Summer is a time of year when life (and business) seems to slow down a bit, giving us some extra moments to think over our progress, and maybe update our goals. Or is it just me? You see, I donâ€™t like to update my goals in January when everybody else is doing it. These January-born goals seem like they are meant to be abandonedâ€¦ like all New Yearâ€™s resolutions. Summer-born goals have no such burden upon them.
Thatâ€™s why lately Iâ€™ve been paying more attention to all success story posts, case studies, progress posts, etc. Basically, to every post where someone describes their story of achieving something, both in business and personally. And since itâ€™s about time to publish the July’s edition of my â€œregretâ€ series here are 6 great blog posts from the past month (July 2011) which I regret I didnâ€™t come up with myself.
Todayâ€™s theme: Making Progress
365 Days and 9 Big Things by Danny Iny
First up is Danny from FirepoleMarketing. I must admit, Danny had an impressive year. He ran a marathon, participated in a project for the Google AdWords marketing team, got engaged, finished his MBA, and more. Tune it to get some inspiration on how much can be done in one year span.
From Blogging To ProBlogging in 6 Months by Ivan Walsh
Business blogging and making money from blogging is one of the holy grails of modern online businesses. Selling physical products over the internet is not that tempting these days. Instead, people want to have more freedom, and earn their money primarily through blogging. In this post Ivan shares his 6-month plan to problogging. Very detailed and interesting set of ideas there.
The story of Jim Harmer and his photography blog. What has happened to Jim proves that â€œovernightâ€ success can be achieved only by hard and dedicated everyday work (plus implementing some quality advice is usually a good idea too). Find out what becoming just a little viral can do for you and your business.
Since weâ€™re talking viral, thereâ€™re not many blogs with a bigger â€œviralityâ€ factor than Gizmodo. Being featured there can skyrocket you to a completely different level. And this is exactly what happened to Steve and his blog. Tune in to get the full story. Furthermore, I encourage you to check out Steveâ€™s blog â€“ Nerd Fitness, especially the Epic Quest section. This is one of the most inspiring ideas I have seen in months.
How A Creative Entrepreneur Got Into Fitness Model Shape In 90 Days by David Siteman Garland
Now, a field that has never been covered in this series before â€“ fitness. Fitness, exercising and healthy lifestyle should be important to every human being. Hitting the gym isnâ€™t a freak bodybuilder activity only. Creative entrepreneurs are equally welcome as well. Find out how Rob Murgatroyd managed to get fitness modelin only 90 days.
Easy vs. do-able vs. impossible by Seth Godin
Last but not least, a piece of advice from Seth Godin. Seth is one of the most respected marketers in the field, not without a reason. Great thinker, great educator, and great strategist. In this short post he shares his opinion on three main types of projects. Quick, to-the-point advice.