It is confession time. I regularly believe in my own fairy tales. This may sound cute, but the fairy tale that shocked me was when I sat down to write one of my blog posts and heard my mind tell me: “I don’t know have a topic to write about. And then I thought” WHAT AM I THINKING?! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! Continue reading
Entrepreneurs like you solve problems for businesses, organisations, other entrepreneurs, or private clients. You work with your unique individual combination of knowledge, skill, passion and experience to make this world a better place to live in. Something you, and I do, each in our own unique way.
Inspiration is equally important for your blog as a practical approach to blogging. Blogging shouldn’t be a P.E.S.T. – meaning that it costs too much Pain Effort Stress and Time. This is my main reason for drawing inspiration and practical support from entrepreneurs. So, I’ve decided to go for the win-win by blogging with another expert, so that I can help & support two experts and their readers, in just one blog post. As I have benefitted so much from the tips and workshops by Elfriede Krauth, and since we’ve known each other for years and we wish each other the very best, I wanted to share the same smart strategies I enjoy so much, with you. Continue reading
In 2017, at the end of May, now just over a year ago, I ran my very first international Blog Cafe, in London. That was just amazing! A premiere that opened new doors for me. What was even more amazing is that pennies were dropping for the participants. One of those pennies first caused some hilarious laughter, then disbelief, and eventually major relief. What was that about, you may wonder. Well, this was about the order. How important is the order in which you will write? My answer was: “Not important at all.”
Writing content is my daily habit. I get a lot of questions about this, particularly from entrepreneurs like you, how you could write an e-book or real book, based on your blog. I love getting you into action mode, so I’m more than happy to share with you how I created a book from my blog, in one week, in 2015. If this sounds cool to you, then please read on…
From the very the moment I graduated as a construction engineer in 1985, right up to this very day in July 2014 I had convinced myself that I loved what I did. In a flash, on the 3rd of July 2014, I realised I had deluded myself. I had mistaken being very good at what I did, applying my talents, expertise and skills day in day out, for loving what I did. I had run a translation agency from 2002 up to 2014 that specialised on texts about architecture, construction and technology. Successfully. Continue reading
What is the paralysing effect of lack of confidence?
Lack of confidence shows up in your life in a myriad of ways. You may never find it hard, complicated, or scary to express your view, your opinion or your expert advice. Yet, when it comes to committing your professional advice to a blog, for the world to see, you may well be struck by paralysis… in the form of lack of confidence. Continue reading
Blogging is my business. It should be yours, too. You can have blog without a business, but you can’t have a business without a blog. No blog, no business… Continue reading
Creating happy clients used to cloud my view when it came to problems. I was so focused on helping, offering value, tips, systems and strategies to make blogging a happy experience, that I overlooked the one major, most important common factor… problems. All of my clients had problems. And most of my clients didn’t think their clients had problems…
Are you like me? Able to fret ages about what you should put in your introduction? Wondering what people need to read, before they will read the rest of your blog post? I found a simple solution to that and I am happy to share that with you here!
You may well feel you’re the only one in your field who doesn’t have a blog. And that this makes you feel silly. Well, so long as you feel silly, your blog won’t happen. Why? Putting yourself down isn’t going to get you into the right frame of mind to put your valuable content into a nice, pleasant, value-packed blog post… is it? Continue reading
I remember how much time I sweated over writing the content for my first web site. I totally got my knickers in a twist about what to write, how to write it, what writing style to use, and it took me ages, every time. Continue reading