Modern Americans are the most sedentary people in the world—ever. Between our beds and our seats, we’re on our feet only a few hours each day. The bad news is that it’s killing us. Here are four stats that will motivate you to spend more time standing—starting today.
If I told you there was one thing you could do with your blog that would boost your traffic by 94 percent, what would you say?
I recently blogged about seven mistakes bloggers cannot afford to make. No. 2 was failing to use compelling imagery.
Some bloggers don’t use images at all. That’s a miss. Others use low-quality, unprofessional images. And that’s a miss, too, because it trivializes their brand. Using subpar images on your blog is like saying, “Readers, don’t take me seriously!”
It turns out a large number of Americans have no idea what the Fourth of July is all about. That’s tragic!
Almost thirty years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave an address for the Fourth of July. Whatever your party or politics, I hope you’ll find it both inspiring and informative.
Power amplifies who you are—the good, the bad, and the ugly. That means leaders have to be on their guard about certain temptations. I don’t know a single leader who has not dealt with at least one of these four.
Listen to the Audio
One of the things I love most about Platform University is our ability to help platform-builders at all levels reach more people and create a bigger impact.
One way we’ve done that is through platform makeovers. Last year we received an incredible response to the work we did with Jackie Bledsoe. Now we’re ready to do it again.
Everyone knows the old line from the real estate business, “Location, location, location!” But did you know it can have a direct impact on your professional success and satisfaction?
I’ve lived just outside Nashville for almost thirty years. It’s been a major center for the music business for decades, but Nashville is now a major hub for mediapreneurs of all stripes.
Publishers, podcasters, bloggers, photographers, authors, agents, designers, marketers, musicians, filmmakers, speakers—you name it, and they’re here. So why aren’t you?
If you have ever known a clean-shaven man who quickly grew a beard, you have a clue about changes in the publishing industry over the past five to ten years. Publishing today looks very different from how it looked a few years ago, and the transition can catch you off guard.
Whether it’s the decline of bricks-and-mortar retail, the advent of ebooks, the audiobook boom, the democratization of media channels, or any of innumerable other changes, the shifts have been rapid and dramatic. Even the nimblest publishing professional can have trouble keeping up.
But among authors one group in particular has been able to capitalize on upheaval in the publishing world: bloggers.
Click here for my complete collection of quote card images.
We sometimes think we have to be jerks to win at work. Standout leaders like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos are famous for their tough approach. And we all know raging meaniacs set impossible standards and get amazing results, right?
I spent most of my professional life in the publishing business. While I was president and CEO of Thomas Nelson there were a couple of executives working for another major publisher. These two were like blowtorches with business cards, they sometimes clashed, and they were legendary across the industry for their egos and attitudes.
Like Jobs and Bezos, they were also successful.
Welcome to Season 4, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss how to start setting goals that actually work.
When I speak, I’m amazed at how many people in the audience recognize the value of setting goals. I’m also surprised by how few actually do it. I’ve been setting and achieving big goals most of my life, and I’ve identified five simple goal-setting principles that will help you get results.
Listen to the Audio
If you’re an entrepreneur at heart like me, it’s tempting to wear every hat in the business. This is especially true if you’re cursed with being halfway good at all those jobs.
That’s not a compliment, by the way. I should emphasize the word cursed. Think of it this way: Would you intentionally hire someone who was halfway good at their job? Of course not. You want people who are fully competent.
And yet it can be hard to let go of those hats, right? But here’s the reality. If you want to wear all the hats, you’ll have to pull out more than a rabbit to be successful.