Here’s how the activities I engage in each day intertwine and work together to fuel current and future success.
Reading fills my conscious and subconscious mind with the fuel that inspires my writing and also provides good content to share on Twitter.
Writing solidifies my ideas into plans and “how-to” guides, that even I refer back to.
Twitter lets people get to know me (and I them) and creates an ever growing pool of people to share the “good stuff” I come across.
Interacting with customers daily (sometimes via Twitter) grows my reputation and increases the number of prospective customers I have in my sales pipeline.
Selling something each day allows me to do all of the above.
See how that works?
It never fails – the more I read, the more I want to write. It just causes my thoughts to flow together in a more logical way. The more I write, the more interaction it sparks within my network. I hear from new people, I make new friends. I find their writing. I’m inspired. It goes on and on.
Joe Sorge says
Funny how simple this posts makes the process sound. How long do you think it took you to realize that this was your practice? And don’t you dare say 10,000 hrs 🙂
Jim Raffel says
On 4/12/2010 I wrote pretty much what you see here on the first page of my notebook (yes, yes, it’s a Moleskine – I’m a snob). It probably took me from Mid-January when you turned me on to Crushit and 4-Hour Work week to figure it out. It will take me the rest of my life to master and refine the process.
Jim Raffel says
Anne, “It goes on and on.” is really the key to any process. You and Joe have both reminded me this is a process not an action plan. …and Yes I had a customer mention how much she likes my blog during a phone call yesterday. The phone call had nothing to do with this blog. What I’ll never know is if reading here was the impetus for her to pick the phone up and call me. I suspect it was and that is the whole goal of this inbound marketing “process.” 🙂