Lessons Learned after 300 attempts!

Those of you who may have been following me since the beginning may realize this is a milestone for me.  This blog post is my 300th published blog post since I started writing in January 2014.  I started blogging for really a couple of reasons:

One: I am a Sales/Leadership/Personal Development trainer.  By writing about different thoughts and concepts, it has allowed me to be a better trainer in all of these areas.  Secondly, when I started I wanted to do it for a year and determine what I tended to write about and then take those writings and write my first book.  I accomplished that last year.  Self publishing my first book. (Yes I said first. Which means more to come)

As of the writing of this blog post, I don’t think much has changed for my reasons for blogging and writing other than my blogs are now really a source that I refer back to when I need material to reference when I am conducting trainings.  So it has become a really great asset for me that I never really thought about in the beginning.

So what have I learned:

  • That I must hit publish.  If you are not familiar with WordPress or blogging in general, there is a publish button.  For any of this to happen, I must hit publish.
  • There are 110 Blog Posts that I started and did not hit the publish button on.
  • I have accomplished the goals I set out when I started blogging.
  • Better trainer (yes). Better speaker (yes). Better thinker (yes). Write and publish a book (yes). Created a bank of resources that I can reference (yes).
  • Don’t be scared to put your thoughts out there.
  • Some people could care less about my writing. And who really cares.  It’s not for them.
  • I was a C student in English growing up and my guess is my writing shows that, but I have become better as I have done it.
  • You will learn who in your circles that actually read or pay attention to your social media posts.  In this case. Who has actually read my blog.
  • Those who say they can’t write are just saying that because they don’t have the focus and discipline to do it. If I can, anybody can.
  • For me to have something to write about I must have a thought or an opinion on something, which means I must constantly be feeding my mind with stuff.
  • I have become a more engaging speaker, because writing as allowed me to learn to tell better stories. (A lot of work still to do)
  • The people I am around give me the best material.
  • Although I have 110 blog posts I have never published.  I have 300 I have. Which means I know how to start and finish.  Most people never start, which means they never finish. And the ones who do start have a hard time finishing.
  • I am better leader.
  • A better sales person.
  • A better person.
  • I need an editor.
  • My words have influence.  I think it is something innate in all of us.  We all want to have influence. This blog has allowed me to do that. The countless stories I have heard. The people I have met because of the blog.  Who knows what is next and who I will meet.

So where do I go from here. Well, I have a little over 2,000 followers of my blog.  My hope it that I will continue to expand on those numbers.  My hope is that I will continue to have influence. By continuing my writing I will become a better speaker, trainer, and a better person in general.  That is my goal.  I am looking forward to writing and sharing another 300.

To your success and your future.







One response to “Lessons Learned after 300 attempts!”

  1. PJ Avatar

    I’m new to your blogs…but really enjoy them! Keep up the good work!

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