Without authority, you're just another blade of grass. You need authority to stand out in the field. The good news is you can grow your authoritative presence. It doesn't matter what market you're in, when you follow the five things mentioned in this post, you will immediately see yourself having more authority in your market.
Been feeling like dirt lately. I'm good at hiding it. I make a living writing as an authoritative figure for brands, products, and services; yet, I have little authority or guidance in my own life.
It's time we celebrate failure. Perfection seekers will never find satisfaction. Persistence beats presentation. Every time. Being a hero means failing. Many times.
Experimenting with a new* way to share content on my blog. Instead of coming up with 100% original posts, I'm going to share other content I find on the web and give my personal take on it.
To kick things off, how about a little humor?
This post on Medium by Sarah Cooper gives 10 tricks for appearing smarter during a meeting.
Before you get analytical, realize it's satire. What makes this post funnier is the commenters thought it was actual advice.
My favorite is #5 -- encourage everyone to "take a step back." Saying this at any time makes you seem like you're super attentive, even if you were not.
The thing I find most interesting about this post is these "silly" 10 tips can be effective in the right context. For example, taking notes with a pen and notepad is a way to appear smart. It's also a way to improve memory and, well, actually become smarter.
Now go and read the post and find out what the rest of the "tips are. :-)
*I mean a new way to post as in new for me. The Squarespace bookmarklet has been part of blogging for years. I just never used it. With the business of social media, I thinking about posting things on my blog and autoposting it on networks, so I have my own feed that I control. This, like most things I do, is an experiment. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
Landing Page video review for a camera lending service.
So posting daily was too much work, haha. But the thing is, I'm glad I wasn't posting every day. Blogging is not as beneficial as going out and actually making money. What I mean is...