I am a huge believer in reading when it comes to business, for a number of reasons. However, I also believe you should be extremely careful of what you read and how much, otherwise, it can be all too confusing for the mind. When you find a book which ignites a fire, turns on that proverbial light bulb; consume it, inhale it, and then ACT on it. The only way you will know the book is good for you, is if you can utilize even one idea in that book. Then you’re on the right track. Treat it like a game, now you need to move to the next level. Entrepreneur Go!
There are also motivation boosters, ways to bolster you up as an entrepreneur to keep reaching for those next levels.
Matt Manero, author of The Grit, and owner of multiple companies including his transportation finance company, CFF Nationwide, brings a combination of both guidance and motivation in his new book. He shares his story of how being bullied as a sixth grader and how he chose to react to it, lead him to fighting for greatness in all areas of his life. The stories he shares, the failures, and how he got back on that horse will be inspirational to all entrepreneurs.
3 Main Lessons or Takeaways from The Grit
1. Treat your business like a member of the family
2. If you think you’re dreaming big, dream bigger
3. Always stay gritty
Matt shares not only his own stories, but lessons he’s learned from very influential mentors like Grant Cardone who promotes 10X-ing all your goals.
So, do you have what it takes, do you have “The Grit” to make it happen? My own thinking is that when you are excited about what you do, you become gritty by default. You can’t help but do that business constantly. The quote says “Entrepreneurship is the only job people will work 80 hours a week, to get out of working 40 hours per week.” It doesn’t feel like work, it feels like a purpose. When you are there my friend, you will see how you move from one level to the next. Books like “The Grit” will give you the motivation to keep you moving up the levels. It is the type of book you can keep by your bed or on your desk for motivation. I like to call it the reminder book, a reminder to stay focused and stay gritty.
I highly recommend you grab a copy of Matt Manero’s book. It’s a quick read and one you can repeat because this is information you not only need but information which will light a fire in you and keep it burning!
Get your copy of The Grit now.
You can find out more about Matt Manero at www.mattmanero.com
Blogs, you’ve heard you need to start a blog. People are making real money with a blog. Money not your reason? Don’t worry, you can have a blog to present your opinions and point of view. Be an expert in your field and show it off! Take a look at the REAL reasons to have a blog in 2016.
Let’s Be Real – The Money $$$
Look at these HUGE Blog Facts:
Did you know the Huffington Post started as a blog in 2005? Today it makes $2,500,000 per month.
Tech Crunch is a blog all about technology founded in 2005 and makes $800,000 per month.
Mashable – Another pop culture / technology blog founded in 2005, and today makes $600,000 per month
Smashing Magazine is a magazine or blog for web designers and developers. Started in 2006, the site now takes in $190,000 per month.
The founders of all of these blogs had a love for certain topics. They started writing about it and found many others also had an interest in these topics.
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How to Make a Blog Work for You?
Stay Consistent with Your Blog Content
Choose a posting schedule, whether it’s everyday, a few times a week, or once per week, pick what works for you and stick with it.
Where to Get the Content for Your Blog?
Watch the news – there are headlines everyday, probably every hour online. Use the stories and put them into your blog content, relate it to your topic. Put your own spin on it.
Look at other blog articles and comments. See what the pulse of the people is and put your opinion into it.
Go on social media! People put out their thoughts on a lot of current events and stories. Know where to look and then use that content in your blog.
Include Multimedia on Your Blog
Keep your blog fun and fresh by diversifying the content to include videos as well. Video is growing by leaps and bounds online, capture that audience power on your blog.
Did you know starting a blog can be helpful for school and a resume builder?
If you stay consistent in writing on your blog, you will have a great deal of content. This content is not just for the internet.
You can use it for multiple purposes. Do you have a project in an English class looking for writing samples all of a similar theme?
You can take the blog posts you write and put them together in a portfolio. The career landscape has changed. You can find work as a content writer for many different companies to help write for their blog. The collection of blog posts will be a great portfolio to give to a potential employer or to even put as a link to your Linkedin.
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We want to congratulate our client, Bernie Williams on a successful night in New York City on Saturday, April 30th. His concert at the (Le) Poisson Rouge in Manhattan raised a lot of money for music education. The show was sponsored by Steiner Sports, benefiting the NAMM Foundation.
Watch a highlight of the night when musician, Paquito D’Rivera joined Bernie and his All-Star Band on stage. Watch below:
Kristen & Diana Ackerly recently facilitated a social media workshop for small business owners. The content was rich and they were both incredibly engaging. The room was completely filled, and many attendees stayed after the presentation to have some one-on-one time with them — even after a long Q&A session. Best part? Everyone left with strategies they could actually use. We would definitely have them back again!
A few years ago I met Kristen & Diana backstage of a Bernie Williams Concert and they were interviewing Bernie Williams himself. Not only did Bernie, his manager & the band love these girls but we formed an instant connection as well. Their amazing energy, knowledge, motivation & ability to diligently work is the reason I send all my clients to them and continue to keep them in mind for future work. I recommend these girls and am always happy with their work.