I have roughly 20 minutes before I eat dinner. Pasta is boiling. I see this as an opportunity to write and publish this guest post. Seizing blogging opportunities for growth feels good to me because seizing and using these moments grows my traffic, profits and blogging business. I made it a habit to gobble up opportunities fast. This is why I became a pro blogger, blogging from places like Bali (see my book featured image above I snapped in Bali).
No hesitating. No delaying. I am all over it. But training myself to do this required me to develop my abundance mindset.
I could be using this 20 minutes to watch TV. Sure I take ample breaks daily, too. But I know intuitively how grabbing this opportunity will increase my traffic, profits and service to you. I love helping people. Helping people feels good to me and feels good to you too. I also experience more worldly success as I help more people. But developing my abundance mindset challenged me because I had to face, release and move on from fears.
I feared giving away too much for free; common scarcity-based belief. I feared helping too many people; common poverty-conscious belief. I held back – the worst thing to do for blogging growth – because I wanted to take it easy, to coast in my comfort zone, because leaving my comfort zone felt scary, unpleasant and way too much to handle.
Eventually, after feeling and releasing deep fears, I blogged from an abundant mindset. In a nutshell, this mindset can be summed up with: the more you persistently and generously give, the more you get over a sustained period of time. Simple, right? But of course, this feels uncomfortable too. Most bloggers hold back due to their fears. Bloggers fear:
- giving away too much for free
- helping too many people for free
- nudging out of their comfort zone into greater blogging growth
Do not turn around when you come up against these fears. Face, feel and release fears to be abundant, generous and detached in all you do blogging-wise. Expect your blogging tide to turn if you seize and use opportunities to help people because blogging growth is had in service, not self-service. Seize and use opportunities to help people for free to develop your skills, exposure and credibility.
Credible, skilled bloggers with great exposure succeed online because being in many spots and also being credible helps you to drive blog traffic and increase blogging profits. Grab those 10-20 minute blocks to write blog posts, guest posts and to record and publish videos.
Do you want to know where to look for inspiration? Watch this video I recorded in Thailand a while back:
Simply grab those little blocks of time to use for your benefit and for the benefit of your readers. All it takes is 10 to 20 minutes here and there. I finished this post with a 5 minute block after dinner. I also grabbed the opportunity to embed/link a video of mine from years ago, above. Abundance mindset in action; I write a post but keep you onsite with my video link as well. The more abundant you are the better you position yourself to succeed online.
Being generous is the starting point. The more you give, the more you position yourself to get, but over the long haul. Study top bloggers. These folks give generously of their time, talents and energy for thousands of hours. Put in generous service time to become more successful. Grab opportunities to help people.
Create one piece of content daily. Publish a post, guest post, video or podcast. Toss in seizing opportunities to help fellow bloggers by promoting these folks. The more opportunities you seize for growth, the more success will find you.
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