’ll be back on May 6 with episodes you don’t want to miss:

  • The make-or-break trait you must develop if you want success in life.
  • An underestimated but powerful leadership tool possessed by all and used by few.
  • 12 unconventional ways you can use Evernote to save time.
  • One small change in your vocabulary that can make a huge impact on your attitude.

We’ve got these and nine more episodes to help you win at work and succeed at life. Stay tuned!

What to Do When There’s No Wind in Your Sails

The One Thing to Avoid When Your Business Lacks Momentum

Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’ve got it. But sometimes it can feel like we’re just sitting in the water going nowhere. I’ve certainly felt that.


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When I first started blogging, I was only drawing a few hundred visitors a month to my site. No matter what I tried it seemed like I couldn’t get any real momentum.

“Becalmed” is the word sailors use for this. Maybe there’s no wind on the water, or it’s blocked by land. Whatever the reason, our sails are slack and our boat just drifts along.

How to Sharpen Your Message and Increase Your Impact [Video Series]

Grow Your Influence with a Free Platform Makeover

Most of us possess a deep desire to have a lasting impact and make a positive contribution. But sometimes it feels like we just can’t get any traction, like our messages aren’t connecting, right?

YouTube: Your Platform Makeover [Click to Watch]

If you’re a blogger, podcaster, or online entrepreneur who feels like you’re spinning your wheels, you’re not alone. The good news is you can sharpen your message and significantly increase your impact with a simple but proven makeover process. My free, three-part video series, Your Platform Makeover, will show you exactly how it’s done.

To learn how a handful of simple but powerful changes can help you fine-tune your message and increase your impact, sign up for my video series, Your Platform Makeover. It’s free for a limited time. Click here to watch it now.

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Season 3, Episode 13: Why Is Retirement a Terrible Idea? [Podcast]

And My Answers to 8 Other Listener Questions

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this final episode of the season, Michele Cushatt and I discuss why retirement is a terrible idea and answer eight questions from you, the listener.


One of my favorite shows is our Q&A show. It’s a fun, off-the-cuff way to interact with the needs of my audience and share what insights I have. In this episode we talk about why I don’t believe in retirement, post-vacation email overload, the value of empathy, and more.

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Find out What the World’s Most Successful Bloggers Do to Drive Big Traffic

How to Leverage Social Media—Plus 8 More Top Growth Secrets

If there’s one question about platform building I hear more than any other, it’s this: “How can I drive more traffic?” We’re all asking it, right?


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We want to influence as many people as we can with our message, and that means connecting with as many readers as possible. But how?

I’m a firm believer in getting outside counsel when I want to grow beyond my current reality. So I asked twenty-six of the top bloggers and communicators what they do to drive traffic, people like Tim Ferriss, Glennon Doyle Melton, Jon Acuff, and John Maxwell.

Age isn't a disqualifier for entrepreneurs. It’s more like a prerequisite.

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How Entrepreneurs Can Succeed at Work Without Blowing Up Their Marriages

5 Gifts for Building a Great Relationship with Your Spouse

If I had a dollar for every time people asked my wife, Gail, how she lives with an entrepreneur, I wouldn’t have to be one. Scratch that. I would probably figure out how to get more people to ask the question. (Sorry, I can’t help myself!)


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Being an entrepreneur is part of who I am. And that creates some interesting challenges and opportunities in our marriage. If you are—or are married to—an entrepreneur, corporate executive, ministry leader, or any other kind of driven, “Type A” personality, you know what I mean.


The Art of Work (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2015)

Today, unlike any previous time in history, we have options about the work we do and the role it plays in our lives. But it is precisely here that so many of us get stuck. With so many choices, we struggle to figure out what we really want or where to start once we do. In The Art of Work, Jeff Goins provides a clear framework for discerning our calling, developing our mastery, and maximizing our impact. This is the plan we’ve been waiting for—from a guide we can trust.