You know him. Richard Branson.
I respect him a lot.
He’s my mentor and I love to carry out his instructions because they’re guaranteed to produce results. There are few billionaires who appreciate the ability and skills of others – Branson is one of them. Now this post is a very informative one.
You might be asking where I met Mr. Branson?
Well, I actually met him – not in person but by what he said. His words (quote). Every man on the face of the earth is a product of his words. From the moment I read that quote of his, my entire blogging career and business turned around. It’s been success since I imbibed that advice into my life.
Here’s the quote. But to me, I call it an advice:
To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials. Richard Branson
Did you read in-between the lines or you just glance at it?
The truth is if you’re a blogger and wants to achieve tremendous success, I want you to read below as I analyze the quote and how you can put it to work. You see, the problem with most people is that they read famous quotes and get excited but never act on it.
So let’s start off with the first keyword from him.
1. Business isn’t about wearing suits and pleasing stockholders
Yes, this is so true but I didn’t know about this when I worked a 9-5 job. If you work a day job, then, wearing tucked suits and trying to please your employer is the ultimate. If you fail to do that, there would be problem and you’ll not be happy with your work.
That’s why blogging is quite different. Of course, running a blog also means you’re into real business but this time around, you’re using your blog as a tool to reach your target audience and solve their pressing problems.
You shouldn’t try to please anyone. Because no matter how excellent your posts are, some people will still hate you while others will praise you. But all of that doesn’t even matter to your success.
The only key ingredient to building a profitable online business is when your readers, visitors, traffic, prospects and fans act on what you said or recommended. So, it’s not about wearing suits and pleasing stockholders (readers or buyers). It’s about persuading them to act on what you said and get great results. Because if they are satisfied, you’ll smile to the bank. Period!
2. Be true to yourself and your ideas
How powerful this line is – I’m sure you’re already interested to know more. You’re eager to know how you can be true to yourself and your ideas.
A wordpress blog is powerful enough to help you express who you are and what you believe in.
Take this from me, not Branson: what you think of yourself is how others will perceive and address you. For instance, the moment you start referring to yourself as a writer, even if you’ve not authored a book yet, people will call you by that name. Not because you’re trying to fake it till you become it, but simply because you’re expressing what is on your inside.
If you’re a blogger, you’ve WHAT it takes to change your OWN world. You’re not some sort of a beggar who just lost his daring job and needs a refuge. You’ve a great idea and only you can express it.
Be true to yourself and your ideas. Don’t conclude you’ve nothing spectacular to deliver to your target audience. You do and I encourage you to act on that idea.
3. Focus on the essentials
The major setback for most bloggers is that they’re trying to do everything at the same time. If you want success, then you must filter the chaff out of the wheat in your online business. You can’t spend 4 hours on Facebook, chatting with friends and family and expect to achieve result with your blog.
It’s not going to happen that way.
There is a better way.
Branson advises that you ‘focus on the essentials.’ Spend time creating videos if your target audience prefers to watch rather than read. If your readers enjoy step by step tutorials, then don’t cast your egg on twitter or article writing on those directories.
Write more tutorials. When you do this, you’re focusing on the essential aspects of your blogging business and soonest, you’re going to start generating income from your efforts.
4. Get results
When I say results, I mean MONEY, FAME and COMMUNITY. These are the 3 essential achievements for any blogger out there and until you achieve those, you should not relent or abandon your blog.
A special thank you to Richard Branson for inspiring me, and making me realise I’ve the best idea, best strategy and the right people to actualize my BIG goals in life. I’m sure you now have a deeper focus and a changed mindset for your blogging business?
What is the best blogging advice you’ve ever received and from who? Leave a comment and let’s enjoy the conversation. Meet me at the top!