With my escalating blogging goal (to reach 400 posts by year's end) nearby, I've surveyed the archives to discover which articles are performing well with the search engines.
My first high performing blog post took about ten months to gain traction, so I suspect the landscape will change greatly over the next year as the over 200 articles I've written in the previous fourteen months will find their place on the search engines. To maximize my existing library, I'll also need to go back to many of the articles not performing and complete focused updates to get them on track.
In the meantime, I'm keeping a close eye on the break-out pages gaining momentum and listed below.
As a business owner, you want to control what happens, how it happens, and when it happens. And, justifiably so. Your lively hood and the success of so many individuals is dependent on a business reliably producing value for its customers.
But, many small business owners take this too far when they remove their team’s agency and dictate to employees exactly how to do their job. While they may feel and be justified in their doing so, micro-managing this way removes the mind of the team members and turns them into robots.
Explore two ways you can combat your tendency to micro manage
The beginning of 2018 Q4 is upon us! This month begins the Montoya family's journey to the new normal. Thankfully, our new arrival has been a minimal adjustment (especially compared to the previous two children). It's possible that could change, but I'll embrace it while it lasts.
Read on to see what's ahead and what's in the laboratory
Explore lessons learned, quotes, and new things to explore
Why do we resist the responsibility that leads to sustainability?
Because it's hard. Embracing responsibility requires setting aside the short-term benefit for the long-term gain. But it's not easy, even when we've fully committed. In fact, it can feel quite like we're being relentlessly hunted.
Explore how the relentless pursuit of life wears us down and what we can do to respond
Marketing is a reflection of your organization's identity, beliefs, and offerings. Knowing and sustaining a consistent and compelling message to effectively communicate your brand is vitally important for long-term and efficient success. While sales can move the needle today, marketing will remove friction in doing business tomorrow.
Many companies excel in marketing but fail to deliver on their promises, while others neglect marketing but go above and beyond for their customers. While this tends to be more of a spectrum than one or the other, if you lean towards strong operations and weak marketing, it's time to seriously explore bolstering up your digital growth efforts and there are three major options available to you.
Explore the three options you have for building out a marketing department
All of us want freedom. But, only a few of us are willing to accept the associated risk and responsibility that inherently comes with it.
Freedom allows us to do what we want when we want, and how we want (to the degree contained by our limitations). This concept is especially ingrained in Americans whose identity is built on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Explore how embracing the risk gives us freedom opportunities
Explore why your organization should be inviting customer feedback
Here is what our family looked like before Zoe arrived.
On September 13th, we added another girl and our fifth child into the world. Caitlyn did most of the pushing (but I did watch enthusiastically from the sideline).
You know you want to see those pictures...Click here