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The following was originally posted to the SwordFlameMedia blog.
We want to manufacture something that won’t go to waste. We want to be a guardian of creation.
We Have Come to the World to Know
You are not other writers.
There is a difference between your first draft and a published work.
The only person you should compare yourself to is yourself.
Read something you wrote a year ago, and compare it to something more recent. You’ll see an improvement.
The more you write, the better you’ll be.
Restore your confidence daily.
- Confidence comes from taking risks.
- Confidence soars when you embark on a mission with an honorable purpose – and you’ll realize that those among us who live purposefully and seek out ways to serve others are the most content.
- You must demonstrate confidence every time you fall down and have the tenacity to get back up.
- You know more than you think.
- Trust the inner voice that says, “You can do this.”
- Trust yourself and learn how to succeed.
A staggering amount of research links conscientiousness with success and great leaders.
Conscientiousness is linked to income and job satisfaction. While other traits like extroversion predicts outcomes in some situations, studies have found that conscientiousness has as much impact on a leader’s success as extraversion.
Conscientious people become great leaders because they do things better than others. They set goals, work toward them, and persist when things go wrong. They have a mental toughness.
They behave in a way to set themselves up for success.
Be easy with yourself, and find discipline from an approach where you’re your own friend.
Within ourselves, we have the ability to be our own boss. Self-doubt can get in the way of connecting with others.
To get better with ourselves, we need to decide on one improvement that will make us better as a leader than yesterday. Do it. Do it to rid ourselves of the doubt.
If you are starting a business, keep these two items in mind:
- Start by solving your own problems.
- Listen to your customers.
These will help develop a business persona for you to build on
Finding influencers is important.
Take time to observe how truly good influencers are at influencing. Assume any consumer is an influencer. Keep an eye on who your audience likes to follow. Keep track of this information. Slowly engage with them.
Ask what your motive is for reaching out to any influencer. Know if you want more visibility, credibility, or make more sales before contacting them. This lets you frame your message accordingly.
Share more content.
People share content for various reasons. People share to market products and to be helpful. Ideas are shared too.
Businesses generally share content to bring value to the target audience.
There needs to be a “supercharged reason” why people share your content.
They care if the idea is important.
Research to know your audience. Understand what will entice your audience. Audiences have triggers. Learn about these triggers. See what your audience shared in the past.
Once you’ve your research, study your findings to create content that’s shareable.
Great advertising should ask, “Do you get the message?” The answer should be, “Yeah, I got it!”
Great advertising comes down to the big idea.
Creative advertising comes down to the big idea.
“The Big Idea” – a surprising solution to a marketing problem, expressed in memorable verbal and/or graphic imagery – is the authentic source of communicative power.
Every marketing problem embodies a surprising solution – a big idea.
There is a lot of noise in marketing. To cut through the noise, marketing needs to be personalized.
Our marketing efforts need to add value.
What other attributes does our product or service give to our customers besides the product or service itself? Does it save time? Does it save money? Does it bring people together? Is it fun to use? You get the drift.
For marketing to excel even further, we need to know our target audience. With good data about our audience, we can polish our marketing to their needs. That makes marketing more visible. When more visible, we have established preferences. This is particularly important in fashion clothing. When someone buys a shirt we then recommend a pair of pants or a tie.
To have complete data, we must track our customers’ purchases. If you aren’t using a sophisticated program you just ask. This can be done with an email to your customer.
Start a database of your customers. This can be a simple spreadsheet if you are operating on a budget. Keep in mind you want to track your customers’ buying habits. Update it. Keep it current.
Creating online accounts benefit you and your customers. Most likely they’ll find it more of a benefit. This aids in your database information and future marketing promotions.
If you are using more traditional ways (email or direct marketing) to market to your audience, you’ll need to focus more on your written copy. Design your messages around discounts and new products or services. You may also want to add industry trends and future developments in your field.
Add value to cut through the noise to your target audience. You’ll be glad you did.