My blogging mojo has abandoned me just when I need it most. Why is that?
I think, I know. It’s because my product, Your First 12 Steps to Blogging Brilliance is finally complete.
When push comes to shove, how many of us fail to sell what we believe in?
Remembering that great line from Sue Barrett, sales expert extraodinaire: ‘Everyone lives by selling something,’ I realised I was sitting still, not moving ahead.
Samuel Junghenn, my internet marketing coach asked once, ‘Do you believe in what you know?’. My answer was emphatic. ‘Yes’. ‘Do you believe that what you know might change people’s lives for the better?’ ‘Yes I do,’ I answered.
‘Could you make a difference to people’s businesses?’ ‘Yes, definitely’, I said. ‘So, then,’ he said, ‘aren’t you doing a disservice to all these people by not selling them your knowledge?” I swallowed.
Your internal dialogue
Do you relate to this? Is this an internal dialogue you go through when you need to promote yourself, your product or your service?
Enter Margaret Stuart, Neurokinesiologist and founder of MangoTiger.
I attended a Women’s Network Australia networking lunch last year. We were instructed to make sure we took notes on everyone we wished to meet, after all made our 30 second elevator pitch. Seventy pitches by thirty seconds, is a lot to take in. Margaret stood out, so I asked her for her business card.
We finally met last Monday. Great timing.
Discharge some serious blockages, like fear of money
Margaret has a remarkable presence and it wasn’t long before she had me telling her all about Why You Must Blog, and KasCare, and how I felt we were primed to make a difference. WIthout missing a beat she looked at me and said, ‘You have some serious money blocks.’
Margaret is a radio interviewer for Positive World Radio Network. ‘Yours is a powerful story and it needs to be told. I have a slot on Friday. Do you have a product?” she asked.
‘Well, yes, as a matter of fact I do, and I’ve been sitting on it, not really game to start the sales process’, I replied.
On Friday, Margaret interviewed me. It was fabulous. She made me feel as if I was born to radio. Perhaps it was more to do with her extraordinary ability to put me at ease, ask the questions that tapped into a bubbling spring of energy and passion and to keep me on course.
On Monday, my husband, Roger and I, met with Margaret again, for her to release our money blocks and feel comfortable with the idea of creating and sharing abundant wealth. That’s another story for another post.
For now, with renewed vigour, purpose and resolve, we are aiming at abundant wealth.
For us abundant wealth does not mean luxury. It means developing the genuine means to make a substantial difference in the lives of more of the 2.7 million children, made orphaned and vulnerable, through HIV/AIDS and poverty, in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
My e-coaching course, Your First 12 Steps to Blogging Brilliance provides you with a step by step guide to build a blog to fulfil YOUR business, philanthropic or personal online goals.
I wanted this so desperately when I started out
It’s the product I wanted so desperately when I started out. There was so much tearing of hair, and tears, and frustration, as I struggled to learn what I needed to, to get to a point where I had a professional site which performed the functions I wanted it to.
I didn’t want to go the road of paying someone a fortune for a website I did not own, control or manage. Been there. Knew that it was a waste of time and money.
So here it is. Blogging will make a difference for your business and in your life. And in the lives of the children KasCare* looks out for.
To listen to Blog or not to Blog (Margaret’s interview), click here.
For every sale, $5.00 is donated to KasCare.
PS. Please subscribe to Why You Must Blog. Now that the product is done, I will hold to my word to share everything I learn to help you on your online journey.